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Thursday, July 20
 

10:00am

Dinosaurs, Monsters, Movies and The Blues: Worlds of William Stout
Comic-Con veteran (he's been to every single one) William Stout (Wizards, Conan the Barbarian, Pan's Labyrinth, Walt Disney's Dinosaur) delivers an exciting story- and picture-filled lecture on a varied career that includes comics, movie design, book illustration, movie posters, LP and CD covers, prehistoric life murals, theme park designs, Antarctica, and his passion for the blues.

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 32AB

10:00am

Jaws Will Drop, Sides Will Ache . . . Super Weird Heroes!
A way-fun, LOL, multimedia show of the kookiest, kraziest, most bizarro leotard-clad bad-guy-bashers of the Golden Age of comic books! See the Hand, a giant hand! See Madam Fatale, the first cross-dressing superhero! See Kangaroo Man (Batman was taken)! See tons more nutty-cool heroes held up to reverence and ridicule! Based on the bestselling book Super Weird Heroes (and its upcoming sequel), this stand-up comedy presentation is by the former creative director of the Muppets, now the Eisner-winning editor of IDW and Yoe Books Craig Yoe. Twenty laugh-riot cosplay changes in all!

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 28DE

11:00am

IDW Publishing: Focus on Graphic Novels
IDW senior editor Justin Eisinger and Top Shelf Productions' Leigh Walton host a discussion of the stunning graphic albums, art books, and translated editions coming from IDW this year. Joined by creators such as Izar Lunaçek (Animal Noir), Jim McCann and Janet Lee (Return of the Dapper Men), and Campbell Whyte (Home Time), the panel will dive into details on their work and beyond, including R. Crumb: From Underground to GENESIS, Pearl Jam Art of Do the Evolution, Sh*t My President Says, I Am a Number, and much more.

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 28DE

11:00am

Monsters, Mutants, and Mysteries: Sights and Sounds
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 19, 04:36PM
Featuring panelists Derek Spears (Emmy-winning Senior VFX Supervisor, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead), Matthew Jensen (cinematographer, Wonder Woman, Game of Thrones), Michael A. Levine (composer, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Lego DC Superhero Girls: Brain Drain), Jake Monaco (composer, Be Cool, Scooby Doo, DinoTrux), Michael Gatt (composer, Blood Drive) and Gary Kordan (production designer, Ghosted, Key & Peele). Hear from the creative talent behind your favorite dragons, superheroes, and cartoons. Join Impact24 PR to learn from some of the top composers, music producers, VFX artists, production designers & cinematographers who will discuss the inner-workings of your favorite films, TV shows, and video games. These behind-the-scenes creatives will share their experiences throughout the different stages of their unique and challenging creative processes. Celebrity moderators are Bree Turner (Grimm, The Ugly Truth) and Jean "Splack" Robert (social media influencer).

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 29AB

11:30am

The Relationship Between Artist and Model
With all the drawing software out there, why do animation studios, video game developers, and comic illustrators still use live-action models for character design and development? This panel will discuss how art models contribute to and enhance an artist's vision, how to find the right one for a project, ways into the business, and how to make a seeming disability work as an asset. Panelists include art models Jennifer Fabos Patton (Gallery Girls founder), Margaret Baker (Spider-Man), and Michael Q. Schmidt (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone), mo-cap model T. J. Storm (Deadpool), and Disney master teacher Mark McDonnell. Moderated by Fast Company' s Susan Karlin.

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 24ABC

11:30am

Comic-Con How-To: New Methods in Digital Painting and Coloring
Learn how to take your drawing to full color or to a full painting. Brian Haberlin will focus on using multiple programs to introduce a mix of new digital and analog painting tricks and tips that will aid you in fully executing your personal creative vision. A comic book artist, writer, editor, and producer, Haberlin is best known as the co-creator of the Witchblade franchise and for his digital art innovations. Haberlin currently runs Digitalarttutorials.com, produces art tutorials, graphic novels, and comics, teaches at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and is partner in Anomaly Productions.

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 2

12:00pm

IDW: Walter Simonson
Living legend Walter Simonson is joined by the person most qualified to interview him on a spotlight panel-his wife, the noted comics writer and editor Louise Simonson. If you've never heard Simonson on a panel before, this will be a true treat because Walter is not only a master of sequential stories but also a brilliant raconteur who will enthrall you with stories spanning his nearly 50-year career!

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 9

12:45pm

Spotlight on Jim Lee
DC Entertainment publisher Jim Lee (Batman, Justice League, Suicide Squad, Superman Unchained) talks about his 30+ years in the comics industry and sketches your favorite characters live on the big screen in this engaging panel. This is a great opportunity to watch the creative process first-hand and learn the tips of the trade that bring DC Comics' characters to life.

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 6DE

1:00pm

From Illustration to Animation with Adobe
Learn how to create your own motion comics with Adobe Character Animator. With David Miller (multimedia artist and animator), transform static comic book characters into moving animations. Working with public domain Golden Age comic illustrations and audio, you will learn how to animate a story and turn illustrations into films using a webcam and automatic lip sync, starting with some basics from Dave Werner a.k.a. Okay Samurai (Adobe UI designer) and moderated by Erica Schisler (user engagement, Adobe).

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 2

1:00pm

Mondo Mania
Mondo's art posters bring to life beloved films, television shows, and comics. Rob Jones (founder/creative director), Eric Garza (creative director), Jay Shaw (creative director/artist), Jason Edmiston (artist), and Tom Whalen (artist) discuss how their richly imaginative work is fueled by a love of pop culture and an invaluable synergy with fans.

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 7AB

1:00pm

Comic Book and Animation Ambassadors to the Rescue
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 18, 05:01PM
Find out how writers, artists, and animators are traveling the world as cultural ambassadors to build mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of the world. Panelist include citizen diplomats Josh Elder (author and novelist), David Mack (artist and author), Mike Rauch (director), and Preeti Shah (Foreign Service Officer). Rachel Gandin Mark (American Film Showcase, USC School of Cinematic Arts) will moderate.

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 9

2:00pm

Cartoon Art Museum Workshop: Mastering the Art of Jack Kirby
Ever wondered how the legendary Jack Kirby created his signature style? Now you can learn the tricks of his trade and those he collaborated with to draw Captain America, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men among many other iconic characters. Celebrate Jack Kirby's 100th birthday with Kirby fan and cartoonist Mark Badger (Batman, Just Draw) leading this workshop, with guidance from the Jack Kirby Museum. Supplies provided by Sakura.

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 2

2:00pm

How To Color Comic Art
Learn about the creative art of comic book coloring as Hi-Fi's Brian Miller (Action Comics) and Kristy Miller (Femme Magnifique) demonstrate the step-by-step transformation of a comic book page from black and white to full color. Learn the basics of flatting, rendering, color holds, and special effects, along with top digital coloring tips.

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 11

2:00pm

Sketch-2-Screen: Wonder Woman, Pirates, and Apes
Visionary concept artist, Aaron Sims (Stranger Things, Planet of the Apes trilogy) and the ASC artist team reveal the secrets behind their character and world-building concept designs, previsualizations, and visual effects for some of the most iconic film and television franchises of a generation. Through a series of 3D models, animatics, and breakdowns, they’ll demonstrate how your favorite superheroes, villains, and monsters are brought to life (the Demogorgon, Wonder Woman, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, War for the Planet of the Apes, and more) . . . from “Sketch-2-Screen.”

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 25ABC

2:00pm

Disney Animation Studios: The Art of Story
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 17, 06:58PM
Think, act, draw, pitch. Get the inside scoop on the story development process from the story artists of Walt Disney Animation Studios. The artists will share their creative process for going from script to board to pitch. Panelists include Lissa Treiman (story supervisor), Brian Kesinger (story artist) and Nancy Kruse (story artist). Moderated by Paul Briggs (director).

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 7AB

3:00pm

Comic-Con How-To: Painting with Sue Dawe
Sue Dawe demonstrates basic airbrush techniques, including freehand work and masking techniques. Sue is best known for her fantasy airbrushed designs, which have appeared in magazines and on back-to-school products, posters, greeting cards, games, and Franklin Mint plates.

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 2

3:00pm

Cosplay Figure Drawing
There's no better way to practice the craft of figure drawing than to draw the real thing. But if you're into drawing superheroes, manga warriors, cartoon characters, or movie monsters, where do you find models for that? New this year at Comic-Con, Cosplay Figure Drawing gives you that rare opportunity to practice your people-drawing skills on real cosplayers in fantastic costumes from the stories you love. In this two-hour figure drawing workshop, cosplay models will strike different poses throughout the room, giving you time to sketch their facial expressions, hand gestures, and action poses. Hosted by Douglas Neff and Corey Rothermel (co-authors of Epic Win! The Geeks Guide to the Journey from Fan to Creator), Cosplay Figure Drawing will include various exercises, from one-minute burst sketches to detailed figure studies. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring your own art supplies.

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

3:30pm

The Bernie Wrightson Memorial Panelâ
Bernie Wrightson was one of the most influential artists in comic book history. His work on Swamp Thing, his Frankenstein illustrations, and myriads of classic covers, stories and illustrations were lovingly rendered by an artist who truly made each project a labor of love. Join IDW'

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 4

3:30pm

The Mark, Sergio, Stan, and Tom Show
The old "Sergio and Mark Show" has a new name-but what it doesn't have is new panelists. It's still the crew who bring you the bumbling adventures of Groo the Wanderer, talking about what they do and why they do it. See the award-winning team of Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier along with Stan Sakai (the creator of Usagi Yojimbo) and the hardest-working man in comics, colorist Tom Luth. They'll be discussing the latest Groo miniseries, many upcoming projects, and why Mark doesn't get paid for the work he does on their comic. Then again, he's not getting paid for writing this panel description either.

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 8

3:30pm

[CANCELLED] IDW's Artist's Editions and Artist's Selects
CANCELLED: Wed, Jul 12, 06:36PM
We regret to announce that this program has been cancelled.

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 4

4:00pm

The Forgotten Trio: Letterers, Inkers, and Colorists
Many think of the artist and the writer as the masterminds behind all great comics. Little do many know how much credit should go to the colorists, inkers and letterers who put in hours of work, only to receive minimal recognition. A follow-up to last year's success, Jessica Tseang (founder The Comic Book Girl, Little Geek Girls) lead a discussion with Dave Lanphear (letterer DC Comics Future Quest Showcase, Matt Wagner’s Mage), Le Beau Underwood (inker Marvel’s Deadpool, Spider-man, DC Comics Suicide Squad), Kelly Fitzpatrick (colorist DC Comics Batman 66, Archie Comics Reggie and Me), Veronica Gandini (DC Comics Rebirth: Red Hood and the Outlaws, Marvel Comics The Mighty Thor), and other comic book veterans, on how the industry can change, the importance of their work, a brief look into their daily lives, and how to break into their career. There will also be a Q&A for budding colorists, inkers and letterers.

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 9

4:30pm

Art Heroines: Using Science to Help Create Art
The Art Heroines explore the value of using science to further your art projects, from finding inspiration to implementing techniques. These seasoned professionals offer an in-depth discussion on how the pros employ the scientific method in their work. From observation to experimentation to innovation, they'll break down how you can use science at home. Moderated by Robyn Simms, Emmy-nominated costume designer for Tumble Leaf (Amazon) and co-host of The Grownups Are Talking podcast, the panel features Danelle Vierkant (creature designer and builder, Grimm, American Horror Story), Ivonne Escoto (designer and builder, Sleepy Hollow, The Flash), Dee Chavez (background designer/layout, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks), Kristin Donner (painter/illustrator, Nickelodeon, Society for American Archaeology), Melissa Doss Diwa (builder, Jim Henson's Creature Shop, Disney Online), Nicole Filiatrault (technical director, South Park), Kaitlyn Yang (VFX supervisor, Robot Chicken, The Walking Dead), and Chelsea Pickens (art department, Anomalisa, Yamasong).

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 26AB

5:00pm

25 Years of Rob Liefeld Creations
Comic book legend Rob Liefeld celebrates his illustrious career with a celebration of the 25th anniversary of his Extreme Studios and Image Comics. Rob will discuss his spectacular tenure at Marvel Comics, where he not only revitalized the New Mutants and X-men franchises but also created some of the most beloved characters in Marvel history, including Deadpool, Cable, and Domino, as well as X-Force. And as if celebrating 25 years of Rob Liefeld creations isn't exciting enough, the panel will be moderated by The Walking Dead 's Robert Kirkman. Also on hand are special guest Extreme Studios alum, including Dan Fraga, Marat Mychaels, Andy Park, Todd Nauck, Dan Panosian, Norm Rapmund, Art Thibert, and many more.

Thursday July 20, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 5AB

5:00pm

DC Art Masters: Drawing DC
Class is in session as some of the greatest artists in the industry take this panel to school with an in-depth look at their creative process. DC Entertainment is proud to spotlight these talented individuals for this exclusive all-access look at what it's like drawing DC!

Thursday July 20, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 11

5:00pm

The Secrets of Immersive Worlds
The best comics lure you into their worlds with magic, myth, minutiae, and more. It can be the smallest detail that changes you from a reader to an active participant in the story. Vince Hernandez (Aspen Comics) trades worldbuilding secrets with master storytellers Marjorie Liu (Monstress), Roxane Gay (Black Panther: World of Wakanda), Dustin Nguyen (Descender), Liz Suburbia (Sacred Heart), and Marguerite Bennett (InSeXts).

Thursday July 20, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 9

6:00pm

Animate a Superhero with Adobe
Make your own animated superhero! Using Adobe Character Animator, Dave Werner a.k.a. Okay Samurai (Adobe UI designer) will teach you how to bring your toys, characters, art, or superheroes to life. With a simple photo or illustration, turn your Photoshop or Illustrator characters into animations that blink, talk, walk, and even shoot fire! Moderated by Erica Schisler (user engagement, Adobe).

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 11

6:00pm

Learn to Draw Convincing Backgrounds for Comic Book Panels
Ron Lemen (illustrator, storyboard/sequential artist, concept artist, educator) demonstrates and lectures on methods and techniques for designing and rendering expressive backgrounds for comic panels quickly and efficiently. The lecture will also discuss camera angles, lens distortions, and complex perspective.

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 2

6:30pm

Making a Living off Your Art
Freelance artist Lee Kohse (Lucasfilm, Disney, DreamWorks), Sean Glumace (Adobe Education Leader), and Douglas Dreier (art collector and curator), discuss the business of art and answer your questions about how to generate revenue, promote yourself, deal with clients and commissions, and price your art. Moderated by Johnny Kolasinski (former steering committee co-chair of genARTS Silicon Valley). One lucky panel attendee will win a 12-month subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud, a $599 value courtesy of Adobe Education Leader Sean Glumace.

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 24ABC

7:00pm

Black Mask: Debuting Tomorrow's Legends
With a nonstop string of breakout hits including Space Riders, BLACK, 4 Kids Walk into a Bank, Young Terrorists, Jade Street Protection Services, The Dregs, Godkiller, We Can Never Go Home, the Eisner-nominated Kim & Kim, and its most recent smash CALEXIT, Black Mask has made a name for itself as the hottest launchpad to debut new talent and as the home for some of the coolest, most provocative comics around. Join Black Mask co-founder Matteo Pizzolo (Young Terrorists, Godkiller, CALEXIT) and the creators of Kim & Kim Magdalene Visaggio, Eva Cabrera, and Claudia Aguirre; creators of BLACK Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3; creators of 4 Kids Walk into a Bank Matthew Rosenberg and Tyler Boss; and more special guests for a wide-ranging discussion of how new creators and new ideas are changing comics and how YOU can be a part of it.

Thursday July 20, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 29AB

7:00pm

DC Comics Goes Steampunk
Taking mashups to the next level, you'll learn how to take your favorite DC Comic heroes and villains and transform them into Steampunk fan art and costumes! This panel will have everything you need to get your Aquaman to Zatanna mashups put together. Plus, all the how-to's to get your Harleys, Jokers, and Wonder Women cosplays reinvented in epic Steampunk style. Panelists include Diana Given, Dean LeCrone, Bob Mogg, R. J. Perez; moderated by Anastasia Hunter (chair, Gaslight Steampunk Expo).

Thursday July 20, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

7:30pm

10 Years of Adam Warren's Empowered
2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the debut of Dark Horse Comics' graphic novel series Empowered, a manga-influenced "sexy superhero comedy" about the trials, tribulations, and body image issues of a struggling young superheroine. Creator Adam Warren, moderator David Brothers, artist Rob "Robaato" Porter, and others offer a discussion of the past, present, and future of the acclaimed series.

Thursday July 20, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 4

7:30pm

Artist as Brand: Rise of the Artist Entrepreneur
Greg Spalenka (artist, Sandman) moderates this annual panel discussion on art career sustainability. Learn strategies on how to create an income from your talent on your own terms with Sam Flegal (artist, Fantasy Flight; host of One Fantastic Week), Daniel M. Davis and Dawna Davis (Steam Crow), Jacquelin de Leon (illustrator, comic artist, social media master), and Lydia Fenwick (fine artist, illustrator, entrepreneur).

Thursday July 20, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 8

9:00pm

Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist
This feature-length documentary about Will Eisner premiered at New York's Tribeca Film Festival. The film includes interviews with Stan Lee, Jules Feiffer, Jack Kirby, Art Spiegelman, Frank Miller, Kurt Vonnegut, Michael Chabon, Gil Kane, and many other famous writers and cartoonists who knew and worked with Will Eisner. The showing will be introduced by Danny Fingeroth (comics historian, Spider-Man group editor) with a brand-new videotape introduction from the film's director/producer Andrew D. Cooke and writer/producer Jon B. Cooke.

Thursday July 20, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Room 9
 
Friday, July 21
 

10:00am

Cartoon Creatives: Woman Power in Animation
Panelists examine the history and trajectory of women working inside feature and TV animation to bring to light some great hidden figures in our past. These inspiring women have shown invention and creativity and are expanding the industry. Scheduled to appear are Marge Dean (co-president, WIA; supervising producer, SuperMansion), Mindy Johnson (film historian; author, Ink & Paint: The Women of Disney Animation), Victoria Ying (visual development, Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen, Moana), Shadi Petosky (writer/producer, Danger & Eggs; founder, Puny Studios), Julia Vickerman (writer, The Powerpuff Girls; director, RAD Lands, Twelve Forever), and Elaine Bogan (director, Trollhunters, Dragons: Race to the Edge). Moderated by Leslie Combemale (CinemaSiren.com).

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 23ABC

10:00am

Hero Worship: Capes, Conflicts, and the Creative Process
Peek inside the craniums of worldbuilding artists Frank Miller (300, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) and Tony DiTerlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles, Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight) as they participate in a lively conversation moderated by Borys Kit (senior film writer, The Hollywood Reporter) about the heroes and anti-heroes that inhabit their works, their creative and artistic heroes, the responsibility they feel to inspire a new generation of artists, and their upcoming career retrospectives at the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6DE

10:00am

Spotlight on Simon Hanselmann
Comics creator Simon Hanselmann (Megahex, One More Year) discusses his hit comics characters, Megg, Mogg, and Owl, and the next stage of his career with New York Magazine's Abraham Riesman.

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 9

10:30am

Pogo, Walt Kelly, and Carolyn Kelly
Some call Walt Kelly's Pogo the greatest newspaper strip of all time. This program provides a discussion on Kelly, his legacy, and his lovely daughter, who passed away in April. Topics include the future of the Eisner Award-winning Pogo reprint series from Fantagraphics Books that Carolyn had been co-editing and that will continue to reprint that wonderful feature. On the dais: comic historian Maggie Thompson (Comics Buyer's Guide), film critic Leonard Maltin, cartoonist Scott Shaw!, friend John Plunkett, Fantagraphics's Eric Reynolds (co-editor of the Complete Pogo series), and moderator Mark Evanier (co-editor of the Complete Pogo series).

Friday July 21, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 8

11:30am

Comic-Con How-To: Advanced Digital Inking Technique
Learn how to digitally ink and take all your black-and-white artwork to the next level. Comics artist Brian Haberlin will delve into Photoshop's and Clip Paint Studio's treasure trove of features old and new, along with other programs that can not only enhance comic applications but also make possible countless creative pen and ink opportunities rarely seen or even possible before. Haberlin is an American comic book artist, writer, editor, and producer best known as the co-creator of the Witchblade franchise and for his digital art innovations.

Friday July 21, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 2

12:00pm

Artists Who Write: The Art and Craft of Comics
Whether it's a murder mystery, a superhero adventure, or a new take on history, creators put a lot of thought into the sequential art that drives stories told in comics. Join some of the industry's best writer/artists as they discuss turning an idea into a full-fledged story and how they continue to keep their writing fresh. Featuring Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer) and Adam Warren (Empowered).

Friday July 21, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 23ABC

12:00pm

Spotlight on Dustin Nguyen
Artist Dustin Nguyen discusses breaking into comics, creating covers, storytelling in comics, illustrating for children, and transitioning from the mainstream roster of titles in Batman for DC Comics to his creator-owned series with Jeff Lemire for Image Comics. He will be joined by long-time writer buddy and managing editor for BOOM! Studios Bryce Carlson (Adventure Time, Regular Show, and author of the Hit series), who will moderate a fun and open Q&A about the day-to-day life of working in comics.

Friday July 21, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 29AB

12:00pm

Illustrating Costumes for Screen
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 10, 05:05PM
Costume Designers Guild illustrators discuss the process of illustrating for the costume designers of some of the most exciting programs on screen and in new media. Illustrators Alan Villanueva (Teen Titans, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms), Christian Cordella (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Kong: Skull Island), Constantine Sekeris (Thor: Ragnorock, Black Panther), Greg Hopwood (Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Marvel's Inhumans), Jerad Marantz (Justice League, Avengers: Infinity War), Kelton Cram (Wonder Woman, Power Rangers), and Luca Nemolato (Power Rangers, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) will discuss and answer questions. The panel will be moderated by illustrator Phillip Boutte Jr (Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War).

Friday July 21, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 9

1:00pm

Spotlight on Marguerite Bennett
Do you like sassy broads in good dresses mouthing off about storytelling? If your answer is, "What a weird panel description," then come see Ryan North interview Marguerite Bennett (DC Comics: Bombshells, Batwoman, Josie and the Pussycats, A-Force, Animosity) on comics, craft, work ethic, process, representation, feminist wrath, queer culture, comedy, kissing, storytelling, and more!

Friday July 21, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 28DE

1:00pm

What Do They Look Like: Character Design 101
You've got your cool hero/villain/alien/animal sidekick all written and created. But . . . what do they look like? Lucas Turnbloom (Dream Jumper), Lora Innes (The Dreamer, Wynonna Earp), Jeff Ranjo (Frozen, Moana), John Sanford (The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show), and Joe Moshier (The Croods, The Emperor's New Groove) will share how they create the actual characters you see on the screen or on the page. They will show examples of their own work from graphic novels, comics, and films like Moana and Frozen. Live drawing will be involved! Hosted by Tom Racine (Tall Tale Radio).

Friday July 21, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 2

2:00pm

Five Worlds: Mark Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Boya Sun, and Matt Rockefeller Unite
Series creator Mark Siegel and illustrators Xanthe Bouma, Boya Sun, and Matt Rockefeller discuss their collaboration on the newly launched graphic novel series Five Worlds. The lushly illustrated middle-grade series tells the sci-fi/fantasy adventure of a defiant young girl and the five worlds facing extinction unless five ancient and mysterious beacons are lit.

Friday July 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 29AB

2:00pm

Hollywood's Illustrators: Craft, Pop-Culture, and Careers
Before a set is built and the cameras roll, there is something called pre-visualizationconcept art, storyboards, and much more created by the motion picture illustrators. In-demand artists of the industry open up about their worlds and answer your questions: Monty Granito (Captain America: Civil War, TMNT: Out of the Shadows), Tani Kunitake (Passengers, Jupiter Ascending), Andy Park (Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, Captain America: Civil War), Jane Wu (The Mummy, Star Trek Beyond), and moderator Tim Burgard (Independence Day: Resurgence, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse).

Friday July 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 9

2:00pm

Learn to Draw Expressive Poses for Dynamic Illustration and Sequential Storytelling
Ron Lemen (illustrator, storyboard/sequential artist, concept artist, educator) demonstrates and lectures on methods and techniques for designing and rendering expressive poses quickly, efficiently, and at any camera angle and/or lens distortion. The lecture will also cover in brief how to light a scene and when to focus on details and when to leave them out to set stronger mood or tone for the image.

Friday July 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 11

2:00pm

Save the Bees with Art
Camilla d'Errico (Pop Manga) and Debra Tomaszewski (founder of Planet Bee) and Holbein Artist Materials offer a fun color-along discussion on eco-friendly ways to create art and protect the environment. Coloring pages and door prizes provided. Moderated by Jesse R. Yu (J*RYU) (Kidrobot guest curator).

Friday July 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 2

2:30pm

Spotlight on Glenn McCoy
The most-awarded cartoonist in the history of the National Cartoonists Society, Glenn McCoy (animation artist, children's book author, and creator of syndicated features The Duplex and The Flying McCoys) will discuss his daring exploits as a comic strip artist, writer, director, and story artist for a variety of TV and film projects, including Despicable Me, The Lorax, The Secret Life of Pets, and the Minions movie. He will take you step by step through the process of storyboarding scenes for movies and discuss his theatrically released short, Mower Minions, taking you from conception to the big screen.

Friday July 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 24ABC

3:00pm

Comic-Con How-To: Draw with Adam Hughes
Comics legend Adam Hughes demonstrates the use of grayscale markers. He will share pointers and tips while answering questions. Adam has been working in comics for 30 years, creating the very best in cover art and sequential storytelling. Some of his most recognized works include his cover runs on Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Tomb Raider, and the Fables spin-off Fairest, and his recent sequential work on Archie Comics's Betty & Veronica.

Friday July 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 2

3:30pm

The Art of Video Games
Ever wondered what it is like to work on a video game as an artist? Veteran artists who have worked on popular video game projects offer valuable insights and tips on video game art and designs. Panelists will include artists Long Vo (Ultra Street Fighter), Mariel Cartwright (Shantae/SkullGirls), and Robert Porter (Cryamore). Followed by a short Q&A session moderated by Matt Moylan (UDON directior of publishing).

Friday July 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 8

4:00pm

Creating Comics with the iPad
The iPad has transformed the way you read comics, but did you know you can create comic art on the iPad too? See a comic book character come to life as Hi-Fi's Brian Miller (Doctor Who) and Kristy Miller (SpongeBob Comics) demonstrate step by step how to pencil, ink, and color comics on the iPad Pro using Apple Pencil. Learn the basic tools and techniques, including which apps work best and how you too can transform your iPad into a portable art studio. Q&A session.

Friday July 21, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 11

4:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: Draw with Jim Lee
DC Entertainment's publisher Jim Lee (Batman, Justice League, Suicide Squad, Superman Unchained) will demonstrate the drawing techniques he uses when creating artwork for comic books. He will answer questions from the audience and share advice.

Friday July 21, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 2

5:00pm

Comic Pitch Review #1
If you're a writer or artist attending the Comic Creator Connection, this is your chance to practice giving your pitch ahead of time?and get some free coaching from a pro. So, what's a pitch? A pitch is the way you present yourself or your project to others. It is usually a brief speech designed to persuade and interest your listener in what you're doing or what you've made. Most creators have no trouble coming up with fantastic ideas for new comics, but many of those same creators struggle to talk clearly and concisely about those ideas to other people. That's your pitch. And if you want to bring your project to life, you must be able to give a good one. Fortunately, this is a skill you can learn and improve with practice?and Pitch Review is a great place to do that. Pitch reviews will be conducted by Douglas Neff, an experienced speaker coach and professional speechwriter, who also co-hosts the Comic Creator Connection. This is not a panel. Instead, these are 3- to 5-minute individual coaching sessions for as many people as can be accommodated in the scheduled time. Everyone is welcome, but please note that showing up is not a guarantee that you?ll get a review session. Spaces are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Friday July 21, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

5:00pm

Masters of Visual Storytelling: European and US Creators Discuss
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 14, 06:33PM
Whether you're putting out a serial comic book or a one-shot graphic novel, it's essential to captivate readers from the start--and make them hold their breath till the end. But just how do you do that? Two legendary creators, Walter Simonson and Jean Dufaux, an American and a European, give insight into the art of writing for comics and how these techniques may differ in Europe and the USA. Moderated by Calvin Reid (Publishers Weekly). Free European comics tote bags and goodies for all atendees.

Friday July 21, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 29AB

5:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: Draw Pretty Girls with Artgerm
This is a live demonstration of how Artgerm creates strong and beautiful female characters in the entertainment world with universal appeal, making them cool and sexy without objectifying them. Stanley Artgerm Lau is a digital illustrator, designer, and art educator based in Singapore who has been serving the creative industry and nurturing the art community for the past 20 years.

Friday July 21, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Room 2

6:00pm

Adobe Photoshop with Creative Insights from Pros and Members of the Photoshop Team
Daniel Presedo (Photoshop team), Nikolai Svakhin (Photoshop team), Paul Shipper (master illustrator), and Lisa Carney (entertainment/advertisement retoucher) will show secrets, techniques, and best practices. Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard in digital imaging and is used by professionals worldwide.

Friday July 21, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 11

7:00pm

Figure Drawing for Popular Media
Emilio Soltero, Ph.D. (John Buscema: A Life in Sketches ; Draw the Line) presents a primer on drawing the figure for popular media, including drawing for comics and character design with a focus on anatomy and figure drawing. Emilio, with Lauren Echevarria (artist), will lecture and demonstrate on figure drawing. There will be time to draw as well. Professionals and beginners are welcome. Bring your drawing supplies to draw models/cosplayers during this interactive presentation.

Friday July 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 11

7:00pm

Reunion of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Art Department
Carey Meyer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Scorpion), who designed 110 episodes of the hit TV series, reminisces with members of his art department— Caroline Quinn (Buffy, Angie Tribeca), Will Batts (Buffy, CSI: Cyber), Loni Peristere (Buffy, Angel), David Koneff (Buffy, Rizzoli & Isles)—and answers audience questions.

Friday July 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 29AB

7:00pm

Visual Storytelling and Comics Art Fundamentals
Take this crash course on how to create powerful, readable comic book art through understanding the basic fundamentals that make comic art different from illustration, painting, and storyboarding. Learn how to make a story flow, how to lead the eye, how to use the page to your advantage as a storyteller, what to plan for, and when to go big and when to go small. It's all covered by the experts from Comics Experience, Andy Schmidt (Marvel, IDW) with Reilly Brown (Deadpool) and Rickey Purdin (Marvel's talent manager).

Friday July 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 2
 
Saturday, July 22
 

11:30am

IDW's TMNT: Summer of the Turtles
TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman is joined by writers Tom Waltz, Erik Burnham, Aubrey Sitterson, Ulises Fariñas, and Erick Freitas and special guest Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai to discuss the events of IDW's biggest summer of TMNT publishing ever! Moderated by editor Bobby Curnow.

Saturday July 22, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 24ABC

11:45am

Quick Draw
It's the fastest, funniest panel in the whole convention! Once again, your Quick Draw Quizmaster Mark Evanier pits three super-speedy cartoonists against one another with dueling Sharpies as they create great cartoon art right before your very eyes. Competing this year are (as usual) Sergio Aragonés (MAD magazine, Groo the Wanderer) and Scott Shaw! (The Simpsons), joined this year by Maria Scrivan (Half Full) plus a couple of highly surprising surprises!

Saturday July 22, 2017 11:45am - 1:00pm
Room 6BCF

12:00pm

The Production Designer: Architect of Imagination
The production designer reads 100 pages of nothing but words on paper and then must literally dream up the most perfect of all possible worlds in which the tale should take place. Whether the story is set in some mythic past, the here and now, or some nearly unimaginable future, it's always human emotion rendered in color and composition. And following that, the designer must gather and organize an army of artists who, over months or years, in plaster or in pixels, will somehow render that design for the big screen. Panelists include Françoise Audouy (Logan, Dracula Untold), Hannah Beachler (Moonlight, Black Panther), Oliver Scholl (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Suicide Squad), and Patrick Tatopoulos (Justice League, Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice), moderated by John Muto (Home Alone, Species).

Saturday July 22, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 23ABC

2:00pm

Comic-Con How-To: Draw your Imagination with Kim Jung Gi
Take this amazing opportunity to learn how to draw the things in your imagination that words cannot describe using white paper with a black pen. You will realize that you do not need any fancy equipment to draw your heart out after seeing Kim Jung Gi' s outrageous live drawing! You will get a chance to see an empty canvas transform into a completed scene with human anatomy and perspective in just 90 minutes. Kim Jung Gi is an established artist from South Korea who has the ability to visualize drawing before making his marks. He has taught manwha (comic book) art at universities and private schools, published numerous sketchbooks, and worked on the TLT, Tiger the Long Tail webtoon.

Saturday July 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 2

2:00pm

Comics Arts Conference #12: The Poster Session
The CAC's poster session gives attendees the opportunity to interact directly with presenters. Come talk one-on-one with these scholars about their projects! Plashka Webster, Victoria Sanchez, Grace Toyonaga, Tiana Mamaghani, Ashley Jabro, Zachary Brown, and Timothy Stiven present the student-designed graphic novel Windy and the Spirit Skies and share the process the students and faculty went through to create this project. Danielle Kohfeldt, Maricela Correa-Chavez, and Julia Stern examine how people occupying subordinated social identities experience and co-create fan culture in comic fandoms. Derek Heid traces a high school comics studies course from its inception to its present-day status as a class awaiting approval, including the obstacles its creators have experienced along the way. John A. Walsh presents the results of a study conducted with Shawn Martin and Jennifer St. Germain of the key features of fan mail published in The Amazing Spider-Man from 1963 until the present. Allen Thomas outlines potential research and theories examining how and why comics can aid in the psychotherapeutic process. Jeffrey Goodwin discusses how Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch queers the Archie Universe by setting itself up in opposition to capitalist, patriarchal society. Megan Sinclair analyzes the role of comics in education by addressing the genres of graphic medicine and the superhero. Matthew J. Brown compares six versions of Wonder Woman's origin story and how these versions combine progressive and problematic representations. Tiffany Babb examines why Noelle Stevenson's Nimona is so unacceptable to her society and why an uncontrollable young girl who refuses to fit into the moral and societal rules of a story is so terrifying. Craig K. Agule and Benjamin G. Barrena use Ian Williams's The Bad Doctor to argue that practical and ethical questions raised in cases of physicians who are also patients are best answered by looking at narratives. Voski Hovsepian and Kristal Samson explore the meaning and clinical presentation of dissociative amnesia through Barry Allen's experience in Flashpoint. Joseph Serrano presents the results of a qualitative study on the perceived influence of comic books on moral development during adolescence. Trevor Alvord examines how the Book of Mormon, the most sacred text in Mormonism, has been transformed into comic form 11 times. Jason Goldman-Hall, Courtney Arndtt, Alexander Diep, and Jenny Kim discuss concrete strategies for using comics and graphic novels to teach English, social science, and special education. Elizabeth Frechette, Elica Sharifnia, and Silvia Niño review how comic books meet the Kindergarten through 3rd grade nationally recognized Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards and provide guidelines for how teachers can begin to incorporate comic books into their science curriculum. Barbara Glaeser and Brenda Bush present the results of a study in which graphic novels were used to help adolescents with autism build bridges to reading for enjoyment and learning, which led to improved peer relationships. Cathy Leogrande examines the historical timeline of Asian characters in DC and Marvel comics. Eric Bruce presents the results of study with Shawn Sellers and Janet Roberts analyzing Batman using SAMHSA Wellness Initiative, identifying Batman's current status and health risk factors within the eight dimensions of wellness. Peter Carlson and Antero Garcia document the impact a critical pedagogy of comic books has had on disenfranchised, struggling, and historically marginalized readers. Ann Thresher examines the surprisingly rigorous engagement of comic writers with the philosophy and physics of time.

Saturday July 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 26AB

2:30pm

Drawn & Quarterly Previews and Announcements
Drawn & Quarterly is the esteemed literary graphic novel publisher of such authors as Lynda Barry, Kate Beaton, Chris Ware, Adrian Tomine, and more. Publisher Peggy Burns, executive editor Tom Devlin, and marketing director Julia Pohl-Miranda preview forthcoming books and announce new titles.

Saturday July 22, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 8

3:00pm

Spotlight on Box Brown
Box Brown (Andre the Giant, Tetris) and Brandon Stroud (pro wrestling editor at UPROXX) discuss Box's highly acclaimed comics body of work. Box is an Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist, illustrator, and comic publisher from Philadelphia. His books include the New York Times bestselling Andre the Giant: Life and Legend and Tetris: The Games People Play. His next work (coming Feb. 2018) is about Andy Kaufman, titled Is This Guy for Real? Box's independent comics publishing house, Retrofit Comics, was launched in 2011.

Saturday July 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 4

3:00pm

Spotlight on Joyce Chin and Art Adams
Artists Arthur Adams and Joyce Chin come together for this unique spotlight panel to interview each other on their combined decades' worth of work. They'll share their experiences working for such companies as DC, Image, and Marvel, venturing into creating new characters and comics, and illustrating magazine and toy packaging. They'll also answer your questions-bring 'em if you got 'em!

Saturday July 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 9

3:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: Draw with Copic Markers with Allison Sohn
Comic book artist Allison Sohn takes you from a pencilled portrait all the way to a final colored piece of original artwork. She will share tips and tricks and answer all of your questions while she works. Allison is a freelance artist who specializes in trading cards and sketch cards and who collaborates regularly with her husband, Adam Hughes.

Saturday July 22, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 2

4:00pm

The Great Comic-Con Kids Draw-Off!
On this interactive panel, kids get to be in charge! Kids will work with an epic panel of bestselling kids' comics creators as they compete in the draw-off to beat all draw-offs! Bring your pencil (and your parents). Panelists include Matthew Holm (Babymouse Tales from the Locker: Lights, Camera, Middle School!), Jarrett Krosoczka (Star Wars Jedi Academy: The Force Oversleeps), Nathan Hale (Hazardous Tales), Dana Simpson (Phoebe and Her Unicorn), Lucas Turnbloom (Dream Jumper), Victoria Jamieson (Roller Girl), Raina Telgemeier (Ghosts), and moderator Tom Racine (Tall Tale Radio Podcast).

Saturday July 22, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 11

4:00pm

What's New from Abrams ComicArts and Amulet
Andrew Smith (publisher), Charles Kochman (editorial director), Chad Beckerman (creative director), and Abrams authors Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), Damian Duffy and John Jennings (Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation), Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony), and Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics [Anniversary Edition]) discuss their graphic novels. The panel will also cover Abrams ComicArts's upcoming projects from the fall 2017 list and beyond, revealing exciting works in progress and including videos and never-before-seen titles and art.

Saturday July 22, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 28DE

4:00pm

Oddball Comics Live!
Cartoonist Scott Shaw! (Sonic the Hedgehog) has presented his uniquely hilarious slideshow of "the craziest comic books ever published" to SRO audiences at SDCC for over four decades. This presentation is for everyone who's ever enjoyed reading a comic book, with wildly funny, outrageous, and bizarre covers of the craziest comic books ever published. Even if you've seen some of these comic book covers many times before, when you behold their covers blown up to the size of the side of a barn, you'll be amazed and delighted at the unbelievable imagery that's revealed! Stan Lee says, "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!"

Saturday July 22, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 7AB

5:00pm

Spotlight on Eduardo Risso
Behind 100 Bullets and Batman is the 35-year-old artist Eduardo Risso. He will be talking about how difficult it can be to draw for the head of the world while living in the ass of the world. Join Eduardo for this session moderated by Ivan Brandon (writer/editor).

Saturday July 22, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 29AB

5:00pm

Spotlight on John Holmstrom
Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Harvey Kurtzman. Will Eisner. The Ramones. Blondie. Lou Reed. The CBGB scene and punk rock. Tom Forcade and High Times magazine. Al Goldstein and Screw magazine. Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and the East Village art scene. John Holmstrom was involved with all of the above and much more and ended up with one of the strangest careers in comics, the fine arts, and punk rock. John will be interviewed by cartoonist Batton Lash (Supernatural Law), his fellow student at New York's School of Visual Arts back in the early 1970s, when their teachers were Eisner and Kurtzman.

Saturday July 22, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 4

5:00pm

The Secrets of Drawing with Science
Wei Xu, Ph.D. (artist, mathematician, computer scientist, author, professor) unveils the scientific secrets for identifying, organizing, and duplicating shapes, the core steps for scientifically mastering observational drawing.

Saturday July 22, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 11

8:00pm

Temple of Art
This 45-minute documentary short about the comics industry features Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, Dave McKean, David Mack, Bill Sienkiewicz, and many more. After the screening, there will be a 15-minute Q&A.

Saturday July 22, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 29AB
 
Sunday, July 23
 

10:00am

Cartooning Snack Shop: Kids Eat (Draw) Free!
At this delicious workshop event, Kristian Andrew Sather (Cartoon Design Revealed) will demonstrate for kids of all ages how to draw tasty cartoon characters using the shapes of produce found at their local grocery stores-e.g., Perry Pear, Allen Apple, Lucy Lettuce, and Suzy Strawberry. All ages are welcome.

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 11

10:00am

Emily the Strange Panel Experience
Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger, illustrator Buzz Parker, and special guest the Strangers present their annual Emily the Strange Panel Experience! Along with a unique Emily the Strange her-story lesson, the panelists will discuss the animated feature film in development with Amazon Studios and the final chapter of the all-ages Dark Horse comic book series Emily and the Strangers. They'll also provide a sneak peek of new artwork from The Art of Emily the Strange: Volume 2 Odds and Ends . Rob and Buzz will discuss their creative process of collaborating for over 13 years and talk about how it all started, Audience participation will be encouraged with plenty of rewards for being strange . Oh, yeah, and bring your Q's for some A's . . . Be there! Or get lost!

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 32AB

10:00am

Open Meeting of the Christian Comic Arts Society
The Christian Comic Arts Society, Geeks4God, and Geeky Guys for God host this Sunday morning meeting. It begins at 9:30 with worship with Brendan Prout, Sam and Leia Hornedo, and Josh Sims. Christian professionals in the entertainment industry will discuss their faith and how it influences them in their professions, their decisions, and their creative processes. Panelist will include Sergio Cariello (The Action Bible, Lone Ranger), Rhyan LaMarr (Canal Street), Kelly Fellows (NextGen Foursquare leader), Carmi Greene (actress), Scott Zambelli (Transformers and Star Wars franchises), and moderator Ralph Miley (CCAS president).

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 28DE

10:00am

Spotlight on Paul Dini
Comic-Con special guest Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series, Dark Night: A True Batman Story) is joined by his good friend David Mandel (writer/executive producer, Veep, Seinfeld ; co-author, Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie) for a lively discussion on the many facets of Paul's career, ranging from comics to Star Wars to Harley Quinn and maybe even to their short time working together on the Clerks animated series. Bring your questions about cartoons, comedy or whatever-these guys will rattle on about pretty much anything.

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 7AB

10:00am

Steven Universe: Art & Origins
Join Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar for her first San Diego Comic-Con intimate conversation as she discusses the making of the official behind-the-scenes art book, Steven Universe: Art & Origins, for the Emmy Award-nominated TV series. Accompanied by Ian Jones-Quartey and the book's author, Chris McDonnell, she will lead a conversation covering a wide range of topics, including influences; the process in developing the characters, design, and music for Steven Universe ; and art from the new book, plus a fan Q&A.

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 29AB

10:00am

The Annual Jack Kirby Tribute Panel
Continuing the celebration of the Kirby Centennial, this is the annual panel about Comic-Con's first superstar guest, the man they call "The King of Comics," Jack Kirby. Jack left us in 1994, but his influence on comics, film, and this convention has never been greater. Discussing the man and his work this year are Jim Chadwick (editor at DC Comics), Paul Levitz (former president at DC Comics), Mike Royer (Kirby's favorite inker), attorney Paul S. Levine, and several highly surprising surprise guests. Naturally, it's moderated by former Kirby assistant Mark Evanier.

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am - 11:15am
Room 5AB

10:00am

Comic-Con How-To: How to Make a Comic
Ever wonder how pros go about creating new comic stories? Twenty-five year veteran Disney comic creators Patrick and Shelly Block will create an actual short Donald Duck story with audience participation in this creative workshop. Learn firsthand how the Blocks come up with story ideas, plot out their tales, create a good story climax, and lay out a story idea so that it comes to life. This popular workshop is guaranteed to bring a chuckle or two, as terrible things are bound to happen when Donald Duck and his nephews are involved! All ages are invited.

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 2

11:00am

Comics, Beyond the Wall
Eisner Award winners/Brazilian wonder twins Gabriel Bá (Daytripper, Two Brothers) and Fábio Moon (Daytripper, How to Talk to Girls at Parties) talk about the things readers can learn with a wide variety of foreign comics and how everything can be mixed together to end up with something unique and outstanding. They invite you to a session that will bring down the walls that kept you from discovering new and awesome stories.

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 29AB

11:00am

Guide to Illustrating Comics
ComiXology Facebook Live crew Matt Kolowski and Tia Vasiliou host a lineup of talented comics artists including Jock (Batman), Sana Takeda (Monstress), and surprise guests in a discussion about the triumphs, sorrows, tricks, and craft of illustrating comics. What's the hardest thing to draw? What inspires their work? Who are the artists they admire most? Get the inside scoop from the pros.

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 24ABC

11:00am

Spotlight on Bruce Timm
Emmy Award-winning animator/producer/director (and Comic-Con 2017 special guest) Bruce Timm talks about his career in animation, including the 25th anniversary of the ground-breaking Batman: The Animated Series, his latest project, Batman and Harley Quinn (which had its world premiere at Comic-Con on Friday night), and his comics work. Questions and answer session, too!

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 7AB

11:00am

Spotlight on Liz Suburbia
Liz Suburbia (Sacred Heart, Cyanide Milkshake) sits down to discuss her work and influences with artist and publisher Kevin Czap (Czap Books, Füchi Perf), followed by a Q&A session.

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 4

12:00pm

Spotlight on James Hudnall
James Hudnall (writer, letterer, publisher) has worked at Marvel, DC, Image, Malibu, and Eclipse. He created Harsh Realm, The Psycho, Espers, The Age of Heroes, and many others. He was also part of VIZ's early slate of manga translations. Explore these and many other highlights of a diverse career with James and artists David Lloyd (V for Vendetta), and Greg Horn (Marvel covers). Moderated by Dr. Terry Cronin (writer, publisher).

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 28DE

12:00pm

Spotlight on Shannon Hale and Dean Hale
Celebrate the incredible work of the bestselling and award-winning husband and wife team of Shannon Hale and Dean Hale. Shannon has written for kids and adults including the acclaimed graphic novel memoir Real Friends, the Newbery Honor recipient Princess Academy, and Austenland, which was made into a major motion picture. Together, the Hales have co-authored the bestselling Princess in Black chapter book series, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl middle-grade novel, the Eisner-nominated Rapunzel's Revenge graphic novel and its companion, Calamity Jack, and the upcoming middle-grade novel Monster High/Ever After High: The Legend of Shadow High.

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 4

12:15pm

CBLDF Live Art Jam
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 14, 06:08PM
Celebrate creative freedom by seeing art made right before your eyes! The CBLDF Live Art Jam brings together a variety of comics artists, including acclaimed creator of The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye Sonny Liew, award-winning March artist Nate Powell, New York Times bestselling artist Chris Burnham, zine and webcomcs revolutionary Liz Suburbia, and other special guests who will make art on the spot and share their perspectives on censorship and the creative process. Watch live art being created, learn about censorship, and bid to win the pieces made during the panel! All proceeds benefit the important free speech work of CBLDF.

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Room 5AB

12:30pm

The Secret Origin of Good Readers Breakout Session
Create a comic book from scratch with industry pros. Join New York Times and USA Today bestseller Anne Elizabeth (Once a SEAL), writer/editor Dave Elliot (The Weirding Willows), librarian Karen Green (Columbia University), New York Times bestselling author Marjorie Liu (Monstress), and retailer Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics).

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 23ABC

12:30pm

Women of Marvel
From Ms. Marvel to the A-Force, from Twitter to tumblr, the subject of women in comics has been one of the most talked-about in comics recently. Join the conversation as women from multiple disciplines in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it's like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry. Panelists include content development director Sana Amanat, producer Judy Stephens, and more special guests to be announced.

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 6DE

1:00pm

Cartoon Art Museum Workshop: Manga Stardom for Beginners
Love reading manga like Yotsuba&!, Tokyo Ghoul, The Legend of Zelda, Death Note, Attack on Titan, One-Punch Man, or Chi's Sweet Home? Learn how to draw your own manga with the Cartoon Art Museum in this beginner workshop based on Sakura of America's how-to series, Manga Start! Try drawing cartoons for the first time or practice basic skills. Supplies provided by Sakura. Plus, win Sakura Manga Start booklets and starter kits giveaways for active participants! Kids and adults welcome!

Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 11

1:00pm

Chicano Comics
In Mexico and other Latin American countries, reading comic books and comic strips has long been an accepted form of entertainment and even a potential mode of cultural and political learning and transgression. As a storytelling medium, the comic is especially attractive to Latinos and Latinas. Comic books cost little to make. They offer the possibility of a grassroots-style distribution on the Internet and by word of mouth. Most American comics fans are unfamiliar with Latino comics south of the border or indeed the magical realist world presented in mural, painting, and even graffiti form. This is the third continuous year Comic-Con has welcomed Latino artists, cartoonists, and exhibitors to talk about graphic narratives in the Chicano culture. This panel is honored to have the presence of Juan Felipe Herrera, the recent poet laureate of both California and the entire U.S., as well as renowned Peruvian muralist Mario Torero, former Logan resident Lalo "La Cucaracha" Alcaraz, Mexican graphic novelist Charles Glaubitz (whose latest graphic novel, Star Seeds, is the subject of an exhibition by the Bread and Salt Gallery in Logan), and the San Diego Free Press cartoonist Joaquin Junco Jr. (Junco Canché). David Favela is the owner of Border X at the center of the Logan community, which provides music nearly every night and a gallery featuring local artists.

Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 25ABC

1:30pm

Comics Art Live for Kids
How do you tell a story in comics format? Three comics creators- Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina), MK Reed (Science Comics: Dinosaurs), and Alison Wilgus (Science Comics: Flying Machines)-come together to tell your stories, working with audience prompts to put together a comic right in front of your eyes. This panel is great for kids and families. Moderated by Dawn Rutherford (Brier Library).

Sunday July 23, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 23ABC

1:45pm

DC: My Secret Origin or How I Broke In to Comics
They say breaking up is hard to do . . . but breaking into comics may be tougher! Get an inside look at how some of DC's topnotch talent broke in and began crafting the tales of your favorite DC superheroes.

Sunday July 23, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 6DE

2:00pm

Colored Pencil 101 With Melanie Gillman
In this workshop, Melanie Gillman (As the Crow Flies) will walk you through the basics of drawing comics in colored pencil! You'll learn tips and tricks for choosing color palettes, shading, rendering, and adding finishing touches in a fun hands-on event. All ages/skill levels welcome and no previous experience necessary.

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 28DE

2:00pm

Cover Story: The Art of the Cover
What does it take to make a great cover for a comic book? Let's ask five of the top artists . . . all folks who've created some of the best. Come hear the "shop talk" of Arthur Adams (Longshot, Monkeyman and O'Brien), Mike Grell (The Warlord ; Jon Sable, Freelance), Joyce Chin (America, Deadpool the Duck), Joe Staton (E-Man, Dick Tracy), and Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Jughead). Moderated by Mark Evanier.

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 25ABC

2:00pm

Manga Tutorials for Kids
eigoMANGA's team of manga artists and animators will offer kids of all ages tutorials on manga illustrations and storytelling. Join a workshop with seasoned manga artist Mino Miyabi (The Voice of Innocence, 5D) and Austin Osueke (Vanguard Princess, Rumble Pak).

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 11

3:00pm

Alexander Simmons Workshop
Adventure, science, satire, history, and the human condition-these are just some of the areas artists and writers have explored through the world of comics and graphic novels over the years. Now kids can experience part of this creative magic when comics pro Alex Simmons brings them into an exciting, hands-on creative arts workshop. Kids will learn the basics of creating a comic book character and plot, as well as key jobs and terminologies.

Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 11

3:00pm

Spotlight on Nathan Hale
Watch Nathan Hale draw over 20 pages live as he narrates the "Lost" Hazardous Tales story-the story too weird, too gross, and too dumb to be in any of his books. Kids, fans of live cartooning, and history buffs will enjoy this performance. Hale is the author of the Eisner-nominated New York Times bestselling Hazardous Tales series. The six-book series on American history is gruesome, silly, fun, and nonfiction.

Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 4

4:00pm

DC Kids: Sunday Art School
It's Sunday Funday! Bring your kids along to see some of the best young adult/kids' artists DC has to offer share their drawing tips and tools of the trade. Fan favorites Art and Franco (DC Super Friends), Agnes Garbowska (DC Super Hero Girls), and Dustin Nguyen (Batman: Li'l Gotham, DC Comics: Secret Hero Society) are your tutors for today's class.

Sunday July 23, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 2