C.B. Cebulski Recommends Comic Book Artists Use Their Real Name

C.B. Cebulski Recommends Comic Book Artists Use Their Real Name

Posted by January 16, 2018 Comment

C.B. Cebulski is the new Marvel Comics Editor-In-Chief. His credit appears for the first time in that role in last week’s Marvel Comics. Bleeding Cool was the first to tell you about that appointment – and also first to get C.B. Cebulski to admit that, yes, he did create the fake identity of Akira Yoshida, a Japanese comics writer, including creating a fake backstory for interviews, in order to get comics writing work outside of Marvel Comics’ strict rules regarding editorial staff writing comics for the publisher, which remain in place today.

Today C.B. Cebulski was tweeting advice to new artists. Valuable advice for people trying to break into the industry.

Online gallery. Simple, useful, you’ve surprised how many attach gigabytes of files in a variety of formats.

Keep it short, small and focused. But the online gallery is probably better. And a third tip?

Always use your real name. If only Twitter had been around in 2001 with a special time travel function so that C.B.Cebulski could have read it himself. At least C.B. Cebulski is self-aware enough to make this point, take the hit and pass on his recent experience…

Still, doesn’t seem to have harmed Frank Quitely, Jimmy Broxton or Jack Kirby that much. I guess the lesson may be more, don’t be Luxxor69, DragonFeltz or crazy8boi when sending in pitches or samples…

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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(Last Updated January 16, 2018 8:59 am )

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