DC Comics has announced the eight writers who will take part in its 2017 Writers Workshop, in which participants undergo a 13-week program led by Scott Snyder (All-Star Batman, Dark Nights: Metal).
“We are entering the third year of this program and I’m proud to say this year’s class is another group of top notch, aspiring talent,” Bobbie Chase, DC’s vice president and executive editor of young reader and talent development, said in a statement. “It’s heartening to see past Workshop participants receive regular work at DC and I have no doubt that Scott will empower this new class to be at the forefront of writing great stories for comics.”
Snyder added, "Teaching this workshop has been one of the real highlights of my time at DC, and I can't wait to get started again. It's an honor and thrill to work with such inspired, and inspiring talent."
The members of the 2017 class are Sanya Anwar (1001), Ryan Cady (Big Moose), Joey Esposito (Pawn Shop, Captain Ultimate), Robert Jeffrey (Route 3, Radio Free Amerika), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Last Sons of America, Warlords of Appalachia) and Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim, Quantum Teens Are Go).
Many of the graduates of the Talent Development Workshop, will see their stories published in the November edition of DC’s New Talent Showcase.