Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt will be hosting four panels at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, all listed below. Get ready to be informed and inspired by some of the industry’s most dynamic, experienced, and knowledgeable experts as they discuss the following topics!
Comic Book Art: Making a Living Doing It
Thursday, 7/9/15 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM | Room: 30CDE
Join Comics Experience’s Andy Schmidt (Marvel, IDW editor) on the must-attend panel for artists—how to make money as a comic book artist! Learn about maximizing your art potential, pricing your art, merchandizing it and selling it. Don’t just make money—make a living! Spend one hour here with Andy Schmidt, Zander Canon (Top 10) and Reilly Brown (Deadpool, Amazing Spider-Man), then GO MAKE MONEY WITH YOUR ART!
Breaking Into Comics and Staying In
Friday, 7/10/15 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM | Room: 30CDE
With the shifting landscape of the comics industry, this is your INVALUABLE guide to breaking into the comics industry. What it takes, whose attention you’re vying for, and how to get it in a productive way, but most importantly, what do you have to do to get up to speed and ready for the big show. Join Comics Experience founder and publisher Andy Schmidt, with Scott Allie (Dark Horse EIC), Joshua Williamson (Nailbiter, Ghosted) and Marvel VP C.B. Cebulski for the best panel on breaking in ever!
Childhood Dreams Come True: Writing Licensed Characters
Saturday, 7/11/15, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM | Room: 30CDE
You want to write Spider-Man? Batman? Star Wars? Jem and the Holograms? So does everyone else! As a writer, you have to approach your work differently because you’re not just writing for you and your audience, but also for editors and project managers and a company. We’ve all heard the horror stories from creators, but it doesn’t have to be that way. With the right approach, it can be fantastically rewarding. Join Andy Schmidt (Avengers, Transformers), Joshua Williamson (Captain Midnight, Predator, RoboCop), David Marshall (Star Wars), Mike Costa (Spider-Man, G.I. Joe), and Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine), for a look from both sides of the desk—what is the company looking for, and how to navigate licensed characters as a writer.
Closing the Deal: Everything you Need to Know About Publishing Deals and Contracts
Saturday, 7/11/15 | 8:00 PM-9:00 PM | 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) and Joe Sergi (The Law for Comic Book Creators) for an in-depth look at comics contracts! What are they, how they work, and what you need to be looking out for when you get one!
A full programming schedule for the convention is available online here. See you in San Diego!
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