How-to books, the Impact University panel, portfolio reviews and signings by Peted Davd, Matt Haley and Jessica “NeonDragon” Peffer highlight this booth.

Impact Books, the how-to write and draw comics, graphic novels, manga and fantasy art imprint of F+W Publications, Inc., will once again participate at Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 19-23, with author signings and contests, portfolio reviews and the return of the popular panel, Impact University: How to Write and Draw Comics & Graphic Novels. The booth number for Impact Books is #1415 and here’s what’s happening!

Impact Books, the how-to write and draw comics, graphic novels, manga and fantasy art imprint of F+W Publications, Inc., will once again participate at Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 19-23, with author signings and contests, portfolio reviews and the return of the popular panel, Impact University: How to Write and Draw Comics & Graphic Novels. The booth number for Impact Books is #1415 and here’s what’s happening!

This year, the Impact University panel takes place Friday, July 21, 10:30 to 12:00 Noon, in Room 8. Join some of the biggest names in comics as they teach what it takes to make it in comics and graphic novels. Our star-studded faculty panel this year is writer Peter David (Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, X-Factor), writer Marv Wolfman (Crisis on Infinite Earths, Teen Titans), artist Matt Haley (Superman Returns), editor Jim Salicrup (Papercutz), writer and columnist John Jackson Miller (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Iron Man, Comics Buyer’s Guide) and editor Maggie Thompson (Comics Buyer’s Guide). Attendees will find out the best way to submit their work, learn the do’s and don’ts of the business, and participate in a Q&A session.

Once panel attendees learn the ins and outs of the business, they’ll be able to show their work to Pam Wissman, editorial director for Impact Books, when she reviews portfolios in the Traditional Portfolio Review Area. Timea are Thursday, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., Portfolio Review Table E and Saturday, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., Portfolio Review Table B.

Authors signing at the booth will be fan-favorite writer Peter David, signing copies of his new Impact book, Writing for Comics with Peter David. Peter will be at the booth Thursday, Friday and Saturday, each day at 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Superman Returns artist Matt Haley, who’s also a contributor to the new Impact Book, Comic Artist’s Photo Reference, will be at the booth Saturday. (At press time, Matt’s time had not been finalized).

Jessica “NeonDragon” Peffer, author of the best-selling Impact Book, DragonArt, will be on hand throughout the Con at the booth, painting an original dragon canvas, that will be raffled off to one lucky attendee on Sunday, July 23, at 1:00 p.m.! See booth for complete details on this special raffle. Jessica will also be signing her book and new DragonArt kit.

Since its launch more than three years ago, Impact Books has continued to lead the how-to write and draw comics category with its strong combination of talented authors and step-by-step instructions.

The newest titles, Writing for Comics with Peter David by Peter David; Comic Artist Photo Reference: People & Poses by Buddy Scalera (and featuring such contributors as Matt Haley, Greg Land and Paul Chadwick); and Fantastic Realms by V Shane, compliment previous books by such acclaimed writers and artists as Will Eisner, Dick Giordano and Lea Hernandez. Upcoming titles will feature instruction by award-winning artist Colleen Doran (The Book of Lost Souls, Stealth Tribes, Orbiter) and Superman Returns artist Matt Haley.

Impact Books is an imprint of F+W Publication, Inc.

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