Heather Antos

On Friday, November 9, 2018, Comics Experience will launch the first in a series of Micro-Courses: affordable, single-session classes focusing on targeted practical skills for comics creators!

Our premiere Micro-Course will feature editor Heather Antos, leading a discussion titled Kickstarting Your Comic. Heather, who has edited for Marvel and Image, got her start in comics because of a successful Kickstarter campaign. She has spoken on many panels about the Kickstarter platform, and at the company’s Brooklyn, NY headquarters.

“I got my foot in the door to mainstream comics because of my Kickstarter success,” says Heather. “And now I’m thrilled to share the knowledge of that success with the next generation of comics creators!”

The cost of the course is a modest $9.95. The session will run for approximately one hour, where Heather will walk participants through key points of the Kickstarter process from start to finish. She’ll cover topics like:

  • What to do BEFORE campaign launch
  • How to calculate budget
  • Rewards & Incentives
  • Keeping momentum through timing, promotion, and more
  • Fulfillment strategies
  • Next steps, whether or not you reach your funding goal

Kickstarting Your Comic: A Comics Experience Micro-Course will be co-hosted by Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt and General Manager Nicole Boose, who initiated the Micro-Course series.

“Our goal with Micro-Courses is to provide a great learning resource for anyone who wants to learn to make comics, whatever their budget or schedule,” Nicole says. “As more comics creators move away from traditional publishing models and more toward self-publishing, there’s an increasing need for quality instruction on what to do AFTER the scripts are written and the art is drawn. We’re excited to help provide a platform for that, and for Heather to share her expertise!”

Future Micro-Courses will feature instructors Calista Brill, Editorial Director of First Second Books, and Marco Della Verde, comics letterer, designer, and production artist.

To sign up for Kickstart Your Comic: A Comics Experience Micro-Course, visit our course page here! Space is limited, and the class will take place Friday, November 9.

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If you want to make comics, write, draw, letter, and color comics, or improve as a comics creator, you’ll find like-minded friends and colleagues in our online workshops and courses. We hope to see you there!