Comics Experience https://www.comicsexperience.com Online Courses and Community for Comic Book Writing and Art Wed, 08 Jul 2020 03:01:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 MariNaomi’s Databases and Addressing Creator Diversity Thoughtfully https://www.comicsexperience.com/2020/07/marinaomis-databases-and-addressing-creator-diversity-thoughtfully/ Fri, 10 Jul 2020 03:00:00 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=5728 Cartoonists of Color and Queer Cartoonists Database logos designed by MariNaomi. Disabled Cartoonists Database logo designed by Rus Wooton. Discussions regarding diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace and in creative sectors have picked up again lately, largely in response to Black Lives Matter’s efforts to publicize the lack of opportunities and pay parity for […]

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Guest Retailer Blog: Steve Anderson of Third Eye Comics https://www.comicsexperience.com/2020/06/guest-retailer-blog-steve-anderson-of-third-eye-comics/ Wed, 10 Jun 2020 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=5661 In this entry in our Guest Retailer blog series, Steve Anderson, owner of Third Eye Comics in Maryland and Virginia discusses his stores’ multi-pronged approach to reaching customers with storefronts closed and the challenges faced when different lawmakers give different instructions on reopening. By Steve Anderson I look at COVID-19 as 4 stages, in terms […]

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Guest Retailer Blog: Jen King of Space Cadets Collection https://www.comicsexperience.com/2020/06/guest-retailer-blog-jen-king-of-space-cadets-collection/ Wed, 03 Jun 2020 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=5642 In this entry in our Guest Retailer blog series, Jen King, owner of Space Cadets Collection in Oak Ridge North, Texas discusses how the store has harnessed social media to keep operations running and the community engaged. by Jen King Because I have an amazing staff that I was unwilling to lose, I immediately figured […]

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Heather Antos Takes on a Valiant New Position! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2020/05/heather-antos-takes-on-a-valiant-new-position/ Fri, 08 May 2020 03:00:00 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=5525 Congratulations are in order! Heather Antos, our own course instructor and co-host of the Make Comics podcast, has been promoted to senior editor at Valiant Entertainment! All of us at Comics Experience are proud of and excited for her new opportunity… and it’s safe to say she’s quite happy as well! “If there’s one thing […]

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Molly Lazer Serves Award-Winning Lentils in Black Rice! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2020/05/molly-lazer-serves-award-winning-lentils-in-brown-rice/ Fri, 01 May 2020 10:30:00 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=5512 Molly Lazer, one of the fine purveyors of professional critique in our Creators Workshop won honorable mention in the North Street Book Prize competition for her Lentils in Black Rice: Myths and Fairy Tales! You can read the wonderful review of her work and why it deserved recognition above tough competition here. Lentils in Black […]

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Frank Gogol on Cancelled Cons, Retailer Support, and His New Punk Horror Book https://www.comicsexperience.com/2020/04/frank-gogol-on-cancelled-cons-retailer-support-and-his-new-punk-horror-book/ Fri, 24 Apr 2020 01:28:09 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=5618 Independent Creator Award winner and Ringo Award nominee Frank Gogol has a new and exciting comic launching June 14! The Creators Workshop member, course alumnus, and Source Point Press writer dips his toes into punk-flavored horror with No Heroine. Artist Criss Madd, colorist Shawna Madd, letterer Sean Rhinehart, and cover artist Ahmed Raafat all work […]

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Rich Douek Emerges from the Smoke & Mirrors https://www.comicsexperience.com/2020/04/rich-douek-emerges-from-the-smoke-mirrors/ Fri, 17 Apr 2020 03:59:00 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=5599 It’s almost time! Rich Douek, a course alumnus and Creators Workshop member, releases the sequel to his hit Gutter Magic on April 25! On Gutter Magic: Smoke and Mirrors, he is joined by Fei Chen on art and Sean Rinehart on letters. Picking up six months after the original series, the new story sees protagonist […]

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Michael Roslen Turns His Sights to Mars with Remnant! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2020/04/michael-roslen-turns-his-sights-to-mars-with-remnant/ Fri, 10 Apr 2020 10:00:00 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=5563 Out later this month: Another amazing comic from the Source Point Press-Comics Experience publishing partnership! Michael Roslen and his team – Karly Engracia on pencils, Davi Comodo on colors, and Comics Experience course alumnus Sean Rinehart on letters and logo design – welcome the landing of Remnant on April 29! “Remnant is a sci-fi story […]

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Case Study: Kenny Porter https://www.comicsexperience.com/2020/04/case-study-kenny-porter/ Fri, 03 Apr 2020 10:30:00 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=5505 This past C2E2, our own Creators Workshop Director Bon Alimagno interviewed Workshop member and course alumnus Kenny Porter about his success with Kickstarter project Barnstormers and more. The interview, now up on our Case Studies page, delves deep into how our community and classes helped with building his career. Here, we’ve got a few highlights […]

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Rich Douek Resummons the Gutter Magic! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2020/03/rich-douek-resummons-the-gutter-magic/ Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:00:00 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=5434 Cinder Byrnes returns! Wednesday warriors, this week Workshop member and course alumnus Rich Douek‘s Gutter Magic hit the shelves (whether physical or digital, depending on your location) once more courtesy of our partners at Source Point Press. Rich, artist Brett Barkley, and colorist (and fellow Comics Experience alumnus) Nic Shaw are now joined by our […]

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Erica Schultz on Her Upcoming Lettering Course https://www.comicsexperience.com/2020/03/erica-schultz-on-her-upcoming-lettering-course/ Sat, 21 Mar 2020 15:00:00 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=5437 Comic book lettering occupies its own unique and wonderful space in the world of typographical art. It requires a number of deeply thoughtful decisions to make your favorite stories move. Our Erica Schultz (Vampirella, Dejah Thoris, Red Sonja) wants to teach you how to make the magic happen with her upcoming Introduction to Lettering Comics […]

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Supporting Creators After ECCC’s Postponement https://www.comicsexperience.com/2020/03/supporting-creators-after-ecccs-postponement/ Thu, 12 Mar 2020 01:19:03 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=5424 Emerald City Comic-Con’s postponement to an unknown date later this summer was the right choice from a public health perspective, but it understandably led to many (if not most) scheduled comic book creators worrying about their bills. Such a large convention can make or break their year. Fortunately, the comics community has rallied around one […]

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Sean McArdle’s The Führer and the Tramp Returns! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2020/03/sean-mcardles-the-fuhrer-and-the-tramp-returns/ Fri, 06 Mar 2020 16:00:00 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=5408 Fresh off its 2019 Eisner nomination, Workshopper and alumnus Sean McArdle is pleased to announce the new print run of The Führer and the Tramp! Along with co-writer Jon Judy and artist Dexter Wee, Sean will be releasing the graphic novel as a five-issue miniseries through our partners at Source Point Press. Issue one hits […]

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Say Hello to Andy at ECCC! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2020/02/say-hello-to-andy-at-eccc/ Fri, 28 Feb 2020 16:00:00 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=5390 Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt has been busy! After running panels and greeting friends and fans alike at C2E2 this weekend, he’ll be off to Emerald City Comic-Con in not-so-sunny Seattle! From March 12 through 15, you can say hello to him at booth #1020, where he’ll once again be hanging out with our friends […]

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This Week in the Workshop: Reilly Brown! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2020/02/this-week-in-the-workshop-reilly-brown/ Sun, 23 Feb 2020 21:05:57 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=5381 This Wednesday, February 26, our Creators Workshop members have a chance to talk about webcomics and digital storytelling with artist and writer Reilly Brown (Deadpool, Amazing Spider-Man, Outrage)! If you’re wanting to learn more about Webtoon, comiXology, and other online comics distribution platforms, tune in at 8 p.m. EST. “I’ve been looking forward to taking […]

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Fred Van Lente Teaches Dialogue and Captioning this March! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2020/02/fred-van-lente-teaches-dialogue-and-captioning-this-march/ Fri, 21 Feb 2020 16:00:00 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=5363 Beginning March 10, aspiring and established comic book writers alike (that means you) can learn from a legend with Fred Van Lente‘s Great Dialogue and Narrative Captions course! The man with a background in literally putting words into the mouths of Spider-Man, Hercules, Taskmaster, Archer, Armstrong, and the Marvel Zombies – among others – will […]

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Comics Experience and Source Point Press Take on C2E2! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2020/02/comics-experience-and-source-point-press-take-on-c2e2/ Fri, 14 Feb 2020 16:00:00 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=5340 Chicago’s premiere comic book at pop culture convention C2E2 is coming up in less than two weeks! From February 28 through March 1, our founder Andy Schmidt will be joining our friends at Source Point Point Press at booth #707. Come talk to him about our Workshop, our publishing projects, and – of course – […]

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Intro to Coloring with Chris Sotomayor Now Open! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2020/02/intro-to-coloring-with-chris-sotomayor-now-open/ Fri, 07 Feb 2020 16:00:00 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=5316 OK. Be honest with us here. How are you coming along with your comics-related New Year’s resolutions? Relax. Your secret’s safe with us. Regardless of how far you’ve come in a month, you’ve got an opportunity to advance your artistry with Chris Sotomayor‘s upcoming Introduction to Comic Book Coloring class! From March 9 through April […]

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John Luzar Weighs The Worth & The Cost on Kickstarter! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2020/01/john-luzar-weighs-the-worth-the-cost-on-kickstarter/ Fri, 31 Jan 2020 16:00:00 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=5304 There’s less than two weeks to go to support Comics Experience alumnus and Creators Workshop member John Luzar in his Kickstarter campaign for The Worth & The Cost! Hailed as “a science-fiction fable for a Resistance audience,” John is joined on the 22-page story by Beth Varni on art, Toben Racicot on letters, and Jason […]

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An ENCORE for Matthew Selle! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2020/01/an-encore-for-matthew-selle/ Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:00:00 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=5260 Comics fans, make sure to mark your calendars for February 18! Comics Experience alumnus and Creators Workshopper Matthew Selle will be releasing the campaign for his 160-page comic Encore! Along with artist Sebastian Valencia and letterer Cristian Docolomansky, whom Matthew lauds for being “nice enough to take a chance on a crazy teenager with a […]

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