I heard about the Comic Creator Connection back in 2011 when I had previously attended, but the event was already full. I didn't go last year, but this year I'm already booked for the big show. When I saw the announcement again this year for the Comic Creator Connection, I didn't hesitate.
What's the Comic Creator Connection?
"Are you a writer with a great idea for a comic book series, but you can't draw? Or maybe you're an artist looking to illustrate a story and you can’t write. Perhaps both of you are looking to jumpstart your careers in comics. At Comic-Con 2013, you just might find each other!
Comic-Con will once again host the Comic Creator Connection, an event that puts writers and artists together to see whether they can find their creative counterparts.
Writers and artists can sit down and meet each other in a neutral environment. In 5-minute sessions, you can talk one-on-one with individual prospective collaborators about their ideas and skills. At the end of each 5-minute period, you will get up and move on to the next person. If you're interested in furthering the conversation, you place your contact info (name and e-mail address) on a supplied card for that prospective partner."
So I have 23 days to get my one-page pitch package together! I have two competing projects, my Tow Truck/Shaman story and my Darkness story. It's been great inspiration so far!