Kenny Porter discusses what it’s like to find working pros and comic writers just like himself in the Creators Workshop community.
Creator: Kenny Porter
Porter says: First thing I asked when I’d post it: were you excited to read it? People who reviewed it would tell me this is where it trailed off for me; this is where it doesn’t bring the same heat or energy; or it doesn’t tonally fit, or someone’s dialogue didn’t sound consistent. It’s great to have people as a sounding board who have experience in the same medium as you.
If you’re looking to join as a writer, you’ll get a community of people from all kinds of backgrounds, who’ll give you feedback you can take to the bank, as opposed to someone who may not be familiar with the art form. It was the only way I could get feedback that was useful and take to heart, as opposed to bringing it to a class somewhere at a college.
I did have a lot of interaction with the pros. I got great feedback from people like Kyle Higgins, gave me a lot of great script notes, helped me with plotting and structure. Afterwards he let me ask him a bunch of questions about pacing. Fred Van Lente helped me build scenes, characters and how to keep them consistent. Wouldn’t have had that without Comics Experience backing me up.