Splash Page with Alex Segura

Got a brilliant idea for a comic book? Don't know what to do with it? Let Alex Segura—comic book editor, writer, and marketing exec—school you on pitching in this two week class.

Your Instructor: Alex Segura, novelist, comic book writer and editor

Where: Online — Available everywhere!

When: January 17, 2023 - January 30, 2023

Enrollment: Limited to 16 students

Price: $249

Class Description

How do you take your comic book idea from concept to four-color reality? 

Compared to comics, book pitches are easy! When it comes to a book, all you need is a query letter and some sample pages. Maybe a synopsis.

For a comic, though—do you need a script? Artwork? How many pages? What format?

And once you're done, where do you send it? 

We’ve recruited Alex Segura, formerly of Archie Comics and Oni Press, to walk you through the basics, from tightening up your concept, to whittling down what you include, to getting your pitch in the right hands.

Alex is the author of Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall and the Pete Fernandez series of Miami crime novels. He has also written a number of comic books, including the best-selling and critically acclaimed Archie Meets Kiss storyline, which USA Today called "a thoroughly entertaining (and wonderfully bizarre) story", as well as the “Occupy Riverdale” story and Archie Meets Ramones. His series The Black Ghost was named a comic to watch by The New York Times in 2019.

And he's here to offer his years of experience in the comic book industry, so you can take your idea and take steps toward making it a reality.

What This Class Covers

WEEK 1 - Creating the pitch

Alex will give you the tools to make your daydream get a step closer to reality. You'll write a sample pitch based on these discussions and he'll give you feedback.

WEEK 2 - What now?

You've got a pitch, what do you do with it? Alex will give you general guidelines on dealing with editors—including over email, at shows—as well as insider tips on what they look for. The class will conclude with a review of your revised pitch based on Alex's notes. 

Goals Of This Class

  • Develop a better understanding of what comic editors are looking for
  • Find out what goes into a comic book pitch
  • Learn how to pitch your idea the right way
  • Figure out what to include—and what not to include
  • Learn the basics of writing a comic book script
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