Comic Portfolio Critiques

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Comic Portfolio Critiques at Denver Comic Con

Every year at the Denver Comic Con, Tethered by Letters organizes portfolio critiques with professionals from an industry-leading organization. You’ll meet editors from F(r)iction Publishing, Dark Horse Comics, ArtOrder Publishing, and Comics Experience. These professionals sit down with artists and offer feedback on their work, offering valuable knowledge about how to break into the competitive comic industry!

Check out last year’s extraordinary lineup:

Andy Schmidt

The editor that was largely responsible for Marvel’s Civil War and Annihilation series now heads Comics Experience and will be at Denver Comic Con to interview newcomer creators hoping to “break into” the comics business.

Barbara Randall Kesel

A comic book writer and editor, Barbara is known for writing the entire run of the late 80s series of Hawk and Dove, Star Wars: Dark Empire, Meridian, Lady Death, and most recently, Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman.

Steve Lieber

Steve Lieber is a comic book and storyboard artist. He’s best known as the artist of the graphic novel Whiteout and its Eisner-winning sequel, Whiteout: Melt, which were adapted by Warner Brothers as a film.

Trina Robbins

This 30-year veteran of the industry was one of the few female artists in the fledgling underground comix movement. In 1986, she was the first woman to draw Wonder Woman comics and is now in the Will Eisner Hall of Fame.

Dani Hedlund

Dani founded TBL in 2007 to help other new writers perfect and publish their works. When not working with the TBL staff, Hedlund spends her days writing, consuming an ungodly amount of caffeine, and binge reading comics.

Hannah Means-Shannon

Hannah was Associate Editor at Dark Horse Comics and was formerly Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool.

Jon Schindehette

Jon's list of clients is wide and diverse, including but not limited to: Disney, Fox Entertainment, Warner Brothers, Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, Harley-Davidson, Microsoft, Kodak, and many more.