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1 Day Live Online Course | Instructor: Dan Jurgens | Co-Host: Andy Schmidt

Master Seminar with Dan Jurgens: The Death of Superman – REVISITED!

The biggest storyline of all time! The death of the biggest hero of all time! 

Join comics legend Dan Jurgens (Superman, The Mighty Thor) with moderator Andy Schmnidt (co-writer with Dan on Generations: Shattered) for the ultimate look behind the curtain into a singular event that rocked 1992 and changed the course of super-hero comics forever.

Dan didn’t work alone on the project. In fact, it was multiple teams working on multiple different comics that all had to work together in order to pull off the biggest comics event of the decade. Dan will talk about the strategies used to work together in the spirit of collaboration while driving toward the same, ambitious goal. 

He’ll be discussing both the narrative aspects of the event as well as the visual design and pacing. As both writer and artist, Dan is uniquely positioned to give insights into how the writing and art work together, from iconic cover to Superman #75, all the way through the story itself.

Join Dan for this deep-dive discussion that you can only get with Comics Experience!

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  • You’ll spend roughly five hours online with Dan Jurgens—starting at 10:00 AM ET.
  • Dan will be discussing the collaborative efforts behind the biggest storyline in comics history and his role in it.
  • Dan will provide insights into his writing and art processes.
  • A never-before look into a classic super-hero story and insights that will entertain as well educate.
  • Dan will also talk about the unique challenges of serving as both writer and artist and the advantages and disadvantages that go with it.
  • You’ll be privy to discussions between comics pros Dan Jurgens and Andy Schmidt, drawing from each other’s experiences to really get a complete understanding of all angles of a comics event’s creation process.
  • You’ll be able to ask questions live in a Q&A chat that Andy will flow into the conversation (so long as they’re relevant to the topic at hand).
  • You’ll have access to a full recording of the session for two weeks following the live event so you can watch and take notes again and again.
  • If you can’t attend live, you’ll get access to the full recording and you’ll have the option of sending a few questions in advance to Andy that he can work into the Seminar.

This is a ONE-TIME-ONLY Master Seminar and will not be repeated, so don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from an industry pro! Enroll now!

Dan Jurgens

Dan Jurgens began his comics career in 1981 as artist on DC Comics’ The Warlord. He then created, wrote and drew Booster Gold and added Legion of Super-Heroes, Flash Gordon, Green Arrow and Justice League to his résumé. Most notably, he logged a ten-year-plus run as writer/artist on Superman, including the best-selling Death of Superman for which he won the National Cartoonists Society Award. Jurgens followed up with the mega-hit crossover Zero Hour, which redefined the DC Universe.

At Marvel Comics, he wrote and/or drew The Sensational Spider-Man, The Mighty Thor and Captain America

Jurgens then returned to DC Comics to work on the New 52 titles Green Arrow, Justice League International, Superman and Firestorm. After that, Dan moved on as one of the writers on DC’s weekly Futures End

More recently, he wrote the acclaimed Superman: Lois and Clark mini-series, which repositioned Superman in the DC universe and helped to set up the company’s Rebirth effort. From there, he moved on to write and occasionally draw the further adventures of Superman in Action Comics, carrying it all the way up to issue 1,000, while also writing Batman Beyond.

Dan is currently writing the two-part Generations project for DC Comics where he also has a couple of new, exciting projects that will be announced soon.


Andy Schmidt (Co-Host)

Andy Schmidt

Andy Schmidt, former Senior Editor at IDW Publishing, former Editor at Marvel Comics, and writer of such comics as 5 Days to DieX-Men: Divided We Stand, and G.I. Joe: Future Noir launched Comics Experience for people who want to make comics or work in the comics industry.

During his nearly six years at Marvel Comics, Andy edited such popular comic books as X-MenX-FactorAliasSecret WarCaptain America: The ChosenIron Man / Captain America: Casualties of WarAvengers Classic, and the Annihilation saga. As an assistant and associate editor, Andy worked on nearly every major character in the Marvel canon—from Spider-Man to the Avengers and Fantastic Four.

In 2007, Andy founded Comics Experience to pass his knowledge on to students. In 2008, Andy wrote an authoritative, Eagle Award-winning book about making comics: The Insider’s Guide to Creating Comics and Graphic Novels, published by Impact Books. His follow up book, The Comics Experience Guide to Writing Comics: Scripting Your Story Ideas from Start to Finish was published in 2018 to rave reviews.

In 2010, Andy created the Creators Workshop as part of Comics Experience, where students can learn and grow together as a community of creators. Having left corporate life in 2013, Andy began consulting and writing in the entertainment industry on properties such as Spider-ManThe AvengersGuardians of the GalaxyStar Wars, and Transformers as we all as consulting with film and television studios.

Comics Experience currently has publishing partnerships with multiple publishers in the comics industry, creating a path to publication for beginners all the way up to becoming a published pro! As of the end of 2019, Comics Experience will have published over 20 titles currently available through various publishers listed in the Diamond Comics Catalog.

Andy is currently writing for DC Comics for Generations Shattered, Generations Forged, and Crime Syndicate.

Andy is the producer of the Comics Experience Make Comics Podcast and you can follow him on Twitter at @ComicExperience.

Do I need to know everything about comics?

Absolutely not. This is a course about comics creation; it’s an in-depth discussion, but we strive to make sure that our conversational tone is inclusive to our wide range of attendees’ experience.

Do I need to be a computer wiz for the class?

No, but you do need to have high-speed internet access. We recommend that you have headphones with a microphone to plug into your computer, but that’s by no means necessary.

What if I can’t attend at the last minute? Can I make it up?

This is a one-time Master Seminar so there is no way to make it up, but if you have enrolled, you will have access to a recording of the session for two weeks after it’s held to review as many times as you like!

What computer programs do I need for this course?

None at all. Though we will talk about some programs, you’re not going to be asked to use any of them during the seminar.

If I don’t live in North America, can I still take the course?

You bet. We’ve had students jump in from Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and Africa. Many of these students have not been able to attend live due to the time difference, but they’ve all been happy to view the recordings!

If I don’t want a career in comics, and just like making comics or even just want to learn more about the art form I love, is the Master Seminar right for me?

Sure it is! This seminar is a great way to learn a ton about comics, how they’re made, and the thought process behind them. It could really change the way you read comics—for the better. We’d love to have you!

How do I sign up?

Click on the PayPal button for this course and you’ll get an email confirmation and instructions within two business days giving you everything you need to attend the Master Seminar.

Go ahead and reserve your spot today! Space is limited.

 

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