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Word Balloon Academy presented by Seneca College – Sunday May 9th
Do the Thing – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
Do you have a comic you want to draw or a book you want to write, but just can’t seem to find the time? Let the RAID studio (Ramon K. Perez, Anthony Falcone, Kalman Andrasofszky, and Danesh Mohiuddin) share their tips for productivity to get you started on creating your amazing stories!
Behind the Merch Table – 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EST
Grant Writing – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
More cartoonists should be getting grants! Having funding allows creators to get their personal projects off the ground. Grants are also particularly useful to people working outside mainstream comic styles, pushing the boundaries of the medium, and people from marginalized communities who may not fit within the existing publishing landscape. Explore grant-writing strategies and funding opportunities that help cartoonists get new projects done! Lorena Torres Loaize covers topics like preparing your publishing history, support materials, effective ways to describe your project and its importance, writing a compelling bio, as well as some great resources for grants and grant writing.
Indie Crowdfunding – 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST
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