I’m moderating two panels at Comic-Con this weekend, one on Friday and one on Sunday:
Comic Book Entrepreneurs: The Business of Comics
A rare behind-the-scenes look as leading pop culture entrepreneurs share the secrets of building successful pop culture businesses! J. K. Parkin from Comic Book Resources and Robot 6 moderates an inspirational talk with comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger, the Harvey Award-nominated cartoonist behind Nimona and Lumberjanes co-creator Noelle Stevenson, Dark Horse president and founder Mike Richardson, and Valiant CEO & chief creative officer Dinesh Shamdasani. It’s an inside look at the business side of pop culture no future comics entrepreneur can miss!
Friday July 25, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm Room 9
Fund My Comic
Want to get in on the self-publishing revolution and looking for advice on making your new comic a smash success? From crowdfunding your own comic on Kickstarter to self-publishing with comiXology Submit, this panel is for you! John D. Roberts (comiXology co-founder and director of comiXology Submit), Jimmy Palmiotti (superstar creator and multiple-Kickstarter success story), Jamal Igle (creator of the exciting Kickstarted GVN comic Molly Danger), Kel McDonald (creator of the webcomic Sorcery 101 and the successfully Kickstarted Cautionary Fables and Fairytales), and moderator J. K. Parkin (Comic Book Resources) contribute to this nose-to-tail discussion that will show you the tricks of the trade to successfully create, fund, and promote your own comic!
Sunday July 27, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm Room 29A
Anonymous said: Female Thor? Seriously? What's next, are you going to create a black Iron Man or reveal that Rogue's mother is transgender?
Yeah, because those ideas would be horrible! Can’t we go back to the days when everybody in comics was a white dude (except for a few girls who swooned and fell over a lot)?
Also, black Iron Man? 1982.
…and before that, even, in 1969!