I will be doing two panels/workshops at this year at San Diego Comic Fest 2014 on October 18th and 19th. This is my first time ever going to Comic Fest and have heard some great things about it. The first panel is a special 2 hour workshop on lettering and production for comic books on Sunday, October 19th from 2-4pm during the Digital Artistry Workshop presented by Photoshop guru Stephen Burns. You can see all of the other awesome workshops that are going on during it at http://www.chromeallusion.com/daworkshop_comicfest.html. I will be giving away a 1 year subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud during the event.
Comic Book Lettering & Production with Adobe Illustrator and InDesign CC2014
Sunday, October 19 at 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Join letterer and Adobe Education Leader Sean Glumace for this panel on how to letter comic books and production work using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. There is more to lettering than just copying and pasting a script onto artwork. Sean will cover the art of lettering and the design process behind it. The production process of comics also goes hand in hand with lettering and you will also learn what is needed to get your comic to the printer and ready for digital publication using InDesign. As an added bonus to help get your creative work life further along, Seanl will give away a one-year subscription to Adobe’s Creative Cloud.
I am also going to be on our long time panel Full Time Creative Work on a Part Time Schedule again. I always look forward to doing this panel at any show!
Full Time Creative Work on Part Time Schedule
Saturday, October 18 at 6:00pm
Having a goal, a good idea, discipline and skills is only the start of what you need for your project to succeed. Knowing the basics of group dynamics, forming then working with a group without mortally wounding each other is THE difference between your projects success or failure. This panel is the one stop place to learn the 101’s of those topics. No matter which industry (comics, illustration, movies, design, animation or costuming / cosplay), “breaking in” has never been more apt a term than in today’s media. It is a full-time job and you only have part-time hours to accomplish it. To be completely honest most of achieving your goals rests with someone(‘s) helping you and each other with the skills, training or talents any one individual doesn’t have. Topics that will be covered will pertain to ANY group with a goal from hobbist to professional purposes as well as any interest of geek or creative culture. Though topics cover a myriad of organizational subjects, usually the focus stems from: tips and pitfalls, different kinds of leadership that matches your group, importance of starting everyone on the same page and how to keep everyone there, a variety of angles on deadlines and work environments. The panelists have been specifically chosen to represent a broad cross section of levels of authority, departments, media, work pipelines and sizes of organizations so as to talk touch on a variety of topics and more importantly to answer questions specific to your projects – whatever media or goal you are working in. To accomplish this diversity the panelists also come from a variety of media including: illustration, writing, design, animation, podcasting, and live action filming.
I hope you have time to come down to the show!
For more info go to http://www.sdcomicfest.org/