What we're about

For comic book and graphic novel artists and writers who want to improve their craft, network with each other and possibly collaborate. There will be an emphasis on programs wherein we get work done and published with members supporting each other and holding ourselves accountable to our goals. Monthly meetings and other events to be scheduled. Check back regularly for workshop offerings.

Our last workshop group produced, kickstarted and got a comic company to publish our anthology Create Destroy Repeat. Click here to preview. (https://www.dropbox.com/s/m4pkmm9wzx4k8i9/create_destroy_repeat_prev.pdf?dl=0)

Guest speakers have included Heather Antos (Valiant), Fabrice Sapolsky (Humanoids), Robyn Chapman (First Second), Nicole Virella (Marvel), Jena Kane (Archie), Chris Sotomayor (Image), Kristen Gudsnuk (Dark Horse), Joe Roscetti (Nickelodeon), Michael Jan Friedman (Star Trek), Camilla Zhang (Kickstarter), Anthony Marques (Dynamite), Lisa Wu (AfterShock), Andrea Colvin (LionForge) and many more!

Because, the monthly speaker series is free, we could sure use some help paying for the room rental.
Please click here to make a donation. (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9FDXBR84S4WFG&source=url)


About the organizer: Ramon Gil has been published by Dynamite, Source Point Press, Bleeding Cool, The Comic Beat, Atlas Unleashed, Forward Comix and many more. He is the organizer of Diversity Comic Con (http://diversitycomiccon.com) and teaches comic book publishing at SUNY | FIT. You can view his work at http://www.ramongil.com

Upcoming events (3)

Susan Graham - Agents, Publishers & Comics

Simple Studios - rehearsal space

Susan Graham, of Einstein Literary Management, will talk about her career, her work and the role and value of an agent to a comic creator in the world of publishing. People have been offering donations to help pay for the room. So if you're so inclined, here's a link. https://tinyurl.com/comicsworkshop $5-$10 would be great! Thanks!

Diversity Comic Con @ FIT

FIT Conference Center

A celebration of multiculturalism in the comics arts. The is a FREE but separate event. You will need to register at http://www.diversitycomiccon.com Guests include: Roz Chast, Gina Gagliano, Heather Antos, Chris Sotomayor, Whit Taylor, Alison Wilgus, Regine Sawyer, Ahoy Comics, A Wave Blue World, Jerome Walford, Trevor Von Eeden, Rodney Ramos, Glenn Hauman, Vivek Tiwary, Keith Williams, Omar Mirza, Lynne Yoshii, Fabrice Sapolsky, Stephanie Rodriguez and many more!

The Business of Independent Comic Book Publishing

Simple Studios - rehearsal space


Former Marvel International Publishing Manager Gamal Hennessy will be going over the nuts and bolts of how to publish your comic. From finding collaborators, funding, production, marketing and the legal aspects in this very intense and information-rich seminar. Topics covered: • Idea Generation • Formats • Schedule Management • Managing Talent • Funding Your Comic Project • Contracts • Promoting Your Comic • Distribution • and More! Gamal is a comic book attorney and author with twenty years of experience in the entertainment industry. During his career, he’s represented major corporate clients including animation and manga companies, Marvel Comics, After Shock, Mad Cave Studios as well as independent artists and writers. He is currently writing a book on the business and legal aspects of publishing independent comics, scheduled for release in 2020.

Past events (34)

Gina Gagliano - Publishing Director, Random House Graphic

Simple Studios - rehearsal space

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