Professional comic writer Erica Schultz looks for feedback from a mastermind of creator peers on the advantages of getting a literary agent to represent her work and tips for finding one.
Highlights of This Session Include:
- How might an agent help push ones career forward?
- How to go about finding a literary agent beyond what the blogs say to do?
- How different is it to work for a traditional publisher creating graphic novels vs a comic book publisher?
- Plus: One messy thing Tyler will be up to this Christmas break!
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In the Mastermind Hotseat Today:
Erica Schultz is a comic book writer best known for 2018’s DAREDEVIL Annual and the award-winning, creator-owned series M3 with artist Vicente Alcázar. Her latest book is the urban fantasy series FORGOTTEN HOME published by ComiXology Originals/Vices Press with artist Marika Cresta.
In 2016, she was chosen by DC Comics to participate in the pilot program of their Talent Development Workshop, collaborating with artist Sonny Liew on a well-received HAWKGIRL story.
She has written for Marvel, DC, Dynamite, 2000AD, and Action Lab, as well as contributed to multiple anthologies including Image Comics’ WHERE WE LIVE for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting (nominated for a 2019 Eisner Award, winner of two 2019 Ringo Awards) and THE 27 CLUB: A COMICS ANTHOLOGY published by Red Stylo Media and Action Lab Danger Zone (nominated for a 2016 Harvey Award).
Erica is a writing instructor at The Kubert School in New Jersey and a lettering instructor for ComicsExperience.com.
In the Mastermind Round Table:
- Melissa J Massey, a writer, illustrator, fantasy webcomic creator, and digital marketing and communications specialist
- Dawn Griffin is a designer/illustrator and cartoonist specializing in material for kids and young adults, and one of the founding members of Webcomic Alliance, a web resource & podcast for comic creators.
- Abrian Curington, an illustrator, fantasy cartagropher, and the publisher of Blue Cat Co.
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