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Panels & Workshops Archive


Panels & Workshops
Subject to change

Friday, June 9, 2023.

7:30PM to 10PM SPACE Pre-party at the Laughing Ogre:
4258 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214.


Saturday June 10, 2023

1:00 PM ”2022 SPACE Prize Presentations”. Hosted by Bob Corby.

2:00 PM "Small Press Publishing" Hosted by Alexander Hoffman with Ken Eppstein, Charles Brubaker, and Ryan Claytor.

Ever wanted to ask a comics publisher directly about how the publishing process works for a small press or self-publishing artist? Join Alex Hoffman (Publisher of Fieldmouse Press), Ryan Claytor (Michigan State University Professor and Elephant Eater Comics Artist/Publisher), Ken Eppstein ( Writer, publisher, artist Nix Comics, Grants coordinator at Columbus State Community College, independent comic arts researcher), and Charles Brubaker ("Lauren Ipsum" cartoonist and animator) as they discuss the nuts and bolts of comic book publishing, printing, distribution, and more.

3:00 PM “Comics N Zines in The Classroom/Workshop” Hosted by J.M. Hunter

A discussion from instructors across the learners spectrum on what types of lessons and strategies they use to motivate and help students young and adult to make their own comics and zines.


4:00 PM "Michael Carroll, Mini Comics, Same Initials"

Michael Anthony Carroll shares some of his early comics influences, how he started making comics, why he keeps making mini comics, some of his favorite tips and tricks for working quickly, and how he’s maintained a creative practice for nearly five decades.


7:30 PM to 11:30 PM After-party at Kafe Kerouac hosted by Ken Eppstein
2250 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201
Two rounds of comic readings and a Lynda Barry inspired drawing game.



Sunday June 11, 2023

1:00 PM “How to Develop More Productive Comic-Making Habits” Hosted by Brian Canini

In the last five years, I’ve gone from producing one or two comics a year to producing over a dozen comics yearly, along with weekly webcomics, a biannual comics newspaper, and a few graphic novels, for good measure. The talk will go over the many methods I’ve utilized to be productive while balancing work, life, family, and comic making which has allowed me to maintain my sanity. I’ll go over journaling, waking up at 5am, not letting things become too precious, planning ahead, daily goal setting, changing up tools and page sizes, differing page counts and the reward of a finished product, and taking time away from the drawing desk to let your brain recharge.

2:00 PM  "MSU Comics Studies" Hosted by Ryan Claytor

Join Ryan Claytor (MSU professor and coordinator of the MSU Comics Minor) as he outlines the many comics resources available at Michigan State University. An internationally recognized multi-day event, multiple studio courses, triennial host of the Comics Studies Society conference, professional development opportunities for students and the largest public collection of comic books in the world are just a few of the many perks.

3:00 PM “ Columbus Cartoon Coalition - Who We Are”

Join members of the Executive Board of the Columbus Cartoon Coalition (C3) for a discussion featuring topics such as comic creation, building a community in comics, C3’s goals, and more!

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