We recently wrapped up the first online Advanced Comics Writing class and it was amazing. The group of guys that joined in for the class were talented and enthusiastic. I've got issue 1 scripts along with proposals for mini-series that of PROFESSIONAL quality.
I honestly can see these books in my head as I'm reading the scripts. They've all managed to tell compelling and engaging stories with enough of a unique twist that I'm visualizing them as I read them. That doesn't always happen when I'm reading scripts that I'm paying for at work!
A very impressive crop of talented people and awesome stories. But better than that (for me) is how engaged they were in the class. A group of writers like this one pushes me to get better and inspires me to write more of my own work.
They constantly were posting ideas, feedback, tips, articles they found, and just talking smack (in a good way) all week long on the members only forum. It was fantastic watching them grow as creators and as friends.
To that end, I feel like I've made a few friends here of my own. I'm thrilled that I get to see many of them in CEX Book Club every month and I'll miss the few who haven't joined in yet. Regardless, I hope all of them will keep in touch.
As for their names, I don't think you'll have to wait long before you see their comics on the convention circuit. And I think you'll remember their comics, if not their names.
I'm already missing the class and it hasn't even been a full week yet.
Thanks to all of you guys, if you're reading this. I had a blast.