Response to the idea I tossed out of doing one-on-one consults with aspiring comic creators, was overwhelmingly positive, so, let's explore opportunities, and I'd really love feedback! This would be a cheaply priced, focused and limited mentorship or consult for folks wanting to get into creating comics. It would have three components.
-Resources: We would provide custom resources we've created in-house over the years, such as the outline for a full creating comics course we developed, updated column articles and how-to's covering every topic in comics from conception to marketing, etc. You would also receive a list of recommended resources some free, some you would need to purchase, to include online services and sites, books to read, and software to use.
-Conference: A one-time, hour long conference with our CCO, C. Edward Sellner, to discuss your plans, goals and strategies. You would submit a brief outline, no more than 4 pages, focused on your plan, then after its reviewed schedule the conference to get feedback.
-Followup Review: A one-time review of your initial creative efforts covering 5-10 pages of content, providing a full editorial critique of the project on every front, from concept, to execution. This would be focused on viability and marketability of the content, strengths and weaknesses.
The basic package would be priced at $100 for the first six months to build interest, and then re-assessed. We'd probably then also offer a partial credit toward additional services if folks choose to bring us in for editorial, creative, or production work.
Is this something you would use? What else would you as a potential client like to see included? We could also offer expanded deals to include additional conferences with specialists, such as writers, artists, etc. and we could also offer detailed editorial assessments of more completed content, up to and including a full mini-series, or first 5-6 issues of a series done to assess the project. These would include additional costs, but be made available to folks who take the basic package. Thoughts?