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Wednesday, July 22
 

3:00pm PDT

Comics in the Classroom Ask Me Anything: Pick the Brains of Teachers, Administrators, Creators, and Publishers
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Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/usVy_zerb74

Lit-X Teacher Cohort members Eric Kallenborn (fine arts department chair, Oak Lawn Community High School) and teacher Michael Gianfrancesco (North Providence High School) collected questions on social media from teachers, parents, and librarians about all things comics in the classroom and posed those questions to this amazing panel: Ronell Whitaker (English department chair, Community High School District 218), Lucy Knisley (comic creator Stepping Stones, Relish, French Milk), Jason Walz (teacher/comic creator Last Pick, Homesick), and Lisa Wu (consultant and former teacher).

Wednesday July 22, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

Teaching and Learning with Comics
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/FUWlbl__gKc

Peter Carlson (Green Dot Public Schools), Susan Kirtley (Portland State University), and Antero Garcia (Stanford University) lead this panel that reveals practical activities and theory involved in teaching with comics while discussing teaching and making comics with the incredible creators and educators Nick Sousanis (Unflattening), Ebony Flowers (Hot Comb), David F. Walker (Naomi), and Brian Michael Bendis (Naomi). www.comicspedagogy.com

Wednesday July 22, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

The Power of Teamwork in Kids Comics
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/vaWlLTYk-c0

Gene Luen Yang (Dragon Hoops) is joined by Chad Sell (Cardboard Kingdom) and science comics team Jim Ottaviani & Maris Wicks (Astronauts) to talk about collaboration in kids comics! This panel is moderated by Betsy Gomez and sponsored by the CBC Graphic Novel Committee.

Wednesday July 22, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

Books for All: It's Time to Redefine How We Share Books With Kids
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/2w5blSCH6ZQ

In a panel hosted by the LitX teacher cohort, Jill Gerber (teacher, Rowland Hall School), Tony Weaver (CEO, Weird Enough Productions), Adan Alvarado (teacher, Bloom Township High School), Yehudi Mercado (comic creator Sci-Fu, Fun Fun Fun High School), and Christina "Steenz" Stewart (comic creator, Archival Quality, Heart of the City) discuss how teachers, librarians, creators, and parents can share impactful and diverse comics with kids of all ages. Moderated by Adam Ebert (teacher, Bloom Township High School).

Wednesday July 22, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

Comics as a Conduit
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/BLWefmvTxRk

Henry Barajas (author of La Voz de M.A.Y.O.: Tata Rambo), Rodney Barnes (author of Killadelphia), Darcy Van Poelgeest (author of Little Bird: The Fight for Elder's Hope), and David F. Walker (author of Bitter Root) discuss comic books that tackle real world issues, be it environmental activism, civic engagement, physical and mental health awareness, and more, (including how their work is being used by librarians and educators). Viewers will leave with programming and acquisition ideas designed to inspire their readers to see the world differently and then change it for the better.

Wednesday July 22, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

GeekEd: Watchmen and the Cruelty of Masks
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/H5R-9kcV0WY

HBO's Watchmen put forth the idea that "masks make one cruel". On college campuses, many people, both students and non-students have taken up virtual masks to make statements and take actions that would not be acceptable if done in public. Zoom bombing, doxing, and anonymous threats have caused much dismay, particularly as campuses move to remote learning due to COVID-19. Come hear what educators have to say about the power of masks and how Watchmen and other comics show us a path towards heroism or villainy. Dr. Kalenda Eaton (University of Oklahoma), Dr. David Surratt (University of Oklahoma), Hailey Lopez (UC Berkeley), Robert Hypes (Phoenix Creative Collective), and Alfred Day (UC Berkeley).

Wednesday July 22, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

License to Thrill: Graphic Novel Adaptations for Kids
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/LrceWULlU-0

Sabaa Tahir (A Thief Among the Trees: An Ember in the Ashes Graphic Novel) is joined by James Otis Smith (Black Heroes of the Wild West), R. Sikoryak (Constitution Illustrated), and David Bowles (Rise of the Halfling King) in this discussion about graphic novel adaptations. Moderated by Adam Kullberg (Pop Culture Classroom) and sponsored by the CBC Graphic Novel Committee.

Participants
R. Sikoryak
Constitution Illustrated
Cartoonist R. Sikoryak is the author of Masterpiece Comics, Terms and Conditions, and The Unquotable Trump. He adapts the classics for various anthologies, including The Graphic Canon, Fable Comics, and more. His comics and illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, The Onion, MAD, and SpongeBob Comics, as well as on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He's done storyboards and character designs for Augenblick Studios on various animated projects. Sikoryak teaches in the illustration department at Parsons The New School for Design and previously at The Center for Cartoon Studies. Since 1997, he's presented his live cartoon slide show series, Carousel, around the United States and Canada. He lives in New York City with his wife, Kriota Willberg. Constitution Illustrated is in stores next week!

Sabaa Tahir
A Thief Among the Tress: An Ember in the Ashes Graphic Novel
Sabaa Tahir is the author of the An Ember in the Ashes series. She grew up in California's Mojave Desert at her family's eighteen-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brother's comic book stash, and playing guitar badly. She began writing while working nights as a newspaper editor. She likes thunderous indie rock, garish socks and all things nerd. This is Sabaa's first graphic novel collaboration.

David Bowles
Rise of the Halfling King
David Bowles is an award-winning Mexican-American author and translator, as well as an associate professor of literature and Nahuatl at the University of Texas Río Grande Valley. He has written over 20 books, among them Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico and Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Maya Poetry. September will see the release of his graphic novel Rise of the Halfling King, which Kirkus calls "an unmissable adventure of mythical proportions." Next spring, the first volume in his steampunk graphic novel series Clockwork Curandera will drop. David's work has also been published in multiple anthologies, plus venues such as School Library Journal, Apex, Strange Horizons, Rattle, Translation Review, and the Journal of Children's Literature. In 2017, David was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters.

James Otis Smith
Black Heroes of the Wild West
James Otis Smith is illustrator of the graphic novel adaptation Showtime at the Apollo, by music writer Ted Fox. He studied writing and film before becoming a production artist for independent movies in New York. Years of growing up reading comics had taught him how to write with both words and pictures, which was good training to become a film and video editor. Missing the straightforward honesty of ink on paper, he eventually returned to his first love, comics. In addition to the Apollo Theater history, he drew the children's book adaptation of the fantasy novel Ancient Lands by Jason McCammon and the mature-readers cyberpunk Gang of Fools. As a childhood fan of old serials and the classic American aesthetic, he has long hoped to reclaim those stories lost in our oversimplified telling of our own history, and expand who and what we mean when we say America. Black Heroes of the Wild West (coming September 2020 from TOON Books) is his first book as both author and illustrator.

James Otis lives in the last apartment free of cats in Brooklyn, New York.

Moderated by Adam Kullberg
Pop Culture Classroom
Adam Kullberg is the education director and interim executive director for Pop Culture Classroom, a Denver-based nonprofit.

Sponsored by the CBC Graphic Novel Committee

Wednesday July 22, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

Make Programming Your Superpower!
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/CJ_RaL0_lkY

Vanessa Gempis (manager at Pauline Foster Teen Center, San Diego Public Library), Bijan Nowroozian (youth services librarian, San Diego Public Library), and Melissa Giffen (youth services librarian, San Diego Public Library) discuss how they approach creating effective and engaging programs for youth of different age groups. From planning the program, to promotion and communication, managing staff, and post-program reflection--the panel has tips and tricks to share for every size program. Panelists will also share some of their favorite fandom programs and what they've learned about virtual programs during the pandemic. Additional Resources available at https://linktr.ee/MBarbour

Wednesday July 22, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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5:00pm PDT

Conspiracy Theories and Propaganda Throughout Pop Culture
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/S_9mCHgl8j0

J. D. Lombardi (host/producer, YouTube's Lombardi Labs and middle-school science teacher, Glendale Unified) along with Justin Montgomery (MentalXhaustion.com), Guadalupe De La O (STEM teacher/science instructional coach, Alliance Schools), and G. L. Lambert (screenwriter, G.L. Lambert Explains It All podcast) will trace conspiracies and propaganda throughout comics, shows, and movies, and how they correlate to the current climate of increased conspiracy theories. Teaching science literacy, in and out of the classroom, is more crucial now than ever in combating misinformation, especially related to our current pandemic.

Wednesday July 22, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
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5:00pm PDT

GeekEd: College and the Nerd Mind
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/5lvgyuk3zTs

Teachers, education administrators, and student affairs professionals are being called to respond to a wide variety of mental health concerns across the education landscape, with students today managing greater educational debt, digital identities, and high expectations for academic performance. This has become intensified in the era of COVID-19 and the need for educators to manage the needs of students remotely This panel of educators and mental health experts share how they have applied their passion for fandom and the lessons they've learned from superheroes to develop new best practices in our service to students. Panelists include Drea Letamendi (UCLA), Jeremy Parker (UCSC), Aaron Jones (UCSC), and Alfred Day (UC Berkeley).

Wednesday July 22, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
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5:00pm PDT

New Kids Comics from Eisner Award Publishers
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/o0y4sKddiII

Jerry Craft (Class Act, New Kid) and Faith Erin Hicks (One Year at Ellsmere) join exciting comics artists Robin Ha (Almost American Girl), Derick Brooks (Bright Family), and Jonathan Hill (Odessa) in a discussion about new kids graphic novels. Moderated by Candice Mack (YALSA) and sponsored by the CBC Graphic Novel Committee.

Faith Erin Hicks
One Year at Ellsmere
Faith Erin Hicks (she/her) is a Canadian writer and artist. She worked in the animation industry for several years before transitioning into writing and drawing comics full time in 2008. She started making comics "for fun" and putting them on the web when she was in college. Her first published work was Zombies Calling (SLG Publishing) in 2007. Since then, she has published a number of other graphic novels including Brain Camp, Friends with Boys, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong, The Adventures of Superhero Girl, The Nameless City, and Pumpkinheads. Faith Erin won an Eisner Award in 2014 for The Adventures of Superhero Girl and in 2019, her debut Young Adult prose novel, Comics Will Break Your Heart, was published by Roaring Brook Press.

Robin Ha
Almost American Girl
Robin Ha (she/her) is a Korean American cartoonist and illustrator based in Washington D.C. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling comic cookbook Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes. Her work has been published in independent comics anthologies including Secret Identities and The Strumpet, as well as in the pages of Marvel Comics and Heavy Metal Magazine. Her graphic novel memoir, Almost American Girl, talks about immigrating from Seoul, Korea to Huntsville, Alabama as a teenager in the mid-1990's.


Jerry Craft
New Kid
Jerry Craft (he/his) is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator. His book, New Kid, is the winner of the 2020 John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature. It is the first graphic novel in the Newbery's nearly 100 year history to receive the award. Craft is only the fifth African-American author to land the coveted prize. New Kid was also awarded the Coretta Scott King award for outstanding work by an African American writer. Craft is the second person to have simultaneously won both awards in the same year. Craft was born in Harlem and grew up in the Washington Heights section of New York City. He is a graduate of The Fieldston School and received his B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts. He resides in Connecticut with his two sons and two beagles.


Derick Brooks
Bright Family: Versus the Multiverse
Derick Brooks (he/him) is a cartoonist from Richmond Virginia working in comics literary publishing and animation. Derick loves to create adventure fantasy, soft sci fi, and slice of life stories about BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color.) He is currently illustrating the book series Bright Family (Epic!) and in the production of his first graphic novel Grip Up! (Iron Circus Comics) coming in 2022.

Jonathan Hill
Odessa
Jonathan Hill (he/his) is an Ignatz-nominated cartoonist, illustrator, and educator living in Portland, OR. His first two graphic novels, Americus (2011), and Wild Weather: Storms, Meteorology, and Climate (2019) were published by First Second. His third book, Odessa, will be published in November of 2020 (Oni Press) and he has another forthcoming book True Tales of a Seventh Grade Lizard Boy in 2022 (Walker Books).

Jonathan teaches comics in the illustration department at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Literary Arts and chairs the Youth Programs Advisory Council.

Moderator
Candice (Wing-yee) Mack
Vice president, Asian Pacific American Librarians Association
Candice (Wing-Yee) Mack and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I manage systemwide Young Adult services, programs, and collections at the Los Angeles Public Library, the third largest library system in the United States and am the incoming President of the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association. As a lifelong Southern Californian, I've attended San Diego Comic-Con since I was a teenager myself and served on the 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards jury. I also served on the 2018 We Need Diverse Books Walter Dean Myers Award Jury and am a past president of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). On Twitter, I post about food, music, libraries, YA lit, social justice, and Star Wars as @tinylibrarian.


by the CBC Graphic Novel Committee

Wednesday July 22, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
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5:00pm PDT

Words and Pictures Working Together: Strategies for Analyzing Graphic Texts
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/tK9Et_lNaC4

In this crash course in text analysis for graphic novels, educators demonstrate techniques and tools for building students' critical literacy skills with graphic texts at all grade levels. This includes demonstrations on how to lead students in analyzing the elements of comics and the unique combination of art and text, share resources, and discuss challenges. Educators Trevor Bryan (The Art of Comprehension), Derek Heid (high school English Language Arts, TVUSD), Shveta Miller (Hacking Graphic Novels), Talia Hurwich (Worth a Thousand Words), and moderator Tracy Edmunds (Graphic Novels Are Elementary!) share strategies you can use with students tomorrow! Access all of the resources shared during this panel at this link: http://www.tracyedmunds.com/home/sdcc-home-2020

Wednesday July 22, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
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6:00pm PDT

Comic-Con Celebrates 15 Years of Eisner Librarians
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/DyFa40eEIKs

At the request of Will Eisner, a librarian has been a member of the Eisner Awards jury since 2005. When Jackie Estrada, Administrator for the Eisner Awards, invited Kat Kan to be that first librarian jury member, the awards began to take on a new kind of energy. Since that day, the influence of the awards has grown beyond the traditional comics community and now resonates with traditional publishers, academic institutions, and throughout the library world. Join in on the conversation as these ground-breaking librarians talk about their experience as members of the Eisner juries over the years. Moderated by John Shableski (2009 Jury) this session features five Eisner Librarian jurors: Kat Kan (2005), Karen Green (2011), Jason Poole (2016), Dawn Rutherford (2017), and Traci Glass (2019).

Wednesday July 22, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
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6:00pm PDT

Comics on Campus: Fandom at Academia
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/U1OGyAPjzAI

It's taken a while, but there's never been a time when comics have been so embraced by universities and colleges informal classes, studies, and even comic conventions. This panel provides an inside look at ground-breaking courses by the professionals and academics who are bringing geek culture to campuses nationwide (and beyond)! Join Paul Levitz (Columbia University, Pace University), Frank Cammuso (Syracuse University), Rob Salkowitz (University of Washington), Karen Green (Columbia University), and Darlynne Overbaugh (Ithaca College) in a robust and thoughtful panel exploring the trends and future of comics on campus. Moderated by Ed Catto (Ithaca College).

Wednesday July 22, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
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6:00pm PDT

Spirit Skies: How to publish an International youth comic in the Age of Covid-19
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/PIh22lpvYJc

Are you a high school student with dreams of becoming a graphic novelist? Are you a high school teacher with dreams of creating a graphic novel with your class? Spirit Skies is a graphic novel written and illustrated exclusively by high school students! Not only did we dream it, we DID it! The panel will discuss the impact of Covid-19 on cross cultural artistic exchange, how technology has made this project easier and more dynamic! The student panel of writers and illustrators - including a Guna native from Panama who wrote the sequel from the tropical point of view- will be on the panel, featuring never-before-seen art, and a sneak peek at the next volume in the Spirit Skies story! The panel will take you on an exploratory journey - through the eyes of a Hummingbird! Spirit Skies is not just an adventure written by high school students - it is a lesson in environmental stewardship. With the lesson that we are all interconnected, all you have to do is go outside and you will be interacting with wildlife. It could be a hummingbird coming from Panama or Alaska!

Panel Names:
Timothy Stiven--coordinator--educator
Justin Wang--student host, editor

Artists:
Grace Chen
Riley Sullivan
Michaela Chan
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Writers:
Giovanna Agrazal (Panama)
Sarah Goltz

Editors:
Frances Chai
Hannah Wentworth
Natalie Feldman
John Aste
Josh Charat-Collins
Izzy Ster
Alex Reinsch-Goldstein

Wednesday July 22, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
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6:00pm PDT

Teaching Graphic Novels Online
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/JlRX_Qb2s1E

Meryl Jaffe (Worth A Thousand Words) with panelists Laurence Tan (educator) Rachelle Cruz (educator, author Experiencing Comics), and Talia Hurwich (educator, author Worth A Thousand Words) discuss how graphic novels can inspire and enrich online classroom lessons for students grades 3 and up. We discuss challenges, lesson ideas, and loads of resources.

Wednesday July 22, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
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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
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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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10:00am PDT

How to Get News Coverage
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/dbJpzloS0wc

Small press publishers: What makes the difference between an item that will get news coverage, previews, and interviews and what doesn't? A lot of publishers have no idea what to submit to the press, how to submit it, or why they are being overlooked for coverage. Comics journalist Rik Offenberger (First Comics News, Archie Comics) moderates this panel on just what it takes to get coverage, with the comic journalists themselves telling you what they are looking for in your submission. Panelists include (in alphabetical order): Martin Boruta (The Hey Kids Comics Radio Show, First Comics News), Peter Breau (Second Sight Publishing), Ed Catto (Captain Action, Agendae), Holly Golightly (Broadsword Comics), Michael Kingston (Headlocked Comics), Rob Salkowitz (Forbes, ICv2), and JC Vaughn (Gemstone Publishing, The Scoop). Find out what it takes to self-promote and make a significant impact on your ability to sell your comic.

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

Batgirls!
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Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/YI5efMvwXBE

Odds are, when most people hear the name "Batgirl," the first character to come to mind is Barbara Gordon, Commissioner Gordon's daughter. First appearing in 1967, she's been a comic mainstay, first as Batgirl and then as Oracle. But as is tradition in the Bat-family, when things happen, the cowl can be passed from hero to hero. From Stephanie Brown to Cassandra Cain to The Bat Girls, each having a wildly different take on the role of the caped crusader. Join Cecil Castellucci (Batgirl -Barbara Gordon), Sarah Kuhn (Batgirl -Cassandra Cain), Bryan Q. Miller (Batgirl -Stephanie Brown), Nancy Kiu (Batwoman -Kate Kane), Marieke Nijkamp (Oracle -Barbara Gordon) and Dr. Andrea Letamendi (The Arkham Sessions) who have brought these different iconic versions of Batgirl to life in a celebration of what makes them different and what makes them Batgirl.

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

Marvel's Storyboards
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Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/58Y7mxOC9fA

ADDED: Thu, Jul 23, 12:38AM
Marvel executive VP, creative director Joe Quesada shares an inside look at his new docu-series, Marvel's Storyboards. In conversation with Marvel VP of content Stephen Wacker, Joe highlights how the personal and the professional intersect in his own life, and in those of the show's guests: an A-list mix of storytellers across comics, theatre, film, and more.

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

Web Comics: Saving the Entertainment Industy, Four Panels at a TIme
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/j_PCjdIBBfI

With film productions on hiatus, comic book distribution fragmented, and tv shows resorting to watered down "at-home" versions, COVID-19 has broken the entertainment industry. Where is a world, starved for new content, left to turn? Why, to the wonderful world of web comics, of course! Joined by moderator Will Romine (pROMINEnt Media) are Alan Truong (TheMissingDigit.com), JR Gervais (YoungCannibals.net), and Eddie DeAngelini (CollectorComics.com), who will talk about how quarantine, BLM, and the rest of 2020 have affected their work, art, and life. It's a panel for fans, pros, and everyone in between.

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

Oddball Comics Not-So-Live!
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/HVSWhcyWJko

Longtime cartoonist Scott Shaw! (Sonic the Hedgehog, Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew!, The Flintstones) once again presents his uniquely hilarious digital slideshow of "the craziest comic book covers ever published!" This acclaimed digital slideshow is a relentless cavalcade of mind-blowing, offensive and hilarious images of vintage comic books from Scott's collection, accompanied by his wry, observational commentary. Stan Lee said, "Wow, True Believers, I thought I'd seen it all, but Scott Shaw!'s hysterically hilarious Oddball Comics is the wildest, wackiest exposé of some of the craziest comic books I've ever seen! Or, to put it mildly, Scott!'s outrageous opuses are a blast!"

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

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
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1:00pm PDT

Insider Art: A Compendium of Comics, Crafts & Cats for All Ages
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/8C0UTAP1r38

Insider Art is a comics initiative that begin during the early days of the COVID19 pandemic; a way to bring female and non-binary creators together to raise money for our own: female and non-binary comic book retailers who faced financial hardships under quarantine. 8 editors, 1 retailer liaison, and over 100 creators from around the world united for one grand mission: to bring over 250 pages of comics, crafts and cats to the masses and conquer the tedium of the great indoors.

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

Legendary Comics 2.0: Sci-Fi, YA, Romance, and More!
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/e0KZ3GOoW3A

The Legendary Comics team chat to find out who they are and what they publish. Built on a solid foundation of world-class storytelling, Legendary Comics is bringing amazing and inclusive tales of Sci-Fi, YA, Romance, Horror, and Fantasy to life . . . but not all at once because that would be confusing.

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

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
Comic-Con@Home

2:00pm PDT

How to Build a Girl Squad
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/q3yjxJp2uRk

Growing up, many of us had to contend with the Smurfette principle: stories where there was only one girl in the whole gang--the token, the love interest, and the character who had to stand in for all girls everywhere. But times have changed, and many creators are writing their dream girl gangs, squads, and inclusive ensembles. So how do you build your modern squad from the ground up? How do you decide what kinds of characters will best complement, conflict, and have chemistry with each other? And why is writing and/or drawing a girl gang just so gosh darn fun? Join creators Cecil Castellucci (The Plain Janes), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), Sam Maggs (The Unstoppable Wasp: Built on Hope), Afua Richardson (Black Panther: World of Wakanda), Steenz (Heart of the City), and Rebekah Weatherspoon (A Cowboy to Remember) as they discuss the challenges and joys of squad goals and building the modern girl gang.

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

IDW: G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes with Rob Liefeld
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/m3bW-4ON0RI

Snake Eyes is back, with veteran comic book creator Rob Liefeld (New Mutants, X-Force, Youngblood) leading the charge! Get a first look at his take on the G.I. Joe character with Liefeld and moderator Jim Viscardi (ComicBook.com executive editor).

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

SYFY: Untold Tales of Todd McFarlane
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Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/yScZQKSWZUE

UPDATED: Thu, Jul 23, 10:52PM
Comic-Con wouldn't be Comic-Con without Todd McFarlane the innovative artist and entrepreneur who is the subject of the brand new SYFY WIRE documentary film, Todd McFarlane: Like Hell I Won't. McFarlane is the creative mastermind behind Spawn and some of Marvel Comics' most famous characters, one of the founders of Image Comics and is known for (quite literally) breaking down barriers. To celebrate the documentary and these achievements, Marc Silvestri and J. Scott Campbell join McFarlane on a panel as they commend him on his contributions to the industry and have some fun roasting the man who essentially 'raised hell' to get where he is today. For more information on the documentary, visit SYFY.com

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

The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal Graphic Novel
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/9p_9DFZbrt8

The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal Graphic Novel--In the third Adventure Zone graphic novel (adapted from the McElroy family's wildly popular RPG podcast), we rejoin hero-adjacent sort-of-comrades-in-arms Taako, Magnus, and Merle as they hit the road again for Petals to the Metal. Join co-creators of The Adventure Zone, Clint McElroy, Travis McElroy, and Griffin McElroy (My Brother, My Brother, and Me) as well as co-adapter and illustrator for the graphic novel, Carey Pietsch (Lumberjanes), to learn more about The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal, which has it all: blossoming new friendships, pining for outlaw lovers, and a rollicking race you can root for. This panel will be moderated by Satine Phoenix (Gilding Light).

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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2:00pm PDT

The New Mutants
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/jGcU0JKAL5U

ADDED: Tue, Jul 21, 05:56PM
Writer/Director Josh Boone and the cast of Twentieth Century Studios and Marvel Entertainment's The New Mutants, including Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga discuss the upcoming original horror-thriller moderated by Ira Madison III.

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

Afro-Futurism and Black Religion: Connecting Imaginations
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/isL61l4OvLY

The works of best-selling authors Octavia Butler, Samuel Delaney, Nnedi Okorafor, Nalo Hopkinson, and Tananarive Due (to name a few) are part of a written corpus that has laid the ground for the blossoming of the movement of Afrofuturism, brought to light by the music of Sun Ra and others. The works of the late Charles H. Long, James Noel, Tracey Hucks, and Rachel Harding bring to light how black religion and the imagination of matter speak to the way in which Black people in the Atlantic World syncretize their experience to create community and fashion a future. This dynamic panel will explore the connections between Afrofuturism and Black Religion and the way in which comics, graphic novels, and animation are capturing the rich dynamic that spawns new ways in which popular culture is being impacted by these forces. Panelists inlcude John Jennings (MFA: professor of Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside 2-time Eisner Award winner (2016, 2018), Kinitra D. Brooks (PhD: Leslie Endowed Chair of Literary Studies, Michigan State University), Sakena Young-Scaggs (PhD: Honors Faculty Fellow, Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University), and moderator Aaron Grizzell (MA, executive director, Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation).

NorcalMLK Foundation
https://norcalmlkfoundation.org
@norcalmlk: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
John Jennings
https://profiles.ucr.edu/john.jennings
https://www.abramsbooks.com/pdfs/press-releases/
MegascopeListAnnouncement.pdf
Kinitra D. Brooks
https://english.msu.edu/faculty/kinitra-brooks/
Sakena Young-Scaggs
https://isearch.asu.edu/profile/29753

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

Brandon Sanderson Spotlight
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/4lRDdxUy5iE

#1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson returns with the newest book in his Stormlight Archive series, Rhythm of War, coming in November from Tor Books, and eagerly anticipated by his devoted legions of readers around the world. Join Sanderson as he gives an exclusive preview of this latest volume in the addictive epic fantasy series and answers some burning questions from fans--Warning: there may be some spoilers! For more info on Sanderson, Rhythm of War, his upcoming graphic novel from Vault Comics, and what other books might be on the horizon, please visit www.brandonsanderson.com.

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

Humanoids Legacy
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/klRpG3eAYw8

Famed creators Mark Waid, Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Russell, and Tula Lotay talk with Humanoids CEO Fabrice Giger about the influence Humanoids has had on the comic book and film world for the last four decades. Moderated by Harley Salbacka.

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

Soundtracks to Fandom: Z2 Comics and the Graphic Album
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/IuNM_QkZ_e4

Z2 Comics have pioneered the marriage of comics with music, producing collaborations with such notable acts as Electric Century, Gorillaz, Poppy, Yungblud, and Skillet, as well as American legends The Grateful Dead and The Doors. The pairing of some of the finest talents in comics with groundbreaking and legendary musicians has led to a rich, immersive experience that pushes the possibilities of what both comics and music can do. Join creators Dave Chisholm (Chasin' the Bird: Charlie Parker in Los Angeles), Chris Miskiewicz and Noah Van Sciver (Grateful Dead: Origins), Leah Moore (Morrison Hotel), and musician Yungblud, rock legend Robby Krieger of The Doors, and Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux, with a special appearance by 2D of the Gorillaz. Moderated by longtime music journalist and critic Ryan J. Downey.

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

MARVEL HQ
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/f4lOPfo42mE

This is the destination for all young Marvel fans (and their families)! Check out everything Marvel HQ has to offer about your favorite Super Heroes, with a comics read-along, an epic LEGO battle, and a behind-the-scenes look at the animated series, Marvel's Spider-Man: Maximum Venom. And grab some paper and a crayon because we're going to draw that symbiote baddie together in Marvel Draw! Visit Marvel HQ at youtube.com/marvelhq

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

The Rise and Rise of the Australian Comic and Toy Collectibles Market
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/2lFdh8XvPvE

COVID-19 retail therapy kicks into high gear as the Grail Hunters Comics podcast hosts, Neville Howard (comics and reprints), Ben Gee (toys and collectibles), and Mike Speakman (retro games and indie comics) explore the world of Australian collecting trends, whether it's Australian price variants, reprints, or print errors of sourcing those pesky grails from the United States! Find more information on Australia's largest collecting community, Grail Hunters Comics podcast.

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

Breaking Into Comics and Staying In!
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/_GjXvyKv0F0

Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt (Marvel, IDW), Comics Experience creators workshop director Bon Alimagno (Marvel), and artist Sanford Greene (Bitter Root) present an invaluable guide to breaking into the industry! You're willing to do the work, but the world of comics is tough to crack into; join these pros as they break down the walls and offer practical advice that will jumpstart your career!

Andy Schmidt
Comics Experience
www.ComicsExperience.com
Twitter: @ComicExperience

Sanford Greene
@SanfordGreene (Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook)

Bon Alimagno
Instagram: @Bonstrocity
Twitter: karma_thief
Www.ComicsExperience.com

Thursday July 23, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
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5:00pm PDT

Image Comics Spotlight
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ig3cFgv0Xho

UPDATED: Wed, Jul 15, 11:46PM
Get the exclusive scoop on an exciting new project by a best-selling powerhouse creative team returning to Image for an all-new series.

Thursday July 23, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm 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 Thrive as an Indy Comics Creator Now!
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/t-GFmSgGSGo

Legendary indie comics creator Brian Pulido (creator/writer of Lady Death, Evil Ernie) has over 28 years in the game and has raised over four million dollars for comics via Crowdfunding in the last five years. Want to know how it is done? Pulido details his eight rules on how to thrive in the ever-changing landscape of indie comics. Get all the inside info on how to get ahead of the pack!

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

The Impact of Universality of Superhero Stories
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/TS4DHHkJqkY

The superhero genre has grown exponentially, creating impactful stories and characters that represent a larger demographic of the audience while offering universal themes and ideals for readers of all ages. Led by Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press), this panel features Frederick Luis Aldama (Eisner Award-winning author, Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics), Dr. Theresa Rojas (professor, Modesto Junior College), Peter Murrieta (executive producer, Mr. Iglesias), and Sebastian Kadlecik (creator, Eisner Award-nominated Quince) discussing the educational import of superheroes and how they allow readers to process complex themes and topics in a more digestible manner.

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

The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con: Building a Better Heroine
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Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/Gidmz5GZcmc

More heroines are being represented in the media, but are they well-rounded characters or bland beings going from point A to point B without any distinct traits or personalities? Why might writers shy away from writing women as fully-developed people? Here to discuss everyone's favorite female/nonbinary characters of the past decade, and what we can learn from them, are women dangerous in their own right: Charlie Jane Anders (author of Victories Greater Than Death, co-host of Our Opinions Are Correct podcast), Tamara Brooks (writer for DC Universe, host of Tales from the Tapes podcast), Dani Fernandez (host of Nerdificent podcast, writer for Girls on the Bus), Hanh Nguyen (Salon's Senior Culture Editor, Television Critics Association board member), Diya Mishra (writer for Masters of the Universe: Revelation), and moderator Katrina Hill (author of Action Movie Freak, 100 Greatest Graphic Novels).

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

10:00am PDT

"Crazy" Talk: Mental Health, Pop Culture, and the Pandemic
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Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/zqKAY0WddNE

Can pop culture help promote mental wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic, or is that just "crazy" talk? Heather Antos (senior editor, Valiant and Image), Bryan Edward Hill (DC Comics' Batman and The Outsiders, Netflix/DC Universe's Titans), Joseph Illidge (executive editor, Heavy Metal, Humanoids' MPLS Sound), and Patrick Tatopoulos (production designer, Batman v Superman, Zack Snyder's Justice League) join forensic psychiatrists Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D., and Praveen Kambam, M.D., (Broadcast Thought, freelance contributors to The New York Times, Wired, The Hollywood Reporter) to discuss how pop culture fandom communities can help stave off social isolation and despair during this unprecedented public health crisis. The "'Crazy' Talk" crew will also discuss the state of mental health media representation and how a mental health/pop culture partnership can be a "win-win" for both the entertainment industry and people with mental illnesses. Moderated by attorney Jeff Trexler (The Comics Journal, The Beat).

Friday July 24, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
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10:00am PDT

DC@Home Day One
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/-rivX_5taAY

UPDATED: Tue, Jul 14, 08:52PM
Whether its Batman's final showdown with The Joker, Wonder Woman taking on new adventures, or the Man of Steel taking facing threats from Metropolis and across the cosmos, DC is the place to be for the best storytellers lending their talents to the World's Greatest Super Heroes! Don't miss your chance to hear first-hand from these comic book legends in the making as they give you the inside scoop on what's in store for Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and other DC heroes and villains!DC talent to appear: Vita Ayala, Morgan Beem, Brian Michael Bendis, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Grace Ellis, Mitch Gerads, Clayton Henry, Mikel Janin, Tom King, Jim Lee, Ryan Sook, Maggie Stiefvater, Mariko Tamaki, Tom Taylor, Ram V, and Brittney Williams.

Friday July 24, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
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10:00am PDT

Howard Cruse: The Godfather of Queer Comics
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/RcX-OQG8joc

Howard Cruse, widely recognized as the "godfather of queer comics," passed away on November 28th, 2019. He left behind a remarkable legacy as the creator of Gay Comix, Wendel, and Stuck Rubber Baby (back in print from First Second Books in a 25th Anniversary Edition). Howard Cruse not only broke open doors with his prodigious talent, but he held them open for those who came after him. Join Prism Comics and moderators Justin Hall (No Straight Lines, professor, California College of the Arts), Jennifer Camper (Juicy Mother, Queers & Comics Conference organizer) and Karen Green (curator for Comics and Cartoons at Columbia University) for three panels discussing Cruse's life and work featuring creators who worked with or knew Howard - Trina Robbins, Denis Kitchen, Roberta Gregory, Robert Triptow, Diane DiMassa, Robert Kirby, Ivan Velez Jr., Rupert Kinnard, Ajuan Mance, Steve MacIsaac, Tara Madison Avery, William O. Tyler, and Andy Mangels.

For more about Howard Cruse please visit http://www.howardcruse.com
For a historical tribute to Howard Cruse written by Andy Mangels please download the Comic-Con 2020 Souvenir Book.

Panelist Links
Tara Madison Avery - stackeddeckpress.com
Jennifer Camper - jennifercamper.com
Diane DiMassa - Facebook: Diane DiMassa Artist
Roberta Gregory - http://www.robertagregory.com
Justin Hall - justinhallawesomecomics.com
Rupert Kinnard, cartoonist - Facebook: Rupert Kinnard
Rob Kirby - robkirbycomics.com
Denis Kitchen - http://www.deniskitchen.com
Steve MacIsaac - stevemacisaac.com
Ajuan Mance - 8-rock.com
Andy Mangels - http://www.andymangels.com
Robert Triptow - https://roberttriptow.com
William O. Tyler - https://www.williamotyler.com
Ivan Velez Jr. - planetbronx.com
Prism Comics - https://www.prismcomics.org

Friday July 24, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
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10:00am PDT

Last Gasp: 50 Years of Publishing the Underground Part I The comics, moderated by Jon Cooke and mainly focused on the period 1970-1995
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/Jl7egc7X2_Q

Ron Turner (founder and publisher, Last Gasp), George DiCaprio (Forbidden Knowledge, Greaser Comics), Robert Williams (Through Prehensile Eyes, Zap Comix), William Stout (Fantastic Worlds: The Art of William Stout), Mary Fleener (Billie the Bee, Weirdo), Jon B. Cooke (The Book of Weirdo), and Colin Turner (associate publisher, Last Gasp) discuss the early history of Last Gasp, from its founding in 1970 and through the rise of the underground comix movement. www.lastgasp.com

Friday July 24, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
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10:00am PDT

Reclaiming Indigenous History and Culture Through Comics
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/EKnEeODyCo8

For hundreds of years, the history of the indigenous peoples of the Americas has been told by everyone but themselves, by people who often diminished and distorted it, and even suppressed their cultures and languages. Thankfully, this situation is changing, with indigenous peoples increasingly reclaiming their history, languages, and cultures. Comics and such visual technologies as augmented and virtual reality are ideal tools being used to accomplish this. Join our panelists Johnny Bear Contreras (Kumeyaay, public artist), Kilma Lattin (Pala Band, founder of OurWorlds.io), and Chag Lowry (Yurok/Maidu/Achumawi, graphic novelist) as they discuss their projects to reclaim indigenous history and culture.

Johnny Bear Contreras - https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/feature/when-the-world-comes-to-life Kilma Lattin - https://ourworlds.io/about/ Chag Lowry - https://greatoakpress.com/news

Friday July 24, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
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11:00am PDT

BiG
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/PGlA7WCpjCE

UPDATED: Wed, Jul 15, 04:19PM
Harley Salbacka, rep at Humanoids (former educator) discusses the role young-reader graphic novels play in education and libraries along with graphic novel librarian Tina Lerno, Children's Librarian Lauren Kratz, and Urban Legendz creator and animator Paul Downs. Moderated by Fanbase Press Founder Barbara Dillon.

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

Blade Runner Comic Panel
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/o6L2py9aDCU

UPDATED: Mon, Jul 20, 02:11PM
Return to the original world of Blade Runner 2019 with Titan's latest best-selling comic series! Join Titan Entertainment's Andrew Sumner as he chats with awesome multi-award-winning co-writer Mike Johnson (Supergirl), director of Alcon publishing Jeff Connor and senior creative editor David Leach (Psycho Gran). Listen in as they discuss adapting this critically acclaimed world into an epic series of comics, while expanding the canon of this beloved franchise! https://linktr.ee/TitanPanels

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

Marvel Comics: Next Big Thing
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/YBlwOO9IGiM

Marvel editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski breaks down all the latest and greatest coming from the House of Ideas with some of Marvel's most epic creators! Tom Brevoort, Al Ewing, and Dan Slott will dive into the cosmic calamity coming to Earth's Mightiest Heroes in the pages of Empyre! An army is gathering in the latest X-Men crossover event, X of Swords, and Jordan White, Tini Howard, and Gerry Duggan have all the juicy details! Nick Lowe, Nick Spencer, and Mark Bagley will discuss the landmark Amazing Spider-Man #850 ushering in the return of the Green Goblin! Plus Nick Lowe rejoins the panel to discuss the return of the classic Marvel character, Werewolf by Night, with creators Taboo and Ben Jackendoff! Be there, True Believers!

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

Raina and Robin in Conversation
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/FIjFXyPgQjs

Two top children's graphic novelists, Raina Telgemeier (author and illustrator, Guts) and Robin Ha (author and illustrator, Almost American Girl), discuss the art of creating graphic novel memoir, draw on camera, and take questions from their fans. The first 100 viewers to purchase a book by Raina Telgemeier at Brain Lair Books will receive a signed bookplate. Click on the link below to learn more and use promo RAINATA at checkout.
https://shop.brainlairbooks.com/event/raina-telgemeier-comic-con-2020

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

TragiComics
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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
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12:00pm PDT

Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes with Undiscovered Country
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/wblg9FhMcEE

Scott Snyder, Charles Soule, and Giuseppe Camuncoli reveal the secrets behind the Eisner Award-nominated, chart-topping series out from Image Comics, Undiscovered Country. Listen in as they share their story about the making of the series, anecdotes about the first story arc's creative process, and hints at what's to come. Moderated by series editor Will Dennis.

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

History Goes Graphic
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/SSf-rAJR85Q

Authors behind graphic adaptations of cultural pasttimes, historical figures, social justice movements, and autobiographies discuss their process. How does one adapt "real life" into a comic format? How is it different from fiction? In what way must art stick to (or differ from) "authenticity"? Featuring Fred Van Lente (The Comic Book Story of Basketball), Tom Scioli (Jack Kirby), David F. Walker (The Life of Frederick Douglass), Mikki Kendall (Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists), and Malaka Gharib (I Was Their American Dream), moderated by Ten Speed Press associate editorial director Kaitlin Ketchum.

Friday July 24, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm 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
Comic-Con@Home

12:00pm PDT

Thought Bubble & Comic-Con@Home: Tula Lotay in Conversation
NEW: Fri, Jul 10, 06:24PM
Watch When Available!

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
Comic-Con@Home

1:00pm PDT

From Idea to Hired: Books, TV, Film, and Comics
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/6FCzVWQKClY

Agents, managers, and book editors come together to answer questions about how to take your writing career from the blank page to sold. They'll answer questions about writing the breakout project, getting representation, what it takes to sell a book to film, industry scoop, and more. Moderated by Nathan Bransford (author of How to Write a Novel), this year's panel features Quressa Robinson (Nelson Literary Agency), Holly Root (Root Literary Agency), DongWon Song (Howard Morhaim Literary Agency), and Lars Theriot (Industry Entertainment).

Friday July 24, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

1:00pm PDT

IDW: Draw a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle!
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/lljxhFE60_s

TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles writer and artist Sophie Campbell, and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles artist Chad Thomas bring the turtles to life demonstrate how to draw everyone's favorite ninja turtles while discussing the IDW TMNT comics with moderator Caleb Goellner (journalist, author, writer).

Friday July 24, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

1:00pm PDT

Make Mine Marvel: Bringing Back Marvel Classics for Today's Readers
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/0-qWzgjMchY

Mark Evanier (comic book writer and historian), Lauren Bisom (Marvel entertainment editor), Russell Busse (Abrams senior editor, licensing and entertainment) gather for a discussion moderated by Charles Kochman (Abrams ComicArts editorial director) about the legacy of classic Marvel Comics, and how new books for readers of all ages are bringing classic comic art, characters, and storylines to a new generation. The group will discuss exciting new titles including My Mighty Marvel First Books: The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America, a series of collectible board books that introduce the world's greatest heroes as drawn by the world's greatest creators, the Marvel Classic Sticker Book, featuring over 250 vintage stickers and 5 pull-out posters, as well as Marvel Comics Mini-Books, a collectible box set featuring history and facsimiles of Marvel's smallest comic books and which Evanier contributed to, all published by Abrams Books and available this summer. The panel will also include a sneak peek at Marvel Value Stamps: A Visual History written by comics legend and former Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas and releasing this fall.

Friday July 24, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

1:00pm PDT

Water, Earth, Fire, Air: Continuing the Avatar Legacy
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/evoch8nfkKg

Dark Horse Comics, Abrams Books, and Nickelodeon are thrilled to treat fans to a panel worthy of the Avatar! Join Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra creators and writers, Michael DiMartino, Faith Erin Hicks, F.C. Yee, and Gene Luen Yang for a further exploration of the beloved world as it has grown and changed since the animated series has ended.

Friday July 24, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

2:00pm PDT

I Am Not Okay with This - From the Page to the Screen!
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/RhgZSUbXJE8

Cartoonist Charles Forsman (I Am Not Okay With This, The End of the F***ing World), director Jonathan Entwistle (I Am Not Okay With This, The End of the F***ing World), and actor Wyatt Oleff (It, I Am Not Okay With This) trace the evolution of the critically-acclaimed Netflix series I Am Not Okay With This back to its beginnings as an original graphic novel! Moderated by the book's editor and Fantagraphics associate publisher, Eric Reynolds.

Friday July 24, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

2:00pm PDT

Real Weird Science Alive and At Home!
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/OyY9XYvOgI0

Members of Los Angeles-based group Captured Aural Phantasy Theater (CAPT), working with legendary publisher EC Comics and the EC Fan Addicts Thommy and Josh Burns, dissect the real science in famous Weird Science comics from the 50's. Entomologist Lisa Gonzalez joins a discussion led by Ben Dickow of CAPT and an LA science museum about the gruesome real life habits of bugs featured in the comics. Learn something! And check out the debut of the group's CAPTivity, their unique, quarantine-friendly performance series that brings comics to life--at home!

Friday July 24, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

2:00pm PDT

Your Secret Weapon: How Friendship Saves the Day
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/ZZfYNFOfgvg

Our favorite heroes and heroines can always count on their best friends. No matter how powerful their foes might be, friendship always saves the day. Join this panel of talented authors as they discuss the importance of crafting these invincible relationships--and the challenges that test them. Aliza Layne (Beetle & the Hollowbones), Ari North (Always Human), Christina Soontornvat (A Wish in the Dark), Margot Harrison (The Glare), Naomi Novik (A Deadly Education), Victoria Ying (City of Secrets), and Max Brallier (Last Kids on Earth: June's Wild Flight) in friendly conversation with Maryelizabeth Yturralde.

Aliza Layne
AlizaLayne.com
beetlebones.net.
Twitter: @alizabees
Instagram: @alizalayne

Ari North
Ari's Twitter: @walking_north
Ari's Instagram: @walkingnorth

Christina Soontornvat
soontornvat.com
Twitter: @soontornvat

Margot Harrison
Instagram @MargotFHarrison
Twitter @MargotFHarrison

Naomi Novik
Instagram @naominovik
Twitter at @naominovik

Max Brallier
http://www.maxbrallier.com/

Victoria Ying
Instagram at @victoriaying
Twitter at @victoriaying

Mysterious Galaxy books page:
https://www.mystgalaxy.com/comic-con-home-friendship-saves

Friday July 24, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

3:00pm PDT

Galaxy Grrls, or the Female and Non-Binary Authors who Bridge the new Frontier of Space Fiction
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ztw7LcviyCM

Authors Nicky Drayden (Escaping Exodus), Marina Lostetter (Noumenon Ultra), Jessie Mihalik (Chaos Reigning), Valerie Valdes (Chilling Effect), and K.B. Wagers (A Pale Light in the Black) eye the history of space fiction through an entirely new lens. This panel is focused on the legacy of female and non-binary writers who came before, and the trailblazing of modern authors who are re-defining sex, gender, and society against the tapestry of the stars.

Friday July 24, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

3:00pm PDT

Hermes Press and Gothic Comics in America
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/Lbsr9u1baFU

The panel, moderated by publisher Daniel Herman (Silver Age the Second Generation of Comic Book Artists), will feature Kaz Windness (Mother Goth Rhymes), who will talk about her new book, If UR Stabby, which focuses on a grumpy unicorn whose name is indicative of what he does to people who irritate him; Bill Holbrook (On the Fast Track) and H.H. Glynn, who will talk about their new graphic novel, Dethany and the Other Clique, exploring middle school life and how to be yourself even in a clique; and Molly Mercier, whose new book, The Lazy Goth: Method How to Alienate Friends and Avoid People, is a collection of comic strips exploring the adventures and misadventures of a Goth in her day to day life. The panel will feature artwork from each of these titles discussed by its creators.

Friday July 24, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

3:00pm PDT

Reimagining Mandrake The Magician with Erica Schultz
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/9sJqBdWzD5E

Writer Erica Schultz (Marvel's Daredevil and M3) and Tea Fougner (editorial director for comics for King Features Syndicate) offer a sneak peek at Legacy of Mandrake the Magician, an all-new comic series from King Features, Red 5 Comics, and StoneBot Studios. Together the duo will discuss the history of Mandrake the Magician and how Erica drew inspiration from the original 1930s comic strip to develop brand new characters and a modern version of Mandrake's world.

Friday July 24, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

3:00pm PDT

The Annual Jack Kirby Tribute Panel
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/qI0z4tUHe_s

Every year, former Kirby assistant Mark Evanier hosts a gathering of fans of the man some call "The King of the Comics" and his vast, persistent impact on not only comic books but related fields, as well. This year, Mark and John Morrow (publisher of The Jack Kirby Collector) discuss all this with master artist Alex Ross who discusses the influence Kirby had on his work.

Friday July 24, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

3:00pm PDT

The Vortex opens AGAIN- Vortex 2.0 launches Storm King Comics
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/CTG-8oKU2WQ

John Carpenter is known for his summer blockbusters and this one comes in comic book form. Storm King Comics' John Carpenter's Tales of Science Fiction: Vortex 2:0 is the sequel to the original storyline and this panel lets you hear in-depth from the entire creative team as to the process of launching this new series. Panelists include Sandy King Carpenter (CEO, editor), Tim Bradstreet (cover artist), Mike Sizemore (writer), Dave Kennedy (artist), Pete Kennedy (color artist), Janice Chiang (letterer), Sean Sobczak (project manager), and moderator Lys Galati.
www.stormkingcomics.com

Friday July 24, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

4:00pm PDT

Comic-Con: Robert Kirkman at Home
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/EYDqH1zSayU

Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible, Fire Power) shares his latest projects and answers your questions!

Friday July 24, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

4:00pm PDT

How to Make a Comic From Start to Finish
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/NVskunRro4Q

UPDATED: Mon, Jul 20, 02:16PM
Wanna learn how to make a comic? Where to start? How panels work? What does one letter with? Does it need to be in color? And much, much more! Acclaimed industry pro Brian Haberlin (Spawn, Witchblade, Sonata, The Marked) will take you through the process using his Image Comics creations as examples and will touch on the whole process from soup to nuts! Join for a LIVE Q&A session after the panel. Details at https://www.instagram.com/brianhaberlinofficial/

Friday July 24, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

4:00pm PDT

Legendary Spawn Creator Todd McFarlane Talks Toys, Comics, and More!
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/7DeaTUCyOO0

Host Jim Viscardi, executive editor of Comicbook.com and Todd McFarlane, Spawn and Venom creator, McFarlane Toys' CEO and president of Image Comics, talk about all your favorite geekdom things. McFarlane gives fans a sneak peek into the future of upcoming toys, comics, and what's on his entertainment horizon.

Friday July 24, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

4:00pm PDT

Vampirella 50th Anniversary Finale
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/SkAXHAX6Osg

Dynamite joins current Vampirella writers and artists Christopher Priest (Black Panther), Tom Sniegoski (Punisher), Lucio Parrillo, Meghan Hetrick, and editor Matt Idelson to discuss the timeless appeal of the character, current storylines, and tease the future.

https://www.dynamite.com/

Friday July 24, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

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
Comic-Con@Home

5:00pm PDT

Graphic Novel or Illustrated Book: You Make the Call
Watch When Available!

Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/-F_UmIP2Odo

UPDATED: Fri, Jul 24, 10:50PM
The debate has raged for years, and now the last few year's liveliest panel debate returns for another round: Is a 200-page comic story a graphic novel? Or is it a long comic book? Is a novel that is 100% filled with illustrations a graphic novel? Or is it an elaborate picture book? A new wave of profusely illustrated books has entered the fray, including Super Catchy by Rick Veitch, Timeless by Armand Baltazar, and Doctor Cthulittle by Mark Wheatley and G. D. Falksen, among others. Join the discussion as our all-star panel explores the exciting new developments and the history of this field!*

Rick Veitch
https://bit.ly/RVeitch
A comics artist and writer who has worked in mainstream, underground, and alternative comics, best known for Army@Love, Brat Pack, Swamp Thing, and Tomorrow Stories. He continues to create new works and his books are available published by his own imprint through Amazon.

Armand Baltazar
https://timelessarmandbaltazar.com/
Armand Baltazar was born 1967 in Chicago's North Side. He studied at the Art Institute Chicago, then later graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BFA in Advertising & Editorial Art and later earned a second BFA in Illustration at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena Ca. Armand began his film career in feature animation first as a background artist, then as a visual development artist, and art director for DreamWorks Studios, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Image Movers Digital and Pixar Animation Studio. Armand currently resides in Northern California with his family, working full time writing and creating the art for the epic illustrated middle grade novel series . . . Timeless for HarperCollins Publishing.

You can visit him online at

Website: https://timelessarmandbaltazar.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArmandBaltazarStudios/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/armand_baltazar/
Email: info@armandbaltazar.com

Karen Green
Columbia University Libraries
Librarian for Ancient & Medieval History; Graphic Novels Librarian; adjunct curator for Comics.

J. C. Vaughn
https://www.gemstonepub.com/en/the-big-big-overstreet-comic-book-price-guide-50
VP-publishing - Gemstone Publishing, creator: Zombie-Proof, Bedtime Stories for Impressionable Children, co-writer: Stargate Atlantis and SGU, original Earper

Mark Wheatley
https://www.MarkWheatleyGallery.com/
Mark Wheatley, Overstreet Hall of Fame inductee, has been awarded the Eisner, Inkpot, Mucker, Gem, Speakeasy, Golden Lion and nominations for the Harvey and the Ignatz. His work has appeared in Spectrum, the Library of Congress, The Norman Rockwell Museum, and other museums. He has designed for Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas, ABC's Beauty and the Beast, and Square Roots, as well as Super Clyde, The Millers, and 2 Broke Girls on CBS. His most recent print projects include The Earliest Ray Bradbury, The Visual History of Science Fiction Fandom, Songs of Giants, Doctor Cthulittle, Tarzan and the Dark Heart of Time, Swords Against the Moon Men, The Philip Jose Farmer Centennial Collection, Mine!, and Wild Stars. Past creations include Breathtaker, Return of The Human, Ez Street, Lone Justice, Mars, Black Hood, Prince Nightmare, Hammer of The Gods, Blood of The Innocent, Frankenstein Mobster, and Skultar as well as Tarzan, Baron Munchausen, Jonny Quest, Dr. Strange, The Flash, Captain Action, Argus, The Spider, Stargate Atlantis, Torchwood, and Doctor Who.

*This is a repost of the panel due to an editing mishap on Comic-Con's behalf. This is the correct version of the panel video, made by, and originally provided by Insight Studios intended for Comic-Con@Home. Sorry for the delay.

Friday July 24, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

5:00pm PDT

IDW: The Mueller Report in 10-minutes
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ny87cDFQsJA

Shannon Wheeler (cartoonist) and Steve Duin (journalist) take you through the ins and outs of The Mueller Report. They recently turned the political tome into a pithy graphic novel (published by IDW--out in July 2020). Was there collusion? Was there obstruction? Did the Russians interfere in our election? There is no conspiracy theory just the facts that Mueller investigated and laid out. Get a good understanding about what this book is, and isn't, by joining these two luminaries on a journey of understanding one of the most mis-represented books in recent history.

Friday July 24, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

5:00pm PDT

No Strange Bedfellows: The Relationship Between Pro Wrestling and Comics
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/KvlER8LjR7Y

Some have called the spectacle of pro wrestling "a comic book come to life." That is not far from the truth. From the heroics of Hulk Hogan to the anti-heroics of "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and the villainy of Ric Flair, this panel explores the parallels in character development and storyline advancement between these outrageous forms. Featuring Rik Offenberger (First Comics News), Francis Szyskowski (The Massacre Twins), Michael Kingston (Headlocked), Anthony Ray Bench (Film Threat), R.C. Samo (FanboyNation.com), and Flobo Boyce (The Indelible Silverstreek). Moderated by Joshua Waldrop (Red Guerrilla Media).

Friday July 24, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

6:00pm PDT

Building Your Own Themyscira: Connecting With Other Geeky Bosses
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/FrI0mCvmSA8

Jordan Dené Ellis (co-editor of The Sartorial Geek) hosts a round table discussion about best practices for networking and the importance of finding your community with Robyn Warren (owner, Geek Girl Strong), Matt Cox (playwright, Puffs and Kapow-i GoGo), Jazzlyn Stone (freelance comics marketer), and Rose Del Vecchio (co-owner, FanMail).

Friday July 24, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

6:00pm PDT

Hip-Hop And Comics: Cultures Combining
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/pZsjzML8IKI

Hip-Hop and comics cultures exist in constant communication: continually namehecking and reflecting each other, trading ideas back and forth, and sharing many common inspirations and influences. Both forms reconfigure existing elements to create vital new works; utilize bold imagery and complex storytelling; and form passionate fandoms around their characters and personalities. Here, curator and historian Patrick A. Reed (Depth Of Field Productions, twitter.com/djpatrickareed) presents a "visual mixtape" with an all-star cast of musicians, comic creators, and visual artists discussing the cross-generational impacts of these cultural crossovers. Panelists include Pharoahe Monch (http://www.pharoahe.com/), Johnny "Juice" Rosado (https://theoddysy.bandcamp.com/), Vita Ayala (https://twitter.com/definitelyvita), Danny Lore (http://dannylore.com/), DJ Nu-Mark (https://djnu-mark.bandcamp.com/), Marc 7 (https://twitter.com/marc7j5mc), Mega Ran (https://megaranmusic.com/), Christopher "Play" Martin (https://twitter.com/theplaygroundz), Adam Wallenta (https://www.punktaco.com/), Kenny Keil (https://www.kennykeil.com/), LiKWUiD (https://www.ellamaeflossie.com/), James Reitano (http://tfustudios.com/), David F. Walker (https://davidfwalker.com/), Ronald Wimberly (https://ronaldwimberly.com/), Murs (https://twitter.com/MURS), MC Esoteric (https://www.czarface.com/), Erin Yoshi (https://www.erinyoshi.com/), Gloria "Glow" Muriel (http://www.gloriamuriel.com/), P.So The Earthtone King (https://psotheearthtoneking.bandcamp.com/), and Turner Lange (https://twitter.com/wallyfresch).

For more information on this topic, please check out www.hiphopandcomics.com

Friday July 24, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

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
Comic-Con@Home

6:00pm PDT

Travel Through Time with Comics
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/t0rsBYUw1HA

Have you ever wished you could turn back time? Ponjea (outstanding Taiwanese comic artist) and Leo Huang (EVP at Friendly Land) will show you the experience of time travelling through the fantasy comic Chronos Ruler, including the showcase of the anime PV and comic drawings by Ponjea! Visit linktr.ee/Taiwanese_Comics for exploration!

Friday July 24, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

7:00pm PDT

32nd Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/iSUgRvQPdj0

UPDATED: Wed, Jul 22, 06:01PM
The "Oscars" of the comics industry honor comics creators and their works in 32 categories. This virtual ceremony is hosted by Phil LaMarr, the actor/voice actor/comedian known for roles in animated series including Green Lantern/John Stewart and Ed Reiss in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, Hermes Conrad in Futurama, and the title characters on both Samurai Jack and Static Shock. Sergio Aragonés will announce this year's Eisner Hall of Fame inductees, and Ruth Clampett will present the 2020 Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award recipients.

Friday July 24, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home
 
Saturday, July 25
 

10:00am PDT

(Nearly) A Decade of Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/cbtD2CCoNqQ

New York Times bestselling author Nathan Hale celebrates the upcoming publication of the tenth book in his nonfiction graphic novel series for kids, Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales. Nathan will share the little-known but true stories from history that inspired his beloved book series and show sneak peeks from the forthcoming installment, Blades of Freedom, which dives into the story of the Haitian Revolution and the Louisiana Purchase. In addition to the Hazardous Tales series, Nathan is also the author of young adult graphic novels One Trick Pony and Apocalypse Taco.

Saturday July 25, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Comic-Con@Home

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
Comic-Con@Home

10:00am PDT

The Guide: Overstreet's 50th Anniversary
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/07LCJs9GXWA

Gemstone Publishing president and CEO Steve Geppi, MyComicShop.com's Buddy Saunders, Comics Buyer's Guide veteran Maggie Thompson, CBCS Primary Grader Steve Borock, and Gemstone's Mark Huesman celebrate Bob Overstreet and five decades of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide. Moderated by Gemstone's J.C. Vaughn.

Saturday July 25, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Comic-Con@Home

10:00am PDT

UDON Entertainment 20th Anniversary!
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/9I6HwWsX1ZM

UDON Entertainment is celebrating it's 20th Anniversary! Join UDON chief of ops Erik Ko and the UDON crew to see what new projects the company has to bring in 2020!

Saturday July 25, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Comic-Con@Home

11:00am PDT

DC@Home Day Two
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/uHLLl4we7O8

Be sure to drop in on this panel to hear from DC's hottest talent about their latest works and how they're making DC and The World's Greatest Super Heroes the home for fans of great superhero storytelling worldwide! The creative talent behind some of DC's most popular characters are on hand to give behind the scenes details on their stories and how they put their own unique voices to the heroes and villains that DC fans have come to know and love (and hate)! DC talent to appear: Greg Capullo, Cecil Castellucci, Katana Collins, Kami Garcia, Jorge Jimenez, Daniel Warren Johnson, Dan Jurgens, Jim Lee, Sean Gordon Murphy, Bruno Redondo, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Brad Walker.

Saturday July 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

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
Comic-Con@Home

11:00am PDT

From Wakanda to Numbani, Writing the Next Generation of Heroes
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/te7u6kQKgqk

Through original novels, these authors expand the world of some of the newest pop culture heroes from Marvel and Overwatch. Featuring Preeti Chhibber (author, Orientation: Avengers Assembly), Nicky Drayden (author, Overwatch: Hero of Numbani), and Nic Stone (author, Shuri: A Black Panther Novel). Moderated by Michael Petranek (executive editor, Scholastic).

Saturday July 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

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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11:00am PDT

The Art of Adapting Comics to the Screen: David S. Goyer Q&A
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/Hg15UXVh72U

The writer behind such iconic comic book film and TV adaptations including Blade, Batman Begins, Constantine (TV), and Man of Steel--David S. Goyer--discusses his creative writing process and what it took to bring these beloved characters and tales from the page to the screen. Moderated by Backstory Magazine publisher Jeff Goldsmith.

Backstory Magazine: Test drive us & read the Avengers: Endgame issue for free at www.backstory.net

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

Constantine: 15th Anniversary Reunion
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/O5ElexLAPQA

Keanu Reeves, director Francis Lawrence, and producer Akiva Goldsman reunite to reflect on the making of the 2005 DC Comics adaptation. Moderated by Collider's editor-in-chief Steven Weintraub.

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

Dark Horse All-Stars
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/GiMg-o3Znzg

Three of the industry's best creators including Gerard Way (co-creator of The Umbrella Academy) Nnedi Okorafor (co-creator of LaGuardia), and Matt Kindt (co-creator of BANG!) gather for a roundtable discussion about characters, the writing process, and the joys of creating. Moderated by Anthony Mauro.

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

Diversity and Comics: Why Inclusion and Visibility Matter
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/8aA_jH-I4do

The past year has witnessed the birth of transformational change in the social fabric. The Killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery (to name a few) has triggered a response to the structural racism that has caused the nation and the world to take stock of its institutions. The growth of more diverse faces on the pages of popular comic books and in feature films has proven to be essential to reflect the world in which we all live. And, despite the onset of an unprecedented pandemic, the inclusion of people of color, women, and persons with disabilities and the LGBTQ community not only better reflects today's culture, it has also proven good for the bottom line. We will bring an award-winning panel together to challenge ongoing issues and push the conversation forward. Panelists include John Jennings (MFA: Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside, 2-time Eisner Award winner (2016, 2018), Frederick Aldama (PhD: The University Distinguished Professor, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English and University Distinguished scholar, The Ohio State University, 2019 Eisner Award winner), Christina Steenz Stewart (syndicated cartoonist, Heart of the City; 2019 Dwayne McDuffie Award Winner), Chelsea ‘Ché' Grayson (MFA: Executive Director, Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation), David Walker (comic book writer, Bitter Root, Image) (Legendary Films): 2020 Eisner Award nomination, Naomi (DC): 2020 Eisner Award nomination), and Stanford Carpenter (PhD: Comics and Pop Culture anthropologist and Chair, Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival) .

David Walker https://davidfwalker.com
Frederick Aldama https://english.osu.edu/people/aldama.1
Chelsea Grayson https://chegrayson.com
Steenz Stewart https://www.oheysteenz.com
Stanford Carpenter https://www.linkedin.com/in/stanford-w-carpenter-phd-46658a5/

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

Personal, Political, Fictional, and Factual
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/11uUYj29caY

Personal, political, fictional, and factual creators tackle important topics that affect everybody, regardless of political affiliation or engagement. Whether looking at historical events, or alternate timelines, engage your mind and your empathy with Derf Backderf (Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio), Brandy Colbert (The Voting Booth), Alix E. Harrow (The Once and Future Witches), Daniel G. Newman (Unrig: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy), Charles Yu (Interior Chinatown), and Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed (When Stars Are Scattered) in conversation with Maryelizabeth Yturralde.

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

Spotlight on The Cloven: With Garth Stein and Matthew Southworth
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/KQ-qOo1rGZw

This panel will spotlight the debut sci-fi graphic novel collaboration by author Garth Stein (The Art of Racing in the Rain) and cartoonist Matthew Southworth (Stumptown). These two pacific northwestern creators have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind story steeped in its Seattle roots. The Cloven: Book One is the first installment of this dynamic, atmospheric, and wryly funny graphic novel trilogy by two bestselling and critically acclaimed storytellers. Moderated by the book's editor and Fantagraphics associate publisher, Eric Reynolds.

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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1:00pm PDT

Creative Renaissance: How to Thrive When It's Hard to Survive
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/0Cj1cO0Z39k

The continued need for social distancing has brought about a creative renaissance in the digital space. Join the conversation with Joe Barrette (Creators, Assemble!), Phil Jimenez (Creators4Comics), Alonso Nunez (Little Fish Comic Book Studio), and Kit Steinaway (Book Industry Charitable Fund) to hear how nonprofit organizations are working with comics creators to support each other and their communities during these challenging times. You will hear about new learning opportunities, collaborations, how to forge new creative friendships in a time of global disconnect, and what it means to find your tribe through fandom and shared passion. Moderated by Dan Wood (comics librarian, Escondido Public Library).

Saturday July 25, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

Latinx & Native American Storytellers
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/vfCM80ArrSQ

While only a minority of the characters in media are either Latinx or Natives, there are storytellers trying to change that. Prominent voices in comics, childrens literature and academia look back on their history and forward to what the future will hold for the stories told by Indigenous creators and the creators who are children of immigrants. Join moderator Henry Barajas, and creators Darcie Little Badger, Julio Anta, J. Gonzo, Theresa Rojas, Hector Rodriguez, Rhael Mcgregor, Luke Martinez, Frederick Aldama, and Sonya Ballantyne for this important discussion.

Saturday July 25, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

Masters of Storytelling
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/cldHpoDEwuo

The all-stars in storytelling from Image Comics--Ed Brubaker (Pulp, Cruel Summer), Chuck Brown (On The Stump), Alex de Campi (Dracula, Motherf**ker), Matt Fraction (Adventureman), and Emma Kubert (Inkblot)--reveal their secrets behind creating some of the best stories in comics. Moderated by Marla Eizik, executive assistant at Image Comics.

Saturday July 25, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Future Is Now
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Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/3EzlJOqYvP4

UPDATED: Thu, Jul 23, 07:23PM
A new era for the Power Rangers begins here! Join a star-studded lineup of talent including Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin, Power Rangers), Marco Renna (Power Rangers), Matthew Erman, Giuseppe Cafaro, and Francesco Segala (Power Rangers: Sins of the Future) along with Matthew Levine (editor, BOOM! Studios), Dafna Pleban (senior editor, BOOM! Studios) and Steve Cardenas ("Rocky DeSantos" on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) to discuss the future of Power Rangers in comics! From the upcoming Power Rangers: Sins of the Future OGN and the shocking new direction for the Power Rangers that will leave you green with...EXCITEMENT! Moderated by Erin Cahill (Power Rangers Time Force).

Saturday July 25, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

The Official Aspen Comics Panel 2020
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/x-sUKNcIOGc

Frank Mastromauro (Aspen co-owner), Peter Steigerwald (Aspen co-owner), Vince Hernandez (Aspen EIC), Mark Roslan (Aspen director of design and production), Gabe Carrasco (Aspen editor), Siya Oum (artist of Lola XOXO), Jordan Gunderson (artist of Soulfire), J.T. Krul (writer of Soulfire), and Alex Konat (artist of Fathom) reveal Aspen's 2021 publishing plans and the future of independent comic book publishing. They also reveal their new Aspen Comics Kickstarter project.

Saturday July 25, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

Tribute to Dennis O'Neil: Beyond Batman
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/1v6R5ry7n9I

Born the same spring when Batman debuted, Dennis O'Neil would take Batman back to his darker roots and weave humanity and social consciousness into the adventures of Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Iron Man, and many more. This legendary comic book writer and editor collaborated with and guided countless others as mentor, hero, and friend. Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology; The Joker Psychology) moderates a super team who have come together to share remembrances, lessons learned, and an endless appreciation for Denny, who was truly one of the greats: Jo Duffy (Power Man and Iron Fist), Danny Fingeroth (A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee), Mike Gold (ArrogantMGMS), Larry Hama (Dark Horse), Joe Illidge (Heavy Metal), Charles Kochman (Abrams ComicArts), Paul Levitz (former publisher, DC Comics), and Michael Uslan (executive producer, Batman/The Dark Knight films).

https://linktr.ee/DennyPanel

Saturday July 25, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

UltraLawyer Kaiju Patrol
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/LHo2hy69Pxk

It's all out lawyers attack! What can Kaiju movies teach us about shelter in place orders? Are parents financially responsible for kids who create a giant napping monster with cosmic rays? What are the First Amendment lessons from Mothra? Are common carriers such as trains, planes, and ships responsible for protecting passengers from Kaiju attacks? Join attorneys Bethany Bengfort (Durie Tangri), Nari Ely (US. Courts), Thomas Harper (Army JAG), and Joshua Gilliland (The Legal Geeks), as they battle legal issues from Ultraman, Gamera, Godzilla, Mothra, and more! Follow us at https://linktr.ee/thelegalgeeks

Saturday July 25, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

Doctor Who Time Lord Victorious Panel
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/zXfuQ2dnAck

UPDATED: Mon, Jul 20, 02:13PM
Launching in September 2020 over twelve weeks, Time Lord Victorious is the BBC's brand-new, multi-platform Doctor Who story told across comics, novels, audio, vinyl and digital! Titan Entertainment's Andrew Sumner goes behind the scenes with writer Jody Houser, artist Roberta Ingranata, colorist Enrica Eren Angiolini, editor Jake Devine, senior creative editor David Leach and BBC producer James Goss to discuss the new Time Lord Victorious comic series. https://linktr.ee/TitanPanels

Saturday July 25, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

Gender, Race, and Comic Book Coloring
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Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/vhaMJ8LcURs

Did you know that comic book colors used to be hand-separated by an army of women in Connecticut? That "benday dots" are named after a real person? Or that there's a technical reason African-American skin tones look wrong in old comics? Geek out on the hidden corners of comics history, from the Golden Age up to today's digital era, and learn about the craft of coloring with color artist Marissa Louise (Amethyst), comics creator Mildred Louis (Astrea's Nexus Studio), researcher and essayist Zoë D. Smith (University of Chicago), and master letterer/former DC production artist Todd Klein (Sandman). Moderated by author Anina Bennett (Boilerplate).

Livestream Q&A following the event: July 25, at 3pm PT on www.twitch.tv/ml_illo

Saturday July 25, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

IDW in 2020 and Beyond
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/tt4kEMGGENQ

Look ahead to everything new from IDW Publishing! Learn what's next for your favorite series and much, much more! There's nowhere better to get a behind-the-scenes look at IDW than this conversation with Chris Ryall (IDW president, publisher, and chief creative officer), John Barber (IDW editor-in-chief), and moderator George Gene Gustines (senior editor at the New York Times).

Saturday July 25, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

Tarzan, John Carter, Victory Harben, and the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/xlNpOuXhgHk

ADDED: Fri, Jul 17, 11:49PM
Enter a cosmos of adventure! Join the team at Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Jim Sullos (President), Cathy Wilbanks (VP of Operations), and Christopher Paul Carey (Director of Publishing) as they announce a universe of thrilling new projects, including the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library with Tarzan cover artist Joe Jusko; the forthcoming novel John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten with author Geary Gravel; and comic books from American Mythology Productions with artist/writer/editor-in-chief Mike Wolfer plus the newest ERB Universe heroine, Victory Harben, along with exciting developments in the world of film, TV, and animation, and more! Website: http://edgarriceburroughs.com

Saturday July 25, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

Best and Worst Manga of 2020
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/KwGuCjXjzG8

There's a lot of manga available in English now, but what's REALLY worth reading? Join a panel of opinionated manga bloggers and comics curmudgeons as they share their picks for the best new manga that hit the shelves in the past year. In rapid-fire rounds, see them rave about their favorite continuing series! Watch them rant about the excruciatingly mediocre manga that they were forced to read (so you won't have to)! Find out what Brigid Alverson (SmashPages, School Library Journal), Justin Stroman (The OASG), Morgana Santilli (The Beat, MangaMaven.com), Eva Volin (supervising children's librarian, Alameda Free Library), Megan Peters (ComicBook.com), Rob McMonigal (Panel Patter) and Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly) loved and loathed to read in the past year, hear about their picks for the most anticipated upcoming releases for Fall 2020 and beyond, plus discover their favorite under-appreciated manga gems that are worth picking up.

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

ComiXology Originals: Creator-Owned Comics and Beyond
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/eUgrjmF-nMA

Are you currently reading digital comics? Are you familiar with comiXology's exclusive digital content program - comiXology Originals? Join comiXology's Head of Content, Chip Mosher and a cast of beloved comic creators and rising-stars including, writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Jason Loo (Afterlift), artist Claudia Aguirre (Lost on Planet Earth), writer Curt Pires (YOUTH) along with some surprise guests, to get the scoop on the latest comiXology Originals series direct from the creators making them! They'll intrigue you with behind-the-scenes stories about the process of bringing comics from concept to the page and what it's like pushing the envelope with digital comics, and beyond.

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

Learn How to Color Comics
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/hM4J1Rxapqs

Do you know how comic books are colored? Learn about the creative art of comic book coloring as Hi-Fi's Brian Miller (The Flash) and Kristy Miller (Femme Magnifique) demonstrate the step-by-step transformation of a comic book page from black and white to full color. Learn professional techniques for flatting, rendering, color holds, and special effects, along with top digital coloring tips.

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

Outta This World with DMC: Darryl Makes Comics and Friends
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/kwvEOW03iwU

Rap hip/hop legend and comics mastermind The King DMC Darryl McDaniels @thekingdmc teams up with writer Amy Chu @amychu (Red Sonja, Poison Ivy, Sea Sirens, and Sky Island) and the legendary writer/artist/editor/actor Larry Hama (Wolverine, G.I. Joe) to share their personal stories, creative process and show an exclusive sneak peek of their latest comics project Outta This World with the award-winning artist Rob Guillory. Thanks to our special audience guests, the Trenton Central High School Comics and Manga Club!

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

Apex Comics Publishing Group 2020-2021 Exclusive Previews
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/V-xw8vDx-mk

William Shatner War Chronicles and Stan Lee's God Woke writer/artist/publisher, Mariano Nicieza (Phazer, Blackray, Blue Sultan, Agent Three Zero) will feature exciting new creator owned projects with SDCC exclusive premiere announcements! Apex reveals sneak-peek art and info about upcoming releases by Frank Lovece (Atomic Age), Mark Torres (Designated), L.P Feldman (Split City), and Tim Walsh (A Daze Work)! Also, a look at a brand new company, Liquid Avatar with co-owner David Lucatch. Special project previews with Wilson Ramos Jr. (art director) and Tom Vargas (Factory Entertainment).

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

Comic Shops : Perservering Through Crisis
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/8JDZftwJPII

This COVID-19 lockdown has impacted many industries, and it has been especially devastating for the front line of geek culture; the nation's comic shops. Learn how leading retailers developed entrepreneurial strategies and plans to get through these difficult times. Join Joe Field (Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff, Concord, CA), Marc Hammond (Aw Yeah Comics, Harrison, NY), Jeff Beck (East Side Mags Montclair, NJ), and Dr. Christina Blanche (Aw Yeah Comics, Muncie, IN) for a surprisingly engaging discussion on retailing endurance. Moderated by entrepreneur Ed Catto (Ithaca College, Agendae).

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

Kodansha Comics Got Weird Manga: Summer Edition
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/1-ETAvCh-jk

Are you an anime watcher, manga reader (or even a comics fan) looking for recommendations to get you through the summer? Have we got the manga titles for you! Join the manga experts at Kodansha USA Publishing including Misaki Kido, Tomo Tran, and Ivan Salazar as they recommend the perfect fun in the sun stories, as well as some award-winning and nominated titles that are all a part of Kodansha Comics & VERTICAL library! These aren't your usual manga recommendations, but we're sure you'll love them!

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

What's New In Small Press Comics
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/HYB9W6tHytk

Catch up on everything awesome coming from some of the best small press publishers in the world. Joshua Starnes (publisher, Red 5 Comics) hosts James Haick (president of Scout Comics and Entertainment, Inc.), Josh Werner (art director at Source Point Press), and Manny Castellanos (director of sales, Mad Cave Studios) as they give an early look into new books coming out this year!

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

25th Anniversary of Witchblade and Beyond
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/cUItUhPBvic

Marc Silvestri (CEO) and Matt Hawkins (president & COO) remember the legendary Witchblade sensation on her 25th anniversary--and showcase what's to come from Top Cow Productions! Conversations with Colleen Doran (The Clock), Stephanie Phillips (A Man Among Ye), and Stjepan Sejic (Sunstone) moderated by Henry Barajas (director of operations).

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

Ahoy Comics: Expect More!
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/L6wU1c_JyXA

Ahoy Comics has burst on the scene with acclaimed creators, smart satires, and a commitment to publishing fun and eclectic storytelling. Join editor-in-chief Tom Peyer, artists June Brigman and Steve Pugh, and writers Mariah McCourt, Stuart Moore, and Mark Russell for this panel discussion. Will Jesus return (again) with all-new Second Coming comics? Is there any escape from Billionaire Island? Why don't all comics feature old ladies saving the world, like Ash & Thorn? Will Ahoy continue to publish funny comic books in these dark times? Get the answers straight from the brain trust of Ahoy Comics in this intimate, pre-recorded, virtual panel.

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

An Evening with Kevin Smith
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/scc4gW94XxE

Kevin Smith talks Son-In-Lockdown, unveils a new Funko Pop, and drops the first look at his new film Killroy Was Here. Plus, Kevin chats about a new podcast he created with his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, and reveals how to get your very own Mooby's Cow Tipper.

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

First Squad: How A Western Story Was Adapted Into A Japanese Anime And Manga
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ffg6hOP4gCQ

Misha Shprits (First Squad) will discuss the journey and techniques that he and his co-creator took to get their original story produced into a Japanese anime and manga.
Misha Shprits will partake in a Q&A discussion with Austin Osueke (publisher of eigoMANGA).

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
Comic-Con@Home

6:00pm PDT

Out In Comics 33: Virtually Yours
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/m0MGIJI0ep4

The comic world's longest-running panel is 33 this year and enters the virtual age with Comic-Con@Home! As the comic book world has become a celebrated part of the pop culture world, "Out In Comics" is more relevant than ever before. With LGBTQ or LGBTQ-friendly creators as writers, artists, directors, producers, actors, entertainers, and journalists, what do their characters and creations mean for diverse representation, characters, and storylines in comics, film, and television? In our politicized and sometimes polarized world, what kind of heroes do we need, both behind-the-scenes, and on the page and screen? At a time when politics, viruses, racism, homophobia, and transphobia--sometimes interchangeable--intrude on every aspect of our lives, join Prism Comics and our diverse all-star panel to celebrate and spotlight creators, comics, and fans as they discuss the past, present, and future of Out In Comics! Founding moderator and bestselling author Andy Mangels (Wonder Woman ‘77 Meets The Bionic Woman, Star Trek and Star Wars books and comics) again chairs the panel and welcomes special guests, including Christian Cooper (famous bird-watcher and Karen-fighter, co-creator, and writer of the Marvel series Darkhold and Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, editor of the Marvel Swimsuit Specials, and creator of the Independent Queer Nation online gay comic), Hazel Newlevant (cartoonist of the graphic novellas If This Be Sin and Sugar Town, and their recent graphic memoir No Ivy League. They have edited and published the anthologies Chainmail Bikini: The Anthology of Women Gamers and Comics For Choice, and co-edited the Eisner-winning anthology Puerto Rico Strong. They are the recipient of Ignatz, Xeric, and Prism Grant awards.), Noelle Stevenson (executive producer and showrunner for DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, author of The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures, Eisner and GLAAD Media Award-winning and New York Times bestselling writer of Nimona and Lumberjanes), Tim Sheridan (writer for WB Animation and Netflix, with credits on DC Super Hero Girls, Justice League Action, Scooby-Doo!, Teen Titans Go!, Reign Of the Superman, The Death and Return of Superman, and the upcoming Superman: Man of Tomorrow and Netflix's Masters of the Universe: Revelation).

Panelist Links
Andy Mangels - http://www.andymangels.com
Hazel Newlevant - newlevant.com
Noelle Stevenson - Twitter - @Gingerhazing
Tim Sheridan - Twitter @iamtimsheridan
Prism Comics - https://www.prismcomics.org

Saturday July 25, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home
 
Sunday, July 26
 

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
Comic-Con@Home

10:00am PDT

Emily the Strange Virtual Panel Experience
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/Jnl0ANKhIjE

The first ever Emily the Strange Virtual Panel Experience. Alongside Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger will be writer Jessica Gruner, illustrator Buzz Parker, Dark Horse China's creative director Matt Willis, and designer (former art director) Brian Brooks. They will debut exclusive first looks at new animated shorts in development for China, and "making-of" behind-the-scenes art videos from Rob Reger and Buzz Parker. This panel is dedicated to fan appreciation as they do their best to answer the questions you asked on Facebook and Instagram. Emily the Strange herself makes several appearances to answer your questions. All in all, this might just be their most entertaining and strange panel ever.

Sunday July 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Comic-Con@Home

10:00am PDT

First TMNT Film 30th Anniversary
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/TF28DuRmAbk

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie presents a bit of history of the making of this iconic film with panel guests producer Kim Dawson, writer and ex-offico producer Bobby Herbeck, and moderated by The Old Turtle Den's creator Chris Castaneda.

Sunday July 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Comic-Con@Home

10:00am PDT

IDW: Imagination & Fun for Kids!
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/Dh1sG8tLAcM

Tune into this engaging exploration of comics and graphic novels for kids! Moderator and author Sam Maggs (Marvel Action: Captain Marvel) joins some of the best storytellers in the IDW Publishing stable including Evan Stanley (Sonic the Hedgehog), Tony Fleecs (My Little Pony, Star Wars Adventures), plus graphic novel creators Kim Dwinell (Surfside Girls), Jared Cullum (Johnny Boo), and Adam Tierney (Afraid of Everything) as they show kids how to unlock their creative potential!

Sunday July 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Comic-Con@Home

10:00am PDT

Little Fish: From Physical to Digital, Thriving and Growing
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/eYj-8O1l738

Little Fish Comic Book Studio, San Diego's own nonprofit comic studio and advocacy group, has had quite a year! They're taking a look at where they've been, the history of the studio and the impact that COVID-19 has had on comic art making and the local comic community. Join Alonso Nunez (executive director, Little Fish Comic Book Studio), Mark Habeger (vice president, Little Fish Comic Book Studio), Margo Porras (KPBS, One Book, One San Diego), and the brightest new talent around, from inside the studio and out!

Sunday July 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Comic-Con@Home

11:00am PDT

BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/mXXAyssJLK8

BOOM! Studios returns with exclusive news about some of the year's biggest new books--and first looks at your newest comic book obsessions! Join a star-studded panel of Sabaa Tahir (A Thief Among The Trees: An Ember in The Ashes Graphic Novel), Nicole Andelfinger (A Thief Among The Trees: An Ember in The Ashes Graphic Novel), Gabby Rivera (b.b. free), Matt Kindt (Folklords), and John Allison (Giant Days) discuss the diverse imprints of BOOM! Studios, Archaia, BOOM! Box and KaBOOM! and more surprises! Moderated by Filip Sablik (president, publishing and marketing, BOOM! Studios).

Sunday July 26, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

11:00am PDT

Jack Kirby 101: An Introduction
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/goc5NSe_wao

Comic-Con legend Mark Evanier (onetime Jack Kirby assistant, and author of Jack Kirby: King of Comics) and The Jack Kirby Collector's John Morrow (TwoMorrows Publishing) join The Jack Kirby Museum's Tom Kraft and Rand Hoppe for a discussion that will provide an introduction to Jack Kirby, the man, his work, and his influence on comics, comic conventions, and the culture at large.

Sunday July 26, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

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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12:00pm PDT

The Craft of Worldbuilding in Comics
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/HQMLm8ta7Ec

Image Comics creators Kieron Gillen (Ludocrats, Die), Stephanie Hans (Die), W. Maxwell Prince (Ice Cream Man), Mirka Andolfo (Mercy), and Sanford Greene (Bitter Root) enjoy a free-wheeling conversation on immersive, authentic worldbuilding technique in comics. Moderated by Marla Eizik, executive assistant at Image Comics

Sunday July 26, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

12:00pm PDT

Women On The Dark Side
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/s0nC40dUjvM

Not all female artists/creators are about unicorns and glittery vampires and silly pseudo-bondage. Some women create truly dark and challenging art and content, with just a touch of humor and whimsy. Whether it's comic books, novels, or art, these are the women who are creating content that connects with our deeper, darker side. Featuring Susan Lee (writer/artist, Wraith of Love), Sandy King Carpenter (producer/writer, Storm King Productions), Chelsea Cain (writer, Heartsick), MD Marie (writer, Vindication), and moderator Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press).

Sunday July 26, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

1:00pm PDT

Aztec Depictions in Pop Culture: 500 Years After the Fall
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Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/_VV0_9CzwyY

The Aztec Empire fell to Spanish invaders 500 years ago. It's a true story that shaped the world we live in and yet is still widely misunderstood. Panelists will talk about how they use elements of Mexican history in their stories and how our understanding of that history has evolved. With author and Nahuatl translator David Bowles (Rise of the Halfling King), video game writer/director Javier Rayón and historian Mario Fuente (Dream of Darkness), animation director Flora Alexandra Rees-Arredondo (Malinchista), graphic novel creator Paul Guinan (Aztec Empire), and author Anina Bennett (Boilerplate).

Livestream Q&A following the event: July 26, at 2pm PT on www.twitch.tv/dreamdarknessvg

Sunday July 26, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

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
Comic-Con@Home

1:00pm PDT

Kevin Eastman Panel
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/lsrb_1dfET8

Talking TMNT, Drawing Blood, and answering some great fan questions! All with special guests, Tom Waltz, Ben Bishop, and David Avallone.

Sunday July 26, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

2:00pm PDT

Creating and Drawing the Action Comic Character with Monte Moore
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/7u9VzywWAg8

Panel discussion and drawing demonstration with veteran comics industry artist Monte M. Moore on how to create unique comics characters of your own as well as drawing suggestions for creating dynamic comics action-oriented illustrations. Monte will cover basic concepts and fundamentals as well as integrating character illustration into a cover layout for a published comic book cover. See Moore at https://linktr.ee/studioscarab

Sunday July 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

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
Comic-Con@Home

2:00pm PDT

Invader Zim Conquers Everything!
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/p-FP55In04o

DOOOOOM! Celebrate Invader Zim with an exciting panel of authors and creators behind the most recent art books and comics from the hit series. Join author Chris McDonnell (The Art of Invader Zim, ABRAMS Books), Eric Trueheart (Invader Zim show and comics, Oni Press), Drew Rausch (Invader Zim #41, Oni Press), and Aaron Alexovich (Invader Zim show and comics, Oni Press) as they discuss the origins of the show, the creativity and originality that made it the cult classic it is today, and never-before-seen art from Invader Zim books and comics coming this summer, including the Invader Zim Quarterlies with Gir's Big Day! Moderated by Jeff Spry (SYFY Wire).

https://linktr.ee/OniPress

Sunday July 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

2:00pm PDT

LGBTQ Comics and Popular Media for Young People
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/qewL4-7m08s

Comics and animation are universal mediums that have recently made huge leaps in presenting LGBTQ-inclusive stories and characters for young audiences. These groundbreaking successes have made unique creative opportunities for LGBTQ storytellers. A mix of animation and publishing storytellers discuss their projects and answer the questions: How do they approach LGBTQ content and characters for tweens & teens? What are the new and upcoming projects to watch for? And how do new LGBTQ creators find their voice and get their start? Join Prism Comics, moderator Cort Lane (Marvel Rising, Ultimate Spider-Man) and talented panelists Gina Gagliano (publishing director, Random House Graphic), Trung Le Nguyen aka Trungles (The Magic Fish, Twisted Romance), Alex Sanchez (You Brought Me The Ocean), Noelle Stevenson (Netflix's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power), Mariko Tamaki (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass), Brittney Williams (Goldie Vance, DC Super Hero Girls), and Michael Vogel (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Young Justice) as they look at the world of LGBTQ storytelling for the young fans of today and creators of tomorrow.

Gina Gagliano - Twitter - @_GinaGagliano
Trung Le Nguyen aka Trungles - http://www.trungles.com
Alex Sanchez - https://www.alexsanchez.com
Noelle Stevenson - Twitter - @Gingerhazing
Mariko Tamaki - Twitter - @marikotamaki
Michael Vogel - Twitter - @mktoon
Brittney Williams - https://brittneywilliamsart.carbonmade.com
Prism Comics - https://www.prismcomics.org

Sunday July 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

2:00pm PDT

Super Asian America
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/BKBifGHxhPY

From blockbuster productions like Mulan and Shang Chi to streaming hits like The Half Of It, Asian Americans continue to make strides in media and representation. With race at the forefront of the national consciousness, from anti-racism protests to the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes in a post-COVID world, it's a poignant time to assess the state of Super Asian America. Join Racebending for our 10th annual (and first virtual) discussion of all things Super Asian American, featuring Peter Shinkoda (Daredevil), Deric Hughes (The Flash), Joy Regullano (White Fetish), and Bao Phi (Sông I Sing).

Sunday July 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

3:00pm PDT

Keenspot 20th Annual Comic-Con Panel: Pandemic Edition
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/y8Ys5y75bA4

Host Rob Potchak (Junior High Horrors) checks in on various Keenspot creators to see how they're surviving this historic pandemic as the company celebrates its 20th anniversary. Plus, news and photos from the set of the Marry Me movie adaptation starring Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson, big new distribution announcements, and much more! Those who watch the panel can learn how they can get a free surprise digital Keenspot comic book.

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

3:00pm PDT

The Writer's Journey: Developing a Producer's Mentality
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/7r1KcCU8RcI

As more and more content providers emerge, the demand for high-quality material is at an all-time high. Connect with this group of Hollywood screenwriters, producers and graphic novel creators as they discuss the best ways to get your original content to a hungry audience. Join 2015 Disney ABC Writing Program alum Brandon Easton (writer, Transformers War For Cybertron: Siege) as he hosts Geoffrey Thorne (producer, Black Panther's Quest), Brandon Thomas (writer, Excellence), Ramón Govea (writer, Starseed Memoirs), and Shannon Eric Denton (writer, Spider-Man) in a frank discussion about changing your approach to the entertainment industry.

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

4:00pm PDT

Public Domain Comics: From Sherlock Holmes to Mickey Mouse and Beyond
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/YX6H7Q0v-Uk

The rich history of comic series, characters, creators and stories don't disappear into history thanks to laws governing public domain intellectual properties. By looking at the public domain status and history of properties like Sherlock Holmes, Mickey Mouse, Amazing Man and many others we can learn much about preserving history and making old things new again. Join the lively discussion with Tom Mason (Uncensored Mouse editor), Dave Olbrich (Malibu publisher), Barry Gregory (writer/publisher Gallant Comics), and Michael Lovitz (trademark, copyright and entertainment attorney and Comic Book Law School® founder).

Sunday July 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home