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There’s a lot of information about this so I’m going to leave it for Action Lab to handle the details, but I will say that this sounds like an incredible opportunity for anyone interested in making comics.

From Action Lab:

Action Lab Entertainment teams with Greensboro’s Acme Comics for fan event.

Action Lab Entertainment is proud to announce our first Fan Outreach Event in conjunction with The Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailing Award nominated ACME COMICS, ACTION LAB DAY. Located at 2150 Lawndale Dr, in beautiful  Greensboro, NC, Acme is considered one of the best comics retailers in the country. Their signings and Free Comic Book Day events draw thousands of fans and readers of all ages.
It will also be an opportunity for aspiring creators to meet Action Lab creators and staff and learn hands on keys to creating, promoting and selling their work.

On Saturday, March 29th from 11:00 Am to 5:00 pm, come join Skyward creator Jeremy Dale, Skyward editor and Action Lab marketing director Kelly Dale, Ehmm Theory co-creator and artist Larkin Ford, Action Lab president Kevin Freeman and Ehmm Theory co-creator and writer Brockton McKinney for a day of SEMINARS, SIGNING and SKETCHING, all FREE to the public!*

SEMINARS at ACME COMICS PRESENTS

WRITERS FORUM with Jeremy Dale & Brockton McKinney, 11:00 AM

  • How to create story outlines, judge pacing and craft a script for an artist!
  • How to connect with an artist or vice verse and how you know you have a good fit!
  • Learn collaborative “Do’s” and “Don’t’s”!

ARTISTS FORUM with Jeremy Dale & Larkin Ford, 1:00 PM

  • How to turn a written script into finished art!
  • How to decide between working with full color and black & white!
  • How to layout a cover to standout on the store shelves!

BUSINESS FORUM with Kelly Dale & Kevin Freeman, 3:00 PM

  • Once you have an idea or finished product, how to market it via social media or conventions to stores and the public!
  • How to present your portfolio or story to a publisher!
  • What constitutes intellectual property and how to protect it!
SIGNING & SKETCHING at ACME COMICS
  • Kelly Dale & Brockton McKinney – 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Jeremy Dale & Larkin Ford – 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

*Each of the three sessions is limited to 10 attendees, so please reserve your spot via FacebookTwitter or e-mail in advance! Only those seriously interested, please! Just a few spots left so reach us today!
For press and conventions you can reach Jamal Igle at [email protected].

ABOUT ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT- Formed in 2010 with the purpose of pooling their collective talents into a single, powerful entity, the members of Action Lab Entertainment have countless years in multimedia publishing, design, and business.  Their first release, Fracture, was successfully funded through Kickstarter and since then they have continued their mission to produce high quality, genre-spanning entertainment.  Since its formation, the accolades for A.L.E continue to build on a daily basis.  Among its more popular titles are all ages material like the Eisner, Glyph, Shel Dorf Award nominated series PRINCELESS, NFL RUSHZONE (based on the Nickelodeon Television series), Jamal Igle’s MOLLY DANGER, Artist/ Writer Jeremy Dale’s hit series SKYWARD,  and Gale Middleton’s (My Little Pony, The Littlest Pet Shop) monstrously adorable VAMPLETS. Action Lab’s Mature Readers imprint ACTION LAB DANGER ZONE continues to push the envelope of comics entertainment with titles as varied as EHMM THEORY and Dan Mendoza’s over the top horror-comedy ZOMBIE TRAMP, THE FINAL PLAGUE and BO, PLUSHY GANGSTA.

About Acme Comics:

Acme Comics is an Eisner-nominated comic book store, as well as the Triad’s oldest and largest comic specialty shop, with 30 years of experience and counting! Whether you’re making changes to the titles on your free subscription list, searching for that elusive back issue, or just asking questions as a comics new-comer, our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you.

With over 100,000 comics in our backstock, thousands of trade paperbacks and hardcovers, hundreds of statues, busts, and action figures, and a well-stocked vintage backwall, there’s not much we don’t have! We’re always buying, selling, and trading for new merchandise, so feel free to EMAIL WITH QUESTIONS!

If you’re looking to sell us anything, please first make a list of what you’re trying to unload by title and issue number. This is the fastest way for us to determine if we need what you’ve got!

We do it right.

Dustin Cabeal
Dustin doesn't like cheese, but he loves pizza. His life is full of many such contradictions. He is the co-founder of Comic Bastards, one fourth of the CBMFP (Comic Bastards Mother Fucking Podcast), the lead writer and whatever other title he decides to give himself. He doesn't like comic books, he loves them.