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Reed Expo, which sponsors the New York Comic Con every year at The Jacob Javits Center, is doing a smaller version of the convention this June at The Jacob Javits Center called Special Edition: NYC. They asked me to participate in the convention. So, Iím putting together a panel titled "Creator-owned Comics (vs. Corporate-owned Comics)."

The Special Edition: NYC convention will be Saturday, June 14 to Sunday, June 15. I donít have the exact time and date for the panel, but Iím supposed to be receiving that info by May 19th. If youĎre going to be attending the convention, then feel free to stop by to check out the panel.

Hereís my "Creator-owned Comics (vs. Corporate-owned Comics)" panel pitch that I submitted to Reed Expo for the:

There seems to be more and more comic books owned by the artists and writers that create them. We have Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and self-published comics. The creators that make such comics donít have to answer to an editor. They can write and draw the kind of comic books that they want to write and draw. This is much different than the work-made-for-hire comics that are being published by the likes of Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

Has the advent of digital comics helped creators make their own comics? Is self-publishing a viable alternative for creator-owned comics? Does the freedom of webcomics play a part, as well? Whatís the future of creator-owned comics compared to corporate owned comics? Do the readers gravitate to comics based on the creators? And how can aspiring artists and writers get in on the action of creating their own comic books? 

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I have some updated information for the "Creator-owned Comics (vs. Corporate-owned Comics)" panel at the Special Edition: NYC convention. Kurt Busiek and Michael Allred will be joining me on the panel. (Hopefully, we can get more folks on the panel, as well.) Hereís the official info for the panel with location, times, and date:

Title: Creator-owned Comics (vs. Corporate-owned Comics)
Date: Sunday, June 15
Time: 3:00 PM Ė 4:00 PM
Location: Theater B

Speaker(s): Kurt Busiek, Michael Allred, Al Nickerson.

Description: There seems to be more and more comic books owned by the artists and writers that create them. We have Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and self-published comics. The creators that make such comics donít have to answer to an editor. They can write and draw the kind of comic books that they want to write and draw. This is much different than the work-made-for-hire comics that are being published by the likes of Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

www.specialeditionnyc.com/

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The Creator-Owned Comics (vs. Corporate-owned Comics) panel is listed on the Special Edition: NYC website with all times, location, and other info...

http://senyc14.mapyourshow.com/5_0/sessions/sessiondetails.cfm?ScheduledSessionID=18AE&CFID=42006416&CFTOKEN=844cbd320604e55-74B50015-5056-9271-4E2456893E3087FE

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Special Edition: NYC was all about comics and seemed more creator-focused. Not too many publishers were there. I really enjoyed the convention.

It was great speaking with Fernando Ruiz, Cory Smith, Kevin Maguire, Russ Braun, Eric Talbot, and Michael Dooney.

The "Creator-owned Comics (vs. Corporate-owned Comics)" panel went very well. Plenty of folks showed up. Kurt Busiek , Mike Allred, and I discussed the possibilities of how digital comics and webcomics can be beneficial for creators (like not having to worry about printing bills and print comic book distribution). We talked about contracts, working with Hollywood, moving a property from one publisher to another, and how some comic book publishers frown upon their creators talking to one another. We chatted a bit about self-publishing and how time-consuming the business side of self-publishing can be. And Iím sure there were other things that we discussedÖ which escape me at the moment.
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Here's a photo that was Tweeted by someone during the "Creator-owned Comics (vs. Corporate-owned Comics)" panel of myself, Michael Allred, and Kurt Busiek.

https://twitter.com/AdrianAtlasPod/status/478253648036646912/photo/1