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Kickstarter To Kick Off The Month of Comics

Kickstarter has not only given many artists, actors, and musicians a platform where they can express there dreams, and maybe get enough attention to make their dreams a reality. Starting this week, Kickstarter is officially launching the month of comics, featuring different work shops and panels to help and inspire people who are wanting to get into the industry. All of this takes place in New York and is free. Below is schedule, so make sure to click the title and RSVP to reserve your spot.

Kickstarter 101: Starting Your Comics Project
Thursday, April 2 at 6:00 pm
58 Kent Street, Brooklyn, NY 11122
Host: Jamie Tanner (Kickstarter, “The Black Well”)
Special Guests: Molly Ostertag (“Strong Female Protagonist”), Ray Sumser (“The Entire Cartoon Universe”), Hazel Newlevant (“Chainmail Bikini”)

Whether you’re a writer or artist, working in print or online, there are great ways for you to use Kickstarter. This primer will show you how to bring your Comics project to life. A panel of experts will discuss how to structure your campaign to tell your story, come up with great rewards, and spread the word about your project.

Kickstarter 201: Comics Rewards & Fulfillment
Thursday, April 2 at 7:45 pm
58 Kent Street, Brooklyn, NY 11122
Host: Craig Engler (Kickstarter, “Lovecraft: The Blasphemously Large First Issue”)
Special Guests: Heather Antos (“Unlawful Good”), Amy Chu (“Girls Night Out”), George Rohac (CEO, Breadpig)

Join us for a candid and in-depth talk on creating and fulfilling rewards for your Comics project. This panel discussion will explore the virtues of digital vs. print rewards, unique experiences you can offer your backers, and the always-popular subject of shipping costs.

Talking Shop: An Evening with Bill Plympton
Tuesday, April 7 at 7:00 pm
58 Kent Street, Brooklyn, NY 11122
Special Guest: Bill Plympton

Join two-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker Bill Plympton as he screens his award-winning, animated feature film, “Cheatin’” — a tale of love, jealousy, revenge, and murder. Following the screening, Bill will discuss the making of the film — and its 40,000 hand-drawn frames — and take questions from the audience. He’ll also do an original sketch for every attendee.

Talking Shop: Comics in the Past, Present, and Future

Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 pm

58 Kent Street, Brooklyn, NY 11122

Moderator: Charles Brownstein (Executive Director, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund)

Special Guests: Karen Green (producer of “She Makes Comics,” Graphic Novel Librarian at Columbia University), Locust Moon Press (publishers of “Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream”), John Roberts (Comixology)

 Across genres and styles, comics have gone through significant transformations in their century-plus of popularity. This lively evening of talks with industry all-stars will explore how comics have evolved, and dig into their fascinating history, development, culture — and what the future might hold.

Introduction to Comic Book Drawing with Josh Bayer

Saturday, April 25 at 12:00 pm
58 Kent Street, Brooklyn, NY 11122
Special Guest: Josh Bayer

Writer, teacher, and editor Josh Bayer will discuss comics tips and best practices in this two-hour workshop aimed at adults. Attendees will also get to put what they’ve learned into action with an actual comics-making exercise. Josh is the editor of the comics anthology “Suspect Device,” author of the comics “Raw Power,” “Rom Prison Riot,” and “Theth,” and a contributor to “Henry and Glenn Forever and Ever,” among many other small press anthologies. He has been drawing underground comics since 1988.

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The Author

Travis Grimm

Travis Grimm

Travis has been a self-proclaimed geek ever since being introduced to Star Wars before he could speak. He spends most of his free time reading comics, watching TV, collecting toys, blogging, and traveling the US to attend all sorts of conventions. He also likes coffee quite a bit.

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