Scott Snyder once again leads the DC Writers Workshop and today the class of 2017 was revealed! With over a thousand entries this year the DC Talent Development team selecting the best of the best among aspiring writers.
Members of the class of 2017 participating in the 13-week program include Sanya Anwar (1001), Ryan Cady (BIG MOOSE), Joey Esposito (PAWN SHOP, CAPTAIN ULTIMATE), Robert Jeffrey (ROUTE 3, RADIO FREE AMERIKA), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (LAST SONS OF AMERICA, WARLORDS OF APPALACHIA), and Magdalene Visaggio (KIM & KIM, QUANTUM TEENS ARE GO).
“We are entering the third year of this program and I’m proud to say this year’s class is another group of top notch, aspiring talent,” stated DC’s Vice President and Executive Editor of Young Reader and Talent Development, Bobbie Chase. “It’s heartening to see past Workshop participants receive regular work at DC and I have no doubt that Scott will empower this new class to be at the forefront of writing great stories for comics.”
Writers Workshop teacher Scott Snyder added, “Teaching this workshop has been one of the real highlights of my time at DC and I can’t wait to get started again. It’s an honor and thrill to work with such inspired, and inspiring talent.”
Clearly the writers who made it are excited:
Hey guys, I'm super proud to announce that I'm one of creators selected for the DC Talent Writers Workshop! https://t.co/cE14pHClV6
— Sanya Anwar (@sanya01) August 9, 2017
— Joey Esposito (@joeyesposito) August 9, 2017
So yeah…. I've been chosen along with 8 other awesome writers as a participant in DC Comics Class of 2017… https://t.co/NRykz9Ntf2
— Robert Jeffrey II (@SYNCHRKJ) August 9, 2017
the opportunity to learn at the feet of @Ssnyder1835 is incredibly exciting!
— Merry Magdalene (@MagsVisaggs) August 9, 2017
Anyway, um, the news is out. I'm in this year's DC Talent Development Workshop! https://t.co/4LoSiLNii6
— Ryan “Spider-Excuses” Cady (@rycady) August 9, 2017
Word is out: I'm doing the DC Comics Writers Workshop! Congrats to all the winners, I can't wait to work with you! https://t.co/DEV1yENmwQ
— Phillip Kennedy Johnson (@PhillipKJohnson) August 9, 2017
The DC’s Talent Development Workshop began with a pilot session in 2015, and since then the program has resulted in several participants receiving new assignments from DC editorial. For example, the upcoming mini-series BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL will be co-written by ’16 Writers Workshop graduate Tony Patrick, alongside his teacher, Scott Snyder, with art by the acclaimed Cully Hamner. Also, the latest edition of DC’s NEW TALENT SHOWCASE will be released in November and will feature stories from graduates of past DC Writers and Artists Workshops.
For more information visit the DC Talent Development Workshop website.