Thought some folks might want a report on what's been going on lately:
Our first two months of Comics Experience Creators Workshop are coming to a close and we've been steadily growing, which is awesome. We've had two live sessions where scripts were critiqued by me and we've had general discussions about breaking into comics and the changes the industry is undergoing right now--from Wildstorm closing, to layoffs, to new opportunities.
But what's really exciting is that each month one writer gets his work reviewed by a working comics writer. JD Oliva was the lucky recipient of a script review from PETER DAVID (Hulk, X-Factor, Supergirl, etc.) and now Don McMillan is having his script reviewed by JASON AARON (Scalped, Wolverine, Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine). Who will be the lucky winner next month?! Could be you!
We also had both CHRISTOS GAGE and CHRIS SAMNEE join us for our book club review of AREA 10, their Vertigo Crime Noir graphic novel that was just awesome. And in just two weeks we'll be looking at and dissecting JOE HILL and GABRIEL RODRIGUEZ's LOCKE & KEY: WELCOME TO LOVE CRAFT. Great pick for Halloween month!
The book club has also started a movie night. They started last month with DAREDEVIL--a fun night of... analysis... was had by all. And just this week they reviewed MANHUNTER by MICHAEL MANN.
We're a few weeks into ROBERT ATKINS's (Amazing Spider-Man, G.I. Joe) INTRODUCTION TO COMIC BOOK ART class, which has just been phenomenal. KLAUS JANSON (Daredevil, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) will be stopping by Monday night to give portfolio reviews to the class--how cool is that?!
We began our LETTERING AND PRODUCTION class with DAVE SHARPE (Marvel, DC Comics, and every other publisher ever). And of course CHRIS SOTOMAYOR is currently wrapping up the INTRODUCTION TO COMIC BOOK COLORING class for his third time in a row!
There's a ton going on here at Comics Experience! So if you've ever thought about joining us, do it now! Get in while the getting's good! Lot's of fun! Tons to learn! And in a supportive, encouraging, and professional environment!