Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pro Editor Bobby Curnow Offers Critiques on the Creators Workshop!

Comic book editor and writer Bobby Curnow is yet another professional providing critiques to members of the Creators Workshop. The Creators Workshop is an on-going community of writers, artists, colorists, and letterers all dedicated to getting published and improving their craft.

Workshop members are already familiar with Bobby's detailed, helpful script critiques, as well as his posts that give insight into the industry, from pitching to the development of major projects.

But not everyone may know that Bobby is also a Comics Experience alum!

Bobby graduated from the film program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, after which he spent time focused on script writing. After school, but while still living in NYC, Bobby took one of Andy Schmidt's early Intro to Comic Book Writing classes, followed by the Advanced Writing class, before they were offered online. Eventually, this led to an internship at IDW (in San Diego), which developed into his current gig at IDW.

At IDW, Bobby began by editing titles like Robert Bloch's That Hellbound Train and John Layman and Alberto Ponticelli's Godzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths before moving on to his current position working on both the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Godzilla franchises.

But Bobby has also continued to write comics!

In the current Diamond Previews March catalog, his new creator-owned IDW series, Night of 1,000 Wolves is available for pre-order, with art by the Eisner-nominated Dave Wachter. Wolves is a classic horror tale, set in the Dark Ages, about a family with dark secrets who find themselves under siege by hordes of wolves.

Bobby also wrote the upcoming Godzilla Legends #5 with art by comics great Dean Haspiel, in a story in which -- get this -- an old adventurer comes out of retirement to climb Godzilla! That issue will be on stands in March.

As busy as Bobby is, he still takes the time to help fellow creators in the Workshop. As Bobby put it himself:
"Comics Experience was the first step on a long road that ultimately led to a rewarding career in the industry. I learned a lot in the classes I took, met some great people, and had tons of fun. I continue to be a part of the forums because I think it is a truly unique and amazing resource--a fantastic place to hone your skills in any part of comics creation, as well as gain insight from professionals on how the industry really works. Truly a place where the more effort you put in, the more you get out of it."
Thanks for being part of the Workshop, Bobby! We'll see you on the forums!

If you want to make comics, write or draw comics, or improve as a comics creator, you'll find like-minded friends and colleagues in our online workshops and courses. We hope to see you there!

Posted by Rob Anderson
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