Breakout Sessions


A breakout session helps you discover ways you can utilise the Comics Mastermind™ professional development services to help you move towards achieving your comics ambitions and goals. The session outlines the journey you are about to embark on, as well as the skills you need to acquire in the framework of Creative, Entrepreneurial and Self Mastery. This is also an opportunity to ask questions about how professional development plans can be customised to your needs.

Who Should Participate

This breakout session is ideal if you are:

  • An aspiring comics creator who wants to break into comics
  • An emerging or developing comics creator who is serious about going pro
  • An author, children’s writer, book illustrator, film or TV writer, storyboard artist or animator who wants to cross over into the comics medium.

What You Will Learn

This breakout session will give you insights into:

  • Understanding how comics script and sequential art assessments operate and how you will benefit
  • Connecting to a network of professional assessors, coaches and mentors who will help you bring out the best in your work and in yourself
  • Up-skilling and training with professional presenters and comics niche specialists so you improve at a rapid rate
  • Becoming aware of the importance of approaching your career wholistically from the point of view of creative, entrepreneurial and self development
  • Gaining inspiration, confidence, enthusiasm and courage to undertake and create your own body of comics work.

About the Presenter

Julie Ditrich is the founder and CEO of Comics Mastermind™, as well as a professional writer, editor and comics creator. Julie has a BA in Professional Writing (University of Canberra), and has worked in mainstream publishing as a bookseller, publicist, marketing manager and author. She was also employed as publications manager at the Australian Society of Authors (ASA). Julie has worked extensively as a comic book writer predominantly in the fantasy genre with sales of over 270,000 comics all over the world. She is the first woman writer in Australia to work on The Phantom (Frew Publications) with the release of The Adventure of the Dragon’s Leg in 2020, and was also a co-writer on the ElfQuest: WaveDancers series (Warp Graphics) and the Dart mini-series (Image Comics). She also introduced a new superhero character “Djiniri” in the SuperAustralians graphic novel (Black House Comics / IFWG Publishing) and contributed short stories for the Australia anthology (ComicOz) and other publications. She has worked as a manuscript assessor and editor on several short comics stories and graphic novels for Australian writers and publishers such as Magabala Books, and presented comics and graphic novels workshops at various writers’ centres, festivals, libraries and pop culture events around Australia, as well as the City of Sydney and JMC Academy. She has also worked as a comics mentor for the ASA and independently. Julie was the co-founder of the ASA Comics / Graphic Novels Portfolio and was the co-portfolio holder between 2007 and 2012. She is currently a graphic novel mentor for the Australian Society of Authors, and is working on several short prose and comics stories for independent publishers, which will be published in 2020.

Event Information

Date: Tuesday 16 February 2021
Time: 6:30 to 7:30pm
Duration: 1 hour
Format: Online
Audience: Age: 18+
Comics Category: Comic books, graphic novels, cartoon strips, web comics
Mastery Level: Creative, entrepreneurial and self mastery
Level: Aspiring, emerging and developing comics creators
Materials & Equipment: Computer with a good internet connection plus pen, notebook
Investment: FREE!
Further Information: Email or phone (02) 9606 4728 or 0412 445 511.


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Registration is limited to 100 people!

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