Comics Experience at Comic-Con International 2019!

CE Founder Andy Schmidt leading a convention event

Headed for Comic-Con International San Diego this week? Don’t miss our Comics Experience panels, led by CE founder/instructor Andy Schmidt and a host of expert participants!

Screenwriting: Turn Your Idea into a Screenplay
THURSDAY 4:00-5:00, Room 11  

Join screenwriters Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow), Georgia Lee (The Expanse), James Janowsky (SVA), Jason Brown (Producer of The Expanse, Ben-Hur), and Jacob Robinson (Producer at Tractor Pants, Legendary Pictures) for a look at how writing for the screen differs from writing for any other medium. And more than that, we’ll discuss how the business of Hollywood works–the dos and don’ts of it all. Most importantly, we’ll discuss taking an idea and how to shape it into a coherent story and screenplay, ready to shoot! Hosted by Andy Schmidt (Guardians of the Galaxy). 

Breaking into Comics
FRIDAY 3:00-4:00, Room 11  

Your dream is to make comics and you’re willing to do the work, but the industry is a tough place to crack into. Discover where the doors are and how to knock on them. Learn what it takes to be ready to step into the world of comics writing and art–listen to the trials and obstacles that proven professionals overcame–and get ready for advice that will serve you well in your pursuit of finally achieving your dream! Join Artists Reilly Brown (Deadpool, Incredible Hercules), Phillip Sevy (Tomb Raider), writers Rich Douek (Gutter Magic), Ryan Cady (Infinite Dark, Old Man Logan), and Mags Visaggio (Eisner nominee Kim and Kim, Eternity Girl) and comics editor and educator AndySchmidt (Marvel and IDW editorial, Comics Experience) for a candid and actionable discussion on how to break into the industry and start to do what you love. 

Comics Writing: Creating Awe-Inspiring Panel Descriptions
SATURDAY 2:00-3:00, Room 11  

You’re the writer, but you’re not the artist–that means you’ve got to inspire an artist to not just draw what the story needs, but to do so in a way that brings the best out of both your writing and his or her art, while also providing what the project needs!. If that sounds hard, it’s because it is! And if you think you (or most comics writers, for that matter) know what the function of a panel description is–you might be surprised! Join writers Peter David (The Incredible Hulk), Mike Costa (Lucifer TV show, Venom comic), Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, Red Sonja), artists Phillip Sevy (Witchblade), Reilly Brown (Deadpool, Incredible Hercules) and Andy Schmidt (The Comics Experience Guide to Writing Comics and Graphic Novels) for this revealing panel that will transform your comics scripts into an inspirational manifestos for your artists!

We can’t wait for you to join us!

Creators Workshop members: we have an online forum devoted to this year’s San Diego con. Be sure to visit, compare notes and tips, and make plans to meet with your fellow members!

We wish everyone safe travels and a great convention experience!