NYCC 2018 Educational Panels

NYCC 2018 Educational Panels #MakeComics

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It’s that time of the year again! New York Comicon 2018 is almost here! This year, our panels are on Thursday, October 4th. Please try to adjust your schedule, so you can join us for [...]
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Setting Creative Goals for the Coming Year

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If you’re reading this in early January, Happy New Year! This is the perfect time for you, fellow creator, to set some goals for the upcoming calendar year. This is not your standard New Year’s [...]
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NYCC 2017 Educational Panels to Make Comics

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Comic Book School will be hosting educational panels at New York Comicon 2017. If you are a writer, artist, inker, colorist, letterer, editor, or publisher, you should check out these panels on how to make [...]
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Workspaces: Matt Hawkins

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Matt Hawkins is a busy comic book professional. On top of being the President and COO of Top Cow, he’s also a prolific comic book writer. I first met Matt in the 1990s when he [...]

C2E2 2017 Photos from Educational Panels

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My annual trip to Chicago for C2E2 always results in some new connections and a whole lotta photos. Big thanks to my dedicated Comic Book School team including James McGill, Grant Shorter, & Russell McGee, who [...]
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C2E2 2017 Educational Panels – Complete Listings

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FRIDAY Title: Storytelling Tips from a Top Comic Book Editor Date: 4/21/2017 – Friday Time: 12:30 – 1:30 Location: Room S402 Want to know how some of the best creators tell stories with pictures? Artist/writer/editor/colorist/educator, [...]

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Comic Book School hosted a series of educational panels for the C2E2 2016 comic book convention in Chicago. Special thanks to COPIC Markers, who provided the creative tools for our live-demonstration classes. We’re always snapping [...]
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C2E2 2016 Educational Panels for Comic Book Creators

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C2E2 2016 educational panels hosted by Comic Book School. FRIDAY Title: Storytelling on the Page for Artists & Writers Date: 3/18/2015 – Friday Time: 2:00 – 3:30 Location: Room S405a http://www.c2e2.com/en/Sessions/19659/Storytelling-on-the-Page-for-Artists-Writers Speakers: Editor, Valiant Entertainment [...]

Do You Need to Get Paid to Create Comics?

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Watch this animated GIF. (Or click this link: http://gph.is/1ZPE2Oj) via GIPHY Okay, first things first. This is an animated GIF of a person who looks like a TV reporter asking a kid a question and the [...]

Workspaces: Chris Ryall

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Chris Ryall is a busy guy. On top of being an accomplished comic book writer, he’s also the Chief Creative Officer and Editor-in-chief of IDW, one of the most consistently exciting comic publishers in the industry. [...]

Happy Thanksgiving & Making Comics

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Thanksgiving is supposed to be about appreciating the good things in life. That’s a broad idea that is interpreted in deep and personal ways by each and every one of us. For some, it is [...]
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NYCC 2015 Panel Presentation Slides

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Presentation deck and select photos from the educational panels at NYCC 2015. All panels hosted by Buddy Scalera NYCC 2015 Educational Panels by Comic Book School from Comic Book School Featuring the talents of Jerry [...]

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Photos! Everyone loves pictures. Thanks to the magic of smartphones, we have more photos than ever for NYCC 2015. Big thanks those of you who joined us at the Comic Book School educational panels. We [...]
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Comic Book School Sample Shirts Arrive

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I printed a limited run of Comic Book School shirts. People asked about these shirts last year, so I printed a very small amount and test them out at New York Comicon 2015. If the [...]
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NYCC 2015: Panel Schedule

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It’s back to school time again! This week, I’ll be at the legendary New York Comicon to give you four amazing educational panels that will help you excel in the craft and business of creating [...]
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Workspaces: Sean Chen

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Sean Chen likes to get it right. As a top comic artist, Sean is sought after because he makes sure he gets the details right. His attention to detail draws the reader into every panel [...]
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Workspaces: Jerry Ordway

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Jerry Ordway can draw anything. His versatility and consistency is what makes him one of the most respected artists working in comics today. He’s a multitalented creator with an impressive portfolio of work that includes penciling, [...]

Workspaces: Freddie Williams II

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If you’ve read a comic by DC Comics in the past few year, then you’ve probably seen artwork by Freddie Williams II. The prolific artist was under contract with DC and has illustrated many titles [...]

NYCC 2014 Panel Photos: Copic Set

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We have some fantastic photos from our NYCC 2014 Comic Book School panels, which were sponsored by the fine folks over at Copic Marker. This particular photo set is provided courtesy of Copic Marker. We [...]

NYCC 2014 Panel Photos: Fan Set 1

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Lots of people shot photos at New York Comicon 2014. Thanks to Saad Ansari, we have some cool photos and a video from our NYCC 2014 Comic Book School panels, which were sponsored by the [...]

Fat Batman Doesn’t Care What You Think

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I saw Fat Batman at comicon. And fat Wonder Woman, Asian female Captain America, skinny Hulk, short Superman, bald Thor, and hundred other non-traditional cosplayers. Oh sure, I also saw some beautiful Harley Quinns and [...]
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NYCC 2014 Educational Panel Schedule

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New York Comicon 2014 is almost here! I hope you join me again for my educational panels. The big news…Copic Marker is joining us as a sponsor! They will be supplying our creators with gorgeous, [...]
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Pro Interviews: Rus Wooton

Of all the people I’ve met in comic books, I know Rus Wooton the longest. Rus and I go back almost 20 years, when we met on the Compuserve message boards. Later, when I needed [...]
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Workspaces: Chuck Dixon

Introduction: How do you work? Do you have a spot in the house where you get your best creative thinking done? Or do you down gallons of coffee at Starbucks, as you brainstorm your creative [...]
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Pro Interviews: Franco Aureliani

PRO INTERVIEWS Franco Aureliani makes fun comics because he is a fun guy. With his frequent partner Art Baltazaar, Franco has created Eisner-award winning comics like Tiny Titans  that are charming, witty, and fun. As [...]
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Creator Connections at Special Edition NYC

On June 14, 2014, Comic Book School will host the popular “Creator Connections” panel at Special Edition NYC 2014. Join Buddy Scalera and special guest Dirk Manning as they help aspiring creators to network in [...]
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Pro Interviews: Filip Sablik

This week, I interview Filip Sablik, Vice President of Publishing and Marketing at BOOM! Studios. Filip is a longtime industry insider who you may remember as the Publisher at Top Cow Comics. I met Filip [...]
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Pro Interviews: Jerry Ordway

This week, I interview legendary comic artist Jerry Ordway (http://ordstersrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/). Not only is Jerry one of the best illustrator in the industry, he’s also a comic book educator. He joins me every year for Comic [...]
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Don’t Be a Jerk in Your Comic Career

My friend Tom, who is a professional comic book writer, called recently. He was telling me about a new comic project he was writing, and the topic turned (naturally) to artists. Tom (not his real [...]
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Girls Like Comics Too Shirts for Sale

Girls Like Comics Too t-shirts are now available from Comic Book School. These limited-edition black shirts were launched on Kickstarter. These awesome shirts won’t last long, so hurry and get yours now. We are the exclusive [...]
Favorite Covers

Scary Santa – Bizarre Adventures

Always loved this cover of “Bizarre Adventures” #34 by Joe Jusko. It was just the right amount of creepy for me as a kid. I don’t remember any of the stories, but I did love [...]
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Retro Happy Holidays Card for Comic Fans

Happy holidays, everyone! I wish I had the art talent to create a proper holiday card. Instead, I’ll just share the holiday tags that were polybagged with Wizard magazine. Not sure what issue Wizard these [...]
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Calvin Learns Math from Hobbes

From the Great Panels collection we have a classic Calvin & Hobbes comic strip by Bill Watterson (circa 1987). Not sure about you, but this is more or less how I did my homework in [...]
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Wizard vs Hero Illustrated Poll

Wizard Magazine #1 vs. Hero Illustrated #1 Which comic book fan magazine featured a better cover for the first issue? (Please only take poll one time.)    
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Deadpool’s Common Sense is Tingling

From the Great Panels collection, Deadpool finds that his common sense is tingling. This is one of my all time favorite Deadpool panels. I wish I had written it. Speaking of, here are a few [...]
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Girls Like Comics Too Kickstarter Campaign Launches

I’m proud to announce my very first Kickstarter campaign. Please check out my Kickstarter project to support the “Girls Like Comics Too” t-shirts. These beautiful black shirts feature a stunning logo that helps you express [...]
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Girls Like Comics Too – T-Shirts First Look

Check out my new t-shirts, which will debut at New York Comicon 2013. This is my beautiful wife Janet Scalera modeling the shirt. Designed by Arlene So. Special thanks to Amy Feorenzo of Imprint Marketing [...]
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Necrotic: Second Cover Preview

After 10+ years of being out of print, Necrotic: Dead Flesh on a Living Body is now available on Amazon as a digital download. We’re digitizing the series now and have started uploading it to [...]
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Snikt! How to Create a Comic Book Infographic

In Part 1 of this series, we talked with Kate Willaert, a graphic designer for Fun.com, and Mark Bietz, VP of Marketing for Fun.com. They talked about how they utilized an infographic featuring the many [...]
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Comic Collector’s Journey Part 2 of 2

Continued from Part 1 at: http://collectorperspectives.com/2013/07/23/a-comic-collectors-journey-part-1/ That’s right. I had thrown away almost my entire comic book collection and all related comic collectibles. Fans tell personal horror stories of their parent’s throwing away their comics [...]

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Workspaces: Matt Hawkins

Matt Hawkins is a busy comic book professional. On top of being the President and COO of Top Cow, he’s also a prolific comic book […]

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Workspaces: Chris Ryall

Chris Ryall is a busy guy. On top of being an accomplished comic book writer, he’s also the Chief Creative Officer and Editor-in-chief of IDW, […]

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Workspaces: Sean Chen

Sean Chen likes to get it right. As a top comic artist, Sean is sought after because he makes sure he gets the details right. […]

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Workspaces: Jerry Ordway

Jerry Ordway can draw anything. His versatility and consistency is what makes him one of the most respected artists working in comics today. He’s a multitalented […]

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Workspaces: Chuck Dixon

Introduction: How do you work? Do you have a spot in the house where you get your best creative thinking done? Or do you down […]