NYCC 2017 Photos & Slides from Educational Panels

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NYCC 2017 is officially on the books. We met lots of people who are passionate about making comics. The educational panels were well attended and everyone seemed to have a good time.

A big, big thank you to Katie Ruark and James McNerney of ReedPop for giving us the stage to develop these panels. Without their support, none of this would be possible.

Thank you to all of my panelists. They contribute their time and knowledge to give the best educational experience for creators just like you.

Thanks to Nelson DeCastro (Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Professor SVA), Alex Simmons (DC Comics), Buddy Scalera (Marvel Comics), Paul Mounts (Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics, and Taylor Esposito (Marvel Comics, Image Comics), and Amie Wright of the New York Public Library for our “NYPL Connecting Pros and Librarians” panel.

Thanks to Sean Chen (Artist, Iron Man, Wolverine, X-O Manowar, Bloodshot), Jerry Ordway (Superman, Shazam), Sanford Greene (Power Man and Iron Fist) and Mike Marts of AfterShock Comics for our “Storytelling on the Page for Artists & Writers” panel.

Thanks to Joe Rybandt Editor in Chief of Dynamite Entertainment, Warren Simons Editor in Chief of Valiant Entertainment, and Darren Sanchez Editor at Marvel Comics for our “Editors on Editing” panel.

Thanks to Nelson Faro DeCastro, Marvel Comics artist and professor at School of Visual Arts in NYC, Kasey Pierce from Source Point Press,  Steven Petrivelli, Jeff Rider, and J. Jacob Barker of CACN, and Dominic Sparano of Pronto Comics for our “Creator Connections” panel.

Thank you to Rob Andersin, Creator of Written Sins Network, for handing out markers and notebooks to the attendees.

Thank you to my sponsors Marvy Uchida and Fieldnotes. I hope that those of you who attended my panels have discovered their awesome products!

Special thanks to Matt Balogh and James McGill for contributing photos. Thanks to Brad Davidson for helping in the back of the room. Thank you to Nicole Scalera, Danielle Scalera, and Janet Scalera for your help at the convention. Thank you to Mike Fasolo, Liam Devine, Grant Shorter, and everyone else who helped in a  myriad of ways. Sorry if I missed anyone.

NYPL Connecting Pros and Librarians Panel Photos

Editors on Editing Panel Photos

Storytelling on the Page for Artists & Writers Panel Photos


Creator Connections Panel Photos


Everything Else

Slides on Slideshare

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