Even though Comic-Con was cancelled this year, and WonderCon Anaheim 2020 has been postponed, the organization announced WonderCon @ Home which features livestream videos of panels that were scheduled for the event. One intriguing panel for small press publishers discussed “what makes the difference between an item that will get news coverage, previews, and interviews, and what doesn’t?” We present that panel below.
A lot of publishers have no idea what to submit to the press, how to submit it, or why they are being overlooked for coverage. Comics journalist Rik Offenberger moderates this panel on just what it takes to get coverage, with the comic journalists themselves telling you what they are looking for in your submission. Panelists include (in alphabetical order) Tim Chizmar (First Comics News, Fangoria), Glenn Hauman (ComicMix), Jez Ibelle (First Comics News, Geek-a-pedia), Jason LiVecchi (NBC News), Heidi MacDonald (The Beat), Francis Sky (First Comics News), and Josh Waldrop (Red Gorilla Comics).
Find out what it takes to self-promote and make a significant impact on your ability to sell your comic.