CE Founder Andy Schmidt a Special Guest at Comicpalooza!

Comics educator will host five panels at Houston convention from May 12 through May 14

Andy SchmidtAndy Schmidt will be a guest of the comic book convention Comicpalooza in Houston, Texas on May 12 through May 14. Over the three days of the convention, Andy will be presenting five panels about  creating comics and working in the comics industry. These panels will give attendees a chance to experience the kind of instruction Comics Experience’s members and students benefit from in our courses and mentorships .

Below is a full schedule and descriptions of Andy’s panels. He will also be available at the Comics Experience booth, #33 on the convention floor.

Breaking Into Comics
Friday May 12, 2017 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
So you want to make comics? This panel is your first step towards actually doing it! Top comic book creators discuss the ins and outs of the comic industry—specifically, what it takes to break into comics and how it’s done! This is the panel that no writer and no artist dare miss. BONUS: In addition to breaking in—learn how to STAY IN the comics business! Presented by Comics Experience’s Andy Schmidt. 351C

What Is Story?
Saturday May 13, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
You want to make comics—an artist or a writer—the one fundamental truth about working in this business is you have to tell great stories. But the whole concept of a “story” is remarkably mystifying. Definitions of “story” range from person to person—usually on matters of taste. Join former Marvel Comics and IDW editor, comic book, video game, and prose writer Andy Schmidt for the de-mystifying of “story.” The one thing you absolutely must understand to work in comics! Presented by Comics Experience. Room 351A

Fundamentals of Writing for Comic Books
Saturday May 13, 2017 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Join top comic writers for a discussion and instructive tips on the art of writing for comics. Writers and editors speak about the process of writing and how the game is played. Want to know how stories come about and learn how to do it yourself? This is the place to start! Presented by Comics Experience’s Andy Schmidt. Room 372A

Fundamentals of Comic Book Art
Sunday May 14, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The greatest comic book minds of our time divulge the greatest secrets of all time. Join our featured panelists for the top tips for telling a clear and great story in comics. These insights are not to be missed. How can any comic artistor fanafford to miss this panel? Presented by Comics Experience’s Andy Schmidt. Room 372A

Budgeting Your Comics Project
Sunday May 14, 2017 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Andy Schmidt, former Marvel and IDW editor and Comics Experience founder, won’t just tell you how to budget a comic, he’s going to SHOW YOU! On Screen! He’ll walk you through the very real costs of creating a comic book, publishing it and distributing it through certain channels. It’s eye-opening and fear-inducingbut then he’ll give you some serious tips on how to save money and get back to black! Presented by Comics Experience. Room 371C


Posted by Jennifer de Guzman