Comic Con International: Comics Experience Panels Announced!

Our plans are in full swing for a slate of panels at Comic Con International: San Diego, July 24-27. See below for details!

Comics Experience logoBreaking Into Comics and Staying In
Thursday, 7/24/14, 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m., Room: 30CDE

With the shifting landscape of the comics industry, this is your INVALUABLE guide to breaking into the comics industry. Join Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt (Marvel and IDW), with writers Joshua Williamson (Ghosted, Nailbiter), Joshua Hale Fialkov (The Ultimates, The Bunker), Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie (Hellboy), and IDW Publishing Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall (Zombies Vs. Robots) for the best panel on breaking in ever!

Closing the Deal: Everything you Need to Know About Publishing Deals and Contracts
Friday, 7/25/14, 6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m., Room: 30CDE

Your project is going to make millions of dollars—but you have to sign this CONTRACT first—yikes! Join Andy Schmidt (Comics Experience, Marvel, IDW Publishing), Joe Sergi, attorney at law and author of Comic Book Law: Cautionary Tales for the Comic Book Creator, for an in-depth look at comics contracts! If you want to work in the entertainment industry—especially publishing—you can’t afford to miss this panel!

Creative Dynamic: The Freelancer’s Guide to Building Great Business Relationships
Saturday, 7/26/14, 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m., Room: 30CDE

You’re an artist—a creator, writer, or penciler. But those darn publishers keep asking for changes to your work! Join Comics Experience’s Andy Schmidt (Marvel, IDW, Hasbro) along with super-star David Finch (Forever Evil, Batman: The Dark Knight), Marvel Senior Editor Nick Lowe (X-Men, Spider-Man), artist Reilly Brown (Deadpool), IDW Publishing Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall (Zombies Vs. Robots) and Vertigo/DC Comics Group Editor Will Dennis (Scalped, Y: the Last Man) for a no-nonsense approach to building your freelance business while still maintaining your artistic integrity!

Bonus Panel with Andy Schmidt: Uniting the Worldwide #Makecomics Community
Saturday, 7/26/14, 5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m., Room: 8

Join host Patrick Yurick (CEO of in this celebratory panel designed to connect the comic makers of the world. The discussion will center around the status of the world-wide comic-making revolution happening on and off-line. Featuring: Patrick Yurick, Andy Schmidt, Palle Schmidt (no relation), Christy Blanch, Jim Zub, Rachel Beck, and Mark Waid.

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!

Posted by Nicole Boose