I want to get published, can you help?
Yes and no. But mainly yes. The Creators Workshop (CW) has an unparalleled amount of resources for you to learn craft, marketing, budgeting, fundraising and everything in between. Anything about making comics that you’ll need or want to know, you can probably find it on the CW already.
Our aim is to help you find the tools you need. But we can’t make you learn everything. The CW provides you access, but we can’t do the job for you.
What if I just want professionals to make my comic for me?
That is a service that we do offer, though we have limited availability for such projects. You can find out more about hiring Comics Experience’s professional and friendly staff to create your comic in the Creative Services section of our website.
So, where do I even start?
Believe it or not, this is one of the more difficult questions to answer. The CW was designed to be a kind of “Disney World” for comics creators and fans. Sure, we don’t do many marathons, but the idea is that you can find a wide variety of things to do and participate in.
So the best way to answer this question is to start with asking you what your goals are. Once we can talk through that on the forums, our staff is more than happy to set you off in the right direction to get started. And we’re always around to answer your questions as well.
We’re about engagement and making sure that you’re not just comfortable, but that you’re finding your footing.
Do I need to be published or experienced to join?
No, people at all levels of experience are welcome. We have members and alumni who are doing work for Marvel, DC, IDW Publishing, Image, Dynamite Entertainment and more, but we also have members who are entirely new to comics. We have an open and welcoming community.
The Creators Workshop sounds expansive. Is it easy to find the information I need?
There is a search function which is super-useful. And there are hundreds of threads, so it can all be a bit daunting. But our staff is friendly and happy to help if you can’t find what you’re looking for.
Is there more to it than the forums?
Yes. We often have live events held online that you can participate in and we encourage workshop members to work together on projects. We also have a publishing program that your work, when workshopped, is eligible for. There’s a lot more to the Creators Workshop, but best of all is the supportive community you’ll meet along the way.
Do I need to take Comics Experience courses to be a member of the Workshop?
No. We certainly have many alumni who are members of our community, but the courses are NOT a prerequisite for membership in our forum community, nor do we push them on you.
What if I fit in the profile of a “Producer” as you call it and I don’t want to learn how to draw and market my book but I’m interested in help getting my comic made?
The CW is still a great resource for you. If you’re really dead-set on being hands off, then you might consider taking advantage of Comics Experience’s Creative Services. You can read more about that on the Creative Services section of our website. Many people will use the CW and the CS in combination to reduce the overall bill for the CS because they won’t need a completely full-service option.
Do I have to post my work in order to be a member or can I just hang back?
No, there’s no requirement that you post your work. Some members simply enjoy interacting and learning on the forums. Others prefer to only sit in on our live sessions — or even just watch the recordings after the fact. How you engage with the CW is up to you.
What if I miss a live session?
We record our live sessions and, as a member, you’ll be able to view the recording as many times as you like via your computer. All of our videos and sessions are posted and you have instant access to them included with your membership.
Do I need any special equipment or software for the live meetings?
You’ll need a computer with an Internet connection and a web browser, and a high-speed connection is highly recommended. If you want to interact verbally, you’ll also need headphones or ear buds (to avoid echo) and a microphone, however it’s possible to participate via text chat even without those, and many members simply listen to the conversations.
How do I qualify to have my work reviewed by professionals?
Scripts and Artwork have two different qualifications to meet in order to receive a professional review. For artwork, simply posting it is enough. For scripts, there is a requirement that you must critique a few other scripts of similar length before your script is eligible. While eligibility is not a guarantee of a professional review, we currently give professional reviews to over 90% of the work posted that is eligible.
You may also be surprised at the level of quality feedback you’ll receive from peer reviews as well. When you’re a part of a community that is focused, driven, and excited to see each other succeed, good things tend to happen.
I only want to write for the Big Two…OR…I only want to write indie/creator-owned comics. Is the Creators Workshop for me?
We have members who fall into either category — or both! Regardless of your goals, you’ll be welcome and you’ll find a lot of helpful tools.
Who are the professionals who stalk the boards?
Comics Experience has a rotating cast of professionals who interact on the CW. We seek creators who have a true interest in working newer talent and in giving back to a community that has supported them. They genuinely believe in what we do.
The reason the cast is rotating is because most professionals are freelancers and that means they go through periods with crushing deadlines from time to time. In order to make the CW a place they’ll visit and come back to, we do give them berth when they need to focus on their work.
How do I cancel my membership?
You simply log into your PayPal account and cancel your automatic payment. PayPal then sends us a notification and we email you letting you know we’ve received the notification and the date your membership expires.
What is your refund policy for time not used at the time of cancellation?
We do not offer refunds on time not used, so please choose your payment plan carefully if you think you’ll need to cancel soon. To help make that decision, you could take part in our free trial offer first to make sure this is the right fit for you!
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