SDCC (audio): Editing Comics

Moderated by Chris Butcher, on the panel were editors Shannon Waters,
Mark Siegel, Cassandra Pelham and Robin Herrera. They started by
introducing themselves and answering Chris’s question: Do editors talk
to each other? Robin then spoke about her editing style on different
books, the groups discussed different types of editing and how not all
editors are good at all aspects of editing, they said if they still like
reading comics for pleasure. Cassandra talked about how she edits
different creators differently. Mark spoke about being more transparent
about his job, the pitch process and what does and does not matter. The
group discussed using the thumbnail for editing, using Skype for
communicating with creators, catching problems early to avoid costly
corrections later, the mental fatigue of doing a graphic novel and how
to combat it. Shannon revealed how certain books of hers came about and
how to manage the collaborative process. The group then discussed if
they are on the creators side or the publishers side.

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