Christopher Sebela

writer, wronger, rearranger

My SDCC Panel

You’ve Broken into Comics, Now What? How to Be a Pro

You’ve found your collaborators, you’ve worked hard and gotten some comics made. Oh God, now what? Co-moderators writer Christopher Sebela (High Crimes) and Oni Press editor Charlie Chu (The Sixth Gun) address having a career in comics, behaving like a professional, and managing expectations once you are a working creator. Panelists include writer Joshua Williamson (Captain Midnight) writer/artist Natalie Nourigat (It Girl and the Atomics)*. 

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 28DE

1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comics, Seminars & Workshops, Writers & Writing

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This is a panel idea I came up with back in January and really started figuring out as I walked around and around and around the Seattle Convention Center during Emerald City Comic Con. And now it’s a panel! With guests! (We have at least one more attendee we’re still nailing down).

Basically it’s the panel I wish I’d attended when my first book was coming out. Or right after it came out. Initially I called it “How to Manage Expectations” which is the truest way to describe it, but also sucks as far as catchy and inviting panel names go.

We’ll talk about how not to get your heart broken, how to deal with heartbreak, how to not be a total douche and other such nebulous, ugly and awesome aspects of what to do when you’ve got a book under your belt and no idea what happens next. Not like we have all the answers, but we probably have a few. And a lot of educated guesses.

If you’re going to SDCC and are up at 10am for some reason and this at all appeals to you, please come by, even if you’re just sleeping off a hangover in the back, the bodies will comfort us.

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