From Rags to (TV) Pitches, The Winding Road from Indie Publishing to Commercial “Success”

NY Times bestselling comic artist Kate Beaton and her husband, novelist Morgan Murray (hailed as the “Canadian Vonnegut”) join acclaimed husband/wife kid lit creators Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr in a conversation about their various journeys from independent/self-publishing to working with traditional publishers.

Discussion will include: 1) brief career arcs of all four creators 2) the pros and cons of independent vs. commercial publishing, 3) dreams versus what it’s actually like to make art for a living, 4) the thrills and challenges of making art (and babies!) with (or alongside) a fellow creator spouse, and 5) the strange fact that all four panelists own and/or live in a barn.

There will be some talking and then some Q&A.

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Nuts & Bolts: Story Development

Nuts and Bolts is a series of practical discussions between comics writers and artists about cartooning methods. Learn how South Florida cartoonists write, draw, and publish their comics through presentations and conversations.

Join us for our first installment, STORY DEVELOPMENT!
Jessica Garcia, remus jackson, Jayro Lantigua, and Jarod Roselló. will each present how they turn an idea into a story, and then participate in a conversation with each other and audience members.

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Presented by Radiator Comics Studio, and made possible by support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Nuts & Bolts: Writing

Nuts and Bolts is a series of practical discussions between comics writers and artists about cartooning methods. Learn how South Florida cartoonists write, draw, and publish their comics through presentations and conversations.

Join us for our second installment, WRITING!
Bear & Bee, Drew Lerman, Jamila Rowser, and Luke Stuart will each present their writing process, and then participate in a conversation with each other and audience members.

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Presented by Radiator Comics Studio, and made possible by support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Miami Book Fair 2019

The Miami Book Fair brings in big names in literature every year to the downtown campus of Miami Dade College! The first floor room in Building 8 is dedicated to all things comics!

Ben Passmore will be on two panels:
Saturday, 3:00pm SpecFic Sci-Fi Explosion
Sunday, 12:30pm Best American Comics

Greg Means will be on one panel:
Sunday, 11:30am Youth In Revolt