Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Webinar: Inking and the Comics Market

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



Register for the Webinar and Reviews

Register HERE.

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.


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 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.