Comics Experience is pleased to announce a brand new course focused specifically on making self-published and/or creator-owned comics! Maybe you have a script, but you’re not sure of all the steps involved in turning it into a professional-looking creator-owned comic book…and then launching it into the world? Or maybe you’ve self-published a comic already, but you didn’t achieve the results you expected? In this four-week course, Making Comics: Self-Published & Creator-Owned, you’ll learn how to:
- Find an artist/colorist/letterer and even an editor!
- Market & promote your creator-owned comic, from news outlets to conventions
- Work effectively with your collaborators and handle conflicts
- Distribute your comic, whether in print or digital formats
- Minimize your costs throughout the project
- Submit and pitch your comic (if you want a publisher)
- …and even how to use your work to pursue future work-for-hire gigs (if that’s a goal for you!)
Your instructors, Paul Allor and Rob Anderson, have done all of the above and are ready to walk you through the entire process of creating a professional-looking project, while helping you avoid the costly mistakes that many writers learn “the hard way.” They will share every hard-earned tip they’ve learned along the way! The class will also be joined one night by special guest Paul Montgomery, co-host of iFanboy’s Pick of the Week podcast, who will provide insight into how to approach media outlets and seek coverage of your work!
Instructor Paul Allor has published creator-owned work such as the critically acclaimed Orc Girl (Challenger Comics) and the self-published anthology, Clockwork: Volume 1, which featured professional artists like JM Ken Niimura (I Kill Giants), Brett Weldele (Surrogates) and Nikki Cook (Memoir). He has since gone on to write properties such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for IDW and Pathfinder: Goblins for Dynamite, while continuing to develop new creator-owned titles. In addition to his writing work, Paul has served as editor on several titles, including the currently-ongoing Sheltered from Image Comics.
Instructor Rob Anderson began self-publishing with his comic Animal Control: Special Creatures Unit in 2009, and has since gone on to write My Little Pony Micro-Series for IDW, the Rex, Zombie Killer mini-series published by Big Dog Ink, and has edited and contributed to the series Great Zombies in History, now collected in trade paperback form by McFarland Press. Join Paul and Rob for this nuts-and-bolts course that will save you time, money, and pain. !