Just in time for International Women’s Day, comes an announcement from Comic Book Women and what they’ll be doing at Emerald City Comic Con 2016! Five panels will offer expert advice for professional comic book creators.
Comic Book Women, an organization of nearly 300 individuals, advocates for greater opportunity, visibility, and recognition for women, as well as trans, genderqueer, and non-binary individuals in the comic book industry.
Here’s a list of the panels and where to find them…
You Made a Comic — Now Sell It!
Christine Dinh (Boom! Studios), Jen Vaughn (Vertigo), Amanda Meadows (The Devastator), Shy Allot (Oni Press), Rachel Reed (Oni Press), and Alex de Campi (writer) share their pearls of wisdom on marketing creator-owned properties. From crowd-funding to conventions, they’ll address the dos and don’ts of getting your work into the hands of your fans. Moderated by Jocelyn Gajeway (My Blacks Don’t Match!).
4/7/2016, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Working in Licensed Comics — How to Play With Other People’s Toys
Are you an artist or writer who loves Transformers, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Adventure Time, or Star Trek? Come hear what it is like to work on their comic-book counterparts, as we discuss the wonderful world of licensed comics! This panel will give a behind-the-scenes look at what it is like to work on officially licensed comic titles from some of the top talent in the industry. Chock-full of tips and tricks for artists and writers, so make sure to come with questions for the panel.
Speakers: Sarah Gaydos (IDW), Tini Howard (Poseidon IX), Shannon Watters (Boom! Studios), Corinna Bechko (Invisible Republic), Jody Houser (Faith, Orphan Black), Mariah Huehner (True Blood, The Last Unicorn)
4/7/2016, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM
Stress and the Freelancer
Being your own boss can be great, but the responsibilities and stress can be enough to send you hightailing back to the office. Never fear–you can be a successful freelancer and learn how to manage whatever comes your way. Join Comic Book Women’s panel of savvy pros for tips on everything from scheduling to ergonomics to building a community of other freelancers. Speakers: Casey Gilly (Comic Book Resources), Lea Hernandez (Teen Titans), Monica Gallagher, Jen Vaughn (DC: Vertigo), Whitney Leopard, Corinna Bechko
4/8/2016, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Join Sloane Leong (From Under Mountains, Bravest Warrior), Shari Chankhamma (Codename Baboushka, The Fuse), Lauren Affe (Buzzkill, Five Ghosts), Tamra Bonvillian (Wayward, Moongirl and Devil Dinosaur), Kelly Fitzpatrick (Batman ’66, DC Bombshells, Bitch Planet) and Nina Taylor Kestor (Peanuts) for an in-depth discussion on preparing files for color, conceptualizing color for mood or print, and the differences between coloring your own work or others’. Bring your best questions; they have answers.
4/10/2016, 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
The best comics (and comic pitches) live and die on their lettering and it’s time you learned how to letter from the pros. Join Alex de Campi, Christy Sawyer, and Lea Hernandez as they discuss the foundation elements of good lettering, finding and contracting a letterer, common mistakes to avoid and how to break into the most time-crunched job in comics.
4/10/2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
For more information, don’t hesitate to reach out to: ThereAreMany@ComicBookWomen.com