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Indie Comics Horror #2 Features Five Comics Experience Alums and Workshop Members!

indie-comics-horror-02Indie Comics Horror #2, the anthology series from Aazurn Publishing, includes three stories written by Comics Experience alums and Creators Workshop members. And one of the stories is illustrated and lettered by CE folks as well!

Indie Comics Horror #2 is a 64-page black and white comic book featuring nine complete stories in this issue.

The issue is now available at your local comic shop!

This issue features stories written by Glenn Møane, Joe Sergi, and Dan Rivera, and Joe’s story features art by CE alum DaFu Yu and letters by Workshop member E.T. Dollman.

Congrats to all our alums and members appearing in this issue of Indie Comics Horror!

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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!


Pro Artist Ryan Browne Offers Critiques on Creators Workshop!

ryan-browneWe’re pleased to announce that comic book artist Ryan Browne has joined the Creators Workshop, providing art critiques to members. Ryan will be checking in on a regular basis during the month of June 2013!

Ryan is the new artist on the second story arc of Image Comics’ Bedlam (written by Comics Experience alum, Nick Spencer), and recently provided art for an issue of Jonathan Hickman’s The Manhattan Projects, as well as co-creating the IDW series Smoke and Mirrors.

God-Hates-Astronauts-CompleteRyan is also the writer/artist on the wildly popular webcomic, God Hates Astronauts, which recently generated $75,000 in pledges on Kickstarter, exceeding its initial goal by over 500%.

The Creators Workshop is an on-going community of writers, artists, colorists, and letterers all dedicated to getting published and improving their craft. It’s a community focused on making comics!

Our members post their work, critique each other, and discuss all aspects of creating comics in our members-only forums. But in addition to all that, members are eligible for critique by our instructors and special guests!

Welcome to the Workshop, Ryan!

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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!


CE Alum Marta Tanrikulu’s story in Arcana steampunk anthology!

Cover_ArcanaSteampunkOriginals_v2CE Alum and Creators Workshop member Marta Tanrikulu has a new steampunk story in an anthology hitting stores in June!

The 3-page story, entitled “The Conservatory,” will appear in the 100-page steampunk-themed anthology from Arcana, SteamPunk Originals, Volume 2.

In Marta’s story, renowned botanist Lord Geoffrey must deal with a thieving intruder.

The story is written by Marta, with art by Silvio dB, and lettering by Workshop member E.T. Dollman.

Congrats to Marta, Silvio, and E.T.!

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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!


Workshop member Rodrigo Ramos Rodolfo illustrates Zenescope event!

zen_circlelogoCreators Workshop member Rodrigo Ramos Rodolfo recently did the interior art for Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales #85: Unleashed Part 2 which is scheduled to hit comic shops this week!

Unleashed is Zenescope’s major Spring/Summer 2013 event, which includes six separate mini-series and a total of 24 issues.

GFT85_The storyline delves directly into the world of horror monsters, while following those with the skills to hunt them.

Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed is the main seven issue mini-series that begins when hundreds of formerly trapped vampires, werewolves, demons and zombies are all released on Earth by a very powerful entity known as “The Being.”

Rodrigo has done previous work for Zenescope as well as on numerous independent comics. He’s an active member of the Workshop, regularly posting great artwork to his sketch thread on our community forums.

Congrats, Rodrigo!

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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!


CE Member Glenn Møane launches free anthology “Outré”

outre-logoCE Creators Workshop member Glenn Møane is co-editor of the new digital comic book anthology, Outré, launched on Free Comic Book Day 2013.

Among other creators, the first issue includes an 8-page story written by CE alum Alex Wilson, as well as a stand-alone illustration done by CE alum Brian Gilman.

outre01-coverIn addition, the issue contains an interview with Alex, recent winner of a Writers of the Future award for a prose story, and also the writer of a recent Eagle Award-winning comic book story. The issue contains several other comic book shorts and an interview with Saga artist Fiona Staples.

You can download your FREE copy of the full anthology right here.

The Outré anthology is the brainchild of Norwegian comic book creators Magnus Aspli and Glenn Møane. Both are fans of short stories, and have said, “the anthology will feature stories by creators who have something to say and are hungry to get their work out there.”

“We want to deliver a thoughtful and unique product with superb quality in art and storytelling. For free.”

Initially, Outré will be published online two or three times a year with each issue featuring four stories by four different creative teams, as well as two in-depth creator conversations and four stand-alone illustrations playing on the theme of the issue. Each story in Outré is completely self-contained and exactly eight pages in length.

The theme of the current issue is “responsibility,” with the following two issues focused on “hopelessness” and “xenophobia.”

Read the submission guidelines right here if you’re interested in getting involved.

Congrats to Glenn, Alex, Brian and everyone involved in the anthology!

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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!


CE Alum Paul Allor guest writes “Gutters”

gutters-logoComics Experience alum and staff member Paul Allor (TMNT: Fugitiod, Orc Girl) recently was a guest writer on the popular web comic Gutters. The artists on Paul’s strip were Tony and Allen Jackson.

In Paul’s installment, he tackles the question of “what if all fans were like comic fans…”

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Gutters, described as an “editorial cartoon targeting comic books,” is a series of one-page shorts published three times per week, that parody the comic book industry and the heroes and characters that dwell within.

A new round of talented artists handle the art chores each time.

Gutters is generally written by Ryan Sohmer, but has occasionally had guest writers participate including Mark Waid, Gail Simone, Fred Van Lente, Jim Zub, Jim McCann, Ron Marz, and now Paul Allor as well!

Congrats to Paul on his guest writing gig!

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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!