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Sunday, June 28 • 10:00am - 10:45am
How to Build a Successful Art Portfolio

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Are you someone who wants to draw comic books? Do you want to draw Spider-Man swinging from NYC rooftops? Do you crave penciling the next great battle of the X-men? Or do you have the need to redesign the next Batman armor? Are you unable to leave your house without your pencil and sketchbook?

It sounds like you need to be drawing comic books! (comics?) Chris Allo former Talent Liason/Associate Editor for Marvel Entertainment is here to give you information on how to begin your professional career. Learn all the criteria editors and publishers look for in new and aspiring artists. Learn how to put together a professional portfolio. Learn the correct ways to show and promote your artwork and your personal brand.

For portfolio review:
(Not required)
For Pencilers
1. 3-5 pages of consecutive storytelling
2. I splash page or double page spread
3. 1 page very little action (storytelling relies on artist's ability to portray body language, facial expression, interesting daring shots and interesting panels (layouts and shapes)
4. Pick a character or two and redesign.


Chris Allo

Chris Allo's career at Marvel Entertainment spanned nearly ten years from Internship (2000) to Talent Management(2009). He assisted in managing hundred of freelancers in various capacities. He hosted and reviewed portfolios for visiting students from SCAD, RISD and did portfolio reviews... Read More →

Sunday June 28, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
B: Small Panel Room Panel Room 140

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