The Hero Initiative and Comics Experience proudly present Comic Book Boot Camp, an all day event held Thursday, April 17th - the day before New York Comic Con - that sends you through a crash course on how comics are made! Along the way, you'll get a wealth of insight and information about comics and the creative process as well as meet comics luminaries such as Top Cow President Matt Hawkins, famed Batman editor and writer Denny O'Neil, top writer Chris Gage, artist's artist Phil Jimenez and comics legend Chris Claremont!

And if that's not good enough, it's all for a great cause! The Hero Initiative serves to help comic creators in need, and this special, one-time only event is a fundraiser for Hero!

The day's events include:9:00-9:30 9:00-9:30 Introduction by Andy Schmidt9:30-10:30 9:30-10:30 Publishing In A Nutshell with Top Cow President Matt Hawkins10:30-11:00 10:30-11:00 From Proposal to Approved Project with hot writer Chris Gage11:00-12:00 11:00-12:00 The Art of Comics Writing with Batman's Denny O'Neil12:00-1:30 12:00-1:30 Lunch Break1:30-2:30 1:30-2:30 Storytelling with The X-Men's Chris Claremont2:30-4:00 2:30-4:00 Penciling & Inking with The Amazing Spider-Man and Infinite Crisis's Phil Jimenez4:00-5:30 4:00-5:30 Coloring and Lettering with Chris Sotomayor and Cory Petit5:30-6:00 5:30-6:00 Post-Production and Wrap Up by Andy Schmidt

If you're coming to the New York Comic Con, you don't want to miss out in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pull back the curtain and meet the wizards of comics!

Seating is limited! In order to make this a magical experience for everyone who comes, we are limiting the seating to ensure an intimate atmosphere. This is not a lecture series; it is conversations with the men that make the myths!

Don't wait! Sign up now! To register and purchase your $275 tickets, visit www.comicsexperience.com and click on the PayPal link. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours with the exact NYC location.

Online Registration only! You cannot pay at the door! You must register online to reserve your seat today.

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterdays' creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It's a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment. For more information, call 310-909-7809 or visit www.HeroInitiative.org .

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