DC Comics With the intent of finding new and aspiring comic book talent, DC Entertainment has launched the Talent Development Workshops for both writers and artists, led by bestselling and acclaimed comic book creators like Jim Lee, Geoff Johns, Scott Snyder, Klaus Janson and Andy Kubert. Each workshop is designed to give access and a voice to new and prospective talent, providing an opportunity to showcase their work following intensive DC workshop sessions.

Online applications for DC’s Artists Workshop will be accepted between the 1st and 30th of April, 2016, while applications for the Writers Workshop will be accepted between the 1st and 31st of May. DC’s new Talent Development website offers comprehensive tips, advice, and recommended reading to help potential applicants navigate the submission process. Both workshops will take place in the fall of 2016.

DC ComicsOur goal is to identify and foster fresh, new voices”, stated DC Entertainment Co-Publisher and bestselling artist, Jim Lee. “The new DC Talent Development Workshops will play a vital role in discovering and developing the next generation of comic talent”.

"I’ve brought in a lot of new writers to DC, both from within and outside of comics, for Rebirth, working with them closely as we rebuild our universe”, stated DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer, Geoff Johns.

Bestselling Batman writer Scott Snyder added, “I'm so proud and honored to be heading up DC’s Writers Workshop. Teaching has always been a passion of mine, and getting to help, welcome, and coach new voices at a company that's given me so many creative opportunities is a tremendous thrill”.

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About the Artists Workshop

The 2016 Artists Workshop was developed by DC with world-renowned artists Jim Lee, Klaus Janson, and Andy Kubert, and follows a successful pilot program that took place in the fall of 2015. Visit DCComicsTalentWorkshop.com to view artwork completed by pilot program students. 

Competitive candidates will have an established portfolio of sequential art and illustrations. For the artists selected via the online submission process, the Workshop will provide the knowledge and exposure required to cross the threshold into the competitive world of comic book publishing. Chosen artists will be asked to complete art assignments that will be critiqued by several top DC Artists. If the artists achieve the level of work required for the course they will then be invited to a two-week, intensive workshop at DCE’s Burbank offices.

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About the Writers Workshop

The 2016 Writers Workshop was developed by DC with bestselling writer Scott Snyder and follows a successful three-month pilot program. For selected candidates, the first part of the 2016–2017 DC Comics Writers Workshop will run between October, 2016, and January, 2017, as an online real-time, weekly interactive seminar, for thirteen consecutive weeks. Each seminar will teach a new skill essential for surviving and excelling in this highly competitive field. Following the initial Workshop, a smaller hand-selected group of those participants will be invited to DCE offices in Burbank for an intensive writing experience, featuring guest speakers currently working in comic books, including a mix of editors, writers, artists, and the Talent Development staff.

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Upon completion of the Master Class program, DCE’s Talent Development group will ensure successful participants are considered for positions on current DC titles.


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