Baltimore Comic Con runs October 18 through 20, and Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt will be covering 4 panels (at least one each day!) throughout the show! If you’re planning on attending, pop on in to see Andy do what Andy does best; dish excellent professional advice on working in the comic book industry, tempered with humor and some good stories (see schedule below)! He’ll be at Source Point Press Booth #2301 when he’s not out and about sharing his knowledge on these panels.

Andy’s panel schedule is as follows:

Breaking Into Comics

Date: Friday, October 18

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Room: 345-346

Description: Andy Schmidt, former Marvel and IDW editor, comics writer, and founder of Comics Experience (the world’s largest online comic book school) and guests de-mystify the ins and outs of the comics industry, breaking down what it takes to get published or publish yourself. Whether you want to write or draw comics, this panel is an invaluable resource for those on their way in and up! Panelists: Greg Pak, Vito Delsante

Writing Perfect Panel Descriptions for Comics

Date: Saturday, October 19

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Room: 345-346

Description: One of the hardest things to teach is how to write clearly and effectively in order for someone else to draw from your work. Join former Marvel and IDW Editor Andy Schmidt as he covers one of the hardest aspects of writing for comics. Andy is an Eagle Award-winning author of both The Insider’s Guide to Creating Comics and Graphic Novels and The Comics Experience Guide to Writing Comics with over 15 years of industry experience ranging from indie and self-publishing to big-dog publishing like Marvel Comics. Panelists: Justin Jordan, Frank Gogol

The Evolution of Source Point Press

Date: Saturday, October 19

Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM ET

Room: TBD

Description: Being a small publisher in comics is not an easy task. However, Source Point Press seems to have the right stuff. Join us for a panel full of so many creatives it will make your head spin. Come listen to the tales of the Source Point Press creatives! Panelists: Andy Schmidt, Travis McIntireBob SalleyShawn DaleyKasey PierceFrank GogolGarrett GunnChristy Blanch, and more!

The Fundamentals of Visual Storytelling for Comic Artists

Date: Sunday, October 20

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Room: 345-346

Description: Join Andy Schmidt, former Marvel Comics and IDW Editor and Founder of the world’s largest online comic book school, Comics Experience, for an impactful dive into the world of visual storytelling – getting behind what looks cool and into what drives your visual story and how to bring it to life on the comic book page! This is an invaluable resource for any comic artist, whether you’re new or an old pro! Panelists: Cully Hamner, Jamal Igle

See you in Baltimore, friends!