Press Release

Brave New World Comics, the 2008 Eisner award winning super store located in Los Angeles’ Santa Clarita Valley, is proud to announce the opening of their Master Class Series.

Writing for Comics with Mark Waid is the first in a brand new series of classes that the community friendly store plans to offer. “Mark is a tremendously popular and talented writer.”, says Portlyn, co-owner of the store, “We’re thrilled that he’s going to be sharing his wisdom and experience with our students!”

Learn the craft of telling comics’ stories from Master of the Medium Mark Waid!

Saturday, September 12th -Mark will be teaching in the loft at Brave New World

Class Description from the scribe professor himself:

“The class will begin with a brief lecture that zips past the basic beginner stuff and right into the heavier stuff. It’s assumed that students already have at least a passing familiarity with what a comics script looks like (examples will be provided, but suggested advance-prep is to visit the blog at and read the “Writing 101″ columns), so the focus will be on the finer points–how ideas are developed; how to make sure they’re ideas that are right for the medium and not just disguised film scripts that don’t work as comics; what editors and publishers look for; some of the less-obvious do’s and don’ts; and most of all, how to go from an idea to a pitch to a formal proposal to a script to a series.

After a catered lunch, the afternoon will include a free-form Q&A specifically centered on how to solve common script and storytelling problems, including typical problems young writers might not even recognize they have; students are encouraged to ask questions both general and specific so that they feel their own objectives for the day are met.

Depending on the size of the class and the time available, there may be some small-group workshop exercises and critiques, as well. ”

Seating is EXTREMELY limited. Reserve yours today!

$115 Presale ~ $150 At the Door, as space allows

Registration is easy. Give us your name and payment of $115 in one of these ways:
-Come into the shop.
-Call in your credit card payment during business hours (661-259-4745)
-paypal to
-Mail check to Brave New World,22722 Lyons Ave #6, Newhall CA 91321


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  1. That would definitely be worth 100+ dollars! Even some of the description, like recognizing a comic script from a movie script, is very telling. I have trouble with some of the very things discussed here and it would be great to learn from an experienced professional.

    … But I heard Mark Waid is Evil.

  2. Oh geeze … and here i thought this was about my LCS. In Philly here there is a franchise comic store called Brave New Worlds. There should be rules about naming stores of the same genre.

    • Hey Brian,

      For the record, we had the name first. Feel free to tell George and his crew that he should let us be the only BNW. ;)

      And then let him know that I said Hey!

      Brave New World

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