Just a reminder we are only about a month away from the third annual Success in the World of Comics Seminar, happening February 16th and 17th in Annapolis, MD. I’m one of several speakers at the event this year.
These seminars are organized by Chad Carpenter and Bill Kellogg, the pair behind the wildly successful self-syndicated comic strip Tundra. When it comes to the business of cartooning in the 21st century, when these guys talk, aspiring cartoonists should listen. Here’s a complete lineup of speakers:
- Chad Carpenter –Creator of Tundra, the most widely self-syndicated strips in papers
- Bill Kellogg – The marketing guru behind Tundra; founder of Ink Bottle Syndicate
- Tom Gammill – Writer/Producer of The Simpsons, creator of The Doozies and the hilarious Learn to Draw video series
- Tom Richmond – Drawer of stuff
- Amy Lago – Comics editor at Washington Post Writers Group
- Jeff Keane – Former NCS president, cartoonist on The Family Circus
- Steven Silver – Animation character designer for Disney, Nickelodeon and self-publishing whiz
- Ed Steckley – Illustrator, caricaturist, cartoonist and storyboard artist
- Mark Simon – Producer, director, cartoonist
- Tim Brennan – President of Reed Brennan Media Associates which does comic page layouts for hundreds of newspapers
- Mark Anderson – Cartoonist and creator of Andertoons.com, one of the best pay-per-use comic sites on the web
This isn’t just a seminar on self-publishing a comic strip, as you can see by the line-up of guests. Each has their own area of expertise and there will be a plethora of topics and information on many different disciplines and areas of the cartooning world. I’m thinking about centering my talk around how to waste time on the internet when you should be working on jobs . . . but I figure most cartoonists have that skill down cold so I’ll have to find something else to talk about.
You can get all the details over on the Tundra website— incidentally NCS members get $100 off the registration fee! I have heard nothing but great things about the first two seminars, so I would expect this one to be exceptionally worthwhile. If you want to read coverage of the last two SitWoC Seminars, visit the Daily Cartoonist archives. Space is limited, so if you want in don’t procrastinate on the internet . . . like I am doing right now.