Thursday, June 7, 2012

CBR Has a Nice Write-Up of a Creator-Owned Comics Panel I Moderated at Boston Comic Con

Back in late April, I was fortunate enough to moderate a panel on creator-owned comics at Boston Comic Con. The panel featured some amazing creators--Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night), Becky Cloonan (Wolves), Geof Darrow (Shaolin Cowboy), Joe Benitez (Lady Mechanika) and Jeremy Bastien (Cursed Pirate Girl). We had a great discussion on the state of creator-owned comics, as well as heard stories from the creators on their experiences in making a career in the industry. The experience was one I will never forget.

I also got to meet Brigid Alverson, who writes for CBR, and she and I bonded over the work we did for the site. Brigid wrote up a nice piece for the Robot 6 blog on CBR, which I actually just tracked down the other day. You can read it here. You can also hear the entire panel (the audio is not great, but it's serviceable) by downloading the latest issue of the Secret Identity podcast here.