Kickstarter is known for giving a platform for all of our dreams to come alive. This includes Veronica Mars making a comeback, comics and graphic novels being able to go to print, and so much more! So when Kickstarter asked if I’d share some of their events going on this month, of course I said yes! Why? It’s all about comics!!! Anyone living in the New York area can attend for free! Learn about writing comics, drawing, plus more during different panels. Below is the months schedule plus a brief summary. Click the title to RSVP.

Kickstarter 101: Starting Your Comics Project
Thursday, April 2 at 6:00 pm
58 Kent Street, Brooklyn, NY 11122
Host: Jamie Tanner (Kickstarter, “The Black Well”)
Special Guests: Molly Ostertag (“Strong Female Protagonist”), Ray Sumser (“The Entire Cartoon Universe”), Hazel Newlevant (“Chainmail Bikini”)

Whether you’re a writer or artist, working in print or online, there are great ways for you to use Kickstarter. This primer will show you how to bring your Comics project to life. A panel of experts will discuss how to structure your campaign to tell your story, come up with great rewards, and spread the word about your project.

Kickstarter 201: Comics Rewards & Fulfillment
Thursday, April 2 at 7:45 pm
58 Kent Street, Brooklyn, NY 11122
Host: Craig Engler (Kickstarter, “Lovecraft: The Blasphemously Large First Issue”)
Special Guests: Heather Antos (“Unlawful Good”), Amy Chu (“Girls Night Out”), George Rohac (CEO, Breadpig)

Join us for a candid and in-depth talk on creating and fulfilling rewards for your Comics project. This panel discussion will explore the virtues of digital vs. print rewards, unique experiences you can offer your backers, and the always-popular subject of shipping costs.

Talking Shop: An Evening with Bill Plympton
Tuesday, April 7 at 7:00 pm
58 Kent Street, Brooklyn, NY 11122
Special Guest: Bill Plympton

Join two-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker Bill Plympton as he screens his award-winning, animated feature film, “Cheatin’” — a tale of love, jealousy, revenge, and murder. Following the screening, Bill will discuss the making of the film — and its 40,000 hand-drawn frames — and take questions from the audience. He’ll also do an original sketch for every attendee.

Talking Shop: Comics in the Past, Present, and Future

Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 pm

58 Kent Street, Brooklyn, NY 11122

Moderator: Charles Brownstein (Executive Director, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund)

Special Guests: Karen Green (producer of “She Makes Comics,” Graphic Novel Librarian at Columbia University), Locust Moon Press (publishers of “Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream”), John Roberts (Comixology)

 Across genres and styles, comics have gone through significant transformations in their century-plus of popularity. This lively evening of talks with industry all-stars will explore how comics have evolved, and dig into their fascinating history, development, culture — and what the future might hold.

Introduction to Comic Book Drawing with Josh Bayer
Saturday, April 25 at 12:00 pm
58 Kent Street, Brooklyn, NY 11122
Special Guest: Josh Bayer

Writer, teacher, and editor Josh Bayer will discuss comics tips and best practices in this two-hour workshop aimed at adults. Attendees will also get to put what they’ve learned into action with an actual comics-making exercise. Josh is the editor of the comics anthology “Suspect Device,” author of the comics “Raw Power,” “Rom Prison Riot,” and “Theth,” and a contributor to “Henry and Glenn Forever and Ever,” among many other small press anthologies. He has been drawing underground comics since 1988.

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