At the ConDor convention I also attended the Sex and Sex panel and the Visual Story Telling Panel
The Sex and Sex panel was kind of Meh. Did have a couple of take aways. It’s the character that determines if it’s exploitive. Does it exploit the character or is the story true to the character.
One panel member pointed out that the Lara Croft character in the original Tomb Raider video game had her bust accidentally set to 50% bigger than it should have been. The designers decided to keep it. They sold a lot of games.
Female panel members think Darth Vader is sexy. He doesn’t take bull from anybody, he flies his own ship, and the voice.
Me, I think sex sells books, just look at the book cover of most romance novels. There been a couple of science fiction novels with Venus on the half shell on the cover to.
Panel on Visual Story Telling.
One panel member pointed out that IDW was good to work with. They are not so good on the front end but very good on the back end.
Tip from another panel member. If you are considering a Kickstarter campaign first come up with a list of people who will likely donate and send them a campaign preview. Then ask them to donate in the first few days of the campaign. If you get some funds in the first few days you are more likely to have a successful campaign.
Don’t do war in OZ , Evil scarecrow, or bring back the evil witch. Go with something original.
One panel member recommended reading Blueberry, a French comic about an American.
Another recommendation is read Squirrel Girl.
The librarian member of the panel said that just because a memoir is fill of lies that is not a reason to pull it from a library.
Write on, draw on. Professor Voltage.