Join Fantagraphics this weekend for the 2012 Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland! On September 15th & 16th, we’ll be filling the Marriott Betheseda Conference Center with some dazzling debuts, panels, and signings! Come meet your favorite artists and get your books signed:
Saturday, September 15th
11:30-1:00 PM Lilli Carré // Noah Van Sciver
1:00 – 2:00 PM Daniel Clowes // Phillip Nel
2:00 – 3:00 PM Mark Newgarden
2:00 – 3:30 PM Steven Weissman // Chris Wright
3:30 – 4:30 PM Kevin Huizenga // Rich Tommaso
4:30 – 6:30 PM Gilbert Hernandez // Jaime Hernandez
Sunday, September 16th
12:00-1:00 PM Lilli Carré // Steven Weissman
1:00 – 2:00 PM Gilbert Hernandez // Jaime Hernandez
2:00 – 3:00 PM Phillip Nel // Rich Tommaso
3:00 – 4:00 PM Chris Wright
3:30 – 4:30 PM Noah Van Sciver
4:00 – 5:00 PM Kevin Huizenga
5:00 – 6:00 PM Gilbert Hernandez // Jaime Hernandez
Fantagraphics will be located at tables W40-W44, as seen in the map excerpt below! For a larger version of the complete floor map, please click here.
Jaime & Gilbert Hernandez appear at the Rock Shop on September 21, 2012 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Los Bros Hernandez are the artists responsible for creating the acclaimed independent comic series Love and Rockets.
The Rock Shop
249 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez sign at the Philadelphia Free Library on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 7:30PM.
Limit of 5 signed books per person
Co-creators of the comic art series Love and Rockets, Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez have been likened in the Times of London and elsewhere as “the graphic equivalent to the fabulism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate.” A decades-spanning oeuvre, Love and Rockets virtually defined the subversive alt-comic voice of the 1980s and has won a string of Harvey and Kirby Awards. The pair has also collaborated with their brother, Mario Hernandez, in addition to releasing several solo projects. Jaime’s comics include Locas, Penny Century, and Whoa, Nellie!, and Gilbert’s work includes New Love, Luba, New Tales of Old Palomar, and the graphic novel The Troublemakers. In 2009, the Hernandez brothers were named in Time’s “Top 100 Next Wave Storytellers,” and they continue to release new work more than 30 years after the original publication of their influential series.
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA
Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, creators of Love & Rockets, sign at Atomic Books on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 7:00pm!
3620 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21211
Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez sign at Politics & Prose on Friday September 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm!
P&P is excited once again to join the Small Press Expo, North America’s premier independent cartooning and comic arts festival, to present some of the best graphic artists working today. The Hernandez Brothers will discuss the fifth volume of their long-running series; this installment recounts the visit of Frogmouth’s half-sister and the making of a film starring Luba’s granddaughter. For more information about SPX, please visit their website.
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
July 6, 2012 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Anime, California, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Comic-Con International, Convention News, Manga, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Top Stories, Webcomics
Dark Horse Comics announces their booth signings and panel schedule for San Diego Comic-Con 2012:
Dark Horse Comics Signings (Booth #2615)
Wednesday, July 11
5:30 p.m. — Dragon Age Signing with David Gaider
6:30 p.m. — Orchid Q&A and Signing with Tom Morello and Scott Hepburn *Ticketed by drawing
8:00 p.m. — Mass Effect Signing with John Jackson Miller
Thursday, July 12
11:00 a.m.— Mass Effect Signing with Sylvia Feketekuty, Chris Helper, and John Jackson Miller
1:00 p.m. — Angel & Faith Signing with Christos Gage
2:00 p.m. — Fatima Signing with Gilbert Hernandez
3:00 p.m. — Creator-Owned Signing with Eric Powell (The Goon), Francesco Francavilla (The Black Beetle), Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT), Tony Puryear and Erika Alexander (Concrete Park), and Sanford Greene (Rotten Apple)
4:00 p.m. — Tarzan 100th Anniversary Event with Thomas Yeates, Ron Ely, Joe Jusko, and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. President and Archivist
5:00-7:00 p.m. — Whedonverse Meet-up and Costume Contest with Shawna Trpcic, main costume designer on Joss Whedon’s Firefly, Angel, Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Dollhouse, and Cabin in the Woods.
Friday, July 13
10:00 a.m. — Usagi Yojimbo Signing with Stan Sakai
See a preview of the upcoming Usagi Yojimbo: Way of the Ronin game for smartphones, tablets, and desktops.
11:00 a.m. — Star Wars Signing with Mike Richardson (Crimson Empire), Dave Dorman (Crimson Empire, Darth Maul), Randy Stradley and Doug Wheatley (Dark Times), Dave Wilkins (Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison), Dan Parsons (Dawn of the Jedi), John Jackson Miller (Knight Errant), Michael Atiyeh (colorist), Michael Heisler (letterer) and Tom Taylor (Darth Maul)
12:00 pm. — Valve Signing with Bill Fletcher (“Cave Johnson”), Laura Dubuk (“Caroline”), Andrew Wilson, Wade Schin, and Arsenio Navarro
12:00 p.m. — Axe Cop Signing with Ethan Nicolle
1:00 p.m. — Hellboy, B.P.R.D., and Baltimore Signing with Mike Mignola, Cameron Stewart, and Tyler Crook
1:00 p.m. — Age of Reptiles Signing with Ricardo Delgado
2:00 p.m. — Berserk Signing with Eiko Tanaka (Studio 4C CEO)
2:30 p.m. – Green River Killer Signing with Jeff Jensen
3:00 p.m. – Domo Signing with Domo creator Tsuneo Goda *Ticketed by drawing
3:00 p.m. – Dragon Age Signing with David Gaider
4:00 p.m. – Empowered Signing with Adam Warren
4:00 p.m. – De:Tales Signing with Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon
5:00 p.m. — Creepy and Eerie Signing with Dan Braun, Angelo Torres, and Christopher A. Taylor
5:00 p.m. — Dark Horse Horror Signing with Steve Niles (Criminal Macabre), Eric Powell (The Goon), and Paul Tobin (Colder)
6:00 p.m. – TNT’s Falling Skies Signing with series stars Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Colin Cunningham, Sarah Carter, executive producer Remi Aubuchon and more! *Ticketed by drawing
Saturday, July 14
10:00 a.m. — Darksiders Signing with David Slagle and Roger Robinson
10:00 a.m. — Aliens Colonial Marines Signing with Josh Williams
11:00 a.m. — Domo Signing with Domo creator Tsuneo Goda *Ticketed by drawing
12:00 p.m. — Joss Whedon Signing *Ticketed by drawing
1:00 p.m. — Whedonverse Signing with Andrew Chambliss, Georges Jeanty, Christos Gage, Jane Espenson, and Drew Greenberg
2:00 p.m – Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra Signing with Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, Joaquim Dos Santos, Ki Hyun Ryu, and Gurihiru Studios artists Chifuyu Sasaki and Naoko Kawano *Ticketed by drawing
3:00 p.m. – Valve Signing with Bill Fletcher (“Cave Johnson”), Laura Dubuk (“Caroline”), Andrew Wilson, and Wade Schin
3:00 p.m. — Concrete Park Signing with Tony Puryear and Erika Alexander
4:00 p.m. — Dark Matter Signing with Joseph Mallozzi
4:00 p.m. — Exile to Babylon Signing with Domagoj Mazuran, Matt Savelloni, and Helen Darras
5:00 p.m. – Mass Effect Signing with Sylvia Feketekuty, Chris Helper, and John Jackson Miller
6:00 p.m. — The Goon Signing with creator Eric Powell
Sunday, July 15
10:00 a.m. — Beanworld Signing with Larry Marder
11:00 a.m. — Mass Effect Signing with Sylvia Feketekuty, Chris Helper, and John Jackson Miller
12:00 p.m. — The Guild Signing with Felicia Day *Ticketed by drawing
1:00 p.m. — The Strain Signing with Guillermo del Toro *Ticketed by drawing
2:00 p.m. — Emily the Strange Signing with Rob Reger and Jessica Gruner
3:00 p.m. — Doug Sneyd Signing
*Events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply.
Dark Horse/Partner PANELS
Thursday, July 12
10:30-11:30 Books and Hollywood: Literary Franchises in Television and Film— Room 24ABC
Authors discuss their work transitioning across various mediums, from screenwriters to novelists turning popular books into hit TV series and Hollywood films. How does the creative process differ when writing a screenplay as compared to a novel? Authors describing the process of adapting novels for the big screen include Rebecca Serle (When You Were Mine), Margaret Stohl (co-author of the Beautiful Creatures series), Scott Speer (Immortal City), Tony DiTerlizzi (The Search for WondLa series), Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz (Colin Fischer), Mike Richardson (president of Dark Horse), and Mark Frost (The Paladin Prophecy). Moderated by Geoff Boucher (Los Angeles Times).
11:00-12:00 Spotlight on Becky Cloonan— Room 32AB
Comic-Con special guest Becky Cloonan, one of the most versatile artists in comics today, talks to Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast host) about her career in comics and illustration, collaborating with writers, artists, and musicians, and the dark secrets she learned through 15 years of self-publishing.
11:30-12:30 Spotlight on Geof Darrow— Room 8
Comic-Con special guest Geof Darrow is known for his wildly imaginative and intricately detailed artwork. Geof talks about his comics career, including his current work for Dark Horse, Shaolin Cowboy, in this special spotlight presentaton.
12:00-1:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #2: Once More, with Comics: How the Whedon Universes Continue in Comic Book Form— Room 26AB
Authors Katrina Hill (Action Movie Freak, GeekNation.com), Jennifer K. Stuller (Ink-StainedAmazon, GeekGirlCon), and Traci Cohen (CSU-Sacramento) examine how comic books and graphic novels provide a new form of media adaptation in which the graphic novel form furthers the canon or official continuity of television series as sequels to the original material. Creator Joss Whedon’s television universes enjoy new life in print (e.g. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9). Sharing their own thoughts on these Whedon comic book follow-ups are comic book writer/actress Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow and Tara), editors Scott Allie (Dark House) and Mariah Huehner (IDW), and actors Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bring It On) and Tom Lenk (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cabin in the Woods).
1:00-2:00 100th Anniversary of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars— Room 8
He wrestled lions, poachers and ran through fire barefoot without a stunt-double or CGI. Actor Ron Ely will discuss filming Tarzan in the jungles of Latin America with writer Mark Evanier and Burroughs illustrator Tom Yeates. Also featuring David Lemmo, co-author of the new book, Tarzan: His First 100 Years. How Ancient Literature Became Modern Mythology and Created an Ape-Man Mecca in Southern California, coming from Angel City Press in 2013. Plus a 100-years of Tarzan and John Carter slide show included.
1:00-2:00 Dark Horse: Powered by Creators- Room 23ABC
An In-Depth Look at the Best in Creator-Owned Comics— Just over 25 years ago, Dark Horse arrived with a different agenda than any other publisher in comics. The young company was founded on the belief that comics creators should have the option to retain the rights to their own work, and today it continues to be a highly fertile breeding ground for new characters and concepts. Self-publishing sensation Sam Humphries introduces Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson, along with a cast of top talent from around the industry. Expect exclusive announcements, and much, much more!
2:00-3:00 The Sergio and Mark Show— Room 8
An annual Comic-Con tradition! The folks who give you Groo the Wanderer on occasion will tell what’s up with Groo and their other projects and will entertain you with glorious anecdotes and silly stories. Those folks are celebrated cartoonist Sergio Aragonés, his co-conspirator Mark Evanier, Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai, and the hardest-working man in comics, Tom Luth.
5:00-6:00 Uncle Creepy Presents— Room 9A stellar panel of ghoulish creators discuss Warren’s Creepy and Eerie, which have been relaunched at Dark Horse in hardcover archival editions, new comic books, and artist compilation formats. Discover all the exciting things coming up in the Creepy universe. Moderated by Overstreet’s J. C. Vaughn and featuring New Comic Company’s twin engines Dan Braun (Creepy) and Josh Braun (Button Man) and super special guest MAD and Creepy artist Angelo Torres (Mad), plus writer Christopher A. Taylor and some very special unannounced guests. Plus, there will be Creepy trivia questions with tons of giveaways, swag and prizes.
7:00-8:00 Indie Comics Marketing and PR 101— Room 8
Need tips on how to market your comic? Have questions about doing PR? This is the panel for you! Some of the best and brightest in comics today present a roundtable discussion, revealing all the secrets of doing marketing and PR for your comics. comiXology marketing and PR maven Chip Mosher is joined by Dark Horse’s director of PR Jeremy Atkins, Image Comics’ PR and marketing director Jennifer de Guzman, IDW Publishing’s VP of marketing Dirk Wood, Archaia’s Marketing Manager Mel Caylo and comics writer David Gallaher (Box 13, the Harvey Award-winning High Moon, and Marvel’s Darkstar and The Winter Guard) for a wide-ranging discussion you will not want to miss!
Friday, July 13
11:00-12:00 Mike Mignola and Friends— Room 4
As we watch the world collapse in the pages of B.P.R.D.-Hell on Earth and gear up for the most-anticipated series in Hellboy’s history later this year, this may be the most important panel in the history of one of modern comics’ most storied series. Join creator Mike Mignola, editor Scott Allie, Cameron Stewart, James Harren, B.P.R.D. artist Tyler Crook and others, for exclusive news and insight into why the world of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. is truly “going to hell in 2012″!
11:15-12:15 Join the Revolution! Nickelodeon’s Legend of Korra— Ballroom 20
The cast and crew of Legend of Korra offer an in-depth discussion of Nickelodeon’s hottest new series. Executive producer and creator team Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino (Avatar: The Last Airbender) are joined by co-executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos (Avatar: The Last Airbender) as they discuss the creative process that brought the first book in the Korra series to life. You’ll also get to hear from your favorite characters as talented voice actors Janet Varney (Korra), David Faustino (Mako), P. J. Byrne (Bolin) and Seychelle Gabriel (Asami) will be featured on the panel and renowned voice director Andrea Romano (Avatar: The Last Airbender) will direct the actors in a live performance from the series. And if you’re extra nice, Mike and Bryan may even drop a hint or two about Book 2. So don’t miss out! Moderated by Rich Magallanes, senior VP of current series for Nickelodeon.
12:00-1:00 Lenore Turns 20— Room 23ABC
Celebrations are in order! Lenore is 20 years old in 2012. Roman Dirge discusses his new Lenore collection Swirlies, upcoming comics, merchandise, and more. Join the artist/magician himself for this exclusive journey into the unique world of Roman Dirge, with a one-on-one interview with moderator Andrew Sumner plus a Q&A session.
12:30-1:30 Firefly 10-Year Anniversary Reunion— Ballroom 20
Calling all Browncoats to unite! It has been 10 years since the crew of the Serenity took flight in the now infamous show Firefly. Science Channel will reunite, for the first time ever, Captain Mal Reynolds and the crew from the ship. Join Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, and many more for a trip down memory lane, some special surprises, and exclusive Science Channel giveaways. SHINY.
1:30-2:30 Comic Book Entrepreneurs— Room 8
Get a rare look behind the scenes as the comic book industry’s leading entrepreneurs share their secrets of building successful businesses around the love of comic books. Author and futurist Rob Salkowitz (Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture), CEO and co-founder David Steinberger of comiXology, Dark Horse Comics publisher Mike Richardson, Peter Levin of Nerdist Industries, and comics retailer Joe Field of Flying Colors Comics (who also founded Free Comic Book Day and helped run WonderCon for 15 years), offer a unique view of the business side of comics.
2:30-4:00 Eisner Spirit Award Video Viewing— Room 18
The Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award is the industry’s “Hall of Fame” for progressive retailers. Spirit Award facilitator and award recipient Joe Ferrara (Atlantis Fantasyworld, CA) presents the videos for this year’s award finalists, with discussion about each nominated retailer, the store’s display techniques, and other unique features every attending retailer can learn from. Hey, retailers: this is a great place for getting new ideas!
3:00-4:00 The Future of Star Wars Publishing: Dark Horse & Del Rey— Room 7AB Find out what’s coming up in the Expanded Universe of Star Wars publishing. Editors Randy Stradley and Dave Marshall from Dark Horse Comics discuss what’s next for Agent of the Empire, Dawn of the Jedi, Lost Tribe of the Sith, and Darth Maul, as well as reveal a new secret title that’s on the horizon. From Del Rey Books editors Frank Parisi and Erich Schoeneweiss, along with author Troy Denning (Apocalypse), look at new novels coming later this year from fan-favorite authors Timothy Zahn and Aaron Allston, as well as give a peek into 2013. Also on the panel is Jennifer Heddle, senior editor at LucasBooks. Moderated by author Pablo Hidalgo (Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion).
3:00-4:00 Drawing on Your Nightmares: Horror in Comics— Room 23ABC Throughout comics’ storied history, horror has been an important part of the medium. In the fall of 2012, Dark Horse unveils a whole slate of new titles guaranteed to have you running for the covers. Dark Horse horror line editor Scott Allie is joined by actor-turned-comics writer Lance Henrikson and creators Eric Powell (The Goon), Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash), Paul Tobin (Colder), and others for an exciting look at this year’s most promising four-color thrills and chills!
3:30-4:30 The Art of Death and Darksiders II— Room 5AB
A lively demonstration on bringing 2D comic art to 3D graphics and back again-Joe Madureira (Vigil Games Darksiders creator; artist for Avenging Spider-Man, Ultimates, X-Men), and Han Randhawa (Vigil Games, Darksiders I and II creative director) use exclusive examples from the creative development process to show how they bring a unique comic inspired vision to 3D life in the new Darksiders II video game from THQ, where you become Death, the most feared rider from the legendary Four Horseman of the Apocalypse. In part two, representatives from Dark Horse Comics demonstrates how they took this highly stylized universe in 3D, converted it back to a 2D comic book series, and expanded on the mythos, revealing scenes and storyline threads that complement the events of the video game. Working closely with the Darksiders team at Vigil Games, Dark Horse Comics is creating an important component to complete Joe Mad’s original vision.
4:30-5:30 Falling Skies: The Battle Is Just Getting Started— Room 6BCF
Continuing the fight against alien invaders, TNT’s Falling Skies follows a band of human survivors on their quest to outrun and outwit the powerful alien force that invaded Earth. Join stars Noah Wyle (ER), Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation), Will Patton (Armageddon), Drew Roy (Secretariat), Colin Cunningham (Living in Your Car), Sarah Carter (The Vow), and Connor Jessup (The Saddle Club), and show runner Remi Aubuchon (Caprica), with Q&A hosted by Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Big Bang Theory). Watch never-before-seen clips and be treated to an in-depth discussion on Falling Skies season 2.
5:00-6:00 Breaking into Comics Right Now!— Room 9
If you’re an aspiring comic book creator, this is a panel you don’t want to miss! Some of comic book publishing’s top decision makers, including IDW chief creative officer Chris Ryall, BOOM! Studios editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon, Dark Horse managing editor Scott Allie, and Top Cow publisher Filip Sablik, give you up-to-date and practical advice on how to break into the comic book industry. Learn what you need to do to make your comic book dreams come true in a world where the Internet and social media have changed everything. This won’t be your grandfather’s “breaking into comics” panel.
5:30-6:30 Dark Horse: Joss Whedon— Ballroom 20
Long before directing the biggest superhero film in history, Joss Whedon rewarded fans the world over with some of the most compelling characters and plotlines in the history of comics, television, and movies. Here’s your chance to find out what he has in store for us next, and hear exclusive insight into Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the ever-expanding number of titles in Dark Horse’s line of Season 9 comics.
5:30-6:30 Berserk— Room 32AB
At long last, the dark fantasy epic Berserk, by creator Kentaro Muira, comes to the silver screen! Join Dark Horse Comics and VIZ Media in a rare interview with Eiko Tanaka, founder and CEO of Studio 4°C (Tekkonkinkreet, Animatrix, Batman). Find out what it really takes to transform this stark manga into an animated feature.
6:00-7:00 Are Digital Comics Expanding the Market?— Room 9
Digital comics are the hottest trend in publishing today, exploding onto the screens of iPads, tablets, and phones everywhere. How is digital distribution transforming the industry and the market? Is digital opening the medium to a vast new global audience, or is it the death knell of comics as we know them? Author and futurist Rob Salkowitz (Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture) leads a provocative, no-holds-barred discussion with the leaders of the digital comics revolution: comiXology co-founders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts, Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson, and IDW publisher Ted Adams.
7:30-8:30 Making a Living in Manga— Room 8
Now that Japanese comics have been available in English for over 30 years, several generations of artists inspired by manga are trying to live the Bakuman dream of being full-time comics creators. But in the superhero-centric North American comics market, are they fighting the odds? Comics creators Adam Warren (Empowered), Becky Cloonan (Demo, Conan the Barbarian), Fred Gallagher (Megatokyo), and Audra Furuichi (Nemu-Nemu), along with industry pros Christopher Butcher (blogger, Comics212.net; director, Toronto Comic Arts Festival), JuYoun Lee (senior editor, Yen Press), Erik Ko (editor-in-chief, UDON Entertainment), and moderator Deb Aoki (Manga editor, About.com), explain the ins and outs and ups and downs of making a living as a manga creator in North America.
8:00-10:30 Syfy Presents the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards— Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
The 24th annual Eisner Awards (the “Oscars” of the comics industry) honor comics creators and works in 28 categories. Presenters will include British talk show host/comics writer Jonathan Ross, actor Phil LaMarr (Futurama, Family Guy, Pee Wee’s Playhouse), and special guests Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), Lynn Johnston (cartoonist, For Better or For Worse), Eric Powell (The Goon), Sergio Aragonés (cartoonist, MAD), Bill Morrison (creative director, Bongo Comics), Michael Uslan (movie producer, Batman films), plus some special surprises! Other prestigious awards to be given out include the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award, the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, the Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comics Writing, and the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award.
Saturday, July 14
10:30-11:30 Dark Horse: Bioware— Room 24ABC
Dark Horse and Bioware have come together once again to provide fans with exclusive news on Dragon Age, and the ever-expanding Mass Effect universe. Join Dark Horse director of public relations Jeremy Atkins and editor Dave Marshall, along with Dragon Age writers David Gaider and Sylvia Feketekuty, BioWare art director Derek Watts, moderator “Evil Chris” Priestly, and a cast of other celebrity geeks and surprise guests for an exciting look into the Dark Horse/BioWare universe. Attendees can be sure to expect a spirited discussion on the ongoing link between comics and gaming, with exclusive news and more!
11:00-12:00 Avatar the Last Airbender: Beginning and Beyond— Room 28E
For over 5 years, the organizers of this fan panel have been bringing together both fans and professionals. Moderated by Avatar_Mom, this year’s panel will include Bobby Rubio (Avatar the Last Airbender, Pixar, Alcatraz High), freelance concept artist DJ Welch (Dark Kenjie), Kevin Coppa (Puppet Benders), and actor/voice actor Dante Basco (Avatar the Last Airbender), and a few more surprise guests. If that isn’t enough, there will be a cosplay contest to showcase the fandom’s talented “fabric benders.”
11:00-12:00 Geek & Sundry— Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Felicia Day (The Guild, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog), Wil Wheaton (Big Bang Theory, Eureka), director Daniel Strange (Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis), and the cast of The Guild — Vince Caso, Jeff Lewis, Amy Okuda, Sandeep Parkih, and Robin Thorsen — make some big announcements and offer an exclusive sneak peek at what’s to come. Moderated by Kim Evey (producer, Geek & Sundry).
12:00-1:00 Spotlight on Gary Gianni— Room 4
Comic-Con special guest Gary Gianni discusses his work illustrating one of Ray Bradbury’s last published books, painting the Game of Thrones 2014 calendar, and the future of illustrated storytelling in the digital realm.
2:00-3:00 Will Eisner and the Graphic Novel— Room 23ABC
Moderator Paul Levitz (writer, 75 Years of DC Comics, Legion of Super-Heroes, former Eisner publisher), Klaus Janson (artist/inker, Daredevil, The Dark Knight Return, comics educator, SVA), Denis Kitchen (artist, author, publisher; Eisner’s agent and longtime friend), Charles Kochman (editorial director, Abrams ComicArts), and Diana Schutz (comics educator; executive editor, Dark Horse Comics; Eisner’s editor) explore the pivotal role Will Eisner’s evangelism of the comics artform plays in the evolution of the American graphic novel, followed by a short Q&A period.
5:00-6:00 Mass Effect: Past, Present, and Future— Room 25ABC
Developers from Mass Effect offer an exciting look at the evolution of the Mass Effect franchise. Mike Gamble (producer), Corey Gaspur (senior combat designer), Parrish Ley (lead cinematic animator), Sylvia Feketekuty (writer), Chris Helper (writer), Jessica Merizan (community manager) and Chris Priestly (community specialist) discuss the history of the series, beloved characters, multiplayer gaming and hints at upcoming DLC. Don’t forget to bring your emergency induction port!
8:00-9:00 Occupy Comics: Activism, Kickstarter, and Comics— Room 4
Get the story behind the historic Occupy Comics project that inspired dozens of top comics pros to take a stand, bummed out Frank Miller, and brought Alan Moore and David Lloyd back together in the same book for the first time since the Occupy-inspiring V for Vendetta. With a star-studded roster featuring Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), Art Spiegelman (Maus), Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night), and many more, Occupy Comics raised nearly three times its Kickstarter fundraising goal, with all revenue beyond hard costs being donated to Occupy protesters. Organizational spearhead Matt Pizzolo (Godkiller, president Halo-8) will be joined by contributors Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Tyler Crook (Petrograd, B.P.R.D.), Brea Grant and Zane Grant (We Will Bury You, Suicide Girls), Joshua Dysart (Swamp Thing, The Unknown Soldier), Zoetica Ebb (Biorequiem), Mark L. Miller (The Jungle Book), and others special guests to discuss counterculture art, creating activist comics without being annoying, and tips on how to fundraise for your own comics.
Sunday, July 15
10:00-11:00 Emily the Strange— Room 23ABC
Be a part of the Emily the Strange panel experience, where you have the chance to prove your knowledge of Strange and win prizes, learn what’s new in Emily’s oddball universe (including a sneak peek at the new Emily and the Strangers comic book series), and Q&A with Emily’s creator Rob Reger and writer Jessica Gruner. Did we mention you will get some cool stuff just for showing up and being Strange?
11:30-12:30 Spotlight on Tom Yeates— Room 8
Seasoned comics, fantasy, and book illustrator and Comic-Con special guest Tom Yeates will discuss his 35-year career, from attending the first year of Joe Kubert’s school with Steve Bissette and Rick Veitch to Swamp Thing, Tarzan, Zorro, and Prince Valiant. Writer, journalist, editor, and Thomas’s longtime friend Steven Ringgenberg will moderate. A slide show of Yeates’s art career and influences will be included.
12:45-1:45 CBLDF Rock Art Jam— Room 5AB
Explore the creative process of top cartoonists who’ve made their mark on the worlds of comics and music! Fábio Moon, Gabriel Bá, and Nate Powell talk about the influence of music in their work and draw live art showcasing their love of sound and vision! Get a chance to watch live art made before your eyes, and bid to win the pieces made here to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!
2:15-3:15 Buffy Turns 20: Celebrating 20 Years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer— Room 6BCF
Once upon a time, Buffy Summers became the Slayer, the Chosen One who proved a young heroine could battle the forces of darkness instead of playing damsel in distress. Stars from the hit TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Nicholas Brendon, Clare Kramer) join forces with Dark Horse editor Scott Allie, writer/producer Jane Espenson, illustrator Georges Jentry, and the original Buffy herself (Kristy Swanson, star of the 1992 motion picture), not to mention a surprise guest or two, to celebrate 20 years of slayage.
3:00-4:00 Axe Cop— Room 6DE
Ethan Nicolle (Bearmageddon, Chumble Spuzz) discusses the growing world of Axe Cop, including the new President of the World miniseries from Dark Horse comics and his involvement the TV show in production at FOX. With a possible appearance in person or digitally from his brother/co-creator Malachai Nicolle plus possible surprise guests.
Comic-Con International has announced the first 30 special guests for their 2012 convention.
- » Bill Amend
- » Sergio Aragonés
- » Kate Beaton
- » Mike Carey
- » Geof Darrow
- » Mark Evanier
- » Gary Gianni
- » Larry Hama
- » Gilbert Hernandez
- » Jaime Hernandez
- » Mario Hernandez
- » Klaus Janson
- » N.K. Jemisin
- » Karl Kerschl
- » Jim Lee
- » Paul Levitz
- » Andy Mangels
- » Rudy Nebres
- » George Pérez*
- » Nate Powell
- » John Romita Jr.
- » Brandon Sanderson
- » Doug Savage
- » Mark Schultz
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Editor’s Note: George Perez has since announced via his Facebook page that he has had to cancel his appearance there this year.
Fantagraphics is puttin’ the “comics” back in Comic-Con as we head to San Diego this week with a slew of scintillating signings, almost two-dozen dynamite debuts, and a collection of comics sure to please any comics fan… and fill those enormous free tote bags they give away at the door.
First up, DEBUTS!
• Love & Rockets New Stories 4 by Los Bros Hernandez
• Mark Twain’s Autobiography by Michael Kupperman
• Prison Pit Vol. 3 by Johnny Ryan
• Mome 22, edited by Eric Reynolds
• The Raven by Lou Reed and Lorenzo Mattotti
• The Art of Joe Kubert, edited by Bill Schelly
• Setting the Standard: Alex Toth, edited by Greg Sadowski
• Esperanza by Jaime Hernanadez
• Like A Sniper Lining Up His Shot by Jacques Tardi
• Gil Jordan, Private Detective: Murder by High Tide by M. Tillieux
• The Pin-Up Art of Humorama, edited by Alex Chun
• Drawing Power, edited by Rick Marschall and Warren Bernard
• Sibyl-Anne vs. Ratticus by R. Macherot
• Willie & Joe: Back Home hardcover and Willie & Joe: The WWII Years softcover by Bill Mauldin
• The Armed Garden by David B.
• Complete Peanuts 1981-1982 (Vol. 16) by Charles Schultz
• Even More Jewish Comedians by Drew Friedman
• The Hidden by Richard Sala
• The Man Who Grew His Beard by Olivier Schrauwen
• Nuts by Gahan Wilson
Next up, SIGNINGS!
Thursday, July 21st:
1:00 – 2:00 PM Joyce Farmer / Esther Pearl Watson
2:00 – 3:00 PM Bill Schelly / Robert Goodin
3:00 – 5:00 PM Gilbert Hernandez / Jaime Hernandez / Mario Hernandez
5:00 – 6:00 PM Frank Stack / Paul Hornschemeier
Friday, July 22nd:
11:00 – 12:00 PM Joyce Farmer / Bill Schelly
12:00 – 1:00 PM Floyd Norman / Wilfred Santiago / Frank Stack
1:00 – 3:00 PM Gilbert Hernandez / Jaime Hernandez / Mario Hernandez
3:00 – 4:00 PM Paul Hornschemeier / Anders Nilsen / Esther Pearl Watson
4:00 – 5:00 PM Mark Kalesniko / John Pham / Malachi Ward
5:00 – 7:00 PM Johnny Ryan
5:00 – 6:00 PM Jon Vermilyea
6:00 – 7:00 PM Robert Goodin
Saturday, July 23rd:
12:00 – 1:00 PM Wilfred Santiago / Bill Schelly
1:00 – 2:00 PM Joyce Farmer / Frank Stack
2:00 – 4:00 PM Paul Hornschemeier / Johnny Ryan
3:00 – 4:00 PM Esther Pearl Watson
4:00 – 5:00 PM Mark Kalesniko
4:00 – 6:00 PM Gilbert Hernandez / Jaime Hernandez / Mario Hernandez
6:00 – 7:00 PM Robert Goodin / Jon Vermilyea / Malachi Ward
Sunday, July 24th:
11:00 – 12:00 PM Joyce Farmer / Jon Vermilyea / Esther Pearl Watson
12:00 – 1:00 PM Mark Kalesniko / Frank Stack
1:00 – 3:00 PM Gilbert Hernandez / Jaime Hernandez / Mario Hernandez
All the action awaits you at our usual spot, Booth #1718!
And don’t miss our amazing PANELS! I won’t get into all the details, because Mike did so earlier here on the FLOG, so click on the date to see our previously posted full rundown on each panel!
Thursday, July 21st:
• 12:30-1:30 Spotlight on Bill Schelly [Room 8]
• 1:00-2:00 CBLDF Master Session 2: Shannon Wheeler [Room 30CDE]
• 2:00-3:00 Love and Rockets — Gilbert, Jaime, and Mario Hernandez [Room 9]
• 2:30-3:30 Joyce Farmer: Special Exits, A Memoir [Room 4]
• 3:30-4:30 Spotlight on Frank Stack [Room 4]
• 6:00-7:00 Comics for Social Justice: The Making of Oil and Water [Room 9]
Friday, July 22nd:
• 10:30-11:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #5: Critical Approaches to Comics: An Introduction to Theories and Methods— Matthew J. Smith and Randy Duncan with panelist, Andrei Molotiu. [Room 26AB]
• 1:00-2:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #6: Wordless Comics with Andrei Molotiu. [Room 26AB]
• 12:00-1:00 CBLDF Master Session 3: Jaime Hernandez [Room 30CDE]
• 1:00-2:00 Publishing Queer: Producing LGBT Comics and Graphic Novels with moderator Justin Hall [Room 9]
• 1:00-2:30 The Golden Age of the Fanzine moderated by Bill Schelly. [Room 24ABC]
• 10:30-11:30 Cartoon Network Comedy: Regular Show/The Problem Solverz and More! The Problem Solverz talent includes Ben Jones, John Pham, and Jon Vermilyea. [Room 6A]
Saturday, July 23rd:
• 10:00-11:30 50 Years of Comic Fandom: The Founders with Bill Schelly [Room 24ABC]
• 11:30-12:30 Bill Blackbeard: The Man Who Saved Comics with Trina Robbins [Room 24ABC]
• 12:30-1:30 Fantagraphics 35th Anniversary [Room 24ABC]
• 1:00-2:00 Spotlight on Anders Nilsen [Room 4]
• 2:30-3:30 The Art of the Graphic Novel with Joyce Farmer (Special Exits, A Memoir) [Room 24ABC]
Sunday, July 24th:
• Nothing. Come shop with us!
PHEW! And, can you believe it? This is only the beginning! Stay tuned to the Fantagraphics FLOG, Twitter and Facebook for important (we mean it!) Comic-Con announcements all week long!
July 15, 2010 by Colin Solan
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Dark Horse Comics announces their signing and panel schedule with appearances by Mike Mignola, Frank Miller, Dave McKean, Joss Whedon, Dave Gibbons, Gerard Way, Stan Sakai, and many, many more. Find them at Booth #2615:
Media Release — Please Note that All Dates/Times are subject to change.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 21 (Preview Night):
Domo raffle! Come to our booth to win one of our San Diego Exclusive Domo Figures!
6:00 – 7:00 Rick Remender: Fear Agent, End League, Gigantic
THURSDAY, JULY 22:
11:00 – 12:00 De:Tales, PIXU: Gabriel Ba, Fabio Moon
11:00 – 12:00 Matt Kindt: 3 Story
12:00 – 1:00 Eric Powell: The Goon, Buzzard
12:00 – 1:00 Arvid Nelson: Zerokiller
1:00 – 2:00 Citizen Rex: Mario & Gilbert Hernandez
1:00 – 2:00 Ethan Nicolle: Axe Cop
2:00 – 3:00 Legendary Artist Milo Manara
3:00 – 4:00 Denis Kitchen: The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen
3:00 – 4:00 Carla Speed McNeil: Finder
3:00 – 4:00 Brian Ewing: Don’t Hold Your Breath – The Art of Brian Ewing
4:00 – 5:00 Alien Legion: Carl Potts, Chris Warner, Randy Emberlin
4:00 – 5:00 Creepy: TBA
5:00 – 6:00 Supersized: Morgan Spurlock, Ron English
5:00 – 6:00 Rick Remender: Fear Agent, End League, Gigantic
6:00 – 7:00 Robert E Howard: Tomas Giorello, Jim & Ruth Keegan, Darick Robertson , Scott Allie, Jose Villarubia
FRIDAY, JULY 23:
10:00 – 11:00 Stan Sakai: Usagi Yojimbo
11:00 – 12:00 Dave McKean: Cages, Pictures That Tick
12:00 – 1:30 Hellboy & The BPRD: Mike Mignola, Duncan Fregredo, Gabriel Ba, Fabio Moon, Patric Reynolds
1:00 – 2:00 JP Kalonji: 365 Samurai
2:00 – 3:00 Dark Horse & TNT Present: Falling Skies – Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Mark Verheiden (*ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)
3:00 – 4:00 Metalocalypse: Dethklok – Brendan Small, Jon Schnepp, Eric Powell, Jeremy Barlow, Lucas Marangon
4:00 – 5:15 Joss Whedon: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse, Serenity (*ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)
4:00 – 5:00 Aliens VS Predator: Randy Stradley, Raymond Swanland
5:30 – 7:00 Bestselling Authors Janet Evanovich & Alex Evanovich: Troublemaker
ALSO, FRIDAY, JULY 23rd IS STAR WARS DAY! STAR WARS CREATOR SIGNINGS ALL DAY:
11:00 – 12:00 Alex Freed, Michael Atiyeh, & Michael Heisler: Star Wars – Old Republic
12:00 – 1:00 Colin Wilson & Tom Taylor: Star Wars – Invasion
1:00 – 2:00 Haden Blackman: Star Wars – Force Unleashed
3:00 – 4:00 Matt & Shawn Fillbach: Star Wars – Clone Wars Adventures
4:00 – 5:00 Henry Gilroy, Steven Melching: Star Wars – Clone Wars
SATURDAY, JULY 24:
11:00 – 12:00 Shinjuku: Yoshitaka Amano, Mink (*ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)
11:00 – 12:00 Terminator: Zack Whedon, Andy McDonald
12:00 – 1:00 Art of Avatar The Last Airbender: Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino
12:00 – 1:00 Steve Niles: Criminal Macabre
1:00 – 2:30 Umbrella Academy: Gerard Way & Gabriel Ba (*ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)
1:00 – 2:00 Lucas Marangon: Hellcyon
2:00 – 3:00 Ricardo Delgado: Age of Reptiles
3:00 – 4:00 Serenity: Float Out – Patton Oswalt, Patric Reynolds (* ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)
3:00 – 4:00 Jill Thompson: Beasts of Burden
4:00 – 5:00 Let Me In Cast Signing: Richard Jenkins, Matt Reeves, Kodi Smit-McPhee & Chloe Moretz (* ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)
4:00 – 5:00 Adam Warren: Empowered
5:00 – 6:00 Dark Horse & Bethesda Present – Fallout: New Vegas – Geof Darrow, Game Writer Chris Avellone
5:00 – 6:00 Tony Millionaire: The Art of Tony Millionaire, Sock Monkey
6:00 – 7:00 Dollhouse: Creator Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Zack Ward, Felicia Day (* ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)
6:00 – 7:00 David Lloyd: The Kickback
SUNDAY, JULY 25:
11:00 – 12:00 Denis Kitchen: The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen
11:00 – 12:00 It Ate Billy for Xmas: Steven Daily, Roman Dirge
12:00 – 1:00 Emily the Strange: Creator Rob Reger and Buzz Parker
12:00 – 1:00 Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Jo Chen and Andy Owens
1:00 – 2:00 Shinjuku: Yoshitaka Amano, Mink (*ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)
1:00 – 2:00 Tara McPherson: Lost Constellations
2:00 – 3:00 Legendary Artist Milo Manara
2:00 – 3:00 Larry Marder: Beanworld
3:00 – 4:00 Martha Washington: Frank Miller & Dave Gibbons (*ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)
4:00 – 5:00 Camilla D’Errico
And Check out these Dark Horse Related Panels and Events!
THURSDAY JULY 22
1:00-2:00 Video Game Comics – The Next Big Thing Room 5AB
3:00-4:00 Dark Horse Horror Room 9
FRIDAY JULY 23
11:30-12:30 Dark Horse Comics: Make Contact in 2010 Room 3
3:00-3:45 The Joss Whedon Experience Ballroom 20
4:45-5:45 Falling Skies Room 6A
6:00-7:00 The Goon Film Panel Room 24ABC
SATURDAY JULY 24
11:15-12:15 Focus on Gerard Way Room 6DE
2:00 – 3:00 Spotlight on Milo Manara Room 25ABC
5:00-6:00 Hellboy, The BPRD and Beyond Room 25ABC
SUNDAY JULY 25
10:00-11:00 Emily the Strange Room 3
11:30-12:30 Dark Horse Presents: Yoshitaka Amano Room 8
Dark Horse Comics will be reviewing the storytelling work of professional-level comics artists. We will be looking at consecutive story pages only, with an eye toward storytelling as well as drawing skills. A minimum of five consecutive pages are required. Please bring your most recent work. Artists with cover paintings, inking or coloring samples, pin ups, or sketches are invited to submit work by following instructions at http://www.darkhorse.com/company/submissions. It is suggested that this review be treated like a job interview.
LOCATION AND TIMES:
PR I Thursday 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
PR I Friday 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
PR I Saturday 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Come meet the great Gilbert Hernandez, co-creator of Love and Rockets, at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery this Saturday, March 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The evening will feature a book signing and exhibition of original artwork from Gilbert’s amazing new book HIGH SOFT LISP. It also serves as the after-party for this weekend’s Emerald City Comicon, so expect cameos by comics pros, complimentary beverages, and DJ Russ Fallout spinning classic punk rawk platters.
As one of the founding fathers of the alternative comics movement, Gilbert Hernandez needs no introduction to fans of the genre. Since launching the groundbreaking Love and Rockets series with his brother Jaime nearly three decades ago, his work has only become more relevant and influential. Don’t miss this opportunity to pay respects to a master of the medium.
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street at Airport Way S., just minutes from downtown Seattle on Metro bus route 131. Phone 206.658.0110. This event coincides with the colorful Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack featuring challenging visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic arts community.