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Creators Workshop Testimonials


Paul Allor

“The Creators Workshop members are a tremendous resource, for support, for guidance and for advice. This isn’t to say that ‘breaking in’ will be easy. It still takes talent, and determination, and more than a little luck. But with Comic Experience’s help, it’s gone from feeling like a pipe dream to feeling like a realistic, attainable goal. I am so happy to be on this journey, and so proud to be a part of the Comics Experience community.”


Bret Bernal

“After years of struggling to get feedback for my stories, Comics Experience was a dream come true. The instant critiques on the forums are absolutely worth the price of admission. The CE community is one large family, sharing a common goal: making comics. There’s nothing better than that. And Andy Schmidt is a kind and handsome man.”


Shaun Noel

“Looking at the opportunities, job offers, contest notifications, support, helpful and constructive critiques and publishing opportunities that the people on this forum have shared with each other has definitely shown me how strong the comic community can be if we stay that – a COMMUNITY.”


Joshua Dahl

“For the past few years I have been posting scripts for review on several of the major sites that do that sort of thing. On those sites I would rarely get any worthwhile result. The people here are serious about actually getting comics made. When someone here offers a criticism, I know that it is something I should consider. When they offer praise, I know they mean it. And as a result, I’ve learned a lot. Without a doubt, my writing has gotten better.”


Janine Frederick

“I’ve officially been a member of the Comics Experience Workshop for a year now — the best investment I’ve made in a long time. We all have a common goal; to make it in comics. Now, some would think that we’d all be really competitive and a little aggressive toward one another, but in fact we are the complete opposite. The Workshop is a community, like a family spread out across the globe, related by one unique bond. We go above and beyond the normal ‘membership requirements’, often creating lasting friendships and successful creative teams. We might not all make our comic dreams come true to their fullest, but as a group we make every effort to help each other reach those goals.”


Shaun Manning

“Comics Experience has been a great community for testing out scripts and ideas, as well as pushing myself to try new things through the monthly challenges. Giving and receiving critiques is a great way to learn about the storytelling process, and find out the sorts of things that readers really respond to and the devices that just don’t work. CE members are also incredibly supportive, and a fairly lively group. It’s been tremendous fun.”


Joe Sergi

“On the one hand, the forum acts as learning tool. On the other hand, this forum is a place for creators to provide support for each other. There are a lot of different paths and goals, but ultimately we want to succeed in comics. So whether it is looking to write a licensed property at one of the Big Two or creating the next Indie blockbuster (or anything in between), the forum provides a sense of camaraderie. And that is because of the great people on this forum.”


Elizabeth-Amber Love

“I didn’t know what a comic script looked like until joining the Comics Experience Workshop. Now I try to create ten short stories a year and having the support of this community is essential. I’m still intimidated by the amount of talent here, but it’s a welcoming place for people of all experience levels.”


Marta Tanrikulu

“The Creators Workshop is a way of getting valuable, constructive feedback on ideas and scripts, watching a lot of creative ideas get developed, exchanging information about various aspects of producing comics, and interacting with artists and writers from many different backgrounds. How wonderful that these opportunities are offered to people who live outside of New York and Los Angeles.”


Chris Lewis

“Living overseas, I always felt that I was one step removed from the comics community I wanted to be a part of. Until I found Comics Experience, that is. The Creators Workshop has given me the opportunity to get feedback on all my comic-related questions and interact with some wonderful people, regardless of where we live.”