Author Archive: Steven Forbes

Steven is an editor/writer with such credits as Fallen Justice, the award nominated The Standard, and Bullet Time under his belt, as well as work published by DC Comics. Between he and his wife, there are 10 kids (!), so there is a lot of creativity all around him.

Steven is also the editor in chief and co-creator of ComixTribe, whose mission statement is Creators Helping Creators Make Better Comics.

If you're looking for editing, contact him at [email protected] for rate inquiries.

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The Wing

| August 30, 2014
The Wing

  Generally speaking, we’re not nice to those who are just coming into comics. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Moving Boxes

| August 30, 2014
Moving Boxes

  The thing that sucks about collecting comics? Related Posts:No Related Posts

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TPG Week 192: The Resubmission That Didn’t Learn

| August 30, 2014
TPG Week 192: The Resubmission That Didn’t Learn

  Welcome back, one and all, to The Proving Grounds. This week, we have Brave One Luke Pierce back with a resubmission! Hopefully, this is the start of a trend. I like resubmissions. We also have something of a graduate from TPG: Liam Hayes has stepped up to try his hand at editing. We’re going […]

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The Path

| August 29, 2014
The Path

  I’ve seen a lot of creators come and go in my time. A lot of them. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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The Cheap Way

| August 28, 2014
The Cheap Way

  When you’re making comics, there’s really only two ways to do it: Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Doing The Important Work

| August 26, 2014
Doing The Important Work

  I had a conversation over Twitter a few days ago. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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B&N Week 192: What Are Your Keys To Productivity?

| August 26, 2014
B&N Week 192: What Are Your Keys To Productivity?

  It’s another Tuesday! It’s been pretty cloudy and rainy here in Tucson, and to be honest, I’m loving it. It’s not all sun, all the time…just most of it. If you like sunny weather that doesn’t change all that much, this is the place to be. Just putting it out there. Related Posts:TPG Week […]

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The Story That Won’t Come

| August 25, 2014
The Story That Won’t Come

  You know exactly the story I’m talking about. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Recommending Comics

| August 24, 2014
Recommending Comics

  There are times when I feel old. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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The Informed Opinion

| August 23, 2014
The Informed Opinion

  That’s really all editing is. An informed opinion. And it is that informed opinion that the smart creator will seek out. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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TPG Week 191: Trite Is Not True

| August 22, 2014
TPG Week 191: Trite Is Not True

Welcome, one and all, to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Joshua Crowther. Related Posts:TPG Week 190: Artist Turned…Writer? (Only the Shadow Knows!)TPG Week 188: Nothing Good To SayTPG Week 183: A Clinic In WrongTPG Week 179: Don’t Bore The Reader Into SubmissionTPG Week 145: Too Much Stuff In […]

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The Advocate

| August 22, 2014
The Advocate

  Sometimes, creators rail against the process of editing. They rail against the need of an editor for their stories. It doesn’t matter what step you’re in, be it scripting or the more visible artistic side, sometimes, creators don’t feel the need for an editor. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Free Advice

| August 21, 2014
Free Advice

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Lego Comics

| August 20, 2014
Lego Comics

  Growing up, I Made Mine Marvel. That’s who I was as a kid. I was a True Believer. Even the Marvel cartoons (Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, the Incredible Hulk, and the early cartoons of the 60s and 70s) had me all open. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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B&N Week 191: What Is Your Creative Wish List?

| August 20, 2014
B&N Week 191: What Is Your Creative Wish List?

  What is your creative wish list? This is the question of the week. Related Posts:B&N Week 192: What Are Your Keys To Productivity?TPG Week 191: Trite Is Not TrueTPG Week 190: Artist Turned…Writer? (Only the Shadow Knows!)B&N Week 190: What’s Stopping You From Starting?TPG Week 189: What A Resubmission Should Look Like

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The Long Cut

| August 19, 2014
The Long Cut

  A couple of years ago, I got an email from someone purporting to be a family member of a pop star. This person wanted to know if I did things for “karma points”, and then wanted to know if a publisher would be interested in a story written by a family member of a […]

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The Marvel/DC Conundrum

| August 18, 2014
The Marvel/DC Conundrum

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If You Don’t Know Your Business, Get Out Now

| August 17, 2014
If You Don’t Know Your Business, Get Out Now

  Pretty bold statement, right? Nonetheless, it’s true. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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A Big Mac

| August 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
A Big Mac

  When I was a kid, all I did was read Marvel Comics. And when the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe came out, I was always nose deep in them. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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The Wish List

| August 15, 2014
The Wish List

  I wish comics were less expensive to create. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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TPG Week 190: Artist Turned…Writer? (Only the Shadow Knows!)

| August 15, 2014
TPG Week 190: Artist Turned…Writer? (Only the Shadow Knows!)

  Hello, one and all, and welcome to another installment of The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Morgan Wellborn! Morgan is an artist who’s trying his hand at writing. We’ll see how he does. We also have Steve Colle in blue, I’m in red, and we all get to […]

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Lettering Is Like Polish

| August 14, 2014
Lettering Is Like Polish

  I love my letterer. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Characters

| August 13, 2014
Characters

  I’m not talking about characteristics (not really), and I’m not talking about the inner character that is seen through actions and dialogue. I’m talking about how a character looks. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Rejection

| August 12, 2014
Rejection

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B&N Week 190: What’s Stopping You From Starting?

| August 12, 2014
B&N Week 190: What’s Stopping You From Starting?

  We have another Tuesday! It’s actually going to be cloudy with a chance of rain here in Tucson, and I’m loving it. It’s great. Rain brings some cooler weather, and that’s always a plus when you’re in the triple digits. Related Posts:B&N Week 192: What Are Your Keys To Productivity?TPG Week 191: Trite Is […]

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The File

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
The File

  How many of you have lived this scenario: Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Quality vs Getting Something Made

| August 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Quality vs Getting Something Made

  Creating comics is a difficult thing, if you’re doing it right. It always has been. Because if you’re doing it right, you’re doing it with quality. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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And Then DC Plotzed…

| August 9, 2014 | 2 Comments
And Then DC Plotzed…

  There comes a time in every movie studio’s life where you just have to say two words: Related Posts:No Related Posts

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TPG Week 189: What A Resubmission Should Look Like

| August 9, 2014
TPG Week 189: What A Resubmission Should Look Like

Welcome back, one and all, to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have something of a treat: Brave One Jon Parrish has done a resubmission! We don’t get those too often around these parts. We have Samantha LeBas looking svelte in purple, I’m looking crazed in red, and we’ll see what Jon does with Related […]

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Doing Your Own Work

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Doing Your Own Work

  It’s important to do your own work. Not only is it worth doing, but you’re the only one who can really do it. It’s your own growth, and only you can do it. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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How Many Universes Can You Hold?

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
How Many Universes Can You Hold?

  Right now, the Marvel Universe has at least two: the comics, and the movies. The movies have also expanded into television with the advent of Agents of SHIELD, the Peggy Carter show that’s coming, and the Netflix series which is currently filming. This doesn’t include the cartoons, of course. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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B&N Week 189: What Is The Value Of Your Name?

| August 5, 2014
B&N Week 189: What Is The Value Of Your Name?

  It’s another glorious Tuesday! The sun is shining, but it isn’t overly hot yet. It’s monsoon season, and we’ve been getting our share of rain and temperatures that people can actually live in. Related Posts:B&N Week 192: What Are Your Keys To Productivity?TPG Week 191: Trite Is Not TrueB&N Week 191: What Is Your […]

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Creating Value

| August 5, 2014
Creating Value

  It’s not as simple as it sounds. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Saying The Truth

| August 4, 2014
Saying The Truth

  It’s not an easy thing. I know this from experience. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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We’re All In It Together

| August 3, 2014
We’re All In It Together

  I hang out at Digital Webbing a lot, and every so often, some newbie comes in and starts a particular ruckus… Related Posts:Real Change?B&N Week 188: How Clear Is Your Voice?Kickstarter Fulfillment With Amazon: Saving Hundreds of Hours, Thousands of Dollars, and a Million HeadachesThe Painting of Captain America?Dawn Of Batman?

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Where Does Creation Start?

| August 2, 2014
Where Does Creation Start?

  I don’t know. Related Posts:Real Change?B&N Week 188: How Clear Is Your Voice?Kickstarter Fulfillment With Amazon: Saving Hundreds of Hours, Thousands of Dollars, and a Million HeadachesThe Painting of Captain America?Dawn Of Batman?

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TPG Week 188: Nothing Good To Say

| August 1, 2014
TPG Week 188: Nothing Good To Say

  Welcome back, one and all, to The Proving Grounds. This week brings us a new Brave One in Andrew Brinkley and co-writer Eric Parfait. Andrew is also an editor, which is something we don’t get too often here at TPG. Anyway, we have Steve Colle in blue, I’m in red, and we’ll see what […]

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Guardians 2!! (?)

| August 1, 2014
Guardians 2!! (?)

  I’m both ecstatic and extremely puzzled that Marvel has announced a sequel to this movie already. I mean, it has only hit theaters today, but the sequel was announced at SDCC 2014. Related Posts:B&N Week 192: What Are Your Keys To Productivity?TPG Week 191: Trite Is Not TrueB&N Week 191: What Is Your Creative […]

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Netflix Gets Marvel-ous!

| July 31, 2014 | 1 Comment
Netflix Gets Marvel-ous!

  Sure, it’s somewhat old news, but I’m still excited about it. Next summer, we’ll get to see Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones, all on Netflix. This should all be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, just as Agents of SHIELD is. I’m looking forward to it. Related Posts:B&N Week 192: What […]

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What Are You Doing?

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
What Are You Doing?

  Are you sitting on the sidelines, saying “I wish I could do that,” or are you in there, doing the damned thing, makin’ and creatin’? Related Posts:B&N Week 192: What Are Your Keys To Productivity?TPG Week 191: Trite Is Not TrueB&N Week 191: What Is Your Creative Wish List?TPG Week 190: Artist Turned…Writer? (Only […]

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