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Thursday, July 23

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

12:00pm PDT

Comics During Clampdown: Creativity In The Time of COVID
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/LjATnuiNR5k

How do cartoonists deal with writer's block in the face of a global pandemic? How do you balance homeschooling with publishing deadlines? Panelists Brian Fies (A Fire Story), Keith Knight (The K Chronicles), MariNaomi (Life on Earth trilogy), Ajuan Mance (1001 Black Men), Thien Pham (Sumo), Jason Shiga (Demon), Gene Luen Yang (Dragon Hoops), and moderator Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) discuss work-life balance, sanity, and survival in the midst of our brave new world.

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

1:00pm PDT

Comics Satire and The New Political Cartoon
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Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/4hwajWLaP-g

There's no shortage of fodder for political and social satire these days, yet some say political cartooning is a dying art! Join five very different cartoonists, Ben Passmore (BTTM FDRS, Sports is Hell), Ezra Claytan Daniels (BTTM FDRS, Upgrade Soul), Mr. Fish (Nobody Left), Ann Telnaes (Trump's ABC), and R. Sikoryak (Constitution Illustrated) as they discuss their approaches to making relevant, critical comics in the age of. . . whatever it is that's going on right now! Moderated by Jacob Brogan (assistant opinions editor at The Washington Post).

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

2:00pm PDT

Shaenon Garrity in Conversation with Andrew Farago
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/-2L60CLjdXo

In the summer of 2000, Shaenon K. Garrity launched her first webcomic, Narbonic, to an audience of a few dozen online friends. Twenty years later, Garrity's still creating webcomics, scripting graphic novels, editing manga, and writing the occasional sci-fi short story. How does she do it? Only Shaenon's husband, moderator Andrew Farago of San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum, knows for sure.

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

4:00pm PDT

Teaching and Making Comics
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/I6A6OT1xr6U

Ebony Flowers (Hot Comb), Roman Muradov (Vanishing Act), Trina Robbins (Flapper Girls), and Sophie Yanow (The Contradictions) are four vital cartoonists who have taught classes on comics themselves. They speak with James Sturm (Off Season) about their teaching philosophy, and how teaching has transformed their perspectives on the comics canon and their own work.

Ebony Flowers: https://bookshop.org/books/hot-comb/9781770463486?aid=40
Roman Muradov: https://www.fantagraphics.com/vanishing-act/?sef_rewrite=1
James Sturm: https://www.cartoonstudies.org/
Trina Robbins: https://www.fantagraphics.com/flapper-queens/
Sophie Yanow: https://bookshop.org/books/the-contradictions/9781770464070

Thursday July 23, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Friday, July 24

11:00am PDT

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YouTube: https://youtu.be/UuQ66Yw7Td0

Tom Gauld (Department of Mind-Blowing Theories), Simon Hanselmann (Bad Gateway), John Pham (J & K), Walter Scott (Wendy, Master of Art), and Rikke Villadsen (Cowboy) tackle complex subjects--and they are funny doing it! These five cartoonists speak to Graeme McMillan (The Hollywood Reporter) about how they use humor to process and respond to the difficulties and oddities of life.

Tom Gauld - https://bookshop.org/books/department-of-mind-blowing-theories/9781770463752
Simon Hanselmann - https://www.fantagraphics.com/bad-gateway/
John Pham - https://www.fantagraphics.com/jk/
Walter Scott - https://bookshop.org/books/wendy-master-of-art/9781770463998
Rikke Villadsen - https://www.fantagraphics.com/cowboy/

Friday July 24, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Saturday, July 25

10:00am PDT

Warner Archive's Secret Origins of Saturday Morning Cartoons
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/6b6mpfiYTFI

Dip behind the curtain to reveal the beginnings of the beloved tradition of Saturday Morning cartoons with movie historian, author and TV personality Leonard Maltin (Entertainment Tonight), animation historian and author Jerry Beck (Animation Scoop), Warner Archive Home Entertainment senior vice president of theatre catalog marketing George Feltenstein, and the Warner Archive Podcast team of D.W. Ferranti and Matthew Patterson. The panelists will offer a grand history of the evolution of animation--from silver screen shorts to full-fledged television cartoons--with glimpses along the way of Tex Avery, Popeye, and Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies, as well as Space Ghost and DinoBoy, Jonny Quest, Lippy the Lion, and more! Accomplished author, NBC/MSNBC political analyst and SiriusXM on-air host and director of progressive programming Zerlina Maxwell (The End of White Politics) will moderate the proceedings.

Saturday July 25, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Sunday, July 26

1:00pm PDT

Comics about Motherhood and Reproductive Choice
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/oZPD3Nnq4eY

Reproductive choice, women's autonomy, and the challenges of parenthood and families are at the heart of memoirs by Lisa Wool-rim Sjoblom (Palimpsest: Documents from a Korean Adoption), Leslie Stein (I Know You Rider), and Teresa Wong (Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression). Hillary Chute (Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere) speaks to these award-winning and bestselling cartoonists about how and why they depict these joys and traumas in comics.

Hillary Chute - https://info.harpercollins.com/whycomics/
Lisa Wool-Rim Sjoblom - https://bookshop.org/books/palimpsest-documents-from-a-korean-adoption/9781770463301
Leslie Stein - https://bookshop.org/books/i-know-you-rider/9781770464018
Teresa Wong - https://www.byteresawong.com/about-my-book

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