Last updated October 1.
Breaking Into Comics – Honing Your Craft and Networking Skills to Succeed!
Workshop for the pros (or soon-to-be-pros)! Join Comics Experience founder and former Marvel and IDW editor Andy Schmidt for a down-to-Earth discussion on how to jump-start your comics career—including finding collaborators, networking with pros, and growing a career!
Thursday, October 8 / 2:45 PM to 4:45 PM / Room 1E04
- We’ll be selling copies of CREATURE COPS #1-3 and the trade paperback; DRONES #1-5 as a set, TET #1 and TET #2, FIVE DAYS TO DIE (including a special Comics Experience variant of issue #1), and THE INSIDER’S GUIDE TO CREATING COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS.
- Andy will be signing copies of FIVE DAYS TO DIE and THE INSIDER’S GUIDE TO CREATING COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS.
- Andy will also be giving away posters for TRANSFORMERS: DEVASTATION, the new video game that he wrote for Activision and Hasbro.
- Paul Allor and Paul Tucker will be signing TET #1 and #2.
- Rich Douek will be signing preview copies of GUTTER MAGIC #1.
Andy will also be offering discounts for upcoming Intro courses AT THE SHOW ONLY!
*PORTFOLIO REVIEWS FOR WRITERS & ARTISTS*
Portfolio reviews will be available for artists and writers from these great creators and CE staff:
- Art portfolio reviews by Robert Atkins, Reilly Brown, David Finch, Klaus Janson, Phil Jimenez, and Andy Schmidt
- Coloring portfolio reviews by Chris Sotomayor
- Writer portfolios by Kyle Higgins, Andy Schmidt, Fred Van Lente, and Joshua Williamson
Here’s what to do for a review session:
ARTISTS: Bring your most recent work. Bring only finalized pages and covers, and bring the script from which you illustrated pages. If you are showing inks, bring the penciled version also so we can evaluate your inking properly.
COLORISTS: Bring samples with the line art and the colored version also.
WRITERS: We can’t read or discuss your pitch, but we can talk with you about how to pitch, how to get work, and how to gain traction on the types of projects you want to do. We can also recommend resources and networking skills. We can talk in broad terms about what you want to do and the kind of work you’re doing and give feedback on all of that—which is quite a lot!
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!