Comic Books

How Superheroes Use Social Media

How Superheroes Use Social Media

Creative Relay co-founder Ed Shems has just posted on his blog a new personal project that’s a fun take on the proliferation of social media options. I asked Ed how this project came about: “It all started in my sketchbook a little while back. I drew a bad guy reading […]

Top Cow Talent Hunt 2012 Results

Top Cow Talent Hunt 2012 Results

We’ve received a few messages from folks asking about the outcome of Top Cow’s Talent Hunt so here’s the info including links to more information. Top Cow received about 300 art submissions and over 800 writing submissions “some of which submitted more than once for a total of 1100 different synopsis/script submissions.” […]

The Story of Comics as Poetry

The Story of Comics as Poetry

What’s worse than a rejection letter? Two rejection letters. From the same publisher. For the same book. Once a year, a major textbook publisher came by the art school where I used to teach to talk about their titles and solicit instructors for new ones. At the invitation of one […]

A Foot in the Door at Top Cow’s Talent Hunt

A Foot in the Door at Top Cow’s Talent Hunt

What we all need is a foot in the door somewhere. Whether it’s the door to an ad agency, a local shop or a publisher, a door that’s even slightly open to us raises our chances of getting the job. If you’re looking to break into the field of comic […]

Advice to Aspiring Comic Book Writers and Artists by Top Cow’s Matt Hawkins

To go along with the Top Cow Talent Hunt, we asked President/COO Matt Hawkins to give us a punch list of suggestions to those submitting their work for consideration. Here are Matt’s bullets: WRITERS Writers need to be able to convey mood, tone and character and do so very quickly. […]

Top Cow Talent Hunt

Top Cow Talent Hunt

Top Cow, publishers of comics such as The Darkness, Witchblade and Cyberforce are looking for some new talent to join their ranks. From President/COO Matt Hawkins: “We are looking to hire two writers and two artists to do paid work for the company in 2013/2014. The goal of the Talent Hunt […]

What I Saw at Boston Comic Con 2012

What I Saw at Boston Comic Con 2012

In my previous post, How to Get Noticed at a Comic Con, I talked about some ways exhibitors at Comic Cons can improve their odds of getting more attention for their work. In this post I’m just a fan. The Fan Boy Side of My Day: I’m a newbie to Comic Cons. […]

How to Get Noticed at a Comic Con

How to Get Noticed at a Comic Con

As a graphic designer, illustrator and event planner for creative professionals, I endeavored to objectively walk the floor of Boston Comic Con 2012 and take in the sights and sounds. And just because I can’t keep my opinion to myself, I pulled together some tips and suggestions to pass along […]

Comic Book, and ‘Zine Conventions

Comic Book, and ‘Zine Conventions

There are a large number of comic book conventions happening throughout the year so we pulled together a list so you can find the one(s) near you. The list is organized by region and then alphabetically. If you’re looking for a list of conventions organized by date, a friend of ours, Franklin […]