Synopsis by Mark Deming
Wednesday is the day when comic-book shops receive the week's newly released titles, and more than one aspiring artist has watched fresh titles hit the racks while wondering how they can get their own book on the shelves as well. Countdown to Wednesday: An Inside Look at the Comic Book Biz and How to Break In is a documentary which offers a light-hearted but practical look at the inner workings of the comics industry, the chain of command and production at major comic-book publishers, and ways in which a newcomer can get his or her foot in the door. Countdown to Wednesday includes interviews with Stan Lee (creator of Spider-Man), Marc Silvestri (of Top Cow Comics), artists Paul Dini, Jim McLaughlin, Matt Hawkins, and many more.
behind-the-scenes, cartoonist, comic-book, marketing, publisher, tips [advice], writer