Comics Experience https://www.comicsexperience.com Online Courses and Community for Comic Book Writing and Art Fri, 20 Sep 2019 03:30:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 Glenn Møane Looks at THE LOVE SHE OFFERED https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/09/glenn-moane-looks-at-the-love-she-offered/ Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:00:45 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4837 “I believe it all started with the ending,” says former Creators Workshop member Glenn Møane. “An image came to me, and it showed a mother in her kitchen, looking at a photo of her deceased daughter. From there I began exploring who they were, the state of their relationship, and why one of them had...

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Frank Gogol’s GRIEF Nominated for a Ringo Award! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/09/frank-gogols-grief-nominated-for-a-ringo-award/ Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:00:28 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4814 Creators Workshop member and course alumnus Frank Gogol‘s Grief is a 2019 Ringo Award nominee in the Best Anthology category! His compatriots include artists Nenad Cvitcanin, Kim Holm, Ryan Foust, Bethany Varni, Jey Soliva; colorists Luca Bulgheroni, Esther P. Gil-Munilla, Emily Elmer; letterer Sean Reinhart; and cover artist Dani Martins. “It’s pretty surreal [to be...

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David Pepose is GOING TO THE CHAPEL in His New Miniseries! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/09/david-pepose-is-going-to-the-chapel-in-his-new-miniseries/ Sat, 07 Sep 2019 17:01:41 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4805 Love. Elvis. and Crime. Sounds like a recipe for a memorable night out, but in David Pepose‘s case it’s the plot for his new Action Lab: Danger Zone miniseries Going to the Chapel, which released its first issue this week! Wealthy Emily Anderson starts questioning whether or not she wants to go through with her...

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High School Student Makes Comics History! Or, er, History Comics! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/08/high-school-student-makes-comics-history-or-er-history-comics/ Fri, 30 Aug 2019 20:23:00 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4794 History is her story, now! Writer and high-school student Kingsley Wallace recently completed Creating U.S.A.: The Original Melting Pot, with the help of Comics Experience’s creative services program, which packages and produces comics for a host of clients. Written by Kingsley, with art and coloring by Juan Romera and lettering by Paul Allor, the comic...

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Stud… and the BloodBlade Now on Kickstarter! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/08/stud-and-the-bloodblade-now-on-kickstarter/ Sat, 24 Aug 2019 17:20:31 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4786 By the Power of BloodBlade, writer Perry Crowe’s He-Man inspired humor comic, Stud… and the BloodBlade, is now on Kickstarter! The campaign funds the first issue of this madcap comic book adventure, set to be published through Comics Experience and Source Point Press. With art by co-creator Jed Dougherty, colors by Mark Dale and D. Forrest Fox, and lettering...

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Milton Lawson’s TABLING Documentary Offers an Artist Alley View of Cons https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/08/milton-lawsons-tabling-documentary-offers-an-artist-alley-view-of-cons/ Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:00:01 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4770 Creators Workshop member, course alumnus, and filmmaker Milton Lawson (Roger Ebert and Me) recently released his full-length film Tabling: A Comic-Con Documentary on Vimeo! As the title implies, he sets out to offer glimpse at what life is like for creators behind the tables at comic book and pop culture conventions. Milton mostly focuses on...

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Comics Experience at Fan Expo Boston! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/08/comics-experience-at-fan-expo-boston/ Sat, 10 Aug 2019 16:11:01 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4754 If you’re headed to Boston this upcoming weekend for Fan Expo, Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt will be in attendance and running multiple panels to help aspiring – and even established – comic creators take their projects from great to greater. If you’re interested in hearing what he and his fellow panelists and presenters have...

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Alum Russ Gartz publishes Vetala Buddha on comiXology! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/08/alum-russ-gartz-publishes-vetala-buddha-on-comixology/ Fri, 02 Aug 2019 20:05:12 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4746 Vampires both ancient and modern are coming your way in Vetala Buddha! All six issues are available on Comixology, featuring writing by Comics Experience alum and Creators Workshop member Russ Gartz, and art by Comics Experience veteran Nick Valente.  The fantasy series also features coloring by Brian Skipper and lettering by Adam Wollett. According to Russ, Vetala Buddha...

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Creators Workshop Needs Your Feedback! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/07/creators-workshop-needs-your-feedback/ Mon, 29 Jul 2019 16:19:35 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4739 The Comics Experience Creators Workshop is an online community designed to help professional and aspiring comic creators reach their goals. And now, we’re striving to make our members’ experience even better, beginning with a brand-new member survey! Workshop member David Schechter has partnered with Comics Experience to develop a short questionnaire for Workshop member feedback....

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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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