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Word Balloon Academy: Kat Simmers

Updated: May 26, 2022

TCAF is excited to announce details about Word Balloon Academy (WBA), our annual day of skills-building and career management programming for comics creators: June 17, 2022, 9 AM - 5 PM.

A photo of Kat Simmers
Photo by Sara Kuefler

Don't Pass Me By: Funding Indie Comics

So you've drawn the comic... now what happens? A multifaceted exploration of the route to comics authorship with Kat Simmers, who co-created Pass Me By (Renegade Press) with Ryan Danny Owen. Kat talks all things funding and jump-starting a series, from grants to crowdfunding to indie publishing, with plenty of strategies, pitfalls, and practical advice along the way.

More WBA programming:

By the Numbers

Indie publishers get into the nitty gritty of units, finances, supply chain in comics publishing as part of this year's business stream.

Whose IP Is It Anyways?

From Dungeons & Dragons to Disney Princesses, artists of all stripes can make a career working in established IP. Artists discuss how to get into existing IP projects and their experiences in this hybrid, live-streamed panel in the creative stream.

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