This panel did a great job of explaining a lot of the ins and outs of breaking into comics. The biggest takeaways included:

  • Everyone has a very different story about how they were able to break in. Don’t try to copy anyone else’s story, because it’s all about the opportunities available when you try.
  • Make sure to take chances with people you don’t know. If you’re both unknowns, perhaps you can end up coming up together.
  • Most people think of breaking in as getting a job with Marvel or DC, but there are a multitude of ways to break in, including self-published or web comics – some of which have higher numbers than traditional comics.
  • And many more insights….

It was perfect to have attended this panel where they mentioned that part of breaking in is to take chances with unknown partners and then hear Brian K Vaughan mention this during his spotlight panel:

By Eric Mesa

Eric was an avid comic reader in the late 1990s. He then took a hiatus from comic reading until 2011 when he dove head-first back into comics. Back in the 90s Eric only read Marvel comics although he loved Batman: The Animated Series. After a 2 year dalliance (2011-2013) with Marvel and DC, Eric now almost exclusively reads Image Comics.

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