More than 1,500 applied and the DC Talent Development team has announced the eight individuals who will be participating in a 13 week Writers Workshop course lead by bestselling writer Scott Snyder.
Members of the 2016 class include Owl Goingback (Bram Stoker award winner for Crota, Sealed With A Kiss), writing partners Erica Harrell and Desirée Proctor (writers of MTV’s Happyland and The Walking Dead: Michonne for Telltale Games), Al Letson (Planetfall, Imperfect, Peabody award winner for NPR’s State of the Re:Union), David Accampo (Lost Angels, Sparrow & Crowe), Aaron Gillespie (LadyDemon, Bionic Man), Ryan K. Lindsay (Ghost Town, Negative Space), and Tony Patrick (X’ed, writer of short film Black Card).
The writers represent a diverse group of men and women and varying experience in the comic industry. All have shown talent already. Congrats to all!
DC’s Talent Development Workshop began in 2015 with pilot program that resulted in several participants receiving new assignments from DC editorial. The upcoming one-shot comic New Talent Showcase, set for release on November 30, features stories from writers and artists who completed the inaugural program.
(via DC Comics)