Jay Edidin spent seven years as an editor at a major comics publisher until leaving in 2013 to pursue a freelance career. Jay is co-host of the popular podcast, Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men. As a pop-culture journalist, Jay sometimes gets paid actual, legal tender to explain the X-Men, which you can tell your parents next time they ask how knowing that Cyclops’s eyes shoot concussive force beams will help you find a job.
“Step one: Kickstarter pitch. Step two: (magic happens!). Step three: Success!” is not a realistic plan when it comes to crowdfunding. Industry veterans Jen Vaughn, Jay Edidin, and moderator Katherine Keller are here to help with sage advice on how to plan, run, and deliver on a crowdfunding campaign.
Creating comics takes more than a writer an artist. Pj Perez runs “air traffic control” while Lauren Sankovitch, Jen Vaughn, Jay Edidin, Marissa Louise, and Dylan Todd provide further insights into the roles played by the behind the scenes teams at your favorite publishers.
The history of the comic industry shows that it adapts to change–sometimes just in the nick of time. Join James Robinson, Ibrahim Moustafa, Jay Edidin, Ulises Farinas, Jean Munson, and moderator Pj Perez for a spirited discussion of how increased diversity in comics and pop culture is the path to a better future for everybody.