If you've ever dreamed of creating stories for the likes of Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman, your chance may be on the horizon.
DC Entertainment recently announced the DC Talent Development Workshop for writers and artists. Headed by bestselling and acclaimed comics talent including Jim Lee, Geoff Johns, Scott Snyder, Klaus Janson and Andy Kubert, the series of workshops have been designed to give prospective talent a voice in the comic community. Following the DC workshops artists will have an opportunity to showcase their work.
“Our goal is to identify and foster fresh, new voices,” stated DC Entertainment Co-Publisher and bestselling artist, Jim Lee. “The new DC Talent Development Workshops will play a vital role in discovering and developing the next generation of comic talent.”
The Artists Workshop is open to competitive candidates who have an established portfolio of progressive art and illustrations, and will provide the knowledge and exposure required to be successful in the competitive world of comic book publishing. Artists achieving the level of work required for the course will be invited to a two-week, intensive workshop at DCE’s Burbank offices.
The 2016 Writers Workshop, developed by DC with Scott Snyder, will consist of two parts. The first part of the Writers Workshop will run October 2016–January 2017 as an online real-time, weekly interactive seminar, for thirteen consecutive weeks, for selected candidates. Each seminar will aim to teach a new skill essential for surviving and excelling in the field of comic book writing. Hand-picked writers will be invited to the DCE offices in Burbank for an intensive writing experience, featuring guest speakers including a mix of editors, writers, artists and the Talent Development staff.
Online applications for DC’s Artists Workshop will be accepted April 1-30, 2016. Applications for the Writers Workshop will be accepted May 1-31, 2016, and more information can be found at DCComicsTalentWorkshop.com.