How to be a better comic book writer
Posted On August 2, 2021
What if you could learn a lot from the comic book industry?
That’s what the New York Comic Con organizers are aiming for.
They’re putting together a workshop on the best ways to write and draw comics, in a daylong event that starts at 8 a.m. and runs through 10 a.ms. at the Javits Center.
Attendees can also get hands-on time with the comic art and storytelling tools of the industry and get their work on display.
You can also learn how to draw, draw, write and shoot comics.
The program is a collaboration between the comic artists, illustrators, artists, writers, editors and creators and the New England Association of Broadcasters, which runs the convention.
In the days since its inception, the workshop has garnered some serious attention, including an invite from Marvel to a panel with the industry’s top artists.
The NYCC has been around since 1995 and is held every year at the same time.
The panel discussion is expected to begin at 8:30 a..m., and it’s scheduled to last about two hours.
“I’m not going to lie to you,” said New York comics writer Ryan Hill, who is presenting at the workshop.
“The industry has gotten so much better in the last 20 years.
We’re in a great place, and the people who are doing the best work, I think, are going to keep it going.”
The workshop is being organized by the creators of comic book characters including the Batman, Spider-Man and Deadpool.
They are all doing something new and different this year, like the creator-owned books that they have been writing and drawing since their teens.
“What I think the industry needs to do is be more creative, and more focused on the creative aspects of comics,” said Ryan Hill.
“There’s a lot of different people doing a lot different things.
You have artists that are doing something different, and creators that are making comics that are very different, so there’s a ton of variety.”
The NYCC will also have the help of some industry experts, including comics writer Tom Brevoort and artists Jason Aaron and Tom Breva.
It’s the first time they’ve participated in a panel discussion, and they hope to get to know each other a little better.
“We’ve had so much fun doing it,” Brevoorts said.
“We’re all pretty excited to see what the community has to say.”
The panel discussion will include creators from various genres, and it will be moderated by writer and comic book editor Matt Fraction.
Topics include, but are not limited to, comics, science fiction, fantasy, horror, crime, superheroes and more.
For more information on the event, including a schedule and to register, click here.