New York Comic-Con runs October 3 through 6, and Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt will be on hand to dish out advice on working in the comic book industry! He’ll be at the Source Point Press booth, #2243, when he’s not out and about sharing his knowledge on panels.

Andy’s panel schedule is as follows:

Writing Comics Like the Pros

Date: Thursday, October 3

Time: 2:15-3:15 p.m. EST

Room: 1C03

Description: A comic book script does NOT look like a screenplay! Lesson #1—how to write for comics—learn the dos-and-don’ts from top of the line comics writers and editors – everything from crafting a character-driven story to how to write effectively for your artist! Join comics veterans Greg Pak, Frank Gogol, Vita Ayala, Rich Douek, Tini Howard, and Writer/Editor Andy Schmidt for an in-depth discussion that will have your scripts popping off the page in no time!

Panelists: Vita Ayala, Rich Douek, Tini Howard, Frank Gogol, and Greg Pak

The New Comics Creator Panel

Date: Thursday, October 3

Time: 4:45-5:45 p.m. EST

Room: 1C03

Description: The face of comics isn’t just changing, it’s expanding. There isn’t just one face of comics anymore, it’s now a diverse line-up of faces of different shapes, colors, creeds, and so on. Join Comics Experience’s founder Andy Schmidt and several professional creators, to learn how the diversification of comics creators and comics content go hand in hand, and what advantages to new comics creators this diversification holds. Learn what kind of background and training/education these new comics creators come from, and you’ll see why comics are changing and why it’s a good thing!

Panelists: Andy Schmidt, Heather Antos, Mags Visaggio, Sanford Greene, Tini Howard, Vita Ayala

In addition, if you’re a member of our Creator’s Workshop, an alumnus of one of our courses, or one of our mentoring clients, there will be a meetup just for you! At a secret location at a secret date, no less. If you’re interested in attending and want to RSVP, send us an email.

See you in New York, friends!