SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Webinar: Inking and the Comics Market

Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/25/2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am


Inking and the Comics Market

Plus Illustration Reviews by Jerry Bennett (see below)

 


 

Online via Zoom (training available to make it easy–see below)
Saturday, April 25, 2020, 10 AM Alaska Time 
$15 (Members) for the webinar; $35 for illustration reviews (limited number available–See below for more information); recording available for one month afterward

 


 

Have you always wanted to know more about comics and how to create them?

This 90-minute webinar is perfect for illustrators or writers who want to learn more.  Jerry Bennett will talk a bit about his journey, how to ink for comics, show some of his process, and talk about alternative comic markets he has successfully utilized that you might not be aware of yet.  Bring your comic book work-in-progress, if you have one, or just come to learn more about the process.


 

Our Presenter

About Jerry Bennett

Jerry Bennett is a full time artist creating comic books, children’s books and licensed products for Lucasfilm, Marvel, Saban and more. He’s also created storyboards for Mattel and Dreamworks, and illustrated/produced animated book trailers for Scholastic and Lerner Children’s Books.

Jerry was the 2018-19 Paseo Arts Association artist in residence at the Skirvin Hilton focused on teaching the comic art process and creating gallery comic art.

He is currently working on his creator-owned comic series Glamorella’s Daughter, with writer Charles J. Martin.

Jerry is the Illustrator Coordinator for the Oklahoma region of the SCBWI.

You can find him on Instagram @artistjerrybennett or on Twitter @comicbookjer.


 

This event will be recorded. A replay will be available to all those who register by April 24th.

Registration closes ONE DAY before the webinar @ 11:30 pm Alaska Time or whenever the available spots (100) sell out. No additional registrations will be available after the event.

 


 

When you register, you will also have the option to sign up for a review of a 3-5 page illustrated story segment OR of 3-5 illustrations. Your art work will be due by May 16, and the review will be returned June 6, 2020.

Images or illustrated story segment should be submitted in a single PDF. No late submissions accepted; it is your responsibility to get your work in on time.  Any questions about formatting your submission, please email Jena Lasley at alaska-ic@scbwi.org

 


 

Register for the Webinar and Reviews

Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see registration options. If you are a member, login to see the member price.

Because there are a limited number of reviews available, members will be registered first. If you are a non-member, select the option to be put on the waitlist. You will be notified by April 25 if a Review is available for you.

 


 

How Does a Webinar Work?

Read about how to use Zoom.

Do that soon after registering so you have time to get familiar with the format and troubleshoot any problems.

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an e-mail containing a link to join the meeting. At least 10 minutes before the webinar, click on the link to join the meeting live. Check your time zone!

On April 25, 10:00 AM Alaska Time is 1:00 PM in Oklahoma.

If you miss the live webinar, no worries, you will receive a link to the video replay after the event. The replay will be available until May 25, 2020.

Please note that our webinar license allows up to 100 participants to attend the webinar live. Based on past attendance, there should be room for everyone that wants to attend live to do so. However, if a greater than anticipated number of participants join live, the event could reach capacity. If you feel strongly about attending the webinar live, please plan to log in early. You will be able to join up to 15 minutes before the webinar begins.

 


 

Diversity and Inclusivity Scholarships Available

Apply by April 20.

Two full scholarships to the webinar are available for a POC (person of color) and/or an Alaskan Native, or any person identifying with another under-represented or marginalized group.

Eligibility

1) Must be at least 18 years old and an Alaska resident.
2) Need not be a member of SCBWI, but MUST be (or aspire to be) an author or illustrator for children’s or teen literature.

How to Apply

Please email a writing sample or illustration to lynnlovegreen@gmail.com no later than 10 AM April 20, 2020.

Writers: A 250-word excerpt from the first page(s) of a work-in-progress for readers under 18 years old.
Illustrators: Any original illustration for viewers under 18 years old.

Please follow these instructions when you email:

Subject line of e-mail: April Comics Webinar Scholarship – [Your name]
Body of the e-mail: Name, E-mail address, Telephone number
Copy and paste your writing sample into the body of the email or attach your illustration as a .jpg or .pdf file.


Refund policy: please be advised, that once payment has been made, that there are no refunds. (At this price, we can’t afford it.) We also cannot credit the money for another event. Thank you for understanding.


 

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Member - $15.00

This price is only available for SCBWI members.

1 member ticket to "Inking and the Comics Market" webinar


Non-Member - $20.00
1 non-member ticket to "Inking and the Comics Market" webinar


Event Extras

Consultations

    The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy
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    The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free environment for all of its members and will take any and all necessary steps to address and prevent harassment at events associated with SCBWI. Harassment under this policy may include verbal comments, written comments, displayed images, or behaviors such as intimidation, stalking, body policing, unwelcome photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention or advances, and bullying or coercion.

     

    The SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy applies to all situations of harassment or intimidation at any SCBWI Event. An “SCBWI Event” is any event, meeting or activity that is authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager to be sponsored by, or affiliated with, SCBWI. SCBWI events may include, if properly authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager, the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles, the Annual Winter Conference in New York, regional conferences, meetings and meet-ups. This SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy also applies to “SCBWI On-Line Interactions,” which include communications and content posted on, or directed towards, SCBWI’s Social Media accounts or sent through any of the communication tools available on SCBWI’s website, www.scbwi.org. SCBWI’s Social Media accounts under this policy include the official SCBWI accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and LinkedIn.

     

     

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    Any person who believes there has been a violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy can report the offense in one or all of the following ways:

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    SCBWI takes all allegations of harassment seriously. Complaints will be investigated by SCWBI if they fall within the scope of SCWBI’s Anti-Harassment Policy. Depending on the results of the investigation, SCWBI will determine whether a sanction is appropriate.

     

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    • prohibition of future SCBWI membership.

     

    If the conduct at issue involves one of SCBWI’s employees, SCBWI will handle utilize whatever corrective action is appropriate based on the result of the investigation and subject to SCBWI employment policies and practices.

     

    Confidentiality

    SCBWI will make every reasonable effort to conduct all investigations into allegations of harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in a manner that will protect the confidentiality of all parties and witnesses. Notwithstanding the above, confidentiality is not absolute, and those with a legitimate business reason to know and be informed of the allegations will be so informed. Parties to the complaint should treat the matter under investigation with discretion and respect the reputation of all parties involved.

     

       

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