DC Entertainment is looking for a fresh crop of talented writers and artists. To pursue that effort, they have launched Talent Development Workshops, led by bestselling and acclaimed comics pros, including Jim Lee, Geoff Johns, Scott Snyder, Klaus Janson, and Andy Kubert. The workshops will provide access and a voice to new writers and artists, while also giving the opportunity to present their work during the DC workshop sessions.
Interested artists and writers can apply online. The Artists Workshop is accepting applications until April 30, 2016 and the Writers Workshop will accept applications May 1-31. The new talent development website offers tips, advice, and recommended reading to aid applicants in the submission process. Both workshops will be held in the fall.
“Our goal is to identify and foster fresh, new voices,” DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee said. “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,” DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns said. “The creative growth of DC comes from new voices joining the mix, both writers and artists, and it’s been an absolute highlight to work with them.”
“I’m so proud and honored to be heading up DC’s Writers Workshop,” Batman writer Scott Snyder said. “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.”