Success in Comics Seminar

November 15th, 2012 | Posted in General

I’m going to be one of several guest speakers at the third annual Success in the World of Comics Seminar, happening February 16th and 17th in Annapolis, MD.

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 – Filler
  • 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, one of the best pay-per-use comic sites on the web

A pretty stellar lineup, present company excluded. My talk will be a combination of information on the National Cartoonists Society and the business of freelance illustration, plus some info on self-publishing a book. Bring a pillow.

You can get all the details over on the Tundra website. 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 . . . like I am doing right now.


  1. Doug Gilford says:

    “filler” – ha ha!


New profile pic courtesy of my self-caricature for the Scott Maiko penned article “Gotcha! Mug Shots of Common (but Despicable) Criminals” from MAD 550

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