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Thursday, July 20
 

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

5:30pm

Richard Hatch's Final Role: Diminuendo
UPDATED: Sat, Jul 15, 04:34PM
Chloe Dykstra (Heroes of Cosplay), Walter Koenig (Star Trek), Gigi Edgley (Farscape), Libby Letlow (Big Little Lies), writer/director Bryn Pryor (Cowboys & Engines), and writer/producer Sarah Goldberger (Cowboys & Engines) will tell stories about working with Comic-Con fixture Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica) on his final film, Diminuendo, and screen footage from the film. Moderated by Taliesin Jaffe (Critical Role).

Thursday July 20, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 24ABC

7:00pm

Adam West Celebration
For many, Adam West provided the initial gateway to Batman through the glorious televised tales of the late '60s. Tonight, fans will come together to celebrate his beloved performance and the 50+ years that followed with video footage and personal anecdotes. Please join director/writer/actor Kevin Smith (Clerks, Comic Book Men), actor/radio personality Ralph Garman (Family Guy, Starring Adam West), producer James Tucker (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders), moderator Gary Miereanu and an ever-growing list of special guests in this salute to the legendary "Bright Knight."

Thursday July 20, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 6DE
 
Friday, July 21
 

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

12:30pm

Will Eisner: Mentor, Partner, Friend
Comic-Con special guest Denis Kitchen looks back on his 35-year relationship with Will Eisner, from the unlikely friendship that formed between a scruffy underground comix publisher and a buttoned-down businessman to the creative and publishing partnership that brought The Spirit to a new generation and helped give birth to the graphic novel.

Friday July 21, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 8

1:30pm

Jack Kirby: Friends and Family
If Jack Kirby were as immortal as his work, he'd be 100 years old next month . . . and he's still here in spirit and impact. Today a group of his family members and closest friends will talk about the man they knew, the man whose genius revolutionized the comic book industry again and again, and they'll even tell you what he liked on his pizza. Your moderator is former Kirby assistant Mark Evanier (author, Kirby: King of Comics).

Friday July 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 8

4:00pm

Bernie Wrightson: Art and Designs for the Gang of Seven Animation Studio
This panel will kick off the premiere (at Comic-Con) of Hermes Press' new book, Bernie Wrightson: Art and Designs for the Gang of Seven Animation Studio. The panel will begin with a video presentation about the late Bernie Wrightson's career and will include examples of his animation drawings and concepts together with never-before-seen animation using Wrightson's work for feature animated film promotionals. Tom Tataranowicz (producer/director of Gang of Seven Animation, Biker Mice from Mars) will lead the discussion of Wrightson's career and enduring legacy with Marv Wolfman (The Tomb of Dracula, Blade), Daniel Herman (publisher of Hermes Press, Silver Age: The Second Generation of Comic Artists), and Mitch Itkowitz (owner of Graphic Collectibles, Jack Kirby Masterworks).

Friday July 21, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 32AB
 
Saturday, July 22
 

1:00pm

Jack Kirby's 100th Birthday Celebration with IDW!
Featuring an impressive library of more than 1,300 pages of Kirby original DC and Marvel artwork --- the largest showing ever! IDW president Greg Goldstein hosts this stellar birthday tribute with a groundbreaking slide show, featuring art from eight different Artist’s Editions plus some surprises. The panel features superstar creators Walter Simonson and Kevin Eastman, who will share their Kirby remembrances and influences, along with senior editor Scott Dunbier and creative director at IDW PDX Dirk Wood. Everyone who attends will receive a “birthday” gift! One lucky fan will go home with an Artist’s Edition!

Saturday July 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 25ABC

2:00pm

The Centennial of The King of Comics, Jack Kirby
Illustrator and comic book historian Arlen Schumer (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) marks the centennial of Kirby's birth with a multimedia retrospective about how a first-American generation son of European Jewish immigrants growing up in the Lower East Side of New York City named Ya'akov Kurtzberg became acknowledged by both professionals and fans alike as the single greatest artist and storyteller in the history of comic books, Jack "King" Kirby.

Saturday July 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 29AB