When you’re a writer for a comic you depend on a great artist to realize your words on the page. I’ve been lucky to work with some great artists over the years that have elevated everything I’ve done. I get asked all the time, “How do you find your artists?”
Well the easy question is I’ve found most of my artists through online sources. Digital Webbing, Deviant Art, PencilJack.com and even social networking sites like Facebook, and Myspace.
One of the best things is when I go to comic cons and get approached by up and coming artist with their portfolios. It’s amazing how many great artists are out there and not getting any work from the big companies. I’ve found quite a few artists with some of my Talent search signings in New York recently, so I wanted to stretch that out and travel to New Jersey for my next appearance. On February 20 at Dewey’s Comic City I’m holding an Artist Talent search while signing books with my current artist Ed Watson.
I’ll be signing copies of my new graphic Novel, FLEE and copies of my previous comic series Dream Reavers which was published by Ape Entertainment. My FLEE artist Ed Watson was an artist I actually found in my old days at Myspace. To my surprise he lived less than a mile from my house. Dewey’s Comic City is not too far from Joe Kubert’s School of Cartooning. Ed happens to be a graduate of that School, so I wanted to put out a open invitation to all Joe Kubert Alums and new students.
Are you a good comic artist? Do you have what it takes? Bring your portfolio to Dewey’s comic city at 13 Park Avenue, Madison New Jersey. We’ll give you a professional portfolio critique and you might be hired to work on a future comic project with me. Who knows, maybe next year you’ll be signing copies of books with me at Dewey’s next year.
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