A Little Visionary Class

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First and foremost, we want to thank the wonderful folks at Studio A, from the University of Maryland, for hosting our CCO C. Edward Sellner for their amazing Second Look Festival last week! Studio A is the sponsor for our new Creating Comics 101 class coming soon!

It was great meeting tons of students considering courses with Studio A, and especially the ones who got very excited about our comic creation course! Registration has begun, and spaces are limited, so if you live in the DC metro area, and want your spot, better sign up NOW!!

GET THE DETAILS ON OUR CREATING COMICS 101 CLASSES NOW! >>

Creating Comics Spring 2019

Contacting Us Just Got Easier!

Visionary is always looking for better ways of staying in touch with our fans and being available for potential clients, partners, and more. As part of that mission we’ve set up a number of department emails for any general queries, and listed them all on our main site. We’ve also now added a public office mailing address and direct office line.

These are set up to reflect our future expansion and the addition of our portals, all part of our system to focus each section of our site and communications more directly with the needs of our various customers and clients.

We’re including them below, or you can find them anytime RIGHT HERE!

Chief Creative Officer: C. Edward Sellner

C. Edward Sellner

Email our CCO for business proposals, free project quotes, and all licensing, media, and other queries. Sellner is available for interviews and to be a guest at conventions and other events where he often leads workshops and seminars for all ages.

Department Emails

[email protected] or [email protected]
For generic business, information, or other queries.


[email protected]
To be added to our mailing lists for press releases, title previews, and review copies, or for interviews or other press related inquiries. Please include a link or other means of confirming your status as a member of the press / media in order to receive free materials.


[email protected]
To be added to our retailer mailing list, or to inquire about carrying Visionary titles. Please include your shop’s information and a link or other means of confirming your status as a retailer.


E[email protected]
For queries regarding conventions, or other events with Visionary, or to invite the studio to an event you’re organizing.


[email protected]
To send us your thoughts about any Visionary title, series, or story. Include the title of the series in the subject line, and “permission to publish” in the text if you’d like to see your letter published.

[email protected]
To automatically receive Visionary’s Submission Guidelines including a mandatory disclaimer for all submissions review.

[email protected]
To subscribe to our Daily Sketch Email Group and receive new art daily, delivered straight to your Inbox. (You can sign up now, but this group hasn’t officially launched yet.)

Mailing Address
Visionary Creative Services
4246 Powder Mill Road
Beltsville, MD 20705

Office Phone: 858-208-8098

NEXT WEEK:  A few sneak peeks of upcoming things, our first creator blogs, and updates on where else you can find us online!

CATCH UP ON ANYTHING YOU MISSED ON OUR NEWS FEED! >>


Expanding Visions

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First, a warm welcome to all our new Visionaries – new subscribers from our first events of 2019! One of the best aspects of our job is meeting fans, and our CCO especially loves doing cons and festivals in order to catch up with our regulars and add new folks to the fold. Hope you’ll stick with us for the long haul! Lots of cool stuff coming your way!

Second, so far we’ve only briefly mentioned the other exciting new weekly features we will be rolling out over the next couple months, so we thought we’d give you a little more insight into each this week.

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The Sunday Comics will feature new online web comics and comic strips EVERY Sunday! We’ll be rebooting My Comic Life and launching it with this feature, as well as new strips of other series, and guest strips from other creators! In addition, we’ll have all new comic short stories, and pages of longer web comic series! Sci-Fi, Horror, and Super-Hero action like you like it, every week, and all FREE!

Get Creative will be a weekly celebration of the Creative Arts EVERY Saturday! We’ll be rebooting the My Comic Life column with weekly insights on the life of a comic creator, as well interviews with other creators, sneak peeks of upcoming projects, works in progress, sketches, snippets of stories, and more! This feature will be the unfinished, raw art of creation!

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Visions Weekly will be the weekly feature that steps into the worlds of Visionary, EVERY Thursday! Flash fiction, poetry, news articles, journal entries, letters, wiki entries, all set IN the worlds of Visionary’s series. This feature will run in conjunction with our Visionary Creation Wiki, and act as a window into the worlds of our titles, giving glimpses of more to come!

Each feature will have it’s own style and approach, and each offer it’s own perspective about the studio and our content! Don’t miss a thing!

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Visionary Events 2019

Thanks to the good folks of VA Comicon for having us this past weekend! Thanks to everyone who came by the booth, and especially all the folks interested in our new commissions! (More about those in an upcoming feature!)

Next Stop…

University of Maryland

Second Look Fair
February 7, 2019 / 10am-6:00pm
Adele H. Stamp Union, College Park Campus
Join Visionary CCO C. Edward Sellner! Sellner will have his office on site, working on comics and answering questions, especially about his Creating Comics 101 course offered later in the Spring! Come join us!

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Creating Comics Spring 2019

GET THE DETAILS ON OUR CREATING COMICS 101 CLASSES NOW! >>

CATCH UP ON ANYTHING YOU MISSED ON OUR NEWS FEED! >>

Catching a New Vision

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Visionary has certainly been no stranger to change over the years! We’ve been many things: a creative services studio, a digital publisher, an educational program for comic creation, and a mainstay at conventions and events all up and down the east coast and beyond since we debuted in 2006.

As we move forward through 2019 and into the next decade we’re going to be making some fundamental changes, upping our game and improving our presence, online, in public, and professionally.

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The biggest change that will unfold over the next several months is a major reorganization of our main site, as we expand and setup portals for our many facets and many audiences. Each section will be tailored to that audience, with easy access to everything you need to know about Visionary for your needs.

Clients will get quick access to our complete list of creative services, easy to use online tools for projects and quick answers to questions.

Fans will be able to jump right into our cool content, including online shopping for comics, books and other merchandise. There will also be plenty of free content to check out, all updated regularly.

Creators will be able to check out the great advantages of joining Visionary as an adjunct member, to qualify for paid work, free promotion and other benefits.

Publishers will be able to access our creative services and great creators for hire, as well as explore our growing IP library of series for content to publish and license.

Media will be able to signup to get exclusives, previews and review copies of all our titles, free content to include on their sites and other bonuses.

Retailers will be able to signup for direct ordering on our titles, special promotions and giveaways for their shops, and other freebies!

Not only will all that information be available on our site, but soon our new collection of catalogs and packets will begin rolling out. These will be available free as PDF’s and easy to download direct from our main site. Printed versions will then become available.

It’s a great time to be Visionary!

Thanks To The Good Folks At…

MoComCon

We want to thank the great folks at Montgomery County Public Libraries for sponsoring the 2019 MoComCon. We had a great show! Our panel was packed with a very fun and engaged audience. Lots of folks stopped by our booth and checked out our books and other merchandise and services! We even got some hand drawn thank you cards from our newest fans!

Next Stop Is…

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VA Comicon at George Mason University
January 27, 2019 / 11am-4:30pm
GMU Johnson Center / Signup on Facebook >>

Visionary returns to VA Comicon for 2019, with the first ever GMU Show! As VA Comicon comes to the George Mason University, Visionary comes back to VA Comicon! Check out our full library of prints, books, playing cards, and other merchandise! Meet CCO C. Edward Sellner and check out Visionary’s services, commissions and promotions!

Second Look at University of Maryland College Park

University of Maryland

To celebrate and promote Visionary’s new partnership with Studio A of the University of Maryland at College Park, we will be setting up and attending the Second Look event at the Stamp Union on the College Park campus on February 7th – from 10am to 6pm!

More details next week!

Speaking of UMD…

Don’t forget our special preview night for Creating Comics 101 is coming soon, and our first full UMD Session of Creating Comics 101 will be launching Spring Semester at College Park. Details below!

Creating Comics 101 Returns in 2019!

Visionary proudly announces the return of the
Creating Comics 101 Course
Spring 2019 – University of Maryland Studio A!

One Night FREE Introductory Preview Session
Wednesday, March 6th / 7:30pm-9:00pm / Signup on Facebook
Join us for a fun one-night event to introduce you to the wonderful world of creating comics! Visionary Founder and CCO C. Edward Sellner will give you a deep dive introduction to the art, the medium and the industry in one jam-packed evening!

Spring Session 2019 – Creating Comics 101
Wednesdays April 3rd-May 9th / 7:30pm-9pm weekly / 6-weeks

Join Visionary Founder and CCO C. Edward Sellner for a six-week intense session on how to create comics! Learn about their history, the secrets behind their creation, and how you too can pursue becoming a creator of your own! Students will work hands-on to create their own comic short story/portfolio of their work; direct feedback will be provided before and during class sessions!  Whether you just love the medium, or are serious about a career in it, this is your chance to dive into the modern American mythology of comics!

REGISTER ONLINE NOW >>>
Limited spaces available!!

Our New Features Coming Soon…

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The first of our new features, the new Spotlight, debuted last week and will come out every Tuesday with all the latest news from Visionary, including updates on our shows and events, new releases, new venues for our titles and more! Don’t miss it!

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Next week we’ll give you a little more in depth look at each feature that will be rolling out over the coming weeks! We promise, it will be worth it!

The Spotlight Returns & OOOPS!

First, the OOOPS!

Blame Chuck.

Those of you subscribed received a massive spam email blast from our main studio site earlier today. We are SOOOOOO Sorry!

We’re overhauling the main site and that plan includes a review of all our previous posts. Unfortunately, in that process… well, we hit a wrong button reposting a bunch of posts we had set to drafts, and guess what? Everyone got those posts emailed to them en masse.

This was not a hacking situation, or malicious, just a case of OOOPS and a little D’oh on the side. We hope you’ll forgive us and stick around! Lots of new stuff coming your way!

(Hey, we did want to get your attention, just you know… not like that…)


The All-New Visionary Spotlight

Visionary went through a lot of changes in 2018, as a result, we pulled in and focused on our primary core business – being a Creative Services Studio. This meant things like site updates, conventions, digital publishing, etc. took a back seat in 2018.

But now, as we’ve streamlined, refocused and laid the groundwork for our next phase, we’re ramping back up to full speed on other fronts. We’ve got lots of exciting things in the works, from an expansion of our main site to all new online features, to new comics and books!

You can get all the latest news every Tuesday in our Spotlight! Updates on conventions, new features, new releases, and other fun stuff!

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The All-New Weekly Features Debuting

Spotlight won’t be alone as we debut three other weekly features for our fans! Check them out!

The Sunday Comics
Every Sunday, get new digital comic strips, short stories and new pages of longer series.

Visions Weekly
Every Thursday, get unique glimpses into the worlds of Visionary, from those worlds themselves!

Get Creative
Every Saturday, get creative with the creators of Visionary! Get exclusive story and art WIPs, interviews, behind the scenes sneak peeks and more!

Visionary Events 2019


Creating Comics 101 Returns in 2019!


Visionary proudly announces the return of the
Creating Comics 101 Course
Spring 2019 – University of Maryland Studio A!

One Night FREE Introductory Preview Session
Wednesday, March 6th / 7:30pm-9:00pm / Signup on Facebook
Join us for a fun one-night event to introduce you to the wonderful world of creating comics! Visionary Founder and CCO C. Edward Sellner will give you a deep dive introduction to the art, the medium and the industry in one jam-packed evening!

Spring Session 2019 – Creating Comics 101
Wednesdays April 3rd-May 9th / 7:30pm-9pm weekly / 6-weeks

Join Visionary Founder and CCO C. Edward Sellner for a six-week intense session on how to create comics! Learn about their history, the secrets behind their creation, and how you too can pursue becoming a creator of your own! Students will work hands-on to create their own comic short story/portfolio of their work; direct feedback will be provided before and during class sessions!  Whether you just love the medium, or are serious about a career in it, this is your chance to dive into the modern American mythology of comics!


REGISTER ONLINE NOW >>>
Limited spaces available!!

University of Maryland

The following are confirmed shows for Visionary. More details coming as we get closer to each!
Click the Event to go to their main page or the location for map and directions.
MoComCon

MoComCon
January 19, 2019 / 12am-4pm
Silver Spring Library / Signup on Facebook >>

Visionary returns to MoComCon for 2019! Check out Visionary’s library of books, pick up some freebies, and meet CCO C. Edward Sellner to talk comics, books, and more.

Panels: Comics Publishing 101 – (Teens & Up) – 2:30-3:30PM

Want to get into comics? Want to create something you put out there for the world? There has never been a better time to do just that! Learn the ins and outs of publishing comics, from options you can do RIGHT NOW up to and including making it your profession! What are the tricks and traps of the trade? Find out from a guy who’s worked every level of the industry for over ten years!

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VA Comicon at George Mason University
January 27, 2019 / 11am-4:30pm
GMU Johnson Center / Signup on Facebook >>

Visionary returns to VA Comicon for 2019, with the first ever GMU Show! As VA Comicon comes to the George Mason University, Visionary comes back to VA Comicon! Check out our full library of prints, books, playing cards, and other merchandise! Meet CCO C. Edward Sellner and check out Visionary’s services, commissions and promotions!

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Middletown Comic-Con
March 30, 2019 / 10am-5:30pm
Appoquinimink (Appo) High School / Signup on Facebook >>

Visionary returns to the Middletown Comic-Con sponsored by Galactic Con! Come check out our graphic novel library, prints, cards, and other merchandise. Meet CCO C. Edward Sellner and find out about Visionary’s services, commissions, and other exciting announcements! More details coming soon!

Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Comic Con
October 18-20, 2019 / Fri 1-7pm / Sat 10-7pm / Sun 10-5pm
Baltimore Convention Center / Signup on Facebook >>

Visionary returns to our home show, the Baltimore Comic-Con! More details coming soon!

Ocean City Comic Con

Ocean City Comic-Con 
December 14, 2019 / 10am-5:00pm
Roland E. Powell Convention Center


Visionary returns to the best convention on the Ocean! More details coming soon!

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“Lila” courtesy of Pet Piranha Entertainment / Developed by Visionary / Art by Jerry Ordway

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