Let’s talk about $$$: How to Survive & Thrive While Making Comics

Money may be taboo but until capitalism crumbles, it’s an unavoidable issue every artist has to face. Many of us work day jobs and make comics on nights and weekends. Others must freelance without health insurance. How do we juggle it all and still take care of our bodies and minds? Our panelists Carmen Pizarro, Skimlines and Kevin Czap will speak to Carmilla Zhang about their experience, along with practical, applicable methods on how to find work, stay disciplined, and make time for self care. This event is part of the Bluestockings Queer + Trans Comics Fest running August 8th to 16th, find more info about all the amazing vendors and events over on https://bluestockings.com/comics-fest/vendor-schedule/.

Camilla Zhang is a pansexual New York City native who is passionate about promoting empathy, diversity, and equality through great storytelling. As Kickstarter’s Comics Outreach Lead she acts as an advisor, educator, curator and advocate for the comics community that uses Kickstarter. As a creator herself, she’s been published by Top Cow and Kickstarted projects like Reading with Pictures and Crossed Genres. She has also worked for Marvel, Mad Cave, and DC Comics.