Live Workshop Topics Announced for January Through March 2017!

ComicsExperience_logoComics Experience founder Andy Schmidt has announced the next topics for upcoming Live Workshop sessions!

Our Live Workshop sessions are online, monthly events, and they’re available exclusively to Creators Workshop members.

Each Live Workshop discussion focuses on a unique topic geared toward helping comic creators achieve their personal best. Past sessions have covered subjects like maximizing income, reinventing characters, negotiating collaboration agreements, and many more!

Current Workshop members can find details by logging in here.

For more benefits of Creators Workshop membership, head over to our Top Ten Reasons Why the Creators Workshop Is Awesome post! For additional details or to join, please visit our Creators Workshop page here.

Details about our next three Live Workshop sessions are below. We hope you’ll join us!


Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 9:00 pm ET
The New Comics Career!
ANDY SCHMIDT: The old way of doing things is to pitch your project to a publisher until it gets picked up. But as fewer publishers are willing to take risks, even small ones, and as crowdfunding has picked up steam, the new way creators are making a living and a name for themselves is a strange hybrid model between traditional publishing and self-publishing. Let’s discuss!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 9:00 pm ET
Action Scenes
ANDY SCHMIDT: One of the hardest lessons to learn is how action scenes in comics are so very different from those in movies. In this break-out session, Andy will highlight the key differences between the two and how to get powerful, impactful action scenes on your comics page!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 9:00 pm ET
Inspiration vs Structure
ANDY SCHMIDT: We have an idea! We’re inspired to draw or write about it! A story to tell to inspire others! But how do we capture this inspiration??? By imposing structure and formula and analysis on it. Structuring your story and your art and your page layouts is helpful, there’s no doubt–but is there too much structure? Or too little? The eternal yin and yang of storytelling is explored and you get to ask your questions!

If you want to make comics, write, draw, letter, and color comics, or improve as a comics creator, you’ll find like-minded friends and colleagues in our online workshops and courses. We hope to see you there!

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