When the mainstream comics industry went “pencils down” during the pandemic of 2020, industry veteran Jeremy Haun knew he had to keep telling stories and making comics… and so he did! The result… HAUNTHOLOGY an oversized, 144+ page hardcover of original short horror comics.
Highlights of This Session Include:
- How “Pencils Down” in the mainstream comic industry caused Jeremy to re-evaluate his career, priorities and projects!
- Secrets to crafting a great short horror comic.
- Tips for career longevity and a work/life balance.
- Plus: What to do when you crush your annual goal mid-way through the year? (And what to do when you’re WAY off!)
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Today’s Featured Guest:
Jeremy Haun has been working as a freelance comic book artist and writer since 2002 for the biggest comic book publishers in the world, including, Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Oni Press, Devil’s Due Publishing, Top Cow, Marvel and DC. Some of his creator owned work includes THE BEAUTY and THE REALM, from Image comics, as well as THE RED MOTHER for BOOM! Studios, and 40 SECONDS for Comixology Originals. He’s just launched a massive horror hardcover anthology project called HAUNTHOLOGY on Kickstarter!
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