Andy Schmidt to deconstruct successful pitches — What really works?

andy-bioOn Tuesday night, June 25, 2013 at 9pm Eastern Time, we’ll have a nuts and bolts comics industry discussion with Andy Schmidt on pitching!

Andy will be deconstructing examples of comic book project pitches that were greenlit and went on to become successful series. What made them work as pitches? And what should you be including in your own pitch documents to have your project picked up? Andy will also be taking questions from the audience on pitch-related topics.

This will be a live, online streaming discussion held as part of our Creators Workshop community.

Andy is a former Marvel and IDW editor and the founder of Comics Experience. He has seen countless pitches over the years, both from established creators and from the blind “slush” pile. He’s even had the experience of writing and pitching his own creator-owned series 5 Days to Die, so he knows what works and what doesn’t from both sides of the table.

workshop screenshotDuring his time in editorial, Andy worked with nearly every major character in the Marvel pantheon and edited titles such as X-Men, X-Factor, Alias, Secret War, and the Annihilation saga. At IDW, Andy oversaw both the Transformers and GI Joe franchises.

Creators Workshop sessions take place every month, giving members real-world knowledge that will help them succeed in their comics career.

There’s still time to sign up before the next session.

We hope to see you there.

If you want to make comics, write, draw, letter, and color comics, or improve as a comics creator, you’ll find like-minded friends and colleagues in our online workshops and courses. We hope to see you there!

Posted by Rob Anderson
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