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Thursday, July 19
 

10:00am

Writing and Drawing the Past
History finds its way into all the stories we tell, whether those are autobiographical, fiction, or nonfiction. These creators open up about how historical factors alter the way their story is researched, the twists and turns history creates in their storytelling, and more. Abraham Riesman (staff writer for Vulture) moderates a conversation between Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), Jason Lutes (Berlin), Noah Van Sciver (Johnny Appleseed), and Jen Wang (The Prince and The Dressmaker), who will delve into the unique considerations facing a cartoonist drawing and writing the past.

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 32AB

11:00am

Spotlight on Lynn Johnston
Comic-Con special guest Lynn Johnston is the Canadian creator of For Better or For Worse. This family-based comic strip has been syndicated since 1979 and was named Best Syndicated Comic Strip in 1992. At its peak, For Better or For Worse appeared in more than 2,000 newspapers in 23 countries and was translated into 8 languages for a devoted readership of more than 220 million. Expect to learn more about Johnston's career in comics and what she's been up to lately!

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:00am
Room 32AB

11:00am

Diversity and Comics: Why Inclusion and Visibility Matter
Sanford Greene (artist, variant Black Panther: The Sound and The Fury #1), Stanford Carpenter (Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival), Sam Bright (art and collectibles, eBay), Nalo Hopkinson (Sandman Universe, DC; UC Riverside), Christina "Steenz" Stewart (Lion Forge), and moderator Aaron Grizzell (NorcalMLK Foundation) discuss how comics have become more inclusive of women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and the LGBTQ community to better reflect today's culture and expand to a changing fan base.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 9

11:00am

Growing Up with Comics: Introducing Younger Readers to Graphic Storytelling
Comics are a great way to get kids interested in art, reading, and storytelling-and, well, they're fun! Sergio Aragonés (Groo), Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), and Landry Q. Walker (Disney/Pixar, The Incredibles 2: Crisis in Mid-Life! & Other Stories) to discover and discuss the ever-growing library of incredible all-ages comics.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 23ABC

11:30am

Cracking the Code: The Beanworld Enigma
Larry Marder's Beanworld has captivated readers from grade school to grad school over several generations. Why? No one knows. It's a comic that defies description. Marder always says "It's easier to read than it is to explain." Marder's solo panel is a rich visual travelogue about his perplexing path that ultimately led to his discovery of the inner workings of Beanworld's ecosystem. Experience for yourself why Beanworld was, is, and always will be a most peculiar comic book experience.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 4

11:30am

DC Meet the Publishers
Dan DiDio and Jim Lee are the forces behind DC Publishing, including DC Vertigo, MAD, DC Black Label, DC New Age of Heroes, and much more. This up-close-and-personal panel gives you unique access to the leaders of your favorite comic book line!

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 6DE

12:00pm

About Comics 20th Anniversary
Nat Gertler (founder, About Comics), Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics, 24 Hour Comics), and Lea Hernandez (Teen Titans Go!) celebrate About Comics, launched 20 years ago as a one-man publishing company which-after launching 24 Hour Comics Day, finding lost Charles Schulz material, reprinting The Negro Motorist Green Book, and more-it still is. Moderated by Andrew Farago (curator, Cartoon Art Museum).

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 32AB

12:00pm

Focus on Joe Jusko
Joe Jusko is one of the premier and most in-demand painters of comic book and trading card art working today. In an award-winning career spanning more than 40 years, he has produced extraordinary illustrations for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and many more. This acclaimed artist talks with IDW editor Scott Dunbier about his long and storied career.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 9

12:00pm

Making Comics the Marvel Way
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 18, 12:11PM
Editor-in-chief C. B. Cebulski and talent scout Rickey Purdin join Mark Brooks (Extermination), Joushua Cassara (Sentry), Edgar Delgado (Amazing Spider-Man), Victor Olazaba (Amazing Spider-Man) and Nick Spencer (Amazing Spider-Man) to take you behind-the-scenes and show you how a Marvel comic book is made! Learn about every aspect of production, including writing, penciling, inking, coloring, lettering, editing, and more - with creators on hand to offer personal insights and anecdotes. If you're interested in the ins-and-outs of the comic book industry, this is the one panel you can't miss!

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 25ABC

12:30pm

UDON Entertainment 2018-2019
Celebrating another ground-breaking year of publishing video game and anime art books and manga from Japan and all over the world, UDON's chief Erik Ko and director of publishing Matt Moylan tell about all the new and exciting projects that UDON is offering in the coming months.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 8

12:45pm

Spotlight on Jim Lee
DC Entertainment publisher/chief creative officer Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman, Suicide Squad) talks about his 25+ years in the comics industry and sketches your favorite characters live on the big screen. This is a great opportunity to watch the creative process firsthand and learn the tips of the trade that bring DC Entertainment's characters to life.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 6DE

1:00pm

The Michael Turner Legacy Panel
Frank Mastromauro (publisher), Peter Steigerwald (publisher), Vince Hernandez (VP/editor-in-chief), Mark Roslan (VP/director of design and production), J. T. Krul (Fathom), and Siya Oum (Lola XOXO) commemorate the life and legacy of superstar artist and Aspen Comics founder Michael Turner.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 9

2:00pm

DC: Geoff Johns
The superstar DC writer returns to San Diego for an all-access and in-depth discussion with DC publisher Dan DiDio. Be here for this exclusive panel that will give you insight into how the world of DC is entertaining fans across all platforms.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 6DE

2:00pm

Digital Color for Comics
Whether in print or digital, comic books need color, but do you know how comic books are colored? Learn about the creative art of comic book coloring as Hi-Fi's Brian Miller (The Flash) and Kristy Miller (Femme Magnifique) demonstrate the step-by-step transformation of a comic book page from black and white to full color. Learn the basics of flatting, rendering, color holds, and special effects, along with top digital coloring tips. Followed by Q&A session.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 11

2:00pm

Focus on Robert Williams
Legendary fine artist, cartoonist, and Comic-Con special guest Robert Williams discusses his storied career in comics, art, hot rods, California culture, and much more in conversation with Fantagraphics associate publisher Eric Reynolds. The two will discuss ZAP Comix, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth's studio, the underground comics heyday, the Los Angeles punk scene, and everything else all the way up to the present.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 32AB

2:30pm

Statix Press: The World's Best Comics
Comics have such a rich history across the globe, yet so few are being translated into English for U.S. audiences to enjoy. Titan Comics is changing that with their new imprint, Statix Press, which debuted last year. Publishers Weekly's Heidi Macdonald, writer/artist Helge Vogt (Alisik), brand manager Chris Thompson (Statix Press), and buyer Terence Irvins (Kinokuniya Books) discuss the international comics scene and what the industry is like across Europe (and around the world).

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 4

3:00pm

Snoopy Space Traveler: The History and Future of Snoopy and NASA
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 12, 12:04PM
Discover how cartoonist Charles M. Schulz partnered with NASA to bring everyone's favorite beagle Snoopy to the moon in this retrospective panel about the history and future of Snoopy in space. The panel will feature talking heads from the Schulz Museum, Schulz Studio, NASA, and beyond! Moderated by Damian Holbrook and and featuring panelists Stephanie Betts (SVP of development and current series DHX), Aimee Crane (NASA consultant), Lex Fajardo (Charles M. Schulz creative associates), Rachel Fellman (Charles M. Schulz Museum archivist), Ginger Kerrick (NASA flight director), and Robert Pearlman (editor of CollectSPACE).

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 28DE

3:00pm

Spotlight on Jeff Lemire
Comic-Con special guest Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer, Descender, Gideon Falls) and veteran comic book editor Will Dennis discuss Lemire's various creator-owned projects and for the first time preview both the upcoming Family Tree and Ascender! Panel will feature Dustin Nguyen (Batman, Descender) and a Q&A session.

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 25ABC

5:30pm

Karoke Komix: Sing Along with Bob the Angry Flower!
Comics are a silent medium, but that doesn't stop cartoonists from trying to fake it. Join Bob the Angry Flower creator Stephen Notley for a rollicking singalong/discussion of some of the cheap tricks one can use to imply a tune without actual sound. Be ready to sing or at least hum along!

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 4

6:30pm

Spotlight on Shannon Wheeler
Comic-Con special guest Shannon Wheeler (New Yorker cartoonist and Too Much Coffee Man creator) presents a special slide show and free gifts. Secrets will be revealed! Shannon shot 5,000 comics with a gun (self-proclaimed stupidest gimmick ever). Learn the history of the Japanese Bootleg shirt. Was Huey Newton (Black Panther leader) Shannon's landlord? Did Shannon's mom take them to hear cult leader Jim Jones speak? Did Shannon smuggle cigars out of Cuba? All true. Those stories will be told, plus selections from his new book, Memoirs of a Very Stable Genius, including "Camp Micro-Penis," "Getting Trapped in the Paris Subway," and "How To Sell a Sex Doll." There might be some dirty words.

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 26AB
 
Friday, July 20
 

10:00am

That '70s Panel
The seventies were a time of change for comics: Veteran creators were melding with new talent and new kinds of comics were emerging. Here's a discussion of those changing times with Marv Wolfman (Tomb of Dracula), Steve Leialoha (Warlock), Rick Hoberg (Star Wars), Richard Pini and Wendy Pini (Elfquest), moderator Mark Evanier (Scooby Doo), and others.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 8

11:00am

Publishers Weekly: Crowdfunding Ethics and Evolution
Crowdfunding has become an established method of publishing, but as it has grown, questions about how to use it have arisen. What's the right thing to do when a Kickstarter goes wrong? What's the next step in crowdfunding? What's the future of Patreon and Drip? Calvin Reid, Kel McDonald (Sorcery 101), Josh O'Neil (Beehive Press), attorney Jeff Trexler, and Camilla Zhang (Kickstarter) discuss legal and ethical issues in crowdfunding and the latest trends.

Friday July 20, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 28DE

12:00pm

Geek Media in Canada
Hope Nicholson (comics publisher, Bedside Press), Pia Guerra (cartoonist, The Nib), Ian Boothby (comics writer, Sparks!), Cecil Castellucci (comics writer, Shade the Changing Girl), and Sonya Ballantyne (filmmaker and writer) participate in a roundtable discussion showcasing the different ways to make media in Canada. From comics to film to hockey operas, each creator will discuss how Canada's unique system including grants, taxes, and exchange rates has helped and/or hindered their career progress.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 25ABC

12:00pm

Peanuts Family Album
Everyone knows Charlie Brown and Snoopy, but did you know that Charles M. Schulz created more than 70 original characters for the Peanuts comic strip? Some became world-famous icons, but many . . . did not. Lex Fajardo (Kid Beowulf), Rachel Fellman (Charles M. Schulz Museum), Brian Fies (A Fire Story), Nat Gertler (About Comics), Lonnie Millsap (bacön), Jeff Pidgeon (Toy Story), and moderator Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) look back at some of their favorite forgotten Peanuts characters, from Charlotte Braun and Shermy to Tapioca Pudding and Truffles!

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

4:00pm

How Not to Read Comics Like A Book
Comics are visual as well as verbal, but too often we overlook the pictures' contribution to narratives. Award-winning freelance cartoonist and comics chronicler (The Comics Journal, and Rants & Raves, a fortnightly online magazine of comics news and reviews at RCHarvey.com) R. C. Harvey shows how the visuals help tell the stories in ways that words can't. A souvenir of his cartooning career will be distributed.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 9

4:00pm

LGBTQ Graphic Novels
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 17, 03:14PM
Today's most dynamic creators are in kids' comics and they're portraying queer characters in fresh ways. Aminder Dhaliwal (Woman World), Tillie Walden (Spinning), Chad Sell (The Cardboard Kingdom), and Molly Knox Ostertag (The Witch Boy) discuss LGBTQ graphic novels for kids: from developing authentic stories to comics as a safe space for all identities. Moderated by Katie Monnin (Pop Culture Classroom).

Friday July 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

7:00pm

Breaking in and Monetizing Your Comics with Webtoon
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 10, 09:16AM
Looking to break into creator-owned comics with the world's largest comics publisher? Hear from creators including Kaitlyn Narvaza a.k.a. instantmiso (Siren's Lament), Monica Gallagher (Assassin Roommate, BOO! It's Sex), Leeanne Krecic a.k.a. Mongie (Let's Play), Shen (Bluechair, Live with Yourself), and 2018 Eisner-nominee Ryan Benjamin (Brothers Bond) on what it takes to break into the industry, how they've built their fan base through Webtoon, and how to survive once you're a full-time creator. Webtoon's head of content Tom Akel will walk you through how to publish and promote your own IP on the Discover platform, provide details on Webtoon's new ad sharing program, their partnership with Patreon, and the latest Webtoon comic contest with an $80k first prize.

Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 4
 
Saturday, July 21
 

11:45am

Quick Draw
Come early and grab a seat for the most talked-about panel at Comic-Con, at least among its participants! Three lightning-fast cartoonists duel to the death right before your eyes armed, with nothing but Sharpies, drawing pads, overhead projectors, and their own lethal sense of humor. Your Quick Draw Quizzzzmaster Mark Evanier throws the challenges at Sergio Aragonés (MAD, Groo the Wanderer), Scott Shaw! (The Simpsons, The Flintstones) and the new kid in the dais, Lalo Alcaraz (La Cucaracha). See why people think it's the fastest, funniest panel of the whole danged convention!

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:45am - 1:00pm
Room 6BCF

12:30pm

BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours
Discover your new comic book obsession at Comic-Con-and you're guaranteed to find it at this panel! Ryan Parrott (Saban's Go Go Power Rangers), Delilah S. Dawson (Ladycastle), Tyler Jenkins (Black Badge), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Low Road West), author C. B. Lee, writer Marguerite Bennett, and Matt Gagnon (editor-in-chief, BOOM! Studios) discuss the diverse imprints of BOOM! Studios, Archaia, BOOM! Box, and KaBOOM!, with surprises for everyone in the audience. Moderated by Filip Sablik (president of publishing & marketing, BOOM! Studios).

Saturday July 21, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 24ABC

1:00pm

IDW's Big News Panel!
Be among the first to hear about IDW's big announcements at SDCC! New titles! New creators! All the news that's fit to print in one place. Plus, don't miss out on an exclusive giveaway that you can only get here!

Saturday July 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 25ABC

1:00pm

Little Lulu and John Stanley Fan Group
The well-remembered Little Lulu comic books were written during 1945-1959 by the gifted all-around cartoonist John Stanley. Recent research continues to identify a large body of other work by this once-obscure master of comics storytelling. Come learn more, and join in for a scripted radio-play style reading of a Golden Age Little Lulu story. All are welcome!

Saturday July 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

1:00pm

The Comics Revolution
Mark Siegel, editorial and creative director of First Second Books, looks back and looks forward at this amazing, transformative time for the graphic novel in America. From the rise of kids' comics to graphic nonfiction to the author-centered new mainstream, First Second continues its pathfinding run-with beloved comics voices like Vera Brosgol, Gene Yang, Ben Hatke, Faith Erin Hicks, Scott McCloud, Ngozi Ukazu, Penelope Bagieu, Jen Wang, Box Brown, Tillie Walden, and many more.

Saturday July 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 29AB

2:00pm

Spotlight on Thi Bui
Award-winning writer and artist Thi Bui discusses her bestselling, debut graphic novel The Best We Could Do. Exploring the anguish of displacement and the lasting effects it has on a child and her family, The Best We Could Do documents the story of her family's daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves, and her own journey as a new parent. Bui will also discuss her recent political comics work focusing on the deportation and mistreatment of refugees by the U.S. (as seen on The Nib and Pen America). Attendees will also get a sneak peek at her upcoming projects, including a graphic novel on climate change in Vietnam.

Saturday July 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 4

3:00pm

Spotlight on Emil Ferris
Emil Ferris is the cartoonist behind 2017's most acclaimed graphic novel, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters. She will discuss the influences of horror in fine art, film, literature and pop culture on her work. Moderating the discussion is NPR Books editor Petra Mayer.

Saturday July 21, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 9

3:30pm

Breaking into Comics: Creating Your Own Career
Comics veterans and educators Andy Schmidt (Annihilation, Comics Experience founder), Phillip Sevy (Tomb Raider, Comics Experience instructor), and Fred Van Lente (Incredible Hercules, Deadpool) come together for this no-holds-barred look at what it takes to break into comics as a writer or an artist as well as an honest picture of the current comics industry landscape. This is your chance to hear it straight from those in the trenches. Andy and Phillip are ready to help and committed to giving you honest answers and real strategies!

Saturday July 21, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 2

4:00pm

Animation Artists Teach Caricature
Capturing the essence of a person or a character in just a line from a pen is a special skill, and few do it better than animation artists. Learn from Disney directing legend John Musker (Little Mermaid, Moana). Animators and story artists Jeff Ranjo, Kali Fontecchio, Marty Davis, and Trent Corey will draw live on stage, choosing lucky audience members who will get immortalized by these brilliant artists with art they can keep! There will be a speed caricature contest, as well as tips and tricks from the artists on how to improve your own drawing skills. Moderated by Tom Racine of the podcast Tall Tale Radio.

Saturday July 21, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 11

4:00pm

Oddball Comics Live!
Comic-Con special guest Scott Shaw! (Marooned Lagoon, Sonic the Hedgehog, Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew!) once again presents a longstanding Comic-Con favorite starring the craziest comic books ever published! Prepare to laugh (a lot) at Scott's unique look at the odd, obscure, and obscene mainstream, off-the-rack funnybooks that will make you wonder how the !?!#$%&*!?! do those even exist? But there's no PhotoShop here; every cover image is 100% real. Plus, Scott will have an exciting announcement for all Oddball Comics fans.

Saturday July 21, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 7AB

5:00pm

Spotlight on Aminder Dhaliwal
Comic-Con special guest Aminder Dhaliwal (Woman World) and Stu Livingston (co-director, Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie, and director at Disney TV Animation) discuss Dhaliwal's work as a comics artist and animator. Their conversation will touch on Dhaliwal's process, her inspirations, and how she balances her comics and animation work as a director at Disney TV Animation. Dhaliwal's debut graphic novel Woman World was first serialized on Instagram to an audience of 150,000.

Saturday July 21, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 29AB

7:00pm

Cartoon Art Museum Demo: Watercolor for Cartooning
Watercolors can be a magical medium for any artform including comics. Watch and learn beginner- to advanced-technique demonstrations meant specifically for use in comics with an introduction by Cartoon Art Museum educator and program coordinator Nina L. Taylor Kester (Cartoon Camp). Then observe professional cartoonists use this classic medium to create wondrous works of comic art. Lucky attendees may win some of the art created or go home with new art supplies to start their own watercolor adventure. Materials provided by Sakura of America.

Saturday July 21, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 11
 
Sunday, July 22
 

10:00am

Spotlight on Lonnie Millsap
Moderator Tom Racine (Tall Tale Radio podcast) chats with 2018 Reuben Award-nominated New Yorker cartoonist Lonnie Millsap. Millsap will discuss, and show visually, how his career has developed as a self-published cartoonist, talk about his background, and gush over the people who inspired him (from Gary Panter to Gary Larson). They will also discuss Millsap's comic bacön, and talk about the ups of drawing a strip . . . no downs.

Sunday July 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 4

10:00am

The Annual Kirby Tribute
As is done every year, fans gather to salute the man some called "The King of the Comics" and its most imaginative artist and creator. Discussing the life and work of Jack Kirby this year are animation producer Larry Houston, illustrator/historian Arlen Schumer, Rand Hoppe of the Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center, attorney Paul S. Levine, a few surprises, and your moderator, Kirby biographer and assistant Mark Evanier.

Sunday July 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
Room 5AB

10:00am

Creating a Walt Disney Comic Story
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 11, 04:57PM
Ever wonder how pros go about creating new comic stories? 26-year veteran Disney comics 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. Come and join the fun! **This is not associated with The Walt Disney Company**

Sunday July 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 2

10:30am

Politics in the Funny Pages: The Legacy of Politics in Classic Newspaper Comic Strips
Comic strip historians and experts R. C. Harvey, Dean Mullaney, and Peter Maresca, along with IDW Publishing editorial director Justin Eisinger, will engage in a far-ranging discussion of the role politics played in newspaper comic strips during the rise and dominance of the art form. In addition to exploring the public-facing messages of creators such as Milton Caniff, Harold Gray, Chester Gould, Al Capp, and many more, panelists apply a critical eye to the legacy these creators left for future generations.

Sunday July 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 23ABC

11:00am

The Secret Loves of Geeks
Vita Ayala (comics writer, The Wilds), Ivan Salazar (PR, comiXology), Maia Kobabe (cartoonist, Genderqueer), Hope Nicholson (editor, The Secret Loves of Geeks), Marley Zarcone, and Dylan Edwards (cartoonist, Transposes) discuss the genesis behind The Secret Loves of Geeks anthology, how vulnerable writing and comics are needed for discussions of sex and gender, and the new projects they are working on next.

Sunday July 22, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 32AB

12:00pm

Spotlight on Jason Lutes
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 09, 12:55PM
Comic-Con special guest Jason Lutes (Berlin, Jar of Fools) and comics journalist and scholar Rob Salkowitz (University of Washington) discuss Lutes's expansive body of work, and range of his experiences as an independent cartoonist and professor at the Center for Cartoon Studies. From the vantage point of having recently concluded his masterwork Berlin after 20 years of work, Lutes will speak about his process, influences, and journey as a cartoonist.

Sunday July 22, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 28DE

12:00pm

Spotlight on Macanudo: Introducing the World of Liniers
One of Latin America's most acclaimed cartoonists, Liniers (Eisner Award nominee and Comic-Con special guest), talks about his popular Argentinian daily strip Macanudo, which begins U.S. syndication in September. C. J. Kettler (president, King Features) will introduce Liniers to American comic strip fans.

Sunday July 22, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 4

4:00pm

Dr. Zhivago's Spotlight on 3D Cartoons and Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Zhivago's panel will show how 3D cartoons are transformed from sketches and used in artificial intelligence media programs. Students participating in Dr. Zhivago's Digital Media Arts Program are from Arroyo Vista Charter Middle School (Chula Vista), showcasing their designs from sketch to final 3D rendering. Q&A moderated by Marissa Zhivago. A short cartooning workshop with Dr. Zhivago follows the presentation.

Sunday July 22, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 11