Panels

The Comics Summit features a range of panels from independent comic creators. Whether you’re looking to compare notes, pick up tips and tricks, or consider the industry as a whole, there’s something for everyone.

Missed out on the Summit? Head on over to our Resources page to listen to recordings of all our panels.

Saturday 14 July

11.00-12.00 – My story #1
Three creators with very different pathways into comics share their stories and what ‘success’ means to them.

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12.00-13.00 – Ask a day-jobber
Three creators with day jobs discuss how they balance the demands of their art with their regular employment. How do they find the time to be creative and keep the energy flowing?

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14.00-15.00 – Unique perspectives
A comic shop owner, a critic and a convention organiser share their thoughts on, and experiences of, the independent comics scene. What tips do they have for creators?

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15.00-16.00 – Making the thing
Part 1 of the ‘making comics’ trilogy! Creators share their experiences of actually making a comic, from conception and building a team, to the practical aspects of preparing artwork and printing.

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16.00-17.00 – The Money Talk
If there’s one thing creators hate talking about, it’s money. Three creators sit down for a discussion about how they fund their art.

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Sunday 15 July

11.00-12.00 – My story #2
Three creators with very different pathways into comics share their stories and what ‘success’ means to them.

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12.00-13.00 – Ask a freelancer
Three freelancers discuss the demands of being your own boss, managing your time and work-for-hire, and looking after yourself when there’s no HR department.

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14.00-15.00 – Spreading the word
Part 2 of the ‘making comics’ trilogy! How do you promote your work and build a community? Having a great idea is one thing, but how do people find your art?

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15.00-16.00 – Getting it out there
Part 3 of the ‘making comics’ trilogy! What platforms do you use to sell and distribute your work? Digital or physical? Online or at a show?

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16.00-17.00 – Advocating for comics
How might the independent comics industry come together to better empower ourselves and advocate for our art? A discussion of a potential Comics Guild, with feedback from delegates.

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