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Learn the art and science behind building worlds and characters from Janet Lee and Amy Chu at ECCC '22!

Watch the two acclaimed creators discuss the secrets behind creating new worlds live from the comfort of your own home

Comics 101: The Art of Building Compelling Worlds and Characters
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Worldbuilding is an integral part of creating fiction in any medium, but how do you do it well? That’s the question at the heart of the Art and Science of Building Fictional Worlds and Characters panel at Emerald City Comic Con on Friday afternoon here in Seattle, with renowned creators Amy Chu (Dota: Dragon’s Blood, Red Sonja) and Janet Lee (Return of the Dapper Men, Sea Sirens) spilling the beans on how to make it work, what the necessary ingredients are, and how to put everything together successfully – and for those who aren’t at the show in person, Popverse is here to stream the whole thing for your viewing entertainment (and education, as well)!

Popverse is filming this and many other panels at ECCC this year, and making them one of two ways - by becoming a Popverse member at the 'Fan' level (or higher), or by buying a ECCC digital ticket. The ECCC digital ticket gives you access to live video panels streamed at ECCC from the Main Stage, VOD panels from three other stages, and access to all the great content from Popverse for 30 days. The Popverse membership does that for the entire year, and would include live video panels from the upcoming New York Comic Con, MCM London Comic Con in October, and (yes) next year's Emerald City Comic Con and C2E2.

Watch the Art and Science of Building Fictional Worlds and Characters panel with Amy Chu and Janet Lee filmed at Emerald City Comic Con:

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Popverse staff writer Graeme McMillan (he/him) has been writing about comics, culture, and comics culture on the internet for close to two decades at this point, which is terrifying to admit. He completely understands if you have problems understanding his accent.