Say Hello to Andy at ECCC!

Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt has been busy! After running panels and greeting friends and fans alike at C2E2 this weekend, he’ll be off to Emerald City Comic-Con in not-so-sunny Seattle! From March 12 through 15, you can say hello to him at booth #1020, where he’ll once again be hanging out with our friends and partners at Source Point Press.

At least, when he’s not on a panel, anyways. And he’s on several panels. Hey, what can we say? We like listening to him talk… and so do other industry pros!

Here’s where to find Andy. And a few of our staffers and alumni as well!

Surviving Collaboration!
Description: Comics are a collaborative medium. Do you know how to bring out the best from your collaborators? Join former Marvel and IDW editor/writer Andy Schmidt with Bon Alimagno (former Marvel Talent Coordinator), Jim Gibbons (Dark Horse Presents), and Justin Jordan (Green Lantern: New Guardians) as they discuss collaborative best practices, tips for writers/artists, and strategies for handling editor feedback. Become the kind of creator everyone wants to work with!
Date: Thursday, March 12th, 2020
Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Location: WSCC Room 3A
Panelists: Bon Alimagno, Jim Gibbons, Justin Jordan

Breaking Into Comics and Staying In!
Description: Your dream is to make comics; you’re willing to do the work but the industry is tough to crack into. This is your INVALUABLE guide to breaking in! Join Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt (Marvel, IDW), Carlos Giffoni (Strayed), Jim Gibbons (Dark Horse Presents), Jim Zub (Dungeons & Dragons), Phillip Sevy (Paradox) & Tini Howard (Thanos) as they break down the walls & offer practical advice that will jumpstart your comics career! This panel will serve you well in your pursuit of finally achieving your dream!
Date: Friday, March 13th, 2020
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: WSCC Room 3B
Panelists: Carlos Giffoni, Jim Gibbons, Jim Zub, Phillip Sevy, Tini Howard

The Fundamentals of Visual Storytelling for Comic Book Artists!
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! With Arielle Jovellanos (Adventure Time), Dan Jurgens (The Death of Superman), Karl Kesel (Superboy), Ngozi Ukazu (Check, Please!), Phillip Sevy (Paradox), Rachelle Rosenberg (Black Widow) & Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise).
Date: Friday, March 13th, 2020
Time: 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Location: TCC Level 3 – Room 1
Panelists: Arielle Jovellanos, Dan Jurgens, Karl Kesel, Ngozi Ukazu, Phillip Sevy, Rachelle Rosenberg, Terry Moore

Creating Awe-Inspiring Panel Descriptions!
Description: You’re the writer; you’ve got to inspire an artist to bring the best out of your writing AND his/her art, while also providing what the story needs! It’s hard to do! What’s the function of a panel description? You might be surprised! Join Andy Schmidt (The Insider’s Guide to Creating Comics and Graphic Novels), Jim Gibbons (Dark Horse Presents), Jordaan Arledge (Alex Priest), Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode), Tini Howard (Captain America), & Tom Raney (Annihilation Conquest); transform your scripts into inspiring manifestos for your artists!
Date: Saturday, March 14th, 2020
Time: 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Location: WSCC Room 3A
Panelists: Jim Gibbons, Jordaan Arledge, Justin Jordan, Tini Howard, Tom Raney

New Comics Creator: How Diversity is Leading to More Opportunities for All Creators
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 different shapes, colors, creeds, etc. Join Comics Experience’s founder Andy Schmidt to learn how the diversification of comics creators and comics content go hand in hand, and the advantages to comics as a whole. 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! With Bon Alimagno (former Marvel Talent Coordinator), Janet Lee (Return of the Dapper Men), and Jordaan Arledge (Alex Priest).
Date: Saturday, March 14th, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: WSCC Room 3B
Panelists: Bon Alimagno, Janet Lee, Jordaan Arledge

Hope everyone headed to Emerald City Comic-Con has a wonderful time!