Exhibiting at a comic-con, particularly in Artists Alley, can be fun and lucrative — or it can leave you frustrated, exhausted, and broke.
By David Seidman Writers and artists are born enemies. “That stupid artist didn’t draw what I wrote!” echoes down the halls of comics history. But it doesn’t have to be that way. To write comics, you need to know how to work with artists just as much as you need to know plotting, characterization, and […]
By David Seidman (Mildly NSFW images below.) A good costume can help to make a comics character a star. In a visual medium like comics, a costume tells a huge amount about a character. So how can you design a costume that works? I’ve got advice from both comics creators and designers of costumes for […]
By David Seidman Hi. This is the first in a series of articles with practical advice on how to do things in comics. What gives me the heft to throw around advice? I’ve written comics for Bongo and Marvel, edited comics for Disney, marketed and publicized comics for NBM, Papercutz, and other companies, and written […]
By David Seidman It’s con season in the comics world, which means that someone has to attract people to attend panels, signings, parties, and other events. I’ve done it, and it’s not easy. But you can do it. Here’s how. 1. Create an online home for the event. It can be a new website, a […]
by David Seidman [Conventions are coming fast and furious and if you’re involved in comics at all you’ll probably be either moderating, appearing on or sitting in the audience of one soon. Here’s some tips on making them more interesting for all from an industry veteran.] A lot of comic-con panels offer only a few […]