Welcome to the DC Comics Artists Workshop application process!
The DC Comics Artists Workshop is an initiative that will immerse up-and-coming artists in the mainstream comic book industry. With the professional setting of the DC offices as the learning environment and established artists as the instructors, those selected for the program will have the opportunity to participate in a personalized workshop experience.
Competitive candidates will have an established portfolio of sequential art and illustrations. For the experienced and talented artists selected, the Workshop will provide the knowledge and exposure required to cross the threshold into the competitive world of comic book publishing.
The DC Artists Workshop features multiple components, all geared toward preparing the artist for a successful career in comics. For the first part of the program, chosen artists will receive a sample script to draw under deadline, and the art submitted will then be critiqued by several top DC artists. Corrections will also be under deadline and critiqued. If the artists achieve the level of work required for the course, they will then be invited to the Burbank two-week workshop.
This two-week course is run by the Talent Development Department and was developed by Jim Lee, Klaus Janson and Andy Kubert, all esteemed artists and teachers with over 30 years of professional sequential art experience.
The 2017 Artists Workshop will run during October, 2017 at the DC Headquarters in Burbank, CA. Full participation and the ability to travel to Burbank are mandatory.
The Master Classes will feature guest speakers currently working in comics, including an elite mix of artists, writers, colorists, DC executives and editors. Each session will teach a new skill essential for excelling in the comic book business.
Upon completion of the program, the Talent Development group will help participants who pass the Artists Workshop program to obtain a professional job on a DC comic in the current lineup. We can’t guarantee you will be chosen, but we will get your material in front of the people who make the ultimate decisions — the editors.
Applications will not be eligible if all materials have not been submitted before 11:59 pm PDT on March 1, 2017.