Friday, March 13th – Sunday, March 15th | Bartle Hall, Kansas City Convention Center
Artist Alley Table 440
I’m making my first trek to Kansas City’s Planet Comicon in the middle of March. I’ve always heard this is an amazing show, and I’m excited to attend. I’ll be pulling double duty – repping my books in artist alley, and presenting panels for Nerd For A Living.
You can find me in Artist Alley at table 440. I’ll be joined by artist Yashera Ames (ChaCha Bing2), my brilliant collaborator on Amby Verce & The Ascenders. Stop by to grab books, prints, swag, and just generally get nerdy with us.
I’ll be moderating three speaker panels at the show – two for N4AL, and one for our buddy Kevin Mellon, a storyboard artist for Archer. If you are attending the show, don’t miss these N4AL panels!
How to Be a Nerd for a Living
Room 2504 (Lower Level)
Do you want to work in a nerd-related industry, but you’re not sure how to break in? Get advice on how to create a path to the career you want from those already living it. This panel of professional “Nerds for a Living” will share insights into how they got to where they are, and offer tips to those looking to break in. Panelists will discuss a variety of jobs and opportunities that exist within comics, animation, gaming, film, voice-over, and more. Learn about types of training, mentorship opportunities, online and offline resources, and overall tactics to employ when trying to get started in your dream industry. This panel will conclude with a 10-minute Q&A.
The Business of Self-Promotion: Marketing Your Art or Small Business Online
Room 2502 (Lower Level)
Learn how to ignite your brand online and grow your following. Join this panel of professional artists, creators, business owners and marketers as they share valuable tips and advice on promoting your art or small business online. This accomplished group of professionals will provide insights into discovering your audience, online marketing and selling of your work, managing your social media channels, and crowd-funding. They will also discuss methods for time management, and share how they find the balance between doing the work they love and making a living from it. This panel will conclude with a 10-minute Q&A.
The Making of Archer
Great Hall Room 3501EFGH (Upper Level)
Discover the animation secrets behind FX’s hit series Archer. Featuring Archer storyboard artist and comic illustrator Kevin Mellon. Moderated by Nerd For A Living’s Adron Buske.
Planet Comicon is Kansas City’s largest pop culture and comic book convention. The event takes place at Bartle Hall, Kansas City Convention Center – 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City, MO 64105.