Getting Into Comics — A One-Day Workshop For Writers and Artists
In this one-day intensive session, information is given on submitting, how to prepare samples, and how to put together a pitch for a series or graphic novel. Writers will earn about how to find artists, how to work with them, and more. There will be an overview of various publishers, both those who cater to the comic book store market, and those who sell mostly in book stores. You’ll find out what editors are looking for, what they expect, and what they DON’T want to see. You’ll learn what skills you need for whichever part of the comics market you want to wind up in. There’s a lot of information given that’s not commonly known as well as material that will dispel some misconceptions about the way the comics world works.
The cost is $75 (payable at door or pre-paid – see Paypal link below). There will be some time to chat and talk with other attendees for a while after the talk is done.
The workshop is led by Jim Higgins, who has been a writer and editor in the comics business for over 20 years. He has done screenwriting and been a comics consultant for films and TV. He was an editor and assistant editor at DC Comics in the Paradox Press division and is the editor and publisher of New Thing, an international anthology of short comics stories. Jim has been teaching writing and drawing comics at major art colleges and institutions for many years.
SILA Members: Remember to choose the Members Category for your 10% discount and