One of the many great things about The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach are the monthly Comic Creator Meetups hosted by comic writer and Comic Bug co-owner Mike Wellman. At the meetups, Wellman puts together a round table of comic creators and those aspiring to become them. Writers and artists meet each other and find collaborators to make their comics come to life. The meetings are often attended by comic professionals who share not only their techniques but stories on how they brought their comics to life.
On February 27, 2014 The Comic Bug announced that BOOM! Studios founder and CEO Ross Richie will be at the March 22. 2014 Comic Creator Meetup from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to discuss his journey through the comic book industry and his ascension to be the head of one of the largest independent comic publishers in the world publishing books from "Adventure Time" and "Peanuts" to "Hawken: Melee" and "3 Guns."
Richie will be sure to provide great insight on what it takes to make comics in the current marketplace and give necessary information on what makes a great comic. Be sure to check out The Comic Bug's Facebook page for more details and be sure to RSVP through the event page.