I have been told that there are a few tickets left for this, and asked (not by Kieron) if I would mention it on Bleeding Cool. Fair enough.
Kieron Gillen (#33 on the power list), writer of The Wicked + The Divine, Die and Once & Future is running a comic book writing masterclass for the Guardian newspaper. Formerly held at the Guardian headquarters with a capacity of 100, demand has seen it switch to Amnesty International's UK headquarters, with a capacity of 200. Which has freed up some spaces that have now been made available.. Held on the evening of Wednesday, 5th of February from 6.30 to 9.30pm, in contains stuff like this;
If you have an idea or concept for your own comic, but aren't sure how to break into a seemingly closed industry, this masterclass with Marvel's Kieron Gillen is for you. The writer of a huge range of comics – including the critically acclaimed The Wicked + The Divine, and Marvel Comics' Young Avengers – Kieron will give you the advice he wishes he had heard at the start of his career.
Combining anecdotes, practical takeaways and a breaking down of individual stories and pages (plus Q&A), Kieron will take you through how to construct your jump-off point into a strong story, how the industry works – and doesn't work, how to maintain your unique voice and style in a process that might involve more opinions than you're used to – and more.
This is a unique opportunity to hear from one of the leading comic book writers in the world. If you're in the early stages of crafting your own comic, you're trying to get yours to land in a difficult industry, or if you simply have a story to tell, this is an unmissable chance to have your questions answered, and – more importantly – be on your way to realising your comic writing dream.
What a comic script is, what it isn't and how to make yours yours without making an artist want to kill you.
How the industry works and doesn't work. Demystification and warnings.
The whole Process – building your idea, your team and the book to show the world.
How do you work with artists, editors, inkers, colourists and everyone else. What works? What's ethical? What's both?
Narrative structure, at every level – the panel, the page, the issue, the series.