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Hastings Craft of Comics by DavidBaron Hastings Craft of Comics by DavidBaron
Hastings stores across the nation have joined forces with award-winning comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment for “The Craft of Comics” – a groundbreaking comic book workshop live-streaming with live audience Q&A for four weeks this fall. The month-long in-store event will launch Saturday, September 19th and continue every Saturday through October 10th.

Broadcasting live into more than 140 Hastings locations nationwide, each installment of “The Craft of Comics” will feature a live tutorial with an all-star Valiant creator as they detail the practice and principles underlying one of the four key disciplines involved in the creation of comics: writing, penciling, inking, and coloring.

Each Hastings guest will receive a free exclusive “The Craft of Comics” workbook produced by Valiant Entertainment to create and refine their skills over the course of the four-week workshop. Inspired guests can then enter “The Craft of Comics” contest, where one lucky contestant will emerge victoriously and earn immortal bragging rights by having his or her work published in an upcoming Valiant comic.

Creators schedule to stream live during the workshop include: 

James Asmus (Writer, Quantum and Woody)
September 19th at 6pm ET (5pm CT4pm MT3pm PT)

Clayton Henry (Artist, Archer & Armstrong)
September 26th at 5pm ET (4pm CT3pm MT2pm PT)

Ryan Winn (Inker, Divinity)
October 3rd at 5pm ET (4pm CT3pm MT2pm PT)

David Baron (Colorist, Bloodshot Reborn)
October 10th at 7pm ET (6pm CT5pm MT4pm PT)

Contact your local store that will be participating in these events regarding streaming times and other details. Come ready for fun weekends of learning invaluable comic skills and experiencing your exclusive chance to become a published comic book artist! Visit for more information.

About Hastings 
Hastings is a leading multimedia entertainment retailer that combines the sale of new and used books, videos, video games and CDs, as well as trends and consumer electronics merchandise, in a superstore format.

About Valiant Entertainment 
Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 81 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films. Visit Valiant online at

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pixierosa Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Really excited about this series! 1st session was today. Very enjoyable. Looking forward to hearing your expertise. I'll be doing a synopsis of each panel for Valiant Central. :)
DavidBaron Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Awesome to hear you liked the first part. Can't wait to see what Clayton and Ryan do next. 
mechangel2002 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Would've loved to see this but no Hastings for hours.
DavidBaron Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
I think you can watch it online. Ask @gohastings on twitter.
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