Portfolio Review

Meet Paul Kaminski, editor at DC Comics

Paul Kaminski is the editor of DC Comics’ ‘Metropolis‘ series of books, which includes such important titles and characters as Superman, Green Lantern, Shazam and many others.

Paul recently edited the successful Dark Crisis and Lazarus Planet series, and is currently editing the Dawn of DC initiative, a sort of ‘rebirth’ for many of DC’s iconic characters.

He’s not only coming to meet you, but also to look at your portfolio and give you some valuable advice. Seize this opportunity at Heroes Comic Con, on 23 and 24 September, at Brussels Expo!

Golden opportunity

This famous editor will take the time to assess your portfolio. Are you a young artist? Then submit your work to this living legend. And if Kaminski selects your portfolio, you’ll be invited to a one-to-one conversation and receive personalised advice. If you’re lucky, you might even land a job at DC Comics!

Seize this opportunity!

Go to the Comic Village during the festival. Leave your portfolio (with your contact details) on the dedicated stand and come back at the appointed time to find out if your name has been selected to meet the publisher.


How to meet the DC Comics editor?

We´ll leave a box at the editor’s table for people to leave their portfolios. Those portfolios HAVE TO BE COPIES, NEVER originals, always in A4 size, with a curriculum vitae included after the cover, as page 1.  

Each portfolio needs to be a minimum of six pages, and a maximum of 15. It can be pencillers, inkers (if it’s an inker he/she should also show the pencils he’s inked) colorists (if it’s a colorist he or she should also include the black and white pages he/she has colored). Each portfolio must also have a cover with an illustration, the artist’s full name or nickname and contact information. Also, every interior page needs to have written the full name and contact info (phone number and email) of the creator at the top of EACH page.

We can’t guarantee the portfolios will be returned. It can’t be lost, or an editor could decide to take it back home, so the artist must accept in advance it won’t be returned, and we should specify that in the rules. “If you leave in the box, it’s quite possible you won’t get it back, so please don’t include any original art in the portfolio”.) 

This activity has free access. ANYBODY can leave their portfolio. But NOT EVERYBODY will get a private meeting, only those the editor decide are ready or have the potential to become a professional artist. We’ll ask the selected artists to show an ID to access the meeting, because only the ones selected can access those.

On Saturday & Sunday, the artists will be able to leave their portfolios at the editors’ table until 2:00 pm; at that time the editors will pick and review the portfolios from each bucket and pick who they will be meeting with. We’ll write the names of the people each will meet in two whiteboards (or similar) around 3:00 pm and meetings will be from 3:30 to 5:30 pm on Saturday, and from 2:30 to 4:30 pm on Sunday. Each meeting lasting 15 minutes, approximately. If you’re not on the list, feel free to ask for your portfolio, and when at all possible, we’ll return it to you.

Learn more about comics

Our guest editor, Paul Kaminski, will have an workshop you can’t miss, titled “How to get to work for DC Comics”. That panel will take place Saturday, September 23rd at 12:00 pm.

Meet all the guests

The many talents of the Comic Village are ready to swish & flick their pencils, splash their ink and orchestrate their paint to conjure upan astounding piece of art for you to take home.

For the drawings, you have two choices: you ask the artist for a sketch during the event, or you request a more detailed drawing weeks beforehand and pick up the result during the event.

Very few things in life beat the feeling of leaving a comic con with your very own, unique piece of popular art, complete with the artist’s autograph. A souvenir to cherish forever!

Click the buttons below to learn how you can obtain sketches, commissions and autographs.