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 comics. All of these NYCC 2017 educational panels are hosted by comic book writer and educator, Buddy Scalera. Each of these how to panels features top comic book pros discussing the craft and business of making comics.


Title: NYPL Connecting Pros and Librarians

Date: 10/5/17 – Thursday
Time: 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: Classrooms A&B – NYPL 476 5th Ave New York Public Library at Bryant Park
Description: Professional librarians and comic book professionals will join together to share insights, network, and create new connections. This pro-level networking session will help create connections between comic book creators and the librarians who curate creative materials. Comic creators include 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).



Title: Storytelling on the Page for Artists & Writers

Date: 10/6/17 – Friday
Time: 11:00 – 12:30
Location: 1A02
Description: Two top comic artists work from the same script to demonstrate how to break down a comic book story. Learn how to both write and draw that page from beginning to end. Learn about formatting, pacing, panel breakdown, and story arc. Discussion led by top comic book editor Mike Marts the Editor in Chief at AfterShock Comics. Our amazing artists include Sean Chen (Artist, Iron Man, Wolverine, X-O Manowar, Bloodshot), Jerry Ordway (Superman, Shazam), and Sanford Greene (Power Man and Iron Fist). Sponsored by Marvy/Uchida markers. Hosted by Buddy Scalera (Deadpool) of Comic Book School. Panel support by Lawrence Hoffman, Liam Devine, & Julia Wang.


Title: Editors on Editing

Date: 10/6/17 – Friday
Time: 12:30 – 1:30
Location: 1A02
Description: Talk to actual working editors from major comic book publishers, as they discuss the craft and business of comics publishing. Learn about submissions, professionalism, and what it takes to make it as an editor. Featuring Joe Rybandt Editor in Chief of Dynamite Entertainment, Warren Simons Editor in Chief of Valiant Entertainment, and Darren Sanchez Editor at Marvel Comics. Sponsored by Marvy/Uchida markers. Support by Fred Pierce, Grant Shorter, and Karyn DeMarco. Live cast podcast by Michael Dolce of Secrets of the Sire Podcast.


Title: Creator Connection: First Connections

Date: 10/6/17 – Friday
Time: 1:30 – 2:45
Location: 1A02
Description: Meet your next creative partner in this fun, interactive networking session. Many new comic titles and careers have been launched through this panel. Bring business cards & samples of your work. This is the panel that has literally helped complete strangers form creative teams and publish comic books. This is the original and best Creator Connection. Be there and launch your career. Featuring a special introduction by Nelson Faro DeCastro, Marvel Comics artist and professor at School of Visual Arts in NYC. Special appearance by rising talent Kasey Pierce from Source Point Press. Hosted by Buddy Scalera of Sponsored by Marvy/Uchida markers and Field Notes Notebooks. Panel announcements by Steven Petrivelli of CACN and Dominic Sparano of Pronto Comics. Panel support Matt Balogh, Danielle Scalera, & Nicole Scalera.


TITLE: Creator After Con Networking

Creator After Con Network (CACN) is an after-hours version of Buddy Scalera’s Creator Connection. Join fellow Creators in a casual environment, build a peer network, and join a growing community. The last event had close to 50 Creators excited to start new projects and have a great time while doing it. Join CACN and Comic Book School to support each other in turning our passion into a career.

Creator After Con Networking | Friday
Friday, October 06, 2017
7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Twins Pub Inc. Corner of 9th and 34th

Creator After Con Networking | Saturday
Saturday, October 07, 2017
7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Twins Pub Inc. Corner of 9th and 34th


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