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On January 22, three comic book self-publishers will have their work professionally critiqued by established industry creators!
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What Could I Be Doing Better?

Are you a comic book creator who has been struggling to get your work noticed by publishers or a bigger audience? 

What is it that separates your comic book from reaching the success that established creators have already attained?

Wouldn't you like to know, in detail, how to make your comic book creation the best that it can be?

Shark Tank for Comic Books

Now's your chance! On January 22, Established comic book pros will be reviewing three self-published books, commenting on the art, the story and everything else that matters. Each creator/book will be discussed for 15-20 minutes from the standpoint of what it will take to make it a professional-level quality, comic book. 

The event will be held at the NMBC Conference Room, 1633 Broadway, 30th floor, NYC on Thursday, January 22 at 7pm.

Pledge $10 to attend in person or $5 to participate online.

The tools of the trade.
The tools of the trade.

The Professionals

Larry Hama - Best known as a writer and editor for Marvel Comics, where he was in charge of the licensed comic book  G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. He has also worked on Wolverine, Nth Man: the Ultimate Ninja, Elektra and more!

Tom Brennan - Associate Editor at Valiant Entertainment, Tom is a six-year veteran of the editorial team at Marvel Entertainment and a Harvey Award nominee, Brennan has worked on some of the preeminent characters in comics including Wolverine & The X-Men, the Avengers and Amazing Spider-Man.

How Do I Get My Book Critiqued?

Send a PDF of your self-published book (5-22 pages) to info@scifies.com for consideration. You must be able to attend the event in New York City in order to be considered. 

Your PDFs will be made available to the critiquers a few days before the event so that they can better give comments on your work. Pages from your book will be projected on a screen for discussion in front of all attendees. You can have two-three minutes to make a presentation, if you like. 

Please do this only if you are willing to accept honest constructive criticism about your work. Remember, the goal is to get better.

Risks and challenges

These kinds of events are something I do on a regular basis as part of my work running my own graphic design company. So I have a pretty good track record of putting these on. In fact, I recently just did a CAREERS IN COMICS panel discussion at Winter Con with Tom DeFalco, Nelson Faro DeCastro, Robert J. Sodaro and Mark Mazz.

The venue is already booked and the industry pros have already committed. The only thing that could stop this would be bad weather or something else equally out of our control. In such an event, we would reschedule.

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