Comics Experience https://www.comicsexperience.com Online Courses and Community for Comic Book Writing and Art Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:20:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 Pete Rogers’ FLUX Kickstarter Hard at Work Bending the Space-Time Continuum! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/11/pete-rogers-flux-kickstarter-hard-at-work-bending-the-space-time-continuum/ Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:20:54 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4956 Creators Workshop Member Pete Rogers’ and co-writer Stephen Aryan’s Flux is currently live on Kickstarter!  One part time travel, two parts conspiracy thriller…we talked with Pete about what makes the comic and the creation journey unique for Flux! Comics Experience: How did Stephen’s idea for Flux come about? How did your collaboration help him bridge the gap in making...

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Meet Creators Workshop Director Bon Alimagno! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/11/meet-creators-workshop-director-bon-alimagno/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 15:39:57 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4951 Comics Experience is excited to welcome Bon Alimagno to the newly created position of Creators Workshop Director! In this new role, Bon will be the driving force keeping our Creators Workshop a comprehensive, up-to-date, and valuable source of online support for comics creators. Bon comes to the position with an extensive background in both the...

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Paul Allor Rides with the Goth: Young Lovers at War! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/11/paul-allor-rides-with-the-goth-young-lovers-at-war/ Sat, 02 Nov 2019 17:26:47 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4946 Comics Experience instructor and content/operations manager Paul Allor is going goth in his next project. Goth will tell stories of what it means to be Visigoth and Goth throughout history, through one-shots held together by this common theme. The first issue in the series tells of a doomed romance between the Visigoth warrior Dolphus and...

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Brian Donnelly Goes Back to the Once and Future https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/10/brian-donnelly-goes-back-to-the-once-and-future/ Fri, 25 Oct 2019 15:00:48 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4933 Brian Donnelly‘s Mythographer’s Workshop began life as a spark in the Creators Workshop. It’s since grown into an indie publishing house dedicated to charity and equality, inspired by Brian’s own life. His current project, Once and Future: Finest Hour remixes Arthurian legend and sees the mythic king reincarnated as a girl during World War II....

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Want a Free Copy of Gamal Hennessy’s Book? Here’s How! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/10/want-a-free-copy-of-gamal-hennessys-book-heres-how/ Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:00:02 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4916 Gamal Hennessy is known around the Creators Workshop and Comics Experience as a Renaissance man of many talents. A lawyer, a comic book professional, and a marketer, he dishes out valuable advice on everything from contracts to post-production. Aspiring and established talent alike seek him out, and you can, too! All subscribers to his newsletter,...

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Join Andy Schmidt This Weekend in Baltimore! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/10/join-andy-schmidt-this-weekend-in-baltimore/ Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:53:31 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4912 Baltimore Comic Con runs October 18 through 20, and Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt will be covering 4 panels (at least one each day!) throughout the show! If you’re planning on attending, pop on in to see Andy do what Andy does best; dish excellent professional advice on working in the comic book industry, tempered with humor...

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Bruce Kim Offers a Taste of Wild Strawberries at the World’s End! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/10/bruce-kim-offers-a-taste-of-wild-strawberries-at-the-worlds-end/ Fri, 11 Oct 2019 15:00:16 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4897 Halloween horror with Source Point Press and Comics Experience continues with the October 30 release of Wild Strawberries at the World’s End! Written by Bruce Kim and with art by Katia Vecchio, the suspenseful story takes place in a rural South Korean town during the mid-’90s. There’s murder. There’s cults. There’s mystery. There’s the supernatural....

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Tim Bach Unearths The Family Graves for a Trade Paperback! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/10/tim-bach-unearths-the-family-graves-for-a-trade-paperback/ Fri, 04 Oct 2019 15:00:12 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4886 Just in time for Halloween, Comics Experience course alumnus and Creator’s Workshop member Timothy Bach‘s The Family Graves hits shelves as a Source Point Press trade paperback on October 23! Inspired by science-fiction films and the Universal monster movies that Timothy loved as a child, the story follows the adventures of a crime fighting family...

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Experience the Gutter Magic with Four New Covers! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/10/experience-the-gutter-magic-with-four-new-covers/ Tue, 01 Oct 2019 15:00:40 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4869 Comics Experience alumnus and Workshop member Rich Douek‘s indie success Gutter Magic is back in print as of last week (September 25, if you want to be all exacting about it) thanks to Source Point Press! The four-issue fantasy series – whose team includes Brett Barkley on art, Jules Rivera on colors, and Nic J....

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Come See Andy at NYCC! https://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/09/come-see-andy-at-nycc/ Sat, 28 Sep 2019 15:29:14 +0000 https://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4861 New York Comic-Con runs October 3 through 6, and Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt will be on hand to dish out advice on working in the comic book industry! He’ll be at the Source Point Press booth, #2243, when he’s not out and about sharing his knowledge on panels. Andy’s panel schedule is as follows:...

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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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