Comics Experience https://www.comicsexperience.com Online Courses and Community for Comic Book Writing and Art Fri, 19 Jul 2019 02:02:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 James Janowsky, Screenwriting 101, and the Relationship between Film and Comics! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/07/james-janowsky-screenwriting-101-and-the-relationship-between-film-and-comics/ Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:00:34 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4724 Pop Quiz What does screenwriting have to in common with comic book writing? …OK. We really don’t need to grade you. We all know you’ve passed. But here’s the thing – aside from the obvious, comic book writing and screenwriting share some novel connections that you might not realize. What are they? That’s what signing...

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Comics Experience at Comic-Con International 2019! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/07/comics-experience-at-comic-con-international-2019/ Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:00:53 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4713 Headed for Comic-Con International San Diego this week? Don’t miss our Comics Experience panels, led by CE founder/instructor Andy Schmidt and a host of expert participants! Screenwriting: Turn Your Idea into a ScreenplayTHURSDAY 4:00-5:00, Room 11   Join screenwriters Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow), Georgia Lee (The Expanse), James Janowsky (SVA), Jason Brown (Producer of The Expanse, Ben-Hur), and Jacob Robinson (Producer at Tractor Pants, Legendary Pictures)...

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CE’s Phillip Sevy on His Upcoming TRIAGE! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/07/ces-phillip-sevy-on-his-upcoming-triage/ Fri, 05 Jul 2019 15:28:09 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4705 Comics Experience instructor Phillip Sevy is taking his career to an exciting new place! His new series Triage, coming soon from Dark Horse Comics, will feature both his writing and his art. It’s his first time pulling double duty and he couldn’t be more excited! “It’s where I’ve always wanted to go in my career,...

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Yo, Joe!: CE’s Paul Allor Puts a New Spin on an Old Classic https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/06/yo-joe-ces-paul-allor-puts-a-new-spin-on-an-old-classic/ Sat, 29 Jun 2019 16:27:11 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4693 Comics Experiences’ Paul Allor embarks on a dream project this September when his first ongoing for G.I. Joe at IDW launches! He’ll be joined by artist Chris Evenhuis and colorist Brittany Peer. “It feels so great. And very different. Before I was brought in for a limited purpose, a one-shot, a fill-in arc,” Paul says....

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Carlos Giffoni Gets Paws-onal with Strayed! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/06/carlos-giffoni-gets-paws-onal-with-strayed/ Fri, 21 Jun 2019 15:00:18 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4682 Space is awesome. Cats are awesome. Cats in space? Oh, that’s a double dose of awesome right there. Carlos Giffoni (Space Riders) teams up with artist Juan Doe and letterer Matt Krotzer for Dark Horse’s upcoming Strayed. Which is about a cat. In space. Awesome. If you appreciate cats, space, and space cats as much...

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Greg Pak Talks His “Pak Process” and Upcoming Master Seminar https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/06/greg-pak-talks-his-pak-process-and-upcoming-master-seminar/ Fri, 14 Jun 2019 15:00:15 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4676 Comics Experience is pleased to announce that Greg Pak (Planet Hulk, Star Wars, Action Comics) will be teaching our next Master Seminar on July 13! For five hours, learn about “The Pak Process” of organizing your story – or an entire arc. Now’s your chance to learn straight from one of the comic book industry’s...

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Kenny Porter and Phillip Kennedy Johnson in DC’s Dog Days! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/05/kenny-porter-and-phillip-kennedy-johnson-in-dcs-dog-days/ Fri, 24 May 2019 15:00:25 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4664 May 29, be sure to pick up your copy of DC’s Dog Days and show your support for Comics Experience alums Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Kenny Porter! The anthology stars DC Comics’ animal characters having fun in the sun with summer hijinks. Kenny’s story centers on the rage kitten Red Lantern Dex-Starr, and he’s joined...

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Eisner Nominee Sean McArdle on The Führer and the Tramp https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/05/eisner-nominee-sean-mcardle-on-the-fuhrer-and-the-tramp/ Sat, 18 May 2019 03:13:34 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4642 The Comics Experience crew is excited to support alumnus and Andy Schmidt mentee Sean McArdle on his Eisner nomination for The Führer and the Tramp! (And he’s not the only Comics Experiencer with an Eisner nomination – lettering instructor Erica Schultz and alumnus Amy Chu both contributed to Where We Live: Las Vegas Shooting Benefit...

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New Courses Open for Enrollment! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/05/new-courses-open-for-enrollment/ Fri, 10 May 2019 19:21:58 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4629 We’re almost halfway through 2019! How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along, eh? Look, we’re not here to judge! We’re here to help, and we have four new classes beginning in August to make sure you meet (maybe even exceed!) your comic and screenplay creation goals. Enrollment is open now, so make sure you...

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Owen Welsh on Designing Great Characters https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/05/owen-welsh-on-designing-great-characters/ Sat, 04 May 2019 03:09:46 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4615 Think about the most memorable elements of the last comic book you read or cartoon you watched. No doubt the characters stood out to you in some way, right? Veteran designer Owen Welsh (Flagship Studios, EA, Qalang) is once again offering his course on how to create memorable characters, beginning June 8! For aspiring and...

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Alum Frank Gogol Launching DEAD END KIDS With Source Point Press! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/05/alum-frank-gogol-launching-dead-end-kids-with-source-point-press/ Wed, 01 May 2019 14:37:25 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4593 July 24, 2019 will mark the debut of  Dead End Kids — a limited comics series penned by Comics Experience alum Frank Gogol, with art by Nenad Cviticanin and lettering by Sean Rinehart (also a CE alum). A coming-of-age murder mystery told in three issues, Dead End Kids is published by Source Point Press and...

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Erica Schultz Teaches Lettering! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/04/erica-schultz-teaches-lettering/ Sat, 20 Apr 2019 05:13:10 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4460 Lettering is one of the most crucial elements of the comic book creation process, and an art in and of itself as well. Erica Schultz (Batman: Odyssey, The New Avengers) will be teaching our Introduction to Lettering course beginning on June 4. Aspiring comic book letterers, editors, writers, producers, and artists are encouraged to sign...

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Carlos Giffoni on Writing Space Riders! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/04/carlos-giffoni-on-writing-space-riders/ Sat, 13 Apr 2019 17:24:13 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4442 Creators Workshop member and Comics Experience course alumnus Carlos Giffoni is writing Space Riders for Black Mask Studios! Joined by Alexis Ziritt on art and Ryan Ferrier on letters, the new volume hits shops on June 26. Taking place 20 years after the previous Space Riders tales, the titular team must band together again –...

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Last Chance to Sign Up for TWO Courses! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/04/last-chance-to-sign-up-for-two-courses/ Fri, 05 Apr 2019 15:00:25 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4437 If you’re looking to take one of our upcoming April courses, now’s the time to sign up! We’ve got a few spots left in Phillip Sevy‘s Introduction to Digital Inking and Finishing, starting April 10, and James Tynion IV‘s Master Seminar: Writing Team or Ensemble Cast Comics, to be held April 20. Phil’s Digital Inking...

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CE’s Paul Allor Gets Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey with Samurai Jack https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/03/ces-paul-allor-gets-wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey-with-samurai-jack/ Fri, 29 Mar 2019 15:00:32 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4432 Paul Allor, Comics Experience’s own Content and Operations Manager as well as an instructor of writing, will be lending his talents to the upcoming Samurai Jack: Lost Worlds! Joined by Adam Bryce Thomas, Paul’s series of four one-shot adventures starring everyone’s favorite time-displaced samurai launches on April 22 from IDW. We knew he couldn’t spoil...

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Jeff Morris Talks Paper Champion https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/03/jeff-morris-talks-paper-champion/ Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:00:54 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4425 Creator’s Workshop member Jeff Morris recently released his evocative one-shot comic Paper Champion online for all audiences to read. Available for free on his website, he is joined by Jorge Santiago, Jr. on pencils and inks, Emily Elmer Walker on colors, and Micah Myers on letters. Paper Champion examines the relationship between grief and goals,...

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James Tynion IV on His Upcoming Master Seminar https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/03/james-tynion-iv-on-his-upcoming-master-seminar/ Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:00:09 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4424 Last week, we announced that the Master Seminar on writing ensemble and team comics with Justice League and Detective Comics writer James Tynion IV was now accepting enrollees. Now, read our brief interview with him about some of the points covered in the class. Comics Experience: What are some challenges to writing team/ensemble books that...

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Master Seminar with James Tynion IV Now Open for Enrollment! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/03/master-seminar-with-james-tynion-iv-now-open-for-enrollment/ Sat, 09 Mar 2019 23:47:01 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4418 Every comics reader has a favorite ensemble cast (or two), whether it be a superhero squad like The Avengers or The Justice League or the slice-of-life stories found in books like Strangers in Paradise. And everything in between, of course. For writers, learning to balance so many characters with their own unique arcs and motivations...

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Fred Van Lente on His New Story Arc Course https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/03/fred-van-lente-on-his-new-story-arc-course/ Fri, 01 Mar 2019 16:00:23 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4406 Whether you’re telling a two-book tale or a sprawling epic that would impress even Eiichiro Oda, you’re going to need to know how to draw up the blueprints for a story arc. Fred Van Lente‘s (The Astonishing Spider-Man, Marvel Zombies) upcoming Story Arcs and the Art of Serialized Storytelling course, beginning April 9 and running...

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Alum David Pepose on Serial Storytelling in SPENCER & LOCKE 2 https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/02/alum-david-pepose-on-serial-storytelling-in-spencer-locke-2/ Fri, 22 Feb 2019 19:28:06 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4402 What do you do when your five-time Ringo Award-nominated comics series comes to an end? If you’re David Pepose, you write the next chapter. It’s been about two years since the Comics Experience alum and his creative partners introduced Spencer & Locke, the neo-noir story of a detective and his imaginary panther partner. The series...

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