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Thoughts on the 3rd-sort-of-annual Success in Comics

The third Success in Comics seminar is over. It was the first time it was held on the East Coast. The previous two seminars were held in Las Vegas. For those not familiar with the Success in Comics seminar, it’s organized by Tundra creator Chad Carpenter and his marketing/sales guy Bill Kellogg and it focuses […]

Posted on: Feb 18, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 16 Comments

East Coast Success in Comics Seminar one month away

The third Success in the World of Comics Seminar being held in Annapolis, MD is drawing closer. The seminar is slated for February 16 & 17. Tundra creator Chad Carpenter and business partner Bill Kellogg do a great job hosting this informative event. If you’re interested in the business side of cartooning, this is the […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Success in Comics seminar heads to east coast

Chad Carpenter and Bill Kellogg’s Success in Comics seminar is heading to the east coast. The last two events were in Las Vegas. The duo is taking the show to Annapolis, MD February 16-17th. The line up looks top notch too. Chad Carpenter – Third time speaker, creator of Tundra the most widely self-syndicated strips […]

Posted on: Nov 14, 2012,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Speaking Engagements, web comics, Comments: 15 Comments

Success in Comics: Stay Tooned! publisher John Read

John Read enjoyed a 21 year career in the entertainment industry (movies, commercials) and teaching cartooning to kids age 7-12. Inspired by Jud Hurd’s Cartoonists PROfiles, he started Stay Tooned! magazine. John shared the four things NOT to do with your cartooning career and the 12 you should. Notes: Stay Tooned! is an old school […]

Posted on: Feb 29, 2012,  Section: Magazines, Comments: 5 Comments

Success in Comics: Mark Parisi, Lynn Reznick Parisi

Mark Parisi is the creator of the comic panel Off The Mark and his wife, Lynn Reznick Parisi, is the business manager for the strip. Off the Mark has been sold both in and out of syndication (currently syndicated through Universal Uclick). He’s been doing paid cartooning professionally since 1987 when his feature was picked […]

Posted on: Feb 29, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Success in Comics: Chad Carpenter, Bill Kellogg

The first speakers in the Success in Comics Seminar were also the hosts: Chad Carpenter, creator of Tundra and Bill Kellogg who has sold the strip to over 500 newspapers. Chad first talked about getting into cartooning and how he made the strip a success as regional comic in Alaska and then Bill talked about […]

Posted on: Feb 29, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Success in Comics: Girls with Slingshots creator Danielle Corsetto

Girls with Slingshots creator Danielle Corsetto represented the webcomics model at the Success in Comics seminar. She started her strip in 2004 when few were living off their webcomics. Her original intent was to follow her childhood dream of creating a comic strip for syndication, but as she developed and posted her strip online she […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2012,  Section: web comics, Comments: 5 Comments

Success in Comics: Rob Tornoe

Rob Tornoe was the first speaker on Sunday. He’s a freelance cartoonist, columnist, editor and publisher of the Delaware magazine Punchline. He self-syndicates his work in New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Notes from his talk: Doing local cartoons allows him to charge more than bundled material from syndicates Sports cartoons sell well as first time […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Success in Comics: Pickles creator Brian Crane

Brian Crane was the last speaker on Saturday. He’s the creator of the comic Pickles which is now in 800 newspapers. His comic launched with only 24 newspapers and was told by his syndicate that he might even get up to 50. I’ve met Brian before this seminar and despite the accomplishment of being in […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Success in Comics: Creator Syndicate President Jack Newcombe

Creators Syndicate president Jack Newcombe was the second speaker. In what I’m assuming was a grab the audience’s attention, he told us he was going to talk about pirates, porn and ________. It got my attention, but only 2/3 of it. “Did he just say porn?” By the time I refocused, I missed the third […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Review of Success in Comics seminar

This last weekend was the 2nd Success in Comics seminar put on by Tundra creator Chad Carpenter and his marketing team of one Bill Kellogg. Attendee numbers were about double from the first one held two years ago with a mix of up-and-coming cartoonists and more established cartoonist. For those who have haven’t attended this […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 13 Comments

Video: Success in Comics Seminar promo video

The Success in Comics Seminar is now less than a month away. The Tundra guys, Chad Carpenter and Bill Kellogg, have produced a little promo video:

Posted on: Feb 1, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Success in Comics Seminar adds payment options

Bill Kellogg, Tundra marketing guru and Success in Comics Seminar organizer, tells me he’s had several requests from attendee hopefuls that an installment option be made available instead of coming up with the whole $375 at one time. He’s set up a PayPal six month installment plan (we’re six month attendees away from the event) […]

Posted on: Sep 10, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Success in Comics Seminar II set for February

After much talk and rumors, Bill Kellogg and Chad Carpenter are announcing they will again hold their “Success in the World of Comics Seminar” this February 25-26 in Las Vegas, NV. Bill has a great line-up which include: Chad Carpenter, Tundra and Bill Kellogg, founder of Ink Bottle Syndicate and marketing genius behind Tundra. Tom […]

Posted on: Aug 27, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 11 Comments

Next Success In Comics seminar slated for February

Just got word from Bill Kellogg that he and Tundra creator Chad Carpenter are planning for another Success In Comics seminar. Once again to keep costs low for participants, they’re looking at Las Vegas in February. They haven’t ruled out an east coast venue at a later date. The seminar will follow the same format […]

Posted on: May 23, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments