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Portfolio Review at WonderCon 2016!

WonderCon 2016 Programming Preview

One of the great things about our conventions—both WonderCon and Comic-Con International—is the wealth of opportunities available to the attendees at each show. If you’re interested in working as an artist or illustrator in the popular arts, including the wonderful world of comics, WonderCon 2016 will offer a full slate of Portfolio Review sessions all 3 days of the event. While you might not get a job, you will get an honest appraisal of your work, something that’s worth the price of admission alone. Meet and network with comics publishers and show them what you got … you never know what might happen!

Here’s the WonderCon 2016 Portfolio Review preliminary schedule. You can’t pre-schedule an appointment; all sessions are first come, first serve. All Portfolio Review sessions will take place in Concourse 150ABC, on the Exhibit Hall level of the Los Angeles Convention Center (maps are coming soon!). Check your WonderCon 2016 Program Book for the exact location, and more info about the companies involved, or check our Portfolio Review page here on the website, as we get closer to the event.

For some great tips on presenting your work at any convention, click here to read artist Steve Lieber's Toucan article on "Showing Your Portfolio at Conventions."

Friday, March 25
  • 12:00–1:30: Space Goat (Talent agency dealing with comics publishers)     
  • 2:30–3:30: Aspen (Comics publisher)
  • 3:30–4:30: Whilce Portacio (Comics artist/Image Comics co-founder)
  • 4:30–5:30: Motion Pictures Costumers Union Costume Review—Love making costumes? Considering a career as a professional costumer? The Motion Picture Costumers Union (Local 705) invites all aspiring costumers to come have their work reviewed by Industry Veterans and ask questions about the different careers available in TV and Film. 
  • 5:30–6:30: Comic Pitch Review—WonderCon is once again offering Comic Creator Connection, a program designed to introduce writers and artists as possible collaborators. This program, along with the one on Sunday at 10:30 AM, will help you prepare for the CCC. Click here for more information.

Saturday, March 26
  • 10:30–11:30: Her Universe—Are you looking to submit to the Her Universe Fashion Show? Or just want to get into the business of Geek Fashion? Come and share your portfolio with industry professionals from Her Universe and Hot Topic. Get tips and advice on how to best prepare your fashion portfolio!
  • 11:30–1:00: Space Goat
  • 1:00–2:00: Aspen
  • 3:00–4:00: Whilce Portacio
  • 4:00–5:00: Illustrators of the Art Directors Guild—Veteran Art Directors Guild storyboard artist Tim Burgard (The Revenant, Jurassic World, Independence Day: Resurgence) will review portfolios.

Sunday, March 27
  • 10:30–11:30: Comic Pitch Review
  • 2:00–3:00: Aspen
  • 3:00–4:00 Whilce Portacio
  • 4:00–5:00: Illustrators of the Art Directors Guild

Click here to buy WonderCon 2016 badges!
Click here to reserve a hotel room for WonderCon 2016!