Okay is it OK Cupid for Comics Creators? Not exactly, but if you are a CWC looking for a AA, DDF, then the Comic Creators Connection is for you. Comixology, as mentioned before, is getting more into the mix at Comic-Con, sponsoring a much of charity benefits, and co-sponsoring the Eisners and more. It’s all part of their Meet Your Makers program, which like the Submit portal for self publishes, pus more of a spotlight on comics makers.
Comic Creator Connection is a meet and greet for up and coming creators. Artists looming for writers, etc etc etc. And the format is very much like speed dating, with 5-minute sessions for prospective partners.
ComiXology’s Meet Your Makers summer extravaganza continues with the announcement of comiXology’s sponsorship of the Comic Creator Connection – a one-of-a-kind meet up for comic creators that is presented by and takes place during Comic-Con International.
The Comic Creator Connection (CCC) puts writers and artists together to see whether they can find their creative counterparts. For any writer and artist participating in the CCC, comiXology is guaranteeing marketing support on their platform through the comiXology Submit portal if they finish a project together within the next year.
“When we came up with the Meet Your Makers summer event, we not only wanted to celebrate existing comic creators who have helped to make comiXology what it is today, but also new and upcoming creators who are excited about getting into the business of comics,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “We’re happy to sponsor this unique program and guarantee marketing support for creators that meet during the Comic Creator Connection and complete a project within 12 months of meeting.”
“We’re excited to have comiXology on board as sponsor of the Comic Creator Connection and their support of new and upcoming talent,” said David Glanzer, Comic-Con International’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations. “It’s great that they will give creator support for projects coming out of the Comic Creator Connection.”
The Comic Creator Connection event is held in two 2-hour sessions—on Thursday, July 18th and Friday, July 19th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM both days. During the event, writers and artists can sit down and meet each other in 5-minute sessions about their ideas. At the end of each 5-minute period, participants will get up and move on to the next person. If participants are interested in furthering the conversation, they place their contact information on a supplied card for that prospective partner.
Up and coming creator wishing to participate in the Comic Creator Connection can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.