If You Are In Seatlle on Saturday…Check This Out!

Seattle Graphic Novel Panel with Megan Kelso and After-Party

When: Sat, January 28, 1pm – 6pm
Where: Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, 1201 South Vale Street, Seattle, WA 98108 (map)
Fantagraphics is proud to be one of the sponsors of the 2012 Graphic Novel Panel, held by the Seattle Graphics Arts Guild! On Saturday, January 28th, join us at the Seattle Design Center in Georgetown for a discussion on creating, publishing and marketing the graphic novel. Panelists include Fantagraphics artist Megan Kelso, as well as Matthew Southworth (Stumptown), Brandon Jerwa (Battlestar Galactica, Highlander, G.I. Joe), Emi Lenox (EmiTown), and Chuck Messinger (owner of Comic Evolution, Editor-in-Chief at Creative Edge Press). Led in conversation by moderator Mark Monlux (The Comic Critic Presents Seldom Seen Films), they’ll discuss:

Writing: structure, how to write a graphic novel, what tools you need to market your ideas. Artwork: developing a storyboard, what to consider ahead of time, existing guidelines, examples, good & bad Publishing & Marketing: establishing business, marketing, and production plans, how publishing is changing.

This event is open to the public, and you can get your tickets here. The Graphic Novel Panel runs from 1:00-4:00 PM at the Seattle Design Center [ 5701 6th Avenue South, Plaza Building, Suite 370 ]. And then join us for the after-party at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery from 4:30-6:00 PM. It’ll be a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists, and discuss what you’ve learned from the panel! Fantagraphics co-sponsors this event with Emerald City Comicon and AIGA Seattle.

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