Comics Experience http://www.comicsexperience.com Online Courses and Community for Comic Book Writing and Art Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:00:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 James Tynion IV on His Upcoming Master Seminar http://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/03/james-tynion-iv-on-his-upcoming-master-seminar/ Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:00:09 +0000 http://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! http://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/03/master-seminar-with-james-tynion-iv-now-open-for-enrollment/ Sat, 09 Mar 2019 23:47:01 +0000 http://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 http://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/03/fred-van-lente-on-his-new-story-arc-course/ Fri, 01 Mar 2019 16:00:23 +0000 http://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 http://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/02/alum-david-pepose-on-serial-storytelling-in-spencer-locke-2/ Fri, 22 Feb 2019 19:28:06 +0000 http://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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Heather Antos Shares Advice on Kickstarter Success! http://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/02/heather-antos-shares-advice-on-kickstarter-success/ Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:00:51 +0000 http://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4400 Heather Antos has a lot to say about Kickstarter! As a co-host of our Make Comics podcast as well as an instructor of a micro course and an upcoming full-sized course on crowdfunding success. Ahead of the launch of her class on April 1, we spoke with Heather about her favorite tips and tricks, and...

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CE Alumni Launch Roads (Not) Taken on Kickstarter! http://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/02/ce-alumni-launch-roads-not-taken-on-kickstarter-2/ Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:00:20 +0000 http://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4394 Creators Workshop members and Comics Experience alumni have teamed up with our friends and partners at Source Point Press for an exciting Kickstarter with a fresh and fascinating premise. Roads (Not) Taken began as a challenge in the Workshop, serving as both personal introductions and a creative exercise exercise. Participants  – which include Milton Lawson,...

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LAST CALL on Two Intro Courses! http://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/02/last-call-on-three-intro-courses/ Fri, 01 Feb 2019 16:00:47 +0000 http://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4382 It’s your last chance to sign up for two of our introductory courses beginning next week. You definitely don’t want to miss your opportunity to work with established industry professionals who want to help you transition your ideas from your brain to your page. Sign up ASAP to make sure you secure your spot; we...

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Rich Douek on Wailing Blade’s Kickstarter Success! http://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/01/rich-douek-on-wailing-blades-kickstarter-success/ Fri, 25 Jan 2019 18:42:34 +0000 http://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4378 Rich Douek‘s Wailing Blade debuted last October at New York Comic-Con, igniting excitement for its merging of science fiction and fantasy into one bombastic, bloody adventure. And with creative partners like Joe Mulvey on art, Chris Sotomayor on coloring, and Taylor Esposito on letters, fans certainly had plenty to celebrate when issue 1 dropped. That...

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Claude Policart’s Amplexus Now on comiXology! http://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/01/claude-policarts-amplexus-now-on-comixology/ Fri, 18 Jan 2019 19:23:51 +0000 http://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4375 Claude Policart threw himself enthusiastically into Comics Experience courses. With Intro to Comic Book Writing with Andy Schmidt, Intro to Comic Book Coloring with Chris Sotomayor, and Intro to Comic Book Art with Robert Atkins and Phil Sevy all under his belt, he’s ready to share his one-man read Amplexus with readers around the world....

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Episode #168 of the Make Comics Podcast Posted! http://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/01/episode-168-of-the-make-comics-podcast-posted/ Wed, 09 Jan 2019 19:48:44 +0000 http://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4366 A new episode of the Comics Experience Make Comics podcast has been posted! Each episode provides ~15 minutes of advice on all aspects of creating comics and breaking in to the industry. Join Joey Groah, Nicole Boose, Heather Antos, and Jim Gibbons as they discuss making comics! Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes! Or check...

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Meet Paul! http://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/01/meet-paul/ Fri, 04 Jan 2019 16:00:42 +0000 http://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4353 Comics Experience faculty member Paul Allor has enjoyed an exciting career in comics so far, with credits including household names like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe, and Clue and independent titles like Tet, Past the Last Mountain, and Monstro Mechanica. And more, of course! His is a thoughtful and experienced voice in the Workshop...

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Episode #167 of the Make Comics Podcast Posted! http://www.comicsexperience.com/2019/01/episode-167-of-the-make-comics-podcast-posted/ Thu, 03 Jan 2019 18:36:05 +0000 http://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4352 A new episode of the Comics Experience Make Comics podcast has been posted! Each episode provides ~15 minutes of advice on all aspects of creating comics and breaking in to the industry. Join Joey Groah, Nicole Boose, Heather Antos, and Jim Gibbons as they discuss making comics! Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes! Or check...

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Meet Andy! http://www.comicsexperience.com/2018/12/meet-andy/ Fri, 21 Dec 2018 19:03:01 +0000 http://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4346 Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt will be teaching his signature Introduction to Comics Writing course beginning February 6. But there’s more to his life than running our fair community! Comics Experience: Tell us a little bit about your life outside of comics. Andy Schmidt: I have a need to constantly be learning and trying new...

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Gutter Magic Now in the Script Archive! http://www.comicsexperience.com/2018/12/gutter-magic-now-in-the-script-archive/ Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:15:06 +0000 http://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4341 Creators Workshop member, class alumnus Rich Douek has generously donated his scripts to the Script Archive! “Whatever success I have had in comics so far is, in a big part, thanks to Comics Experience – and not just the courses I took, but my involvement in the workshop and the community,” Rich says. “Anything I...

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Organizing Your Comics Workflow Video Now Available! http://www.comicsexperience.com/2018/12/organizing-your-comics-workflow-video-now-available/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:29:12 +0000 http://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4340 Creators Workshop members can now access a video workshop on Organizing Your Comics Workflow! This 35-minute video, featuring Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt, discusses the benefits and how-tos of setting up a seamless system for yourself and your collaborators. It’s not flashy, but it’s a topic that should be discussed more than it is. The...

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2019 Introduction to Screenwriting Now Open for Enrollment! http://www.comicsexperience.com/2018/12/2019-introduction-to-screenwriting-now-open-for-enrollment/ Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:00:07 +0000 http://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4339 The first 2019 Introduction to Screenwriting class with James Janowsky is now open to enrollees! It all starts January 24. Our courses tend to fill up quickly, so make sure to sign up here to ensure you land the slot you want. James is a comic book writer and screenwriter with six years of teaching...

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Episode #166 of the Make Comics Podcast Posted! http://www.comicsexperience.com/2018/12/episode-166-of-the-make-comics-podcast-posted/ Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:00:10 +0000 http://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4338 A new episode of the Comics Experience Make Comics podcast has been posted! Each episode provides ~15 minutes of advice on all aspects of creating comics and breaking in to the industry. Join Joey Groah, Nicole Boose, Heather Antos, and Jim Gibbons as they discuss making comics! Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes! Or check...

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Why Do You Want to Make Comics? http://www.comicsexperience.com/2018/12/why-do-you-want-to-make-comics/ Wed, 05 Dec 2018 19:22:08 +0000 http://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4335 The Comics Experience Creators Workshop forum supports and encourages meaningful discussion about making comics. That includes great conversation starters like the one below, excerpted from a post by entertainment lawyer and Creators Workshop pro member Gamal Hennessy. Here, Gamal challenges us to ask ourselves why we want to make comics, and to use the answers...

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Three Workshops on Comic Book Writing for $9.95! http://www.comicsexperience.com/2018/12/three-workshops-on-comic-book-writing-for-9-95/ Sat, 01 Dec 2018 19:26:40 +0000 http://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4326 They’re fun, they’re affordable, and they’re packed with valuable insight on writing comics! Now through December 10, 2018, we’re offering a package of three workshop videos for a budget-friendly $9.95. These three videos are part of our catalog of over 130 live sessions, discussions, and tutorials included in our Creators Workshop membership. Topics include writing,...

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Now Open for 2019 Enrollment: Intro to Comic Book Art! http://www.comicsexperience.com/2018/11/now-open-for-2019-enrollment-intro-to-comic-book-art/ Fri, 30 Nov 2018 18:09:17 +0000 http://www.comicsexperience.com/?p=4324 Phillip Sevy‘s first Introduction to Comic Book Art of 2019 is now open for enrollment! Class begins January 30 – just in time for you to start putting all of your New Year’s resolutions into action. “The main of the course is focused on visual storytelling. We’ll touch upon proportions, figures, and perspective, but the...

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