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Thursday, July 23
 

10:00am PDT

Art and the Holocaust
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/eS3PAMq6f5o

Art and the Holocaust will present a sampling of artwork and propaganda done during World War II in the U.S. and Nazi Germany, and work done by a child survivor of the Holocaust after the war. Moderated by Stephen D. Smith, director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, panelists include Holocaust survivor Miriam Katin, graphic novelist/artist; author Sandra Scheller, exhibit creator RUTH: Remember Us, The Holocaust; Holocaust educator Esther Finder, founder of Generations of the Shoah International (GSI): and World War II historian Matt Dunford, chairman of San Diego Comic Fest.

Thursday July 23, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
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10:00am PDT

Body Talk
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Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/oMoS6dNZ5T0

Visual storytelling mediums have an opportunity to show diverse bodies and yet it seems to still be a struggle to find true representation for many marginalized people. Now, more than ever, having difficult discussions about inclusion, representation, diversity, and the power of stories to remind us all of our humanity matter, need to happen. Join creator Jules Rivera, Christina "Steenz" Stewart, Mari Naomi, Sequoia Bostick, and Lilah Sturges for a frank, thoughtful, and funny discussion about these topics. Moderated by Mariah McCourt.

Thursday July 23, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
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10:00am PDT

Graphix: Get Drawn In
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/IujvhnZ9iIk

Stories that inspire. Characters that connect. Art that comes alive. Meet the authors of some of the hottest upcoming graphic novels for kids. Featuring Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant (authors, Animorphs), Chris Grine (illustrator, Animorphs: The Graphic Novel), Varian Johnson (author, Twins), Shannon Wright (illustrator, Twins), and Tom Angleberger (illustrator, Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel). These are the stories that ignite kids' imaginations, spark creativity, and encourage reading in new and exciting ways. There are graphic novels. And then there's Graphix. Moderated by Raina Telgemeier (author/illustrator, Smile).

Thursday July 23, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
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11:00am PDT

Cartoon Network Studios: The Art of Storyboarding
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/YlRT7lYIPXU

In this masterclass virtual panel, hear from artists behind some of Cartoon Network Studios' hit series as they share their journeys, learnings and top tips for aspiring storyboard artists worldwide. Join leading artists behind award-winning shows to learn how a concept or script is brought to life through the beloved art of storyboarding. Panelists include: Mic Graves, director of and voice on The Amazing World of Gumball; Chuck Klein, storyboard royalty and supervising producer/director, Apple & Onion; Julia Pott, creator of and voice on Summer Camp Island; Alabaster Pizzo, storyboard artist, Summer Camp Island. #ad

Thursday July 23, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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12:00pm PDT

Paperfilms' Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/f2oInqk8jd4

Creators Jimmy Palmiotti (writer on Painkiller Jane, Jonah Hex, Harley Quinn) and Amanda Conner (artist on Vampirella, Harley Quinn, Power Girl) chat with Londyn Jackson (historian, History of the Batman creator) about their co-founded company PaperFilms, reinventing DC Comics' Harley Quinn for a new generation of fans, their innovative Kickstarter projects, and the importance of fans supporting both corporate and independently created comic books. https://linktr.ee/HistoryoftheBatman

Thursday July 23, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

Terry Moore Is Still Drawing Comics
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/noTQ33Zrjmc

Terry Moore is still going strong with an impressive collection of work since his comics debut with the Eisner Award-winning series, Strangers In Paradise. Now there is Echo, Rachel Rising, Motor Girl, Five Years, and more on the bookshelf and Moore isn't finished. From his studio, Moore discusses his work and what's next, plus offers thoughtful answers to questions. Don't miss this chance to sit with a career cartoonist and talk about comics.

Thursday July 23, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

Artist Bootcamp by DeviantArt
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/54a_hr6sg_Y

Get your art in shape! DeviantArt presents Artist Alley all-stars Jeffrey "the CHAMBA" Cruz (artist), Edwin "ironpinky" Huang (illustrator), and John "Overlord_JC" Crayton (artist) as they share their secrets to warming up, getting in the mindset to create, and pulling yourself out of a rut. Moderated by DeviantArt's Matt "ggMattB" Buchholtz (head of social media). Jeffrey "the CHAMBA" Cruz (https://www.deviantart.com/thechamba) Edwin "ironpinky" Huang (https://www.deviantart.com/edwinhuang) John "Overlord_JC" Crayton (https://www.deviantart.com/overlordjc) Matt '"ggMattB" Buchholtz (https://www.deviantart.com/ggmattb)

Thursday July 23, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

Draw Along With Dark Horse
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/N2_4rp-P2dQ

Dark Horse Comics invites you to join Gabriel Bá (The Umbrella Academy), Naomi Franquiz (Tales From Harrow County: Death's Choir), Tyler Cook (Colonel Weird: Cosmagog), and Mike Deodato (Berserker Unbound) as they discuss breaking into comics, visual storytelling, and the process of illustrating comics. They even draw each others iconic Dark Horse characters!

Thursday July 23, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

Horizon Zero Dawn Comes To Comics
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/wMRjKR01spA

UPDATED: Mon, Jul 20, 02:10PM
This August, Titan Comics and Guerrilla will embark on an exciting adventure together, as the first original comic book series set in the world of the global smash-hit PS4 game Horizon Zero Dawn comes to comics. In this panel, Titan Entertainment's Andrew Sumner & Duncan Baizley talk to the creative team behind this hotly-anticipated comic book launch! Writer Anne Toole, artist Ann Maulina, Guerrilla narrative director Ben McCaw, principal artist Gilbert Sanders and Guerrilla studio director/art director Jan-Bart van Beek discuss bringing the critically-acclaimed Horizon world to this illustrated medium.
Social media and buy links: https://linktr.ee/TitanPanels

Thursday July 23, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

The Brave New World of TwoMorrows
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/jEnpjWUZ_oY

John Morrow (publisher, Jack Kirby Collector editor) moderates a discussion about how the pandemic is changing the way TwoMorrows Publishing produces its books and magazines, its current challenges, and updates on release schedules and new projects. Featured are Jon B. Cooke (Comic Book Creator magazine), Mike Manley (Draw! magazine), Keith Dallas (American Comic Book Chronicles series), and Eric Nolen-Weathington (Modern Masters series).

Thursday July 23, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

Artist as Brand, Rise of the Artist Entrepreneur
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/B1w5dz7Gb58

Greg Spalenka (professional artist in publishing, film and higher education, Sandman, The Golden Compass, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader),
moderates a panel discussion on art career sustainability. Learn strategies on how to create income from your talent on your own terms. Panelists include Ciruelo (quintessential dragon artist, patrons include George Lucas, Christopher Paolini, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Steve Vai, MTG, Tor, Ballantine), Daniel & Dawna Davis (artist/designers of Steam Crow, publisher of monster themed items, books, prints, clothing and the Monster Rangers), Shiflett Brothers (award-winning sculptors of comic and original designs, Marvel, Oddworld: Abe's Odysee, Verotik comics, Moore Creations), and Jacquelin de Leon (Illustrator, comic artist, DC Comics, artist entrepreneur, and influencer through Instagram and her Youtube channel).

Greg Spalenka- spalenka.com
Ciruelo- dac-editions.com
Steam Crow- steamcrow.com
Shiflett Brothers- shiflettbrothers.com
Jacquelin DeLeon- jacquelindeleon.com

Thursday July 23, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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6:00pm PDT

Heavy Metal: Forging The Future of Genre
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/A3nEeuL9BAM

Heavy Metal CEO Matthew Medney is joined by partner, publisher, and chief creative overlord David Erwin the future of storytelling that no else dares to publish. Heavy Metal family members, Dylan Sprouse (Sun Eater), George C. Romero (The Rise, Cold Dead War), Brendan Columbus (Savage Circus), and Dan Fogler (Fishkill, Brooklyn Gladiator, Moonlake) share their insights and contribution to reestablishing its edge.

Thursday July 23, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
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6:00pm PDT

How To Write And Create Manga
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/OmGVE_oJkXg

Austin Osueke (publisher of eigoMANGA) will moderate a series of Q&A sessions with comic book writers Jeff Loew (The Frog Princess), Brandon Chen (Somnia), Mohammad Umair Ali (Somnia), MinoMiyabi (5D), and Natashia McGough Clarke (Danity Kane). They will discuss the fundamentals of comic book outlines, scripting, writing, and overall storytelling.

Thursday July 23, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
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Friday, July 24
 

11:00am PDT

Decoding the Kirby/Lee Dynamic
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/VRjuczJtFFM

For over half a century, the relationship between Jack Kirby and Stan Lee that resulted in the creation of the Marvel Silver Age has been one of the most contentious issues in comics scholarship, with economic and legal consequences echoing down to the present day. In this panel, two recent biographers of Stan Lee--Danny Fingeroth (A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee) and Abraham Riesman (True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee) join comics historian/writer Fred Van Lente (The Comic-Book History of Comics) and playwright Crystal Skillman (King Kirby) to explore pivotal moments in Lee and Kirby's shared history and attempt to shed more light on the complicated dynamic that produced some of the greatest characters in comics--and some of the bitterest recriminations. Rob Salkowitz (Forbes, Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture) moderates.

Friday July 24, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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12:00pm PDT

The Undiscovered Art of Jack Kirby: Architect
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/FbZ_ci_jJU8

Barry Ira Geller (Jack Kirby co-designer, Science Fiction Land, Lord of Light), discusses the discovery of the secret visual language inherent within all the Lord of Light architectural work created by Jack Kirby in 1978--part of which is its expression and adaptation into all forms of Media--with Mike Royer (Jack's favorite inker and Disney guru), Tom Kraft (president of the Jack Kirby Museum), and Wally Anne Marie Wharton, model painter and colorist for Lord of Light.


Friday July 24, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
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12:00pm PDT

Thought Bubble & Comic-Con@Home: Tula Lotay in Conversation
NEW: Fri, Jul 10, 06:24PM
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/1jkAJOe02Pk

Comic-Con International's Laura Jones (operations and programming coordinator) interviews Lisa Wood aka artist Tula Lotay (Supreme Blue Rose, The Wicked + The Divine, All Star Batman) and founder of Thought Bubble, a comic convention in the UK. Lisa will talk about how she got started in the industry, how and why she created Thought Bubble, and how Thought Bubble and Comic-Con International are teaming up on their educational and outreach programs to bring comics to a new and diverse audience.

Friday July 24, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

Observational Drawing by Controlling Angles
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/UME_l-ww-Cs

Wei Xu, Ph.D. (artist, mathematician, computer scientist, author) will talk about how to construct shapes by controlling angles instead of distances. This observational drawing process takes advantage of geometry principles and computer graphics techniques to dramatically reduce drawing complexity. A demo is provided.

Friday July 24, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

VIZ: A Haunting Conversation with Junji Ito
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/wBrb0EzrMVI

From the depths of your nightmares to your screen, VIZ and Comic-Con conjure Junji Ito. Junji Ito is the master of horror manga, the Eisner-winning creator of Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection and creator of Uzumaki, an upcoming anime from Production I.G. on Adult Swim, among countless other terrors. Join us in a creepy conversation across the Pacific to dig into the depths of his brain and pull out the answers everyone's been waiting for.

Please check out Junji Ito's Frankenstein here: bit.ly/2XNWLkl

Friday July 24, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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6:00pm PDT

The Wonderful, Horrible World of E.C. Comics
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/34ZvBm86tzw

Max Gaines started E.C. Comics in 1944 as Educational Comics. With his 1947 death, his son, William M. Gaines, changed the name to Entertaining Comics, and put out controversial horror, crime, war, and science fiction comics (and MAD magazine), working with the greatest talent to ever do comics. E.C. historian Grant Geissman's The History of E.C. Comics--the ultimate E.C. Comics compendium, with over 1, 000 illustrations--is scheduled from Taschen for fall 2020. To celebrate the new tome--and all things E.C.--comics historians Grant Geissman (Foul Play! The Art and Artists of the Notorious 1950s E.C. Comics!), Danny Fingeroth (A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee), Arie Kaplan (From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books), and Dr. Travis Langley (The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them) look at E.C.'s lasting impact. Visit https://linktr.ee/DannyFingeroth for more info on the panelists.

Friday July 24, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
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Saturday, July 25
 

10:00am PDT

Last Gasp: 50 Years of Publishing the Underground Part II lowbrow art, 1996-2020
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/b8nto4M2VQQ

Ron Turner (founder and publisher, Last Gasp), Ron English (PoPaganda, Abject Expressionism), Robert Williams (Through Prehensile Eyes, Zap Comix), Camille Rose Garcia (Tragic Kingdom, Saddest Place on Earth), Andrea Harris (fmr director, Grand Central Art Center), Jon B. Cooke (The Book of Weirdo), Attaboy (Hi-Fructose magazine), and Colin Turner (associate publisher, Last Gasp) discuss the history of Last Gasp, from the 1990s and the rise of lowbrow art through present day and current projects. www.lastgasp.com

Saturday July 25, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
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11:00am PDT

Finance For Creatives
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/MFVOT9NPr5g

The Coronavirus outbreak has affected so many individuals and businesses financially in the creative industry. This panel will be discussing some of the financial, tax, and credit issues that creatives are experiencing, including resources of where to turn to for help and support. Panel guests include Sean Nisil (certified financial planner), Neil Narvaez (owner, Professional Tax Services, LLC), Eric Atilano (loan officer, C2 Financial), industry professionals Chris Neuhahn (5-time Emmy-award winning producer & animator), and Alonso Nunez (founder and art director, Little Fish Comic Book Studio). Moderated by Karen Martin (The Princess Project).

Saturday July 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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11:00am PDT

Giving a Voice to Independent Creators
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/6kAZ3Q9-e7Y

Do you have a story to tell? Would you like to see more characters and stories that relate to you? Maybe it's time to write your own! Led by Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press), join Lisa K. Weber (artist, Hex11), Kelly Sue Milano (writer, Hex11), and Lynly Forrest (editor/producer, Hex11), along with indie creators Alston Novak (artist, Glitch), Travis Rivas (writer, Super-Abled Comics), and David F. Walker (writer, Bitter Root) for a discussion about creating comics outside the mainstream and tips on exactly how to do it.

Saturday July 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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11:00am PDT

Inspired: Personal Stories in Graphic Novels
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/1hcqQ5GVd4s

Whether biography or memoir, the comics medium has proven to be one of the most compelling formats for personal stories of triumph and tragedy, with numerous books having shown up on the most prestigious of bestseller lists. However, personal triumphs don't only have to find their way to the page through true life stories, and Oni Press hosts a conversation with creators whose work has both represented and been inspired by the lives behind them. Join Oni Press creators Maia Kobabe (Gender Queer: A Memoir), Joel Christian Gill (Fights: One Boy's Triumph Over Violence), and Katie Green (Lighter Than My Shadow) for an empowering discussion on therapeutic nature of the creative process. Moderated by Shawna Gore (Oni Press, editor).

Saturday July 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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12:00pm PDT

Jim Lee's X-Men Artist Edition Spotlight
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/hNnx22OXbas

Get the inside scoop on IDW Publishing's newest Artist Edition books, including one featuring one of the most popular comic book artists of all time, Jim Lee! Scott Dunbier (IDW, director of special projects) and Dirk Wood (IDW, senior vice president integrated marketing) join Scott Williams (artist, inker) for a discussion about this very special Artist's Edition featuring Jim Lee's stellar work on X-Men and more stellar Artist Editions coming this year.

Scott Dunbier (IDW, director of special projects) Twitter: @sdunbier
Dirk Wood (IDW, senior vice president integrated marketing)
Scott Williams (artist, inker, Jim Lee's X-Men Artist's Edition) Twitter: @ScottW_inks

Saturday July 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
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12:00pm PDT

Women of Color in Comics: Race, Gender & the Comic Book Medium
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/bzOpfXUAiV8

The Women in Comics Collective International is an organization that focuses on the merit and craftwork of Women and Non-Binary People working in the comic book industry. They host comic book education events across the country, including their own convention, Women in Comics Con. In this segment of their ongoing panel discussion series, they will discuss the current state of the comic book industry and how it's been impacted by the events of 2020; from COVID19 Pandemic to Racial unrest due to Police Violence. Panelists include, Jonita Davis (film reviewer, and pop culture journalist), Jules Rivera (comic book artist), Vanee Matsalia (writer, educator), Camilla Zhang (writer, editor, consultant), Marqueeda LaStar (tech & pop culture journalist), and moderator Regine L. Sawyer, (writer/publisher).

Jonita Davis
The Black Cape Magazine - The Black Cinema Anorak's* Pop Entertainment Magazine
www.theblackcape.com

Jonita Davis, Vanee Matsalia, & Marqueeda LaStar
Blerd Galaxy
blerdgalaxy.org

Regine L. Sawyer, Women in Comics Collective International
http://www.lockettdown.com

Comic Book Conventions | Women in Comics Collective International
https://www.womenincomicscollective.org/

Saturday July 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

Future of Humanoids
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/KElsTuA-e-0

Mark Waid, newly established publisher of Humanoids, chats with Omni writer Melody Cooper, MPLS Sound writer Joseph P. Illidge, MPLS Sound artist Meredith Laxton, and writer/artist Ibrahim Moustafa about the ever-expanding vision and future of Humanoids. Moderated by Karama Horne.

Saturday July 25, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

20 Years of DeviantArt: An Oral History
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/0Ot6Dic1DPk

Angelo Sotira (co-founder and CEO), Justin Maller (CCO), Andrew McCann (co-founder), and Danielle McKay (director of community relations) dive into the 20-year history of the art community and social media network. Tune in for a discussion of DeviantArt's place in the early culture of the internet, creating an online home for artists, and how the site handles change. Angelo Sotira (https://www.deviantart.com/spyed) Justin Maller (https://www.deviantart.com/ekud) Andrew McCann (https://www.deviantart.com/mccann) Danielle McKay (https://www.deviantart.com/moonbeam13)

Saturday July 25, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

Adrian Tomine spotlight panel
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/yUe4d49JaYw

Adrian Tomine is one of the most important voices of the graphic novel age. His new memoir, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, traces a lifetime of making comics punctuated by chaotic book tours, disastrous interviews, and cringe-inducing interactions with other artists. It is uproariously funny and poignant and sure to be one of the graphic novels of the year. Malaka Gharib (cartoonist of I Was Their American Dream) speaks to Tomine about identity, fame, and the joy of drawing.

Malaka Gharib: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/575400/i-was-their-american-dream-by-malaka-gharib/
Adrian Tomine: https://bookshop.org/books/the-loneliness-of-the-long-distance-cartoonist/9781770463950

Saturday July 25, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

Creating the memorable characters of Image Comics
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/ERKiQ9ljrDw

What makes readers so attached to comics characters that they keep returning issue after issue to keep reading? Join Image Comics creators Dani (Coffin Bound), Jeff Lemire (Gideon Falls), David Walker (Bitter Root), Darcy Van Poelgeest (Little Bird), Kit Seaton (Norroway), and Johnnie Christmas (Tartarus) as they discuss what (or who!) inspires some of the most beloved characters in comics. Moderated by Marla Eizik, executive assistant at Image Comics

Saturday July 25, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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5:00pm PDT

Figure Drawing for Popular Media
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/4LuSVWXrng0

Emilio Soltero, Ph.D. (Draw the Line, John Buscema: A Life in Sketches) presents a primer on drawing the figure for popular media, including drawing for comics and character design. The focus will be on anatomy and figure drawing. There will be time to draw as well, pause as needed. Join Emilio for this active presentation. Come ready to take notes and to draw.

Saturday July 25, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
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6:00pm PDT

Fantagraphics and IDW: Classic Comics Reprints
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/7hoB7LgbjMU

Classic comic reprints give readers of all ages a chance to read comic classics in new and exciting ways. Join moderator Karen Green (curator for comics and cartoons, Columbia University's Rare Book & Manuscript Library) and panelists Dean Mullaney (The Library of American Comics creative director), Peter Maresca (founder and publisher of Sunday Press), and Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics associate publisher) for a celebration of comic classics.

Saturday July 25, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
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6:00pm PDT

How to (Still) Be a Nerd For A Living
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/Fowe76xEdgY

Have you built a business or career in the "nerdy" industry you love - but now that a global crisis has blindsided the world, you're not sure what to do? You're not alone! This evolution of our annual How To Be a Nerd For A Living panel will share advice (and plenty of real talk) from a variety of pop culture industry professionals about the changes they're making for our current times. Panelists including Robyn Warren (founder of Geek Girl Strong), Valentine Barker (freelance illustrator and comic artist), Chris Sanchez (editor-in-chief of Mad Cave Studios), Jazzlyn Stone (freelance comics marketer and host), and Wendy Buske (co-founder of Nerd For A Living, Fictitious podcast) will discuss how they're industries are evolving (sometimes day-to-day), where they are struggling, and what they're doing to stay productive and plan as much as possible for future.

Panelist info:
Wendy Buske, co-founder of Nerd For A Living and Fictitious podcast, NerdForALiving.com, FictitiousPodcast.com
Robyn Warren, founder of GeekGirlStrong, host of Healthy Geek podcast http://geekgirlstrong.com, https://www.patreon.com/GeekGirlStrong
Valentine Barker, freelance illustrator and comic artist, https://valentinebarker.com
Chris Sanchez, editor-in-chief, Mad Cave Studios, https://madcavestudios.com
Jazzlyn Stone, freelance comics markerer, Very Very Shopping Network co-host, https://www.jazzlynstone.com

Saturday July 25, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
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Sunday, July 26
 

10:00am PDT

Animated Illustration
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/w2rUoNGTNYo

The internet is now the primary tool for artists and designers. Illustration has a new level of demand because of the internet, animated or interactive, and this lecture will cover some of the basic needs for this new 21st century illustrator and the tools it will take to make the art. We will look at the adjustments an illustrator would need to take to seamlessly add this to their workow.

Sunday July 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
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10:00am PDT

Celebrating 80 Years of Will Eisner's The Spirit
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/r9sx3o1i1hY

Will Eisner's The Spirit was seen weekly by five million newspaper readers in the 1940s and 50s and has been continually in print for the 80 years since. The Spirit was famous for its imaginative storytelling, film noir style, unforgettable characters, and stories. Since then, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Darwyn Cooke, and many others have tried to match Will Eisner's creativity with their own versions of the The Spirit. Join moderator Danny Fingeroth (A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee; Will Eisner Week Chair) and panelists Paul Levitz (Brooklyn Blood, Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel), Denis Kitchen (cartoonist, The Spirit publisher, Will Eisner's agent and friend), and Dan Schkade (Lavender Jack, The Spirit artist) as they discuss The Spirit as Will Eisner wrote and drew him. Visit https://linktr.ee/willeisner for more info.

Sunday July 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
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12:00pm PDT

Masters of Style: Woodring, Fleener, Muradov and Hernandez
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/2ybAhDDsMvQ

The diverse but instantly recognizable styles of master cartoonists Jim Woodring (The Frank Book, Poochytown), Mary Fleener (Life of the Party, Billie the Bee), Roman Muradov (Vanishing Act), and Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets) inspire many admirers and imitators. Join them for a discussion of line, color, abstraction, and the choice to hone (or not to hone) a single visual style of the course of a comics career. Moderated by Fantagraphics publisher Gary Groth.

Sunday July 26, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

Inspired by Real Life: The True Stories Behind Graphic Novels
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/zZkcAEPNN1M

NBA winner illustrator Nate Powell of March, author Van Jensen of Two Dead, and author/illustrator and Eisner nominee Scott Chantler of Bix, discuss the true life inspirations in their graphic novels. Joined by editor Diana Pho, and more.

Sunday July 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

Masters of the Illustrated Film Poster - The Sequel
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/MWgFxejd2J8

UPDATED: Thu, Jul 16, 05:15PM
The history of the illustrated movie poster can be tied into the history of art itself, the panelists have expressed that they have 'learned from the masters' and that 'we all stand on the shoulders of giants.' This year we welcome artist Paul Shipper (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker) as host to the ASIFA Hollywood panel featuring artists Steve Chorney (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Who Framed Roger Rabbit), James Goodridge (Deadpool, Alita Battle Angel), Greg Hildebrandt (Star Wars), Rory Kurtz (The Graduate, Baby Driver), Robert Rodriguez (The Jewel of the Nile, City Slickers II), Akiko Stehrenberger (Girl on Fire, The Last Black Man in San Francisco), William Stout (Wizards, Life of Brian) and Drew Struzan (Hook, Back to the Future).

Artists on Twitter:

#SteveChorney
#JamesGoodridge
#GregHildebrandt
@HildebrandtGreg
#RoryKurtz
@rorykurtz
#RobertRodriguez
#AkikoStehrenberger
#WilliamStout
#DrewStruzan
@drewstruzan
#PaulShipper
@paulshipper
In association with @asifahollywood


Artists on Instagram:

#SteveChorney
@stevenchorney
#JamesGoodridge
@jamesgoodridgeillustration
#GregHildebrandt
@spiderwebart
#RoryKurtz
@rorykurtz
#RobertRodriguez
@rodriguezposters
#AkikoStehrenberger
@doyrivitive
#WilliamStout
#DrewStruzan
@drewstruzanart
#PaulShipper
@paulshipper
In association with @asifahollywood

Sunday July 26, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home