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Wednesday, July 18
 

4:00pm

Teaching with Comics: An Interactive Workshop for Educators
Peter Carlson (Green Dot Public Schools), Susan Kirtley (Portland State University), and Antero Garcia (Stanford University) lead this hands-on workshop for integrating comic books in your classrooms. Using contexts from k-12 to higher education instruction and communities of comic scholars, this action-packed workshop guides participants through approaches to teaching comics and teaching with comics while including the voices of Nhora Lucia Serrano (MIT Press), Johnathan Flowers (Southern Illinois University), and Ben Bolling (University of North Carolina) to share key strategies, theories, and scholarship on comics pedagogy.

Wednesday July 18, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
 
Thursday, July 19
 

10:00am

Border Narratives: Voices from Beyond the Wall
Latinx comics professionals discuss their work and their experiences living in a time of resurgent nationalism and a countrywide obsession with borders, both physical and psychological. Topics will include the current state of Latinx characters in comics, the importance of diverse creators and the question of representative authenticity, and how comics creators can partner with libraries to provide the best access to books and community programming from outside the monoculture. Speakers are Johnnie Christmas (Firebug, Angel Catbird), Marco Finnegan (Crossroad Blues), Ricardo Padilla (executive director and co-founder of the Latino Comics Expo), Zeke Peña (illustrator at The Nib, Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide), and Isabel Quintero (Gabi, A Girl in Pieces, Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide). Moderated by Chloe Ramos-Peterson (library market sales representative at Image Comics).

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

10:00am

DC Collectibles
Limited-edition statues, action figures, prop replicas, busts, vinyl . . . DC Collectibles has them all-and more. The DC Collectibles crew, including executive creative director Jim Fletcher and Academy Award-winning special makeup effects artist Rick Baker and several special guests discuss how they come up with so many great ideas, and what’s coming up from the maker of awesome collectibles!

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 9

10:00am

Jack Kirby's Consciousness Part 2: How Jack Kirby, the CIA, Barry Ira Geller, and Mike Royer Saved the World
Barry Ira Geller and Mike Royer discuss the creation of Jack's greatest architectural drawings for the film Lord of Light and the theme park Science Fiction Land. Get behind-the-scenes revelations of the drawings the CIA used in the real Argo. Moderated by author and Kirby friend J. David Spurlock.

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 23ABC

10:00am

Transformers: Unicron and Beyond
The planet-eater Unicron has arrived, and nothing will be spared! IDW editor-in-chief John Barber, associate publisher David Hedgecock, editor David Mariotte, Hasbro's director of global publishing Michael Kelly, and creators behind the blockbuster event of the summer fill you in on what's in store for the Autobots and offer a hint at what comes next.

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 29AB

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

10:30am

How to Get News Coverage
Small press publishers: What makes the difference between an item that will get news coverage, previews, and interviews and what doesn't? A lot of publishers have no idea what to submit to the press, how to submit it, and why they are being overlooked for coverage. Comics journalist Rik Offenberger (First Comics News, Archie Comics) moderates this panel on just what it takes to get coverage, with the comics journalists themselves telling you what they are looking for in your submission. Panelists include Tim Chizmar (Fangoria, co-chair of the Horror Writers Association, First Comics News), Glenn Hauman (Comic Mix), Jez Ibelle (First Comics News, Geek-A-Pedia), Rob Salkowitz (ICv2, Forbes), Francis Sky (First Comics News, Massacre Twins), J. C. Vaughn (Gemstone Publishing), and Josh Waldrop (Red Gorilla Comics), along with independent comic creators Ed Catto (Captain Action, Bonfire Agency) and Holly Golightly (BroadSword Comics), who explain what worked for them and what to avoid when looking for press coverage. Find out what it takes to self-promote your project and make a significant impact on your ability to sell your comics project.

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 8

10:30am

What Marvel Means to Me!
The name "Marvel" immediately brings to mind eye-popping visuals and superhero slugfests, but beneath the widescreen trappings and cosmic adventure, there's an innate humanity that resonates with audiences and a legacy of storytellers who bring this universe to life. Here, co-moderators Professor Ben Saunders (Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibit at MoPop) and Patrick A. Reed (Depth of Field) speak with an all-star group of panelists about the stories, characters, and people that make Marvel so enduring.

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 24ABC

10:30am

Comics Arts Conference #1: Comic Origins
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 12, 09:40AM
Michael Connerty (IADT, Dublin) examines how popular elements of cartooning from the U.S. were adapted and ultimately helped to shape the development of British comic strip language at the turn of the 20th century. Brad Ricca (Case Western Reserve University) reveals a new understanding of Superman's origin in Andrew "King of Steel" Carnegie's Hero Fund: the hidden source of Siegel and Shuster's last "lost story" (Action Comics #1000), Siegel's commentary on DC's growing stable of commercial superheroes. Nicholas Sammond (University of Toronto) chronicles the importance of libertarianism and the strong influences of the Beats on the ethos of underground comix.

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 26AB

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

11:00am

Hasbro Transformers
Be the first to hear about new Transformers toys and products that have yet to hit store shelves straight from the design and marketing teams at Hasbro. There is a lot of buzz for Bumblebee: The Movie hitting theaters in December. Roll in to get a glimpse at the Transformers products inspired by the film, including new figures in the Generations Studio Series collection. Then, get your cyber-goggles ready for a look at the first reveals from the highly anticipated upcoming Generations War for Cybertron trilogy line. Set sights on Cyberverse, the exciting new animated show is full of new characters and familiar stories. Fly in to sneak a peek at the series and several of the new toys not yet revealed. Many new Transformers initiatives from some trusted partners will be shared, as well as the induction of the 2018 Transformers Hall of Fame members.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 29AB

11:00am

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles For All!
Three eras of the Ninja Turtles collide in one room! Co-creator Kevin Eastman is joined by the current comic book creative team of Tom Waltz and Bobby Curnow, as they talk about the past, present, and future of the heroes in a half shell. Turtle power! There will also be a special Turtle Trivia with prizes for the ultimate TMNT fan.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 28DE

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

11:30am

Oni Press Presents: Your Best Pitch Yet
Every editor has a different opinion about a pitch. Oni Press's executive editor Ari Yarwood and editorial director of licensed publishing Sarah Gaydos host a panel with peer editors Christina "Steenz" Stewart (Lion Forge), Spike Trotman (Iron Circus), and others as they offer insights into what a good pitch is in the comics world.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 8

12:00pm

"It's Dangerous to Go Alone!"
Even if you are The Chosen One, you still need your squad, whether they are friends, family, or just allies with important survival skills. Authors Justina Ireland (Dread Nation), C. B. Lee (Sidekick Squad series), Brooklyn Allen and Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up), Leah Thomas (When Light Left Us and Because You'll Never Meet Me), Mary E. Pearson (Dance of Thieves /Remnant Chronicles), and Natalie C. Parker (Seafire) squad up with moderator Sam Maggs (Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships that Changed History). Entry to each Horton Grand Theatre panel requires a separate ticket and a Comic-Con badge.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

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

CBLDF #1 Comics, Start Here!
It's hard to believe, but comics used to be the black sheep of reading and were once synonymous with juvenile delinquency. Today, they're at the center of pop culture! But just because graphic novels are popular, that doesn't mean everyone knows how to use them in their library. Never fear, CBLDF is here! Panelists will help you make the most of this incredible creative medium for all of your patrons. Learn about CBLDF's new research on cataloging comics and get helpful tips about collection development and defense that will help everyone in your library love comics. Featuring CBLDF board member Katherine Keller, librarian and advocate Amie Wright, and researchers Staci Crouch, Hallie Clawson, and Allison Bailund.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 11

12:00pm

Comics Arts Conference #2: Comics, Costumes, and Cultural Appropriation
Modern comics, animation, and related media exhibit an unprecedented degree of diverse representation, but they also raise serious questions about cultural appropriation. Must creators color within the lines of their own heritage? Is wearing a Black Panther costume problematic for anyone not of African descent? Does using folklore or cultural imagery require asking permission from source communities-or even paying them royalties? Jeff Trexler (Fordham School of Law, Fashion Law Institute), Susan Scafidi (Who Owns Culture? Appropriation and Authenticity in American Law), Douriean Fletcher (Douriean.com; specialty jeweler, Black Panther), and Joseph P. Illidge (Valiant) discuss the history, theory, and ethics of comics and cultural exchange.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 26AB

12:00pm

Entertainment is LGBTQ
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 18, 06:30PM
BOOM! Studios and GLAAD present an in-depth roundtable discussion about LGBTQ representation in pop culture and the path forward to a brighter, more inclusive future, with panelists from all corners of the entertainment world, including Emily Andras (executive poducer and showrunner of Wynonna Earp), Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass), Marguerite Bennett (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Noah Hayes (Wet Hot American Summer) and Josh Trujillo (Dodge City). Moderated by Megan Townsend (director of entertainment research and analysis, GLAAD).

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 28DE

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

If You Build It, They Will Come: Strategies for Successful Adult Graphic Novel Collection Development in Public Libraries
Comics are for everyone, yet far too often adult graphic novels are relegated to teen sections, resigned to standing order plans, and unconsidered when planning programming. Panelist will provide practical approaches to building high-quality graphic novel collection for adults and targeting and increasing advocacy about why adult graphic novels are needed in every library. Topics will include suggestions for overcoming the unique challenges of creating and maintaining adult graphic novel collections, how to "sell" this collection to stakeholders, suggested titles to purchase to start and grow your collection, and resources for readers advisory and advocacy support. Panelists include Monica Barrette (senior librarian, adult services, Escondido Public Library), Cassidy Charles (digital services librarian, Santa Barbara Public Library), Marcela Peres (library director, Lewiston Public Library), and Amie Wright (library manager, Edmonton Public Library).

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

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

12:00pm

Stargate Franchise: Creative Storytelling
See the entire spectrum of Stargate franchise stories. The Stargate series, comics, books, games, and fan fiction have all contributed to the rich tapestry of the franchise, and there is more to come. Kieran Dickson will moderate a discussion with panelists Chris Judge, Darren Sumner, David Read, and more, as they share their creative process and behind-the-scenes stories.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 7AB

12:30pm

Adventures in Self-Publishing: Spotlight on Randy Reynaldo
Comic-Con special guest Randy Reynaldo (writer/artist, Rob Hanes Adventures), with moderator Barry Gregory (CEO, Ka-Blam Digital Printing), talks about surviving more than 20 years of self-publishing, his influences, how he started out and broke in, how self-publishing has changed, and of course his flagship title, the long-running indie action series Rob Hanes Adventures. He'll also preview what's coming up in the future for himself and the series. Randy has exhibited in the Small Press Area of the San Diego Comic-Con since its inception in 1993 and has wisdom and experience to share with other aspiring self-publishers, writers, and artists. All attendees will get a complimentary issue.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 4

12:30pm

Celebrating Mickey Spillane's Centenary
In this special anniversary discussion, Titan Publishing's Andrew Sumner sits down with writer Max Allan Collins (Quarry's War, Road to Perdition) to discuss the life and legacy of Mickey Spillane on what would have been his centenary year. They delve into the history of his most famous creation, Mike Hammer, along with his return to comics in an all-new Titan series based on one of Spillane's original plots.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 24ABC

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

Black Mask Studios: Mr. Robot: Hacking Comics
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 18, 09:06AM
One of the most exciting and innovative shows on television, USA Network's award-winning Mr. Robot is making its way to comics for the first time with this upcoming series that show creator Sam Esmail developed with show writer Jeff McKibben and artists Antonio Fuso (James Bond, Survival Fetish) and Tyler Boss (4 Kids Walk Into a Bank, Calexit). Designed as a prequel to Season 1 of the TV series produced by Universal Cable Productions, this comic book series will detail the formation of the mysterious group known as fsociety. Black Mask publisher Matteo Pizzolo will moderate this panel featuring writer Jeff McKibben and other special guests for a conversation about expanding the singular world of Mr. Robot into comics.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 28DE

1:00pm

CBLDF #2 State of Censorship
Get a global look at comics censorship from CBLDF. Learn about current censorship challenges in the U.S., including new bills attempting to regulate internet use, and the abundance of local challenges to comics addressing diversity and equality. Explore how cartoonists are being prosecuted, threatened, and intimidated by authorities around the globe for making art. Learn how you can participate with CBLDF in making a difference and standing up for free expression! CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein leads the conversation.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 11

1:00pm

Comics and Libraries Fair
Come and see various programs and initiatives librarians have successfully offered communities using comics and pop culture to increase literacy and build community connections.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

1:00pm

Comics Arts Conference #3: Attorneys vs. Historians: Who Authors the Authorship Narrative?
The history of comic authorship is partly autobiographical and anecdotal, but such statements are often made simultaneously with litigation. Witness "recollections" are therefore framed with the "assistance" of corporate counsel but treated by historians as unfiltered accounts of events. James Thompson (Comic Book Historians group), Danny Barer (Pollak, Vida & Barer law firm), and Alex Grand (Comic Book Historians group) explore Golden Age and Silver Age authorial history but with the addition of legal contextualization-thereby suggesting motivations other than ego or differing perspectives for both idea origins and contractual (mis)understandings.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 26AB

1:00pm

Marvel Games Panel
Get an inside look at the latest and greatest from Marvel Games. Attendees will see exciting sneak peeks of Marvel's Spider-Man, Marvel Powers United VR, and Marvel Battle Lines, with many unannounced surprises and panel exclusives. Host Greg Miller (loudmouth at KindaFunny.com) will be joined by Mike Jones (vice president & executive producer, Marvel Games), Bill Rosemann (executive creative director, Marvel Games), Bryan Intihar (creative director, Insomniac Games, Marvel's Spider-Man), and others.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hall H

1:00pm

Not-So-Strange Bedfellows: The Relationship Between Comics and Professional Wrestling
Some have called the spectacle of pro wrestling "a comic book come to life." That is not so far from the truth. From the heroics of Hulk Hogan to the anti-heroics of "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and the villainy of Ric Flair, this panel explores the parallels in character development and storyline advancement between these forms. Featuring Rik Offenberger (First Comics News), Francis Szyskowski (The Massacre Twins), Scott Lost (The 2nd Shift), Michael Kingston (Headlocked), Kevin Kleinrock (Masked Republic), Flobo Boyce (Legacy), and Anthony Ray Bench (Film Threat). Moderated by Joshua Waldrop (Red Guerrilla Media).

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 29AB

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

1:00pm

The Pitching Hour
Sujata Day (writer/actress, Insecure), Deric Hughes (co-EP, Arrow), Lamont Magee (story editor, Black Lightning), Nyambi Nyambi (actor/artist, The Good Fight), Malcolm Barrett (actor, Timeless), a surprise guest or two, and your moderator Dan Evans III (VP creative affairs, DC Entertainment) will take an idea from conception through production for various media. This process will include creating a pitch document, obtaining agents, and getting a pitch meeting. The panelists will explain, through hypothetical examples and humorous stories, the process that new creators should adapt to make their way through the creative battleground of the entertainment industry. Knowing that each project is unique, there will be a Q&A to allow the audience to really hone in on the solutions to obstacles they may encounter. Also on-hand will be Brendan McFeely (partner, Kane Kessler) to give creators insight on protecting their ideas as they navigate Hollywood!

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 7AB

1:00pm

The Simpsons and SpongeBob Smile-Time Hour
Creative director Nathan Kane and managing editors Terry Delegeane and Chris Duffy join forces for a tour de "farce" of the best humor comics in the business. Meet some of the Bongo and United Plankton writers and artists who tickle your four-color funny bones and find out what's in stores in the months to come!

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 23ABC

1:30pm

Monsters in Our Midst: Our Favorite Creepy Comics Creators
Love things that go bump in the night? Hear what it takes to get those monsters out of your nightmares and onto the page with Comic-Con special guests Rafael Albuquerque, Emil Ferris, Alex Grecian, Jeff Lemire, Terry Moore, and William Stout. Moderated by the Cartoon Art Museum's Andrew Farago.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 8

1:45pm

TMNT Reboot: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Rise up! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back in Nickelodeon's brand-new mutation of New York's half-shell heroes. Featuring Omar Miller (Ballers) as Raph, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Leo, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Donnie, Brandon Smith (You're the Worst) as Mikey, Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as April, and Eric Bauza (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012) as Splinter. Joining the cast are co-executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward and legendary voice director Rob Paulsen. Panel highlights to include never-before-seen clips from the upcoming series. Moderated by Buzzfeed's Keely Flaherty.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 6A

2:00pm

Creating the Future at the MIT Media Lab: How Comics Inspire Students' Work (and Vice Versa)
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 11, 03:27PM
MIT and their Media Lab are prominent fixtures in the Marvel Universe. Tony Stark, Otto Octavius, Reed Richards, Riri Williams, and Sue Storm are all MIT alums. While MIT has inspired Marvel, the reverse is even more the case. Many of the real-world students, faculty, and alumni of the school are inventing amazing technologies (not to mention creative media) based on what they've seen from comic book characters on screen and in print. Panelists Dr. Katy Croff Bell (director of the Media Lab Open Ocean initiative), Dr. Danielle Wood (director, Space Enabled Research Group, MIT Media Lab), Alexis Hope (creative director, TEN FWD; MIT Media Lab alum), Selam Gano (MIT Media Lab undergraduate researcher) and moderator Cady Coleman (NASA astronaut, retired) will profile the cutting-edge technologies and storytelling coming out of this Cambridge MA think-tank.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 28DE

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

2:00pm

Queer Comics for Queer Kids
Libraries are often safe spaces for teens who find it hard to fit in elsewhere. This includes queer teens. It is important to keep collections that reflect these teens, both so that they can find themselves in fiction and that their peers can see them normalized. Presenters will talk about queer comics and manga, how they've affected them personally, why they're important to library collections, and some recommendations to start you off.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

2:00pm

Sonic the Hedgehog's Way Past Cool Panel
Sonic The Hedgehog has raced back into comics, bringing old enemies and new friends along for the ride. IDW editors Joe Hughes and David Mariotte, artist Evan Stanley, Sega licensing specialist Michael Cisneros, director of product development Austin Keys, and head of Sonic team Takashi Iizuka discuss comics and upcoming games, make some surprise announcements, and more!

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 9

2:00pm

The Treasury of British Comics: Can a Forgotten Archive Teach Us About Comics in the 21st Century?
They've influenced some of comics' biggest names, but you've probably never heard of them; this is the hidden history of what was one of the biggest comics industries in the world. From The Leopard from Lime Street to Whizzer and Chips, from horror comics aimed at young girls to warped humor comics for preteens, these weekly anthologies were a unique influence on some of the biggest names in comics and, with their weekly format and cross-genre mashups, form the missing link between American comics, European comics, and manga. Discover the untold story of British comics with Ben Smith (head of books and comic books for Rebellion, Graeme McMillan (Hollywood Reporter), and others.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 29AB

2:00pm

We Believe in Fantasy
Creators conjure magic on a monthly basis, stretching the boundaries of reality to explore resonant themes under a veneer of high fiction. This group of creators has taken a legacy of wands, wizards, and incantations and tailored it to a modern context where shape-shifting teen baristas search for missing love and reckless rockers parley with infernal forces. Let this panel of spellbinding talent, including Charles Soule (Curse Words), Sam Humphries (Blackbird), Grace Ellis (Moonstruck), Jeremy Haun (The Realm), Johnnie Christmas (Firebug), Megan Hutchison (Rockstars), and other special guests, enchant you as they explain the alchemy behind their latest comics.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 23ABC

2:00pm

Comics Arts Conference #4: Comics and Healing
Kenneth Rogers Jr. (Heroes, Villains, and Healing: A Guide for Male Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Using DC Comic Superheroes and Villains) shows how the DC heroes and villains whom people love and love to hate can be used to help heal the trauma of PTSD in survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Mara Wood (Wonder Woman Psychology) demonstrates how using a bibliotherapeutic framework can help middle grade students gain an understanding of the prosocial behaviors Wonder Woman models and how to translate those behaviors into their daily interactions. Whitney Porter (Kent State University) views Emil Ferris's My Favorite Thing Is Monsters through a psychoanalytic feminist lens to consider the protective and reparative abilities of monstrous embodiment in graphic storytelling for women.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 26AB

2:30pm

Beyond the Blockbuster: Finding Comics for Comic Movie Lovers
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 09, 01:02PM
You've seen all the movies, you've watched all the trailers, now you just need to know where to start with the comic books. These panelists are here to help! ComiXologists Kiersten Wing and Matt Kolowski are joined by Magdalene Visaggio (Eternity Girl, Kim & Kim), Jen Vaughn (Betty & Veronica: Vixens), M. K. Reed (The Castoffs, Palefire), Shawn Kittelsen (Savage Game, Mortal Kombat X), Axel Medellin (Elephantmen), and Boo Cook (Elephantmen) to go down a list of well-known comic movie hits and recommend a library of perfect comic book/blockbuster pairing.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 8

2:30pm

Meet the Newest Cultural Ambassadors: Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Animation
As comics, film, and popular arts increase in global appeal, so do the State Department's initiatives designed to build mutual understanding around the world. Learn about an anti-bullying film project between U.S. and Mexican students, comic book-based learning in countries around the world, and how diplomatic engagement using popular arts highlights shared values. U.S. diplomats and citizen cultural ambassadors will showcase innovative programs that promote solutions to challenging global issues and advance U.S. foreign policy. Panelists include Preeti Shah (foreign service officer, U.S Consulate Tijuana, U.S Department of State), David Andrade (filmmaker/graphic artist, Theory Studios, ECA Alumni), Alex (Alexandra) Wesser (teacher/program implementer, Media Arts Center), Rachel Gandin Mark (program director, American Film Showcase), and director/producer/writer Jorge Gutierrez (Book of Life, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, Son of Jaguar).

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 24ABC

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

A Shop Called Quest: Black Series Rebels Live
A Shop Called Quest, humbly the world's strongest comic book shop, and Black Series Rebels are a weekly YouTube talk show and podcast inspired by a galaxy far, far away . . . For the first time ever, this unique live comedic experience will be at Comic-Con. Come celebrate fandom with likeminded fans. Featuring guest interviews, games, and giveaways. Panel attendees will receive a free limited-edition action-figure-inspired pin (while supplies last).

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

3:00pm

Drawing Inspiration: How Drawing Groups Can Empower Aspiring Comic Book Creators into Print
The Accidental Aliens, a San Diego-based drawing group, discuss creating comic stories from their individual talents and how they forged their resources together to launch a successful Kickstarter-funded anthology comic to print. Topics include how a drawing group can inspire artists to hit deadlines on top of real 9-to-5 day jobs, promotion of individual talents through a group social media campaign, working together to tackle the logistics of a successful Kickstarter campaign, promoting diversity, group networking, and how a drawing group can improve your skills as a comics artist while having fun making new friends in your very own creative tribe!

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 29AB

3:00pm

In Conversation with Robert Kirkman
Prolific comic book creator, writer, and executive producer Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Oblivion Song)discusses his work across comics, TV, and film, including his newest comic book series, Oblivion Song. Room 6A

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 6A

3:00pm

Niko and the Sword of Light: From Sketch to Screen
Concept co-creators Kei Acedera, Bobby Chiu, Adam Jeffcoat, and Jim Bryson are joined by series director Sung Jin Ahn and executive producer Rob Hoegee to tell the inspiring story of how a collaboration between four art school friends went from a successful Kickstarter campaign to a blockbuster motion comic and now an Emmy-winning animated series. Plus exclusive art, clips, Q&A, and a surprise or two.

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 7AB

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

3:00pm

The Forgotten Trio: A Spotlight on 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. Jessica Tseang (founder of The Comic Book Girl, comic book historian) leads a discussion with legendary talents from Marvel, DC, IDW, Dark Horse, Image, Top Cow, Aspen, and other publishers 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 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 9

3:00pm

Truth, Social Justice, and the Academic Library Way: Comics in Academic Libraries
Academic libraries have often used scholarship and curriculum support as means to justify collecting comics and graphic novels. However, these items often get lost in the greater academic collections, and these "hidden" collections often go unused. Three academic librarians have taken a different approach to utilizing graphic novels and comics as means for community engagement and to encourage a culture of reading. Topics covered include developing a social justice-themed comic collection and a physical space in the library for comics and graphics novels, encouraging a comic culture to underserved populations, and strategies for outreach and engagement using comics and graphic novels. Panelists are Kai Alexis Smith (subject librarian, Cal Poly Pomona), Bethany Herman (public services librarian, Houston Community College), and Jennifer Crispin (public services librarian, Houston Community College).

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

3:00pm

Writing 101: What to Think About Before You Start Writing
Award winning writer/editor Marv Wolfman (writer/creator of Blade, Black Cat, Bullseye, New Teen Titans, Deathstroke, and many more) brings his annual writing seminar to Comic-Con. This is for those who want to write but aren't sure how to begin. Marv talks about structure, creating characters, writing dialogue, and more. If you want to begin writing, be sure to attend Marv Wolfman's panel first.

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 11

3:15pm

Marvel Animation: Marvel Rising
UPDATED: Sun, Jul 15, 03:06PM
Marvel Rising brings together the next generation of Marvel Super Heroes for the next generation of Marvel fans. This is your chance to be among the first to see a sneak peek of this group of powered teens and their adventures that are full of heart, action, comedy, and powerful messages for every kind of Marvel fan. Join our Ghost-Spider Dove Cameron (Descendants, Liv & Maddie), our Quake Chloe Bennet (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nashville) our Squirrel Girl Milana Vayntrub (This Is Us, Silicon Valley), our Ms. Marvel Kathreen Khavari (Big Little Lies, Marvel’s Avengers), our Patriot Kamil McFadden (K.C. Undercover, Grown Ups 2), Cort Lane (SVP, Animation and Family Entertainment), Marsha Griffin (VP, Animation Current Series and Development), Mairghread Scott (Writer, Marvel Rising) and Sana Amanat (VP, Content and Character Development) for an action-packed panel that will showcase the first look of the animated shorts, special announcements, and so much more.

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 6DE

3:30pm

The Mark, Sergio, Stan, and Maybe Tom Show
It's another panel where the award-winning team of Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier (Comic-Con special guests) discuss their work together, especially on the long-running comic Groo The Wanderer. They'll be joined by their letterer (and the creator of the also long-running Usagi Yojimbo) Stan Sakai, and they may be joined the colorist for both, the hardest-working man in comics, Tom Luth. They'll be telling you all about the upcoming crossover mini-series in which Groo meets . . . well, come to the panel and find out who.

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 8

3:30pm

Will You Go to the Dance with Me? How Homecoming Dances and Epic Parties Have Shaped Storytelling
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 06, 11:58AM
From Pretty in Pink to Pride & Prejudice's ball at Netherfield Hall, parties have always served as excellent plot devices. In this panel, moderators Sam Maggs (Girl Squads, Anthem) and Amy S. Foster (The Rift Uprising) along with panelists Alexandra Monir (Timeless, The Final Six), Rachel Heine (editor-in-chief, Nerdist), Camilla Zhang (comics outreach, Kickstarter), and Rowan Rowden (founder, Dual Wield Studios) will talk about their favorite fictional social blowouts and discuss changing social mores, traditions, and celebrations through the ages. And who doesn't love a good party?

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 24ABC

3:30pm

YA Comics FTW!
Amazing, creative, crazy graphic novels are being written for teenagers today. Here's a chance to hear what inspired the authors of those books to write for young adults, and why YA comics can be the absolute coolest. Panelists include Jen Wang (The Prince and the Dressmaker), Scott Westerfeld (The Spill Zone), and Tillie Walden (Spinning).

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

4:00pm

Apex Comics Publishing Group Exclusive Previews
Stan Lee's God Woke and William Shatner War Chronicles writer/artist/publisher Mariano Nicieza will feature new creator-owned projects with exclusive premiere announcements, including project previews by Mark Torres (Designated), Jeff Slemons (Vampires vs Nazis), Wilson Ramos Jr. (Phazer), Jim Kaufman (Rackfest), Linda Castillion (Card.com), and Tom Vargas (Factory Entertainment). Apex also celebrates the Gold Medal win of the 2017 Independent Publishers Book Award for Stan Lee’s God Woke!

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 23ABC

4:00pm

Art of Collaboration: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Collaborators
Andy Schmidt (Comics Experience, Avengers, Annihilation), Kyle Higgins (Nightwing, Hadrian's Wall), Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, Green Hornet), and Phillip Sevy (Tomb Raider) discuss the intricacies and intimacies of creative collaboration for comic books. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and build lasting, collaborative relationships!

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 11

4:00pm

Captain Actions: Adventures in Space and 2018 Collectors Customization Contest
Captain Action, the first superhero action figure, celebrates collecting, customization, and entrepreneurial passion with a behind-the-scenes-look at the 2018 line development (including the new 1/6th scale line), upcoming publishing efforts, and the all-ages animation. The annual customizer panel will again celebrate fan creations, judging and awarding the grand prize during the panel. Panelists include Greg Goldstein (IDW), Joe Jusko (Marvel Masterpieces), Harold Sipe (Little Monsters Cards) Michael Polis (Atomic Toybox), J. C. Vaughn (The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide), Michael Crawford (MWC Toys), and Daniel Pickett (Action Figure Insider). Moderated by Professor Ed Catto (Ithaca College).

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 32AB

4:00pm

comiXology Originals: Creator-Owned Comics and Beyond
Creator-owned comics from comiXology? You bet! Sam Humphries (Green Lanterns), Alti Firmansyah (Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde), Magdalene Visaggio (Eternity Girl, Kim & Kim), Jen Vaughn (Betty & Veronica: Vixens), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen, Ask for Mercy), and Abigail Jill Harding (Ask for Mercy) talk about their latest comiXology Originals graphic novels and series. They'll also entertain you with stories on the process of bringing creator-owned comics to life and what it's like pushing the envelope with digital comics, and beyond. Moderated by comiXologists Kiersten Wing and Matt Kolowski.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 28DE

4:00pm

Creator Panel: When I See Myself In Comics
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 16, 05:47PM
Authors/creators talk about the discoveries that come after their book is published and released into the world. What are the biggest surprises that come from readers who identify with their work? What sort of impact does this have on how they, as creatives, perceive the original work? What sort of stories did they read that had a profound impact on how they write and why they choose the stories they tell? Featuring Sebastian Kadlecik (Quince), Christina "Steenz" Stewart (Archival Quality), Jenni and Matt Holm (Babymouse), Dana Simpson (Pheobe and Her Unicorn), and Sina Grace (The Li'l Depressed Boy). Moderated by Colleen Bement.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

4:00pm

Speechless: The Power of Wordless Comics
Wordless comics allow for readers to infer meaning from the context of juxtaposed images, and inferences can vary, whether it's from the sequential woodcuts of Lynd Ward and Frans Masereel or the books for younger readers by Raymond Briggs and Shaun Tan. To explore the achievements and potential of the form, join moderator Lee Nordling (two-time Eisner nominee for BirdCatDog and SheHeWe), artist/writer/educator Peter Kuper (Mad magazine's Spy vs. Spy, Eisner Award winner for Ruins), creator Rachel Dukes (Steven Universe and Frankie Comics), and creator Art Baltazar (Aw Yeah Comics, Patrick the Wolf Boy).

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 9

4:00pm

Splashing Ink on Museum Walls
Do comics belong in museums? Lots of major art and cultural institutions seem to think so, with ambitious new shows and comic art museums springing up everywhere, including one spearheaded by Comic-Con itself. Artist/writer Emil Ferris (My Favorite Thing Is Monsters), Kim Munson (editor, From Comics to Frames: Comic Art in Museums), writer/editor and exhibition consultant Ann Nocenti, and SDCC museum director Adam Smith converse about the future of comics on display, moderated by Rob Salkowitz (Forbes, Full Bleed).

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 29AB

4:00pm

Drawing with Scott Hampton
Scott Hampton is an American comic book artist known for his painted work for Batman, Sandman, Black Widow, Hellraiser, and Star Trek, as well as Magic: The Gathering cards. He is currently working on American Gods for Dark Horse. For this session he is joined by Jennifer T. Lange, a writer and metalsmith who was an intellectual property attorney for 16 years before she began coloring comics. She assisted and studied with Scott before working on American Gods, collaborating with Scott to help bring tone and texture to the work.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 2

4:30pm

DC: The New MAD
An all-new MAD ness is descending on San Diego! Meet some of your favorite classic contributors as well as some of the new California staff for music, inside scoops, and insanity! The Usual Panel of Idiots will include Doug Thomson, Suzy Hutchinson, Dan Telfer, Allie Goertz, Paula Sevenbergen, Sergio Aragonés, Tom Richmond, Luke McGarry, and Peter Kuper.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 8

4:30pm

The Super-Awesome Authors AMA Smackdown
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 18, 05:38PM
These pro writers are ready and willing to answer (almost) any questions you have about what it takes to make it as a scribe in the 21st century. Maybe you're dreaming about publishing that first novel or comic, but you're not sure which way to go. Is it better to take the indie route? Aim for the traditional New York path? Will you need an agent? What about book marketing? How do you build an author brand? What's the reality of selling books at comic conventions? Will brick-and-mortar bookstores go the way of the dinosaurs? Is Amazon really the future? Get your answers from Marv Wolfman (Teen Titans, Superman), Brandon Easton (Agent Carter, M.A.S.K.), Russell Nohelty (Katrina Hates the Dead, publisher of Wannabe Press), Scott Sigler (Generations trilogy, The Rookie), and New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon, with moderator Neo Edmund (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Red Riding, the Alpha Huntress).

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 24ABC

4:30pm

Writing the Mysteries with Paul Levitz
Paul Levitz (Brooklyn Blood, Legion of Super-Heroes, former DC publisher) and Abraham Riesman (Vulture.com) talk about crafting mystery stories in comics and prose and reveal some of the secrets of the comics industry.

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

5:00pm

Across the Editor's Desk: A Day in the Life of Comics' Unsung Heroes
Have you always wondered what a comic book editor does? Do you think you have what it takes to become a comics industry professional? Dark Horse wants to give you insights on breaking into the industry and working with a powerhouse publisher. Dark Horse editors offer a look at the secrets to breaking into the industry and building successful comic and graphic novel programs. Panelists include Katii O'Brien, Spencer Cushing, and Ian Tucker.

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 23ABC

5:00pm

Black and Queer in Popular Media
Black representation has gained integral attention within the geek culture. However, Black queer characters and stories continue to be limited or absent from the discussion. Prism Comics' Viktor Kerney (StrangeLore; co-host of the MEGASheen podcast) and panelists Valerie Complex (screenwriter, movie reviewer), Sean Z. Maker (MYTH, Ramonah Rising), Ajuan Mance (Gender Studies), William O. Tyler (Queerbait), and others discuss a myriad of topics from portrayals of Black queer people across media platforms to Black queer contributions to the sci-fi, fantasy, and comics genres.

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 28DE

5:00pm

DC Art Academy
DC is proud to be home to some of the most talented artists working in comics today. Class is in session for an in-depth look into their creative process in shaping some of your favorite DC characters and books.

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 11

5:00pm

Original Graphic Novels: From Concept to Creation
So you have an idea, but what comes next? These seasoned creators have completed what so many of us dream about: an original graphic novel. Moderator Jessica Tseang discusses what's involved in taking an idea to paper with Comic-Con special guests Aminder Dhaliwal, Emil Ferris, Thi Bui, Tillie Walden, and Larry Marder.

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 9

5:00pm

Sandman: House of Whispers
Nalo Hopkinson (House of Whispers) talks about the experience of writing the manuscript for one of the four new books in Neil Gaiman's Sandman Universe.

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 32AB

5:30pm

Dynamite Entertainment 50 Years of Vampirella
Executive editor Joseph Rybandt introduces Joseph Michael Linsner (Dawn) and Kristina Deak-Linsner to preview Vampirella's upcoming 50th anniversary projects. Q&A session moderated by CEO/publisher Nick Barrucci.

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 8

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

5:30pm

Superstars in Children's Graphic Novels
Award-winning children’s book and graphic novel superstars discuss how they create the heroes, characters, and books that kids love. Featuring Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Jarrett Krosoczka (Hey, Kiddo), Aron Steinke (Mr. Wolf’s Class), Molly Ostertag (The Witch Boy), Ian Boothby (Sparks!), and Gale Galligan (Baby-sitters Club Graphix).

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 26AB

5:30pm

How to Draw with Jim Lee
DC Entertainment publisher/chief creative officer Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman, Suicide Squad) will talk about his 25+ years in the comics industry and sketch 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 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Room 2

6:00pm

Black Mask: Debuting Tomorrow's Legends
Fresh off a dazzling run with breakout books BLACK [AF]: America's Sweetheart, CALEXIT, Eisner nominee Kim & Kim, Space Riders, and The Wilds, 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 (CALEXIT) and creators Vita Ayala (The Wilds), Emily Pearson (The Wilds, upcoming Snap Flash Hustle), Pat Shand (Breathless, upcoming Snap Flash Hustle), Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim, upcoming Sex Death Revolution), Kwanza Osajyefo (BLACK, America's Sweetheart, Widows and Orphans), Stephanie Phillips (upcoming Devil Within), Ashley A. Woods (upcoming Dismantlers), Matthew Rosenberg (4 Kids Walk Into a Bank) and more surprise panelists 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 19, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 32AB

6:00pm

Graphic Novel or Illustrated Book: You Make the Call!
The debate has raged for years, and it's only getting more intense: Is a 200-page comic story a graphic novel? Or is it a long comic book? Is a novel that is 100% filled with illustrations a graphic novel? Or is it an elaborate picture book? A new wave of profusely illustrated epics have entered the fray, including books by Mark Schultz (Storms at Sea), Armand Baltazar (Timeless), and Mark Wheatley (Doctor Cthulittle), creators who will be on hand for the discussion along with Karen Green of Columbia University and J. C. Vaughn (VP of Publishing, Gemstone).

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 25ABC

6:00pm

Infectiously Expanding the Universe of Tom Clancy's The Division 2
Tom Clancy's The Division 2 creative director Julian Gerighty and other members of the team take you on a journey through what it takes to bring the post-pandemic world of The Division 2 to life in-game. Learn how the Division narrative is constructed with the vision of expanding through comic books, novels, and other entertainment.

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 6BCF

6:00pm

Transformation Magic: Transgender Life in Comics from Street Level to the Stratosphere
Transgender comics creators are telling their own stories like never before. The groundbreaking new anthology We're Still Here features 50 trans cartoonists sharing their personal experiences as only they can. Meanwhile trans characters are finding their way into prominent roles in superhero, sci-fi, and fantasy comics that combine derring-do with real-life struggles of gender and acceptance. What do comics both indie and mainstream have in store for the transgender community in a politically fraught climate? How can trans comics artists best serve their creative and financial interests in an industry that has yet to fully embrace them? Prism Comics and moderator Tara Madison Avery (Prism Comics board member, Stacked Deck Press) along with panelists Knave Murdok (TransCat), Ajuan Mance (Gender Studies), Veronica Casson (Salt & Fog), Dylan Edwards (Transposes), Sonya Saturday (Load World Comics), and Erin Nations (Gumballs) discuss these and other topics.

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 28DE

6:00pm

Writing Great Dialogue
Short. Meaningful. Memorable. How do you write great dialogue? What works and what doesn't work? Writers from animation and comics, including Nicole Dubuc (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Transformers: Rescue Bots), Marsha Griffin (Guardians of the Galaxy, Miles from Tomorrowland), Craig Miller (Curious George, Beast Wars), Eugene Son (Avengers: Secret Wars, Saint Seiya), and Matt Wayne (Justice League Unlimited, Cannon Busters) talk about how to craft a great line.

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 9

6:30pm

Comics PR and Marketing 101
Need tips on how to market your content, your comics, and yourself? This is the panel for you! comiXology's head of content Chip Mosher hosts an exciting panel of comics experts from all corners of the industry, including Elsa Charretier (Superfreaks, Star Wars Adventures), C. Spike Trotman (Iron Circus Comics), Hope Nicholson (Bedside Press), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen, Ask for Mercy), and Abigail Jill Harding (Ask for Mercy)! These self-motivated comic pros share their hard-earned knowledge on how to make big splash in comics through marketing and PR!

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 8

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

7:00pm

How to Read Nancy
Comics scholars Paul Karasik (City of Glass) and Mark Newgarden (We All Die Alone) present their Eisner Award-nominated work How to Read Nancy, which ingeniously isolates the separate building blocks of the language of comics through the deconstruction of a single Nancy strip.

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 28DE

7:00pm

Representation in Gaming: From the Comic Shop to the Tabletop
Tabletop role playing has been a staple in the nerd community, but it's found a resurgence with podcasts like Adventure Zone and Critical Role. Now Lion Forge brings readers the perfect combination between a tabletop RPG magazine and a comic anthology with Rolled & Told, a monthly periodical that offers casual gamers fun-filled adventure modules, comics, art, and so much more. D20 Dames co-host Jen Vaughn and Christina "Steenz" Stewart, Geek & Sundry's Satine Phoenix, artists Max Bare and Shing Yin Khor, and writer Josh Trujillo discuss where the tabletop gaming industry is going and how inclusive they can continue to make it.

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 32AB

7:00pm

The Annual Comics Journalism Panel: Chronicling the New Comics Canon
Panelists look at reviewing, whether journalists need a canon, and how to cover the vast world of not only print comics but webcomics, Kickstarters, and more. With Heidi MacDonald (The Beat), Valerie Complex (Braxton), Rob McMonigal (Panel Pater), Kat Overland (Women Write About Comics), and Fred Van Lente (The Comic Book History of Comics).

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 23ABC

7:00pm

Women of Color in Comics: Race, Gender, and the Comic Book Medium
The Women in Comics Collective International is an organization that focuses on highlighting the merit and craft work of women working in the comic book industry. In this installment of their ongoing panel discussion series, they explore representation in the professional aspect of the industry as well as in fandom. They'll also discuss where the industry seems to be going and how it can stay on track in terms of inclusion and diversity. Moderated by Women in Comics Collective International founder Regine L. Sawyer, with panelists Vita Ayala (writer, Black Mask Studios, DC Comics, Valiant), Marqueeda LaStar (tech journalist, The National Association of Black Journalists), Alice Meichi Li (illustrator, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics), Jay Justice (cosplayer/activist), Che Grayson (writer, Image Comics, Bitch Planet anthology), and Shann Dornhecker (CEO, ComicMix).

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 9

7:00pm

Women on the Dark Side
Not all female artists/creators are about unicorns and glittery vampires and silly pseudo-bondage. Some women create truly dark and challenging art and content, with just a touch of humor and whimsy. Whether it's comic books, novels, or art, these women are creating content that connects with our deeper, darker side. Featuring Susan Lee (Shadow of the Knight), Megan Hutchison (Vesna, Rock Stars), Nancy Holder (Wicked Series), and Lisa Morton (Ghosts: A Haunted History); moderated by Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press).

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 25ABC

7:30pm

Directing Your Comic Book
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 09, 09:37AM
Action Lab alumni/filmmakers Rylend Grant (Aberrant) and David Pepose (Spencer & Locke) along with Sean Lewis (The Few, Coyotes) examine the writer-artist relationship in comics creation, specifically casting the writer/creator as "director" of his or her book. What does it take to get your script ready for your artist (or your cinematographer/production designer)? What does working with a colorist and letterer look like? And how best do you see that your original "vision" for the book ends up on the finished page?

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 8

7:30pm

Here There Be Dragons: Creating Fresh Stories in Fantasy
Every genre has its tropes, and fantasy has many: swords and sorcerers, castles and cavalries, dungeon crawls and dazzling dragons. But with more than a century of fantastical storytelling behind us, how does a writer deliver fresh, exciting ideas while giving readers what they want and expect? Adron Buske (host of the Fictitious podcast) talks with a group of professional genre authors about writing to market, how to subvert clichés and expectations, and blazing new trails on the well-trod map of fantasy. Featuring Tomi Adeyemi (author of Children of Blood and Bone), Mary E. Pearson (author of The Remnant Chronicles, Dance of Thieves), Robert Jackson Bennett (author of Foundryside, City of Blades), R. F. Kuang (author of The Poppy War), and Jason Denzel (author of the Mystic trilogy, founder of Dragonmount).

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 24ABC

7:30pm

Historietas: The History of Mexican Comics
Learn about the artists and titles that managed to grow under the shadow of the American giants and how American comics influenced some of Mexico's older comic book characters, with Luis Gantus (The Sad Story of Mexican Comic Books and the Terrible Industry) and Adalisa Zarate (Writer's Block). Moderated by Rene Franco (La Taquilla).

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 26AB

7:30pm

Not Just a Pretty Face: The Complex Women of Comics
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 06, 12:19PM
Seventy-seven years after Wonder Woman was blacklisted for being "[in]sufficiently dressed" women in comics, whether on the page or holding the pen, continues to be a hot topic for creators and fans alike. Comics are moving away from the dichotomy of the damsel-in-distress and warrior princess to depict complicated and compelling female characters who are not defined by their body-type alone Writers LaToya Morgan (Turn, Into the Badlands) and Victoria Rau (Peek-A-Boo), artist Sam Sawyer (Lady Death), comic store owner Jen King (Eisner finalist), owner/creator of Zenescope Entertainment Ralph Tedesco, and cosplayer Fatal Siren will take a look at female representation, going beyond the cover art to explore the history of popular female characters, the current climate of the industry, the balance of gender on and off the page, as well as fan concerns about the future of women in comics.

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 4

8:00pm

Fictional Languages in Comics, TV, and Film
Jessica Tseang (Girl on Geek, comic book historian) picks the brains of linguistic professors, actors, comic book legends, and film critics on the fascination with learning Kryptonian, Gallifreyan, Elvish, Dothraki, and Klingon. Explore with other fans the development in creating these languages and how they have become a part of pop culture and everyday life.

Thursday July 19, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 28DE

8:00pm

More Science in Your Fiction with the League of Extraordinary Scientists and Engineers
Writers, directors, sci-fi fans, and kids: get ready to ask your questions about the real science in your fiction! Jeane Wong (founder & educator, LXS) is joined by her LXS panelists Dr. Tom Darlington (chief scientist, NanoComposix), Ben Frable (marine biologist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Dr. Sunny Fugate (artificial intelligence and cyber defense research, Space & Naval Warfare Systems Center SPAWAR),Dr. Nicholas Galitzki (edge of the universe explorer/cosmologist, University of California, San Diego), Bethany Kolody (deep ocean genomics explorer, Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Jasmine L. Sadler (senior quality engineer, Solar Turbines), Dr. Lisa Zeigler (viral ecologist, J. Craig Venter Institute), and Angela Zoumplis (international extremophile explorer, National Science Foundation). Together, they discuss how comics and science fiction push scientists and engineers to rocket past what we know is possible at any given moment and into an otherwise unimaginable future.

Thursday July 19, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 5AB

8:00pm

Webcomics Advocates and the Webcomics Gathering
Webcomics Advocates co-founder Brendan Creecy (Brax the Alien Rocker) and webcomic creators Patrick Scullin (Super Siblings), Eddie DeAngelini (Collectors), Ambrose Quintanilla (Gopher-It Comics), Madeleine Holly-Rosing (Boston Metaphysical Society), and moderator Kristen Parraz (Compadres y Comics podcast) celebrate and discuss the exciting world of webcomics. They will also give any webcomic creators in the audience 30 seconds to promote their comic to the crowd.

Thursday July 19, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 23ABC

8:30pm

Len Wein Memorial
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 12, 03:09PM
As one of the most prolific and inspiring comics creators of his generation, Len Wein brought the world the likes of Wolverine, Swamp Thing, and so many more beloved characters. Join a star-studded group from across the industry as they pay tribute to Len, his impressive half-century of magnificent creations, his influence on the comics realm, and the many lives he touched throughout his life.

Thursday July 19, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 4

8:30pm

Comics con Comics: En Vivo!
¡El tercer espectáculo anual de CoC debería ser lo maximo! ¡Únete con presentor Juan-Manuel Rocha mientras trae invitados del mundo de los cómics y una cultura pop! Hablemos de las cosas que amamos en un lenguaje que entendemos. ¿A quién llevaremos al show? Consulte la aplicación oficial de SDCC para las últimas actualizaciones. ¡Sigen me Los buenos!

Thursday July 19, 2018 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Room 26AB
 
Friday, July 20
 

10:00am

Drawn & Quarterly Previews 2018-2019
Drawn & Quarterly is a world-renowned graphic novel publisher working with such authors as Lynda Barry, Kate Beaton, Adrian Tomine, and Guy Delisle. Peggy Burns (publisher) and Tom Devlin (executive editor) will preview forthcoming books for 2018-2019 and announce new titles.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 28DE

10:00am

Graphic Novel Activities for Your Library or Bookstore
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 17, 02:53PM
Learn new ways to promote graphic novel literacy in your workplace with exciting activities and field-tested methods. From teaching comics workshops to activities based around specific graphic novels, this panel features Liniers (Good Night, Planet), Christina "Steenz" Stewart (Archival Quality), Robin Herrera (Oni Press), and Veronica and Andy Fish (The Wendy Project, Gumby). Moderated by Robin Brenner (teen librarian, Public Library of Brookline).

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

10:00am

Spotlight on Marc Bernardin
Moderator Evan Narcisse (Marvel's Rise of the Black Panther, io9) sits down with Comic-Con special guest Marc Bernardin -writer for television (Castle Rock, Alphas) and comics (Genius, The Authority, Static Shock, The Highwaymen) and podcast host (Fatman on Batman, with Kevin Smith)-for a wide-ranging conversation and audience Q&A.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 29AB

10:00am

The Power of Nonfiction Graphic Novels
In recent years, the nonfiction genre has given graphic novels a real home in mainstream pop culture. From Maus to Persepolis, Fun Home to March, nonfiction graphic novels are winning awards, being adapted into a multitude of other genres, and getting into the hands of a whole new generation of readers. But what does the future of the nonfiction graphic novel genre look like? What stories still need to be told, and what are creators excited to be working on and sharing right now? Panelists Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), Abby Howard (Ocean Renegades!), Alex Irvine (The Comic Book Story of Baseball), Clifford Johnson (The Dialogues), and Peter Tomasi (The Bridge) answer these questions and more with Travis Langley (Daredevil Psychology).

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 32AB

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

10:00am

The Black Panel
A discussion on the state of Black pop culture in the age of Trump, Me Too, This Is America, and the national anthem protest. Actor and producer Isaiah Washington andValiant Entertainment executive editor Joe Illidge celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bad Boy Studios with alumni superstar artists Shawn Martinbrough and Bernard Chang from Avant-Garde Management, CEO Jacques Sweeney, the funkmaster himself George Clinton, writer LaShonda Clinton, and talent agent Kevin Turner. Hosted by Michael Davis.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 5AB

10:30am

Graphic Novels: From Eisner to Explosion!
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 12, 05:02PM
Will Eisner revolutionized the comics medium with the publication of A Contract with God. Graphic novel annual sales have now outgrown comic book sales and can be found in an amazing array of genres. Comic-Con special guests Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics, The Sculptor) and Emil Ferris (My Favorite Thing Is Monsters) discuss the evolution of the graphic novel and what the future holds with moderator Paul Levitz (Brooklyn Blood, Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel).

Friday July 20, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 24ABC

10:30am

Comic Book Law School 202: "Someone Just Made Me an Offer. Should I Refuse?"
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 06, 01:12PM
While almost every creator will tell you their greatest joy is in their acts of creation, none will argue that equally (or perhaps more) important is earning a living from their efforts. But commercializing creative works is fraught with peril unless you're prepared. Noted attorney Michael Lovitz, author of the acclaimed The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, Legion M's COO Terri Lubaroff, and studio attorney Vera Golosker host an interactive seminar tackling a slew of more advanced issues facing creators (and the businesses that they work with) as they seek to monetize their creative capital. The panel will provide insights into a variety of options and opportunities for generating income from your creative endeavors, including licenses and transfers of rights; key things to know when Hollywood comes knocking; publishing, manufacturing, merchandising, and distribution agreements; understanding key terms in contracts, assignments, and licenses; and how incorporation and marital bliss (or turmoil) may affect contracts and licenses. And all independent contractors secretly disguised as employees? Attorney Alexander (A.J.) Harwin, a partner at the Lewis Brisbois law firm, will discuss how the California Supreme Court’s recent Dynamex decision concerning independent contractors may impact the comic book and entertainment industries. With the program’s interactive format, and discussions focusing on the problems and pitfalls that come with balancing creative vision and financial decisions, you’ll agree this session shouldn’t be missed. Please note: The Comic Book Law School® seminars are designed to provide relevant information and insights to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. [This program is approved for 1.5 credits of California MCLE.]

Friday July 20, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 11

10:30am

Comics Arts Conference #5: Girls Rock
Melissa Colleen Stevenson (Stanford University) explores the ways Brian K. Vaughan's Paper Girls offers a complex and nuanced representation of a fantastical world through the eyes of girls. Ji-Hyae Park (Roosevelt University) argues that the kind of "girl" featured in graphic memoirs by Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Lucy Knisley (Margaret and the Moon), and Liz Prince (Tomboy) may be ordinary, but not mainstream, and would be recognized and embraced by readers as fellow or proto-"fangirl." John A. Walsh (Indiana University) explores pre-Internet participatory culture in the form of reader-contributed content to Marvel's Millie the Model humor and fashion comics, including Trina Robbins' Misty.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 26AB

11:00am

Indie Creators: What's Next?
The Antidote Trust (TAT), a collective of indie creators, runs a roundtable discussion with industry professionals on independent creators and career development strategies they can use to further hone their skills and position themselves to take that all-important next step forward. Moderator Mike Wellman (co-creator of Guns A' Blazin'!, co-owner of The Comic Bug shop in Los Angeles) will explore what hiring professionals are specifically seeking in independents with Karen Kirkland (creative strategist and founder of The Breakk; VP of Talent Development, Nickelodeon), Ashley Woods (artist, Lady Castle, Boom Studios; Tomb Raider: Survivor's Crusade, Dark Horse Comics), Geoff Gerber (president, Lion Forge Comics, Lighter Than My Shadow- Amazon's best graphic novel of 2017), Quinn McGowan (creator, Project: Wildfire; artist, Menthu: The Anger of Angels), and TAT co-founder Robert Roach (creator, Menthu; storyboard artist, Insomnia; concept illustrator, Lion-Origin of the Wailers).

Friday July 20, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 4

11:00am

Meet the Makers: Kids' Comics Extravaganza
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 17, 02:56PM
Comics artists and writers Aron Steinke (Mr. Wolf's Class), Jennifer Holm (Miss Communication: Babymouse Tales from the Locker), Jordan Crane (We Are All Me), and Heidi Arnhold (Cottons) describe the process of making a graphic novel. Moderated by Amie Wright (library manager, Edmonton Public Library).

Friday July 20, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

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

11:00am

The Comic Book Editorial Panel 2018
Joe Illidge (Verge Entertainment), Barbara Randall Kesel (CrossGen), Matt Hawkins (Image/Top Cow), Jasmine Amiri (Lion Forge), and Shannon Eric Denton (Blizzard) discuss the ins and outs of submitting and breaking in with a comic book publisher. Moderated by Vince Hernandez (Aspen Comics).

Friday July 20, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 9

11:00am

Thirty Years of Dark Horse Manga
Come celebrate Dark Horse’s 30 years of manga with Yoshitaka Amano! One of the most honored Japanese fantasy, science fiction, and video game illustrators, Dark Horse has released more works in English by Amano than any other publisher. They'll have previews of the forthcoming illustrated biography of Yoshitaka Amano—and of course, a discussion of his life and career with the book’s subject, the artist himself!

Friday July 20, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 23ABC

11:15am

AMC's Fear the Walking Dead
Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Lennie James, Danay Garcia, Jenna Elfman, Maggie Grace, and Garret Dillahunt join executive producers and showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, executive producers Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, and Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero to discuss where the series left off in the midseason finale and what to look forward to when the show returns August 12. Panelists will also participate in a Q&A session and offer an official sneak preview of the second half of season 4.

Friday July 20, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Hall H

11:15am

DC Nation
Rejoice, DC faithful! The DC Nation is back and better than ever! DC publisher Dan DiDio hosts this all-star gathering with Tom King (Batman, Mister Miracle), Joshua Williamson (Flash), Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn, The Jetsons), Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn, The Jetsons), and Mark Russell (The Flintstones, The Snagglepuss Chronicles)talking and teasing upcoming stories.

Friday July 20, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6DE

11:30am

Forever Fantagraphics
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 10, 05:18PM
Founder Gary Groth, associate publisher Eric Reynolds, cartoonists Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets), and graphic novelist Carol Tyler (Soldier's Heart) present a brief history of the publisher of the world's greatest cartoonists. Moderated by Carol Hernandez.

Friday July 20, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 24ABC

11:30am

Spotlight on Veronica Fish
Veronica Fish (Archie, Spider-Woman, Slam! and now Blackwood for Dark Horse) offers tips on how to stay sane working at home, meeting deadlines and collaborating with your spouse in this fun chat session moderated by her husband, Andy Fish (Dracula, Geeks & Greeks, Blackwood).

Friday July 20, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 8

11:30am

Advanced Coloring for Comics
Brian Haberlin and coloring legend Steve Oliff demonstrate coloring techniques old and new that you can use to bring your own illustration and comic projects to another level!

Friday July 20, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 2

12:00pm

CBLDF #3 Intellectual Property, Comics, and the Law
Some of comics' greatest clashes never appeared within the panels-they were decided by a gavel! CBLDF board member Dale Cendali, an intellectual property attorney known for litigating high profile cases (including in the Supreme Court), walks through the history of comics IP in the courts, examining some of the most important cases creators need to know about to protect themselves and their work in 2018.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 11

12:00pm

Comics Arts Conference #6: Two Women and Wonder Woman
Trina Robbins (Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists, 1896-2013) and Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson (DC Comics Before Superman: Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson's Pulp Comics) confront constructions of Wonder Woman. Nicholson, in a critique of Jill Lepore's The Secret History of Wonder Woman, writes about the importance of Greek mythology to the birth of Wonder Woman and the use of that mythology in the stories. Robbins discusses the politics present in the Golden Age Wonder Woman stories.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 26AB

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

Girl Power Comics: Middle-Grade Fiction for Girls (and Boys)
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 17, 03:00PM
The authors behind some of your favorite middle-grade graphic fiction discuss creating stories with strong, positive female characters and the importance of overcoming the lingering perception that comics are only for boys. Featuring Gigi Digi (Cucumber Quest: The Melody Kingdom), Molly Knox Ostertag (The Witch Boy), Yehudi Mercado (Sci-Fu), and Jennifer Holm and Matt Holm (Miss Communication: Babymouse Tales from the Locker). Moderated by Candice Mack (2018 Eisner Awards jury, Los Angeles Public Library).

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

12:00pm

IDW:PDX: Full Bleed
Ted Adams, CEO and co-founder of IDW, and Dirk Wood, creative director of IDW:PDX, present a sneak peek into the world's only 200-page, hardcover, print-only comics and culture "magazine": Full Bleed. Featuring prizes, announcements, Q&A, and a roundtable discussion on comics, journalism, and more. Panelists include art director Robbie Robbins and contributors Jen Vaughn, Jarrett Melendez, Kim Dwinell, Gideon Kendall, and Christina "Steenz" Stewart. Got a pitch for Full Bleed? Bring it to the panel!

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 32AB

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

12:00pm

Spotlight on Manuele Fior
The work of Italian architect, illustrator, and cartoonist Manuele Fior (5000 km Per Second, The Interview) has been recognized internationally for over a decade but has only more recently become available in English. He'll be joined by comics journalist Abraham Riesman to discuss his varied cartooning styles, influences, and storytelling techniques.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 29AB

12:00pm

We Believe in Horror
Image Comics has ushered in a new era of horror with cerebral writers and visceral artists elevating sequential-art dread to claustrophobic heights. From Jeff Lemire's atmospheric character piece, Gideon Falls, to John Layman's kaiju free-for-all, Leviathan, comics are evolving terror to new personal, socially minded levels. See a roster of the most sinister storytellers including Pornsak Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell (Infidel), Will Dennis (the editor of Wytches, Gideon Falls), and other surprise panelists to discover how they're altering an entire genre.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 23ABC

12:15pm

AMC's The Walking Dead
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 11, 02:16PM
Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan join executive producer and showrunner Angela Kang and executive producers Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero. The panelists will discuss the show's exciting new chapter and share some hints of what's to come with a sneak peek into season 9, debuting in October on AMC.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Hall H

12:30pm

Marvel Comics: Spider-Man
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 18, 12:15PM
Editor Nick Lowe and Devin Lewis with their Amazing Friends Nick Spencer (Amazing Spider-Man) and Donny Cates (Venom) swing into SDCC with all the hottest spider-news! Nick Spencer ushers in a new era for Spidey that takes the web-head back to basics, while all-new Venom writer Donny Cates lays out what's in store for the symbiotic hero in both the past and present in his definitive take on the character. Plus, learn the latest about your favorite spider-heroes from across time and space as they crawl closer and closer toward the Edge of Spider-Geddon!

Friday July 20, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 5AB

12:30pm

POGO
Walt Kelly was one of the greatest cartoonists of all time, and his work is fast coming back into print and receiving a new recognition. Here's a discussion of that work and the man who created it with historian Maggie Thompson, comic expert R. C. Harvey, film critic Leonard Maltin, co-editor at Fantagraphics Books Eric Reynolds, and your moderator, co-editor with Eric of Pogo: The Complete Newspaper Strips, Mark Evanier. Plus, a display of Walt Kelly artwork you've never seen before!

Friday July 20, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 8

1:00pm

Breaking into Indie Comics with Alterna
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 09, 09:11AM
Terry Mayo (The Wicked Righteous), Cody Sousa (Croak), David Lucarelli (Tinseltown), Henry Tucker (Actual Roger), and Jordan Hart (Doppelgänger) discuss the craft of creating comics and offer breaking-in stories and advice. Moderated by Omar Spahi (OSSM Comics, Dreamer Comics Podcast) with a Q&A session to follow.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 29AB

1:00pm

CBLDF #4 Comics Change the World: The History of Activism in Comics
From the medium's earliest days, activists have taken to the comics form to communicate their messages to the world. CBLDF deputy director Alex Cox brings you on an image-filled march through more than a century of comics activism, revealing the history of how comics can change the world.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 11

1:00pm

Comics Arts Conference #7: Intersectional Identity in Box of Bones
Members of the creative team of Box of Bones- a Black lesbian, alternative history, gothic horror revenge fantasy with scholarly essays-look at intersectional identity in the series as it relates to horror, alternative history, revenge and restorative justice, and its production. Creator John Jennings (University of California, Riverside) discusses the series' genesis; letterer Damian Duffy (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) discusses its alternative history; colorist Stanford Carpenter (Pocket-Con) discusses the production and process; and essayist Ajani Brown (San Diego State University) discusses the incorporation of ethno-gothic themes and restorative justice.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 26AB

1:00pm

Comics on Comics: Live!
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 19, 07:05PM
The show where the greatest comic minds meet the greatest minds in comics returns to SDCC for its 9th amazing year! Hosts Tim Powers and Vito Lapiccola welcome comedians Dani Fernandez (Nerdificent, Geek & Sundry), Tom Franck (Comics & Comics), and Klee Wiggins and Ed Greer (Nerd G.O.A.T.) for a spirited panel covering The Avengers, Star Wars, and everything geeky in between. Worlds will live! Worlds will die! And nothing will ever be the same!

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

1:00pm

Dynamite Entertainment Diamond Previews Premiere Publisher
Executive editor Joseph Rybandt introduces John Layman (Charlie's Angels, Chew), Mark Russell (Lone Ranger), Erica Schultz (Xena), Billy Tucci (Miss Fury, Shi), and some surprise panelists. Come for the reveal of hot SDCC exclusive announcements about upcoming projects. Panel and Q&A session moderated by CEO/publisher Nick Barrucci.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 4

1:00pm

Graphic Novel Adaptation: License to Thrill
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 17, 03:05PM
Mariko Tamaki and Brooklyn Allen (Lumberjanes: The Moon is Up) join Scott Westerfeld (Spill Zone : The Broken Vow, Uglies) and Ryan Parrott (Saban's Go Go Power Rangers) to discuss the expectations, rewards, and challenges of adaptations; how prose and graphic formats can complement each other and change how the story is perceived; and the ways adaptations can be used in libraries and the classroom. Moderated by Alea Perez (2018 Great Graphic Novels for Teens chair).

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

1:00pm

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus!
Strap on your tuna-filled jetpack, prepare your bladder for imminent release, and start singing the doom song as your favorite Irken invader returns to San Diego with a panel that dives into Nickelodeon's forthcoming new movie Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus. Original series creator Jhonen Vasquez, art director Jenny Goldberg, and voice talents Richard Horvitz (Zim), Rikki Simons (GIR), Wally Wingert (Almighty Tallest Red), and Kevin McDonald (Almighty Tallest Purple) will present behind-the-scenes art and exclusive brand-new footage. The panel will be moderated by Hector Navarro (Geek & Sundry, Nerdist).

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 6A

1:00pm

Spotlight On Noah Van Sciver
Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist Noah Van Sciver (The Hypo, Fante Bukowski) discusses his genre-spanning career. In conversation with comics journalist and critic Tom Spurgeon (The Comics Reporter), he'll discuss the final installment in the Fante trilogy, his more than decade-long ongoing series Blammo, and future projects.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 28DE

1:00pm

The Human Condition: Connecting Humanity with Graphic Novels
As the graphic novel space gains popularity and general interest, it presents a powerful medium for sharing complex stories or characterizations across the nuanced tableau of our multicultural world. From books featuring real-life frontierswoman Calamity Jane, to the brutal Spanish Revolution, and even the personal demons that cast doubt within our lives-panelists will show the strength of sequential graphic storytelling in the 21st century.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 23ABC

1:00pm

What is the Best Superpower?
You've had this debate with your friends a million times, now have it with Comic-Con special guests Ann Nocenti, David Mack, Larry Houston, Larry Stroman, and Rafael Albuquerque. They will join moderator Vince Hernandez for this fun-filled debate and perhaps finally answer, once and for all, if flying is better than invisibility.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 25ABC

1:00pm

Drawing with Humberto Ramos (Bilingual)
Artist Humberto Ramos will use both Spanish and English to teach drawing techniques.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 2

1:30pm

Building a Skeptical Techno-Utopia with Optimistic Disaster Stories
Comic-Con special guest Cory Doctorow (Walkaway, In Real Life, Little Brother) has been writing and fighting to make technology safe for human habitation for decades. Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home, Shade the Changing Girl, Plain Janes) interviews him about the urgent need to tell stories and take action to conjure forth technology that serves its users, not corporations, and what that means for science fiction and the human race.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 24ABC

1:30pm

Marvel: Cup O'Joe (Marvel Knights 20th Anniversary)
Joe Quesada and fellow comics legend Jimmy Palmiotti reflect on the industry-redefining Marvel Knights imprint as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. What was it like to pioneer this bold new storytelling style for Marvel's heroes, and how has it impacted Marvel comics, movies, and television series over the last two decades? Learn about all this and more at this must-attend retrospective, and bring your own burning questions!

Friday July 20, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 5AB

1:30pm

Revolutionary Ink: The 50th Anniversary of Underground Comix
Meet the radical creators who made underground comix a revolution in American art and culture! Emerging from the 1960s counterculture, Underground Comix threw out all the rules, developing a new ethic for comics that celebrated absolutely unrestricted freedom of expression. From frank and erudite explorations of politics, sex, and drugs to twisted scatological expressions of the unrepressed id, underground comix were a snapshot of a turbulent America whose influence can still be felt today. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from the creators who were there and the next generation they inspired at this once-in-a-lifetime panel. Featuring Trina Robbins of It Ain't Me Babe, the first all-women's comics anthology; cartoonist and publisher Denis Kitchen; Last Gasp publisher Ron Turner; Zap contributor and Juxtapoz founder Robert Williams; and graphic novelists Mary Fleener and Carol Tyler, whose work was made possible by the trail blazed by the undergrounds. Moderated by historian and author Charles Brownstein, executive director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 8

1:45pm

DC From Page to Screen
DC's popularity continues to rise in TV, games, home entertainment, and film. And with an impressive film slate and countless shows in series and production, it has never been a better time to be a DC fan! Hear from the people behind the scenes who translate the stories from DC's comic books directly to the screen on this panel that shows how your favorite stories and characters come to life!

Friday July 20, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 6DE

2:00pm

Comic Book Women: Unsung Heroes
Learn about the pros working behind the scenes, and hear what it really takes to get a 20-page book out every month at Marvel and DC. Amy Chu (writer, Red Sonja and Poison Ivy), Joan Hilty (Nickelodeon editor and Bitter Girl webcomic creator), Monica Kubina (colorist, DC Super Hero Girls), inker Barbara Kaalberg (Green Lantern, Planet of the Apes), and legendary letterer Janice Chiang share their perspectives, war stories, and predictions for the future.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 29AB

2:00pm

Disney-Lucasfilm Publishing: Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away!
Michael Siglain (director, creative: Disney-Lucasfilm Publishing) and surprise panelists share previews and exclusive announcements about what should be on your must-read list from Star Wars publishing.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 7AB

2:00pm

Fan to Pro: Fanart as Professional Practice
Prism Comics and a diverse panel of professional illustrators share how they used fanart early in their careers to test out new art techniques, find their online audiences, make friends, land jobs, and stay inspired to create. Moderated by Maia Kobabe (Gender Queer: A Memoir, forthcoming from Lion Forge) with panelists Ashley R. Guillory (storyboard artist for live-action film, X-Men: The New Mutants), Noah Hayes (Goldie Vance, Wet Hot American Summer, forthcoming from BOOM! Studios), Emily C. Martin (Princeless, from Action Lab), and Kendra Wells (The Nib, Geek & Sundry; The Toast, MTV), all of whom have directly transitioned the skills they built through fanart into the work they do today.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 28DE

2:00pm

Spotlight On Brian Fies
Eisner Award winner Brian Fies (Mom's Cancer, Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow, The Last Mechanical Monster) lost his home in October's California firestorms. The comic he created in the following days, A Fire Story, was seen by 3 million people worldwide, and an animated version by PBS station KQED won a 2018 Emmy Award. Brian's friend and editor Charles Kochman (editorial director, Abrams ComicArts) leads an intimate conversation about Brian's past and future work.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 4

2:00pm

Trends in Graphic Novel Publishing
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 17, 03:08PM
Kids graphic novels are the growth area in publishing today. They're top sellers at bookstores, and they circulate quickly in libraries and receive mainstream literary awards. But what comes next? Listen to publishing veterans Peggy Burns (publisher, Drawn & Quarterly), Margot Wood (director of sales, Oni Press), Emily Meehan (director, Disney Publishing Worldwide), and Gina Gagliano (publishing director, Random House Graphic) talk industry trends and describe the exciting future. Moderated by Carla Riemer (librarian, Claremont Middle School).

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

2:00pm

Comics Arts Conference #8: From Civil Rights to Black Panther
Andrea Johnson (California State University, Dominguez Hills) discusses how the 1957 comic Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story dramatized the bus boycott, solidified adherence to nonviolence forms of protest, and inspired John Lewis and others to become involved in the movement. Jennie Law (Georgia State University) traces the iconic black panther first as a symbol for the Lowndes County Freedom Organization, SNCC's black voter registration drive, and into the creation of Marvel's first black superhero, the Black Panther. Evan Johnson (Rutgers University) places Ta-Nehisi Coates's Black Panther in conversation with black theorists such as Achille Mbembe, Franz Fanon, and the Combahee River Collective to illustrate how Coates explores the limits of black radical thought in the wake of imperial and patriarchal power that is removed from white supremacy.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 26AB

2:30pm

Spotlight On Mike Mignola
Comic-Con special guest Mike Mignola discusses Hellboy and anything else the audience wants to talk about regarding his career. Just Mike Mignola. No moderator.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 24ABC

2:30pm

Tarzan, Barsoom, and Joe Jusko: The Adventure Continues
Jim Sullos (president, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.), Cathy Wilbanks (vice president of operations, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.), writer Mark Evanier (Groo vs. Tarzan), and award-winning artist Joe Jusko discuss new projects featuring Tarzan, John Carter of Mars, and others in novels, comics, games, and more. Moderated by Scott Tracy Griffin (director of special projects, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.).

Friday July 20, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 8

3:00pm

2000 AD: Simon Bisley
One of comics' rock 'n' roll superstars, Simon Bisley's incredible artwork changed the industry forever in the late 1980s with his work on Slaine: The Horned God and Judge Dredd, producing a myriad imitators and launching a decade-long fad for painted comics art. A unique and irrepressible talent, Simon's work has reached far beyond the page to influence mainstream culture, and while he has always evolved, his style remains timelessly recognizable. Simon sits down with Mike Molcher from 2000 AD to discuss his work, career, and philosophy.

Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 4

3:00pm

Autobiography in Graphic Novels
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 17, 03:11PM
Popular comic artists discuss creating autobiography and memoir in children's graphic novels. Hear how these award-winning creators turned their experiences into comics in this in-depth conversation. Featuring Raina Telgemeier (Smile; Ghosts), Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Hey, Kiddo), and Tillie Walden (Spinning). Moderated by Brigid Alverson (Publishers Weekly, Good Comics for Kids).

Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

3:00pm

Comics Experience's Guide to Writing Comics and Graphic Novels
Andy Schmidt (Comics Experience, Avengers, Annihilation) and Fred Van Lente (Incredible Hercules, Deadpool) drill down on the craft of writing comics, breaking it down into actionable steps to get your ideas out of your brain and onto the scripted page. If you've ever wanted to write comics, this is your first step!

Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 11

3:00pm

DC Batman Family
The family of Batman comics couldn't be any hotter! What's next for Batman after the big day? Why is Catwoman gambling away her fortune? Who's your favorite Bat-villain, and how can they get the best of the Caped Crusader? The best talent behind your favorite Dark Knight tales give an exclusive look at what's in store for the World's Greatest Detective!

Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 6DE

3:00pm

How to Create, Market, & Crowdfund Indy Comics
Brian Pulido (Lady Death creator and Coffin Comics publisher) has raised over $1.3 million on Kickstarter for comic books. Get exclusive insights on how to create, market, and crowdfund indie comics. Get your comic book Kickstarter questions answered in a Q&A.

Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 32AB

3:00pm

So You Want To Be a Comic Book Retailer?
Always a popular event at Comic-Con because so many have dreams of owning their own comic book stores. You have questions; this panel of experts has answers. Joe Field, founder of Free Comic Book Day and owner of Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff (Concord, CA) and other retailers along with Diamond staff talk about the business of comics.

Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 23ABC

3:00pm

Spotlight On Jen Wang
Jen Wang is a cartoonist and illustrator whose works have appeared in the Adventure Time comics and LA Magazine. Her graphic novels from First Second include Koko Be Good, In Real Life (with author Cory Doctorow), and most recently, the critically acclaimed The Prince and the Dressmaker. Jen and moderator Cecil Castellucci (Don't Cosplay with My Heart, Shade the Changing Girl) spotlight Jen's body of work and what's to come.

Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 9

3:00pm

Spotlight On Terry Moore
Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise)is celebrating 25 years at San Diego Comic-Con! Charles Brownstein (executive director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund) talks to Terry about the series he has created during the past 25 years,including his current homage to Strangers in Paradise: Strangers in Paradise XXV. Find out the latest news regarding the Strangers in Paradise movie and what the future holds for Rachel Rising, Motor Girl, and Echo. And, don't miss the Q&A when fans can ask Terry anything!

Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 28DE

3:00pm

This Week in Marvel: Tales to Astonish
Cool #seeeekrits revealed? Totally possible! An hour of fun stories and chit-chat with cool people from Marvel? You better believe it! Co-hosts Ryan "Agent M" Penagos and Jamie "Hasn't Picked a Superhero Name Yet" Frevele talk with Marvel editors, writers, and creatives about their Marvel origin stories, favorite story arcs, and more in this special live episode of the This Week in Marvel podcast!

Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 25ABC

3:30pm

From Idea to Hired: Books, TV, Film, & Comics
Agents, managers, book editors, and producers come together to answer all your questions about how to take your writing career from the blank page to sold work. Bring your questions about writing that breakout project, getting representation, what it takes to sell a book to film, and more. These panelists will give you the industry scoop but no pitches, please. They include Brandy Rivers (Industry Entertainment), Holly Root (Root Literary), Paul Shapiro (All in Media), Betsy Sullenger (Oops Doughnuts Productions), Kate Testerman (KT Literary), Michele Wells (DC Entertainment), and Kim Yau (Paradigm). Moderated by Nathan Bransford (How to Write a Novel).

Friday July 20, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 24ABC

3:30pm

So You Want to Edit Comics? A Closer Look at the Industry's Secret Warriors
Think you know everything about making a comic? You may know what writers and artist do, but do you know what it takes to edit comics? comiXologists Matt Kolowski and Kiersten Wing lead a panel of editors and creators including Will Dennis (Scalped), Hope Nicholson (Bedside Press), Megan Kearney (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Revival), Mike Norton (Revival), and Kel McDonald (Cautionary Fables & Fairytales) in this peek behind the curtain of comics creation.

Friday July 20, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 8

4:00pm

The One, The Only, Artist's Edition!
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 13, 01:13PM
The IDW Artist’s Edition Panel is running in a much abbreviated format. Stop by and hear a MAJOR announcement from Scott Dunbier and . . . a special guest!

Friday July 20, 2018 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Room 4

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. Learn the basic tools and techniques, including which apps work best and how you, too, can transform your iPad into a portable art studio.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 11

4:00pm

DC Comics Before Superman: The Pulp Comics of Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
This panel will kick off the premiere (at Comic-Con) of Hermes Press's new in-depth book by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson (granddaughter of the creator of National Periodicals, the original name of DC Comics) that explores Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson's creation of one of the greatest line of comic books. The panel will begin with a video presentation focusing on the art, artists, and writers of National Periodicals while Wheeler-Nicholson was publisher and owner of the company. The panel features Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson (DC Comics Before Superman: Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson's Pulp Comics), who will talk about these early influential comics. She is joined by Daniel Herman (publisher, Hermes Press, Silver Age: The Second Generation of Comic Artists), Michael Uslan (executive producer, Justice League and Batman films), Trina Robbins (Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists, Babes in Arms: Women in the Comics During World War Two), and David Armstrong (co-producer of the animated pilotFrank Cho's Liberty Meadows) to talk about the Major and the art, artists, and writers who laid the groundwork for the superhero revolution in comic books.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 32AB

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

4:00pm

Vanguard at 25: Cutting Edge to Classics
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 09, 09:07AM
Perhaps more than any other publisher, Vanguard has made its mission, to promote and serve a long list of creators, including Steranko, Frazetta, Infantino, Neal Adams, and Wally Wood. Author-historian J. David Spurlock, Diamond CEO Steve Geppi, ComicMix columnist Ed Catto, and Fast Company journalist Susan Karlin (with possible surprise panelists) celebrate this 25th anniversary.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 28DE

4:00pm

How to Draw with Adam Hughes
Comics legend Adam Hughes draws using grayscale markers. Adam will share pointers and tips while also answering questions.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 2

4:15pm

Steve Ditko: Artist
NEW: Fri, Jul 13, 01:16PM
Steve Ditko’s profound impact on the comic book medium cannot be overstated. His art touched people in one way or another, from casual fan to fellow professional, and will continue to do so for generations to come. Come see Gary Groth, Steve Leialoha, Paul Levitz, Nick Lowe, David Schwartz, and moderator Scott Dunbier as they discuss Ditko the artist and Ditko the man (while screening a video loop of nearly 150 images).

Friday July 20, 2018 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Room 4

4:15pm

DC Justice League
Meet the talented minds behind DC's "New Justice" movement as they share their inspirations behind your favorite DC superheroes. Scott Snyder, Adam Glass, Joshua Williamson, James Tynion IV, Bernard Chang, and Liam Sharp have a lot to share about your favorite characters and their fight for justice.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 6DE

4:30pm

Moms and Motherhood in Comics
What do comics have to say about motherhood? From Mother Boxes to the divine, depictions of the maternal in comics can reveal and subvert cultural attitudes about age, identity, and sexuality. Panelists include Wendy Browne (publisher, WWAC), Karen K. Burrows (writer and media scholar), Emil Ferris (creator, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters), Cat Staggs (artist, DC Comics), Kayla Sutton (writer, REMEZCLA), and Maggie Thompson (writer, editor). Moderated by Andrea Ayres (writer, The Beat).

Friday July 20, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 24ABC

5:00pm

Berger Books: The Second Wave
Berger Books keeps great comics coming in its second wave of new and unusual genre-bending series. Editor Karen Berger (Vertigo founder) is joined by Christopher Cantwell (co-creator of AMC's acclaimed Halt and Catch Fire, She Could Fly), Dean Haspiel (Emmy Award-winning artist of HBO's Bored to Death, The Alcoholic), legendary comics writer Ann Nocenti (The Seeds), art director Richard Bruning, and the one and only Dave Gibbons (The Originals expanded edition) plus a special surprise panelist and announcement!

Friday July 20, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 25ABC

5:00pm

Comic Pitch Review
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, a professional speechwriter, speaker coach, and host of 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 20, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

5:00pm

DC For Young Readers
DC is excited to share advance information on DC Super Hero Girls graphic novels and DC Ink and DC Zoom, the new imprints for young readers. Top talent, Art Baltazar and Franco, Agnes Garbowska, Monica Kubina, and Dustin Nguyen give you a glimpse into their projects and spill secrets on things to come.

Friday July 20, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 9

5:00pm

Handling Challenges: Bans and Challenges to Comics
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 17, 03:20PM
Comics are uniquely vulnerable to challenges and bans, especially those for young readers. Learn what you can do if they're challenged in your school or library from panelists Gina Gagliano (publishing director, Random House Graphic), Chad Sell (The Cardboard Kingdom), Charles Kochman (editorial director, Abrams ComicArts), and Candice Mack (teen services manager, Los Angeles Public Library). Moderated by Alea Perez (2018 Great Graphic Novels for Teens chair).

Friday July 20, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

5:00pm

Pop Culture Witches
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 10, 11:06AM
In an age where powerful women are finally being celebrated, it's worth looking at the pop culture witches, enchantresses, genies, charmers, and sorceresses who conjured the craft in our popular imaginations in the past. How have women with (super) powers been portrayed, and how is that portrayal evolving? Hosted by Ben Blacker (Vertigo's Hex Wives; co-creator, The Thrilling Adventure Hour). Panelists include Jessica O'Toole and Amy Rardin (showrunners, CW's Charmed), Nell Scovell (creator, Sabrina the Teenage Witch), Ruth Connell (Rowena on Supernatural), Tomi Adeyemi (author, Children of Blook and Bone), and practicing witch Juliana Crouch.

Friday July 20, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 23ABC

5:00pm

The BOOM! Box Summer Mixtape
There's only one place to discover your favorite comics like Lumberjanes, Giant Days, Fence, The Backstagers, and more: It's the BOOM! Box imprint of BOOM! Studios. Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass), Jackie Ball (Goldie Vance), Brooklyn Allen (Lumberjanes co-creator), Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes novels), Josh Trujillo (Dodge City), Sarah Kuhn (Clueless), and other creators wwho bring you the most acclaimed progressive YA comics in the industry will lead a discussion about what's next for the imprint that launched a movement in the world of graphic fiction. Moderated by Mey Rude (Autostraddle).

Friday July 20, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 32AB

5:00pm

IDW Entertainment & SYFY: Premiere Screening of Wynonna Earp, "Blood Red and Going Down"
The cast and creators of the breakout SYFY hit series Wynonna Earp celebrate the beginning of season 3. With cast members Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon, Domonique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Varun Saranga, and Chantel Riley, showrunner Emily Andras, and comic creator Beau Smith, watch an exclusive screening of the first episode of the new season, "Blood Red and Going Down." Entry to each Horton Grand Theatre panel requires a separate ticket and a Comic-Con badge.

Friday July 20, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

5:30pm

Diversity and Inclusivity from the Perspective of Libraries/Publishing/Authors in the Industry.
In the age where the inclusion of positive representation for marginalized groups in all media has grown but the need has not diminished, how has the conversation of increasing diversity in literature changed? How has the ground that's been covered changed the landscape? Lion Forge's Christina "Steenz" Stewart and senior editor Amanda Meadows and a panel of industry experts discuss how to truly produce "comics for everyone."

Friday July 20, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 8

5:45pm

Marvel Television: Marvel's Cloak & Dagger
San Diego will be getting a little taste of New Orleans! Meet series stars Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Emma Lahana, Ally Maki, and executive producer/showrunner Joe Pokaski of the new hit summer series that redefined the superhero genre, Marvel's Cloak & Dagger. Featuring a lively Q&A moderated by executive producer and head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb, along with a look at exclusive, never-before-been-seen footage. And don't forget to tune in to watch all-new episodes, Thursdays, 8/7c, on Freeform.

Friday July 20, 2018 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Ballroom 20

5:45pm

Skybound Entertainment: What's Next
Skybound chairman Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Oblivion Song),CEO David Alpert (The Walking Dead franchise, Outcast),and Skybound North CEO and partner Catherine Winder (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics) discuss what's next for the company behind building one of the most successful media franchises in pop culture history, The Walking Dead. They will also be joined by Skybound Games' Ian Howe who will discuss what's to come for Skybound's first game studio. Moderated by Ify Nwadiwe.

Friday July 20, 2018 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Room 6BCF

6:00pm

Creator Origins: A Candid Conversation on How it All Began
Every hero has an origin story, the defining moment where they took the leap into greatness . . . so, too, do comic book creators! comiXologists Matt Kolowski and Kiersten Wing host some of the industry's brightest comic creators, including Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Revival), Mike Norton (Revival), Sam Humphries (Green Lanterns), Alti Firmansyah (Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde), C. Spike Trotman (Iron Circus Comics), Magdalene Visaggio (Eternity Girl, Kim & Kim), Mark Sable (Graveyard of Empires), and Kristian Donaldson (The Massive, DMZ) in a tell-all panel where they'll recount their humble beginnings and their journey to stardom. Get an inside look and listen to these creators' hard-won knowledge, sure to inspire aspiring comic creators and fans alike.

Friday July 20, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 9

6:00pm

DC Vertigo
It's a new age of DC Vertigo! Meet the new voices behind DC Vertigo comics, focusing on modern, high-concept stories for fans of fantasy, crime, supernatural, horror, and satire. Now home to the best talent from novels, games, comic books, and more, this next generation will take this beloved imprint to new heights, beginning with the launch of the Sandman Universe on 8/8/18.

Friday July 20, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 23ABC

6:00pm

Legendary Comics, 2018 and Beyond
Legendary Comics is part of Legendary Entertainment, the company behind such films as Kong: Skull Island, Pacific Rim Uprising, and the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Legendary Comics' Robert Napton and other panelists will be sharing secrets about their upcoming comic releases, including the just-announced Lost in Space: Countdown to Danger, the comic continuation of the hit television series, as well as John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman, and Erika Lewis's original series Cursed, Richard Dinnick's (Doctor Who) new series Rob, Firebrand Season 2, the latest on the comic book MonsterVerse, and a few surprises!

Friday July 20, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 29AB

6:00pm

Red Menace or Not?
Comic book creators from BUBBLE Comics (Russia) analyze the most popular Russian characters in American comics and movies and determine if those depictions are actually close to reality. The panel will include Q&A with BUBBLE Comics editorial staff Artem Gabrelyanov (publisher, writer), Roman Kotkov (editor-in-chief, writer), and Evgeniy Eronin (editor, writer).

Friday July 20, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 28DE

6:00pm

The Writer's Journey: Maximizing Your Potential in the New Marketplace
The shifting 21st-century digital frontier means the age-old methods of building a career have been rendered irrelevant, and this group of Hollywood screenwriters and graphic novel creators share insider information, publishing secrets, and the professional realities on how to develop your ideas into a viable property and market yourself accordingly. Moderated by 2015 Disney/ABC Writing Program winner and 2014 Eisner Award nominee Brandon Easton (Vampire Hunter D: The Series, Marvel's Agent Carter), the panel includes producer Geoffrey Thorne (Black Panther's Quest, The Librarians), artist/writer Tony Puryear (Queen of the South, the Schwarzenegger film Eraser), writer Ubah Mohamed (DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Gang Related), writer Brandon Thomas (Catalyst Prime: Noble, Skybound's Horizon), and writer Bryan Hill (DC's Titans, Ash vs Evil Dead).

Friday July 20, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 32AB

6:15pm

Sony Pictures Panel
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 17, 10:42AM
Sony Pictures will present two of their most anticipated films produced in association with Marvel. Venom filmmakers and talent will preview what's in store as the lethal protector finally gets his own movie, and the creators of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will give the audience an inside look at the groundbreaking animated movie.

Friday July 20, 2018 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Hall H

6:30pm

#METOO to #TIMESUP: An Action Summit for Comics
#MeToo started a movement, and now #TimesUp for change in comics. An all-star lineup of female and gender-nonconforming comics pros brainstorms at this idea summit. Amy Chu (writer, Poison Ivy and Wonder Woman), Sarah Gaydos (editorial director, Oni Press), Taneka Stotts (writer/editor, Beyond Press), Lilah Sturges (writer, Jack of Fables, Blue Beetle), Aminder Dhaliwal (Disney Animation director, Drawn & Quarterly creator), Pia Guerra (artist, Y: The Last Man), and Joan Hilty (comics editor, Nickelodeon) engage in a lively discussion of how to stamp out under-representation, harassment, and bad labor practices in order to make comics into a consistently safe, diverse, innovative workplace that thrives on inclusion.

Friday July 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 8

6:30pm

An Evening with Batman's Brain
E. Paul Zehr (Becoming Batman, Chasing Captain America), Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology, Daredevil Psychology), Paul Levitz (writer/editor/publisher, DC Comics), Lee Meriwether (Catwoman, Miss America), Michael Uslan (executive producer, Batman), and Mark D. White (Batman & Philosophy, Doctor Strange & Philosophy) discuss the physiology, psychology, and philosophy of DC's Dark Knight in a session moderated by Aaron Sagers (entertainment journalist).

Friday July 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 5AB

6:30pm

ULTRAVERSE: 25th Anniversary Celebration
In June 1993, Malibu Comics launched a new, well-conceived, writer-driven superhero universe combining the talents of new and veteran creators with innovative marketing: The Ultraverse. With titles like Prime, Freex, Firearm, Night Man, Ultraforce, and Rune, there were comics, a live-action short, a TV series, video games, action figures, and an animated series . . . and then suddenly it was gone. What happened? And why do fans still love the it? Ultraverse founders Tom Mason, Chris Ulm and Dave Olbrich, artists Aaron Lopresti (Sludge), Barb Kaalberg (Solitaire), Rick Hoberg (The Strangers) and Terry Dodson (Mantra), BOOM! Studios founder Ross Richie (an Ultraverse veteran), Ultraverse super-fan Robert McGinty, moderator J. C. Vaughn (Overstreet) and surprise panelists will celebrate this milestone!

Friday July 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 24ABC

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

7:00pm

comiXology Originals: Comics for the Young Adult Fan
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 09, 01:04PM
The biggest news in comics is comiXology's exclusive content program, comiXology Originals, but did you know they're also offering an outstanding selection of comics perfect for young adult fiction readers? comiXologists Matt Kolowski and Kiersten Wing chat with the talented minds behind comiXology Originals' YA offerings like Superfreaks, as well as other upcoming titles. Hear from Elsa Charretier (Superfreaks, Star Wars Adventures), Pierrick Colinet (Superfreaks, Star Wars Adventures), Margaux Saltel (Superfreaks), Kel McDonald (Cautionary Fables & Fairytales), C. Spike Trotman (Iron Circus Comics), M. K. Reed (The Castoffs, Palefire), and Tish Doolin (Modus Operandi) as they recount their creative journey and give tips on crafting comic stories aimed at the young adult fiction fan.

Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 29AB

7:00pm

Hip-Hop & Comics: Cultures Combining
Hip-Hop and comics don't just share influences and inspirations, they've constantly crossed over through the last five decades: graffiti artists and rappers make use of superheroic imagery; producers explore untold universes of sound; comics incorporate hip-hop's music, visual vocabulary, and attitude; and both forms reconfigure existing elements to create groundbreaking new works. Patrick A. Reed (Depth of Field) assembles an all-star group of visual and musical innovators to discuss the enduring connections between these two vital creative cultures.

Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 9

7:00pm

Queer Fear
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 16, 11:07AM
Horror films, TV shows, books, and comics have always attempted to bring people to the threshold of their fears and force them to come face-to-face with the "otherness" that exists outside of the mainstream. For those in the LGBTQ+ community, this sense of otherness is not only terrifying and titillating, it's quite often also relatable. The LGBTQ+ community has had a long history of intersection with the horror genre-from the Gothic literature of the yesteryear to the modern cinema of today. As films, television, comics, and other popular media become more diverse, does a gay horror genre exist? And if so, what makes it different from mainstream horror? How does the current political climate alter the lens through which people celebrate and connect to the macabre? Prism Comics and moderator/screenwriter Michael Varrati (Tales of Poe, host of Dead for Filth) and panelists Marc Andreyko (Eisner Award-Winning writer & editor, Love is Love, Manhunter), Jaclyn Chessen (Shock Attack), John C. Clark (A Closer Walk with Thee), Erlingur Óttar Thoroddsen (Rift, Child Eater), Brie Williams (A Closer Walk with Thee, Welcome to Night Vale), and others explore horror from a queer point of view.

Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 28DE

7:00pm

The Art of Video Games: Create a Cover Artist Jam!
UDON's chief Erik Ko hosts top talents from the studio and a guest artist to create a cover art jam live! A lucky winner will get to keep the final art! There will also be a trivia Q&A where the audience can get surprised art books and collectible items from UDON.

Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 25ABC

7:00pm

Drawing with Nicholas Nemiri
Nicolas Nemiri is a French comic book artist based in Beijing, China. Take this opportunity to witness his mesmerizing work process using a traditional brush, a calligraphy pen, and even watercolor.

Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Room 2

7:00pm

Comic Creator Connection (Friday)
San Diego Comic-Con is proud to once again host the Comic Creator Connection, a fast-paced networking event that puts writers and artists together to help them meet potential new creative partners. Here's how it works: In two 2-hour sessions (this one and another on Sunday at noon), writers and artists (pencillers, inkers, colorists, etc.) will sit down across from each other at a table. Then, in 5-minute sessions, they will talk one-on-one with each other about their ideas and skills. At the end of each 5-minute period, participants will get up and move on to the next person. If they are interested in furthering the conversation, they can exchange contact information. If not, they can politely move on. Think of it as speed-dating, but for writers and artists!

Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

7:00pm

World Premiere of The Death of Superman
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 12, 09:25AM
The Man of Steel meets his ultimate match when Doomsday comes to Earth-hell bent on destroying everything and everyone in his path, including the Justice League-in the all-new, action-packed The Death of Superman. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the feature-length animated film is the latest DC Universe movie to continue Warner Bros. Home Entertainment's tradition of debuts at Comic-Con International. Witness the film's world premiere, then stay for an entertaining panel featuring Jerry O'Connell (Crossing Jordan, Stand By Me) as Superman, Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, The Librarians) as Lois Lane, Jason O'Mara (The Man in the High Castle, Terra Nova) as Batman, Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Ugly Betty) as The Flash, and Toks Olagundoye (Castle) as Cat Grant, alongside the filmmaking crew of producer/co-director Sam Liu (Gotham by Gaslight), co-director Jake Castorena (Justice League Action), screenwriter Peter J. Tomasi (Green Lantern: Emerald Knights), executive producer James Tucker (Justice League Dark), and lead character designer Phil Bourassa (Young Justice) . . . plus a few surprise panelists. The all-star cast also features Rainn Wilson (The Office) as Lex Luthor, Rosario Dawson (Sin City) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T.) as Cyborg, Nathan Fillion (Castle) as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, Matt Lanter (Timeless) as Aquaman, Cress Williams (Black Lightning) as John Henry Irons, Toks Olagundoye (Castle) as Cat Grant, Nyambi Nyambi (The Good Fight) as Martian Manhunter, Rocky Carroll (NCIS) as Silas Stone, Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) as Hank Henshaw, Max Mittelman (Justice League Action) as Jimmy Olsen, and Charles Halford (Constantine) as Bibbo Bibbowski. The Death of Superman arrives July 24 on digital and August 7 on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD.

Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ballroom 20

7:30pm

AMC's Preacher
Easily offended? Don't come to the Preacher panel! Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, and Joseph Gilgun join executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and showrunner and executive producer Sam Catlin for a mid-season 3 discussion about the story so far and what's to come.

Friday July 20, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Hall H

7:30pm

GirlsDrawinGirls: Pinup From a Woman's Perspective
Panelists include Melody Severns (GDG founder and Simpsons artist), Noelle Raffaele (WB director of DC Girls), Aisling Harbert-Phillips (Deluxe special effects artist), and Leen Isabel (Pole Dancing Adventures). Since 2006, GirlsDrawinGirls has grown from just 18 local LA women to around 200 women artists from all over the world. They are all professionals in the animation, comics, video games, and film industry and have chosen to draw pinup art, which has been predominately male dominated, to showcase the art from a female point of view. By redefining the pinup, they are not only setting the focus on the diverse and talented women in the entertainment arts industry, they are also embracing their own take on their bodies and their sexuality on their terms.

Friday July 20, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 24ABC

7:30pm

The Arkham Sessions: The Psychology of Robin, Batman's First Sidekick
Even lonely, brooding superheroes need sidekicks! Witness the fun, fascinating, and in-depth psychological analysis of the original and most famous sidekick to Batman, Dick Grayson. With a special spotlight on panelist-and longtime voice of Robin and Nightwing- Loren Lester (Batman: The Animated Series), clinical psychologist Dr. Andrea Letamendi and co-host Brian Ward bring their mental health and pop-culture podcast back to San Diego Comic-Con.

Friday July 20, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 5AB

7:30pm

The Gospel According to Archie
After many successful years of working for such publishers as Atlas/Timely (predecessors to Marvel), Archie Comics, and EC, writer/illustrator Al Hartley left the mainstream to help found a Christian publishing company, Spire Comics. Hartley expanded on Spire's usual roster of Bible stories, biographies of inspirational personages, and adaptations of Christian books and motion pictures by getting permission from Archie president John Goldwater to license the Riverdale Gang for 19 titles, released between 1974 and 1982. Moderator Erik Amaya (Rotten Tomatoes) and his panel take a light-hearted look at Archie's strange adventures in the world of faith-based entertainment. Panelists include Jessica Tseang (Robert Kirkman's History of Comics), Pat Jankiewicz (author, A Hulk Companion), Rob Bradfied and Adam Sand (In Your Faith), and Jennifer Joan (Tangled Thread Designs).

Friday July 20, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 26AB

8:00pm

"Crazy" Together: The Future of Mental Health and Pop Culture
Mental health is everywhere you look in pop culture. From the Upside Down to the MCU, entertainment media depictions of mental health are increasingly common. But while Stranger Things and Jessica Jones help to normalize mental health challenges, some inaccurate and stigmatizing portrayals persist. How do we further encourage diversity and sensitivity without stifling creativity? Felicia D. Henderson (The Punisher TV series; Teen Titans) will discuss how depictions of trauma and PTSD inform the characterization of Frank Castle. Joseph D. Reitman (Happy! TV series) will talk about his approach to making his character Very Bad Santa more than just a two-dimensional villain. Should the entertainment industry be concerned about how their properties represent mental illness? Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D., (Broadcast Thought, All We Ever Wanted) discusses some of his successes and struggles as a forensic psychiatrist advocating for more accurate and less stigmatizing mental health media representation. Jeff Trexler (The Beat, The Comics Journal) will contextualize the discussion and encourage the audience to become more mindful consumers of mental-health-themed media. Moderated by Susan Karlin (Fast Company), this panel will encourage creators, clinicians, and fans to get "crazy" together, shaping the future of mental health and pop culture.

Friday July 20, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 23ABC

8:00pm

Crossing the Border: Key Issues in Collecting International Editions of American Comics
Dr. N. Scott Robinson (San Diego Mesa College and Globo Comico), Tim Bildhauser (international comics grader for CBCS and advisor to Overstreet Comics Price Guide), Tim Kupin (owner of Koop's Comics), Mikal Vollmer (San Diego comics professional), and moderator Duane Dimock (San Diego comics professional) will discuss collecting international key editions, variations in art/text due to translation/censorship, transnational recharacterization, deviations in character/story from the American comic canon, and experiences with international comic collecting with regards to how to collect, what to collect, and why to collect these comics. Attendees will be able to ask questions and see a variety of rare international comics from the Golden Age to the present. Attendees will see and hear about the original Spider-Man stories only published in Mexico where Gwen Stacy never died! Superman re-characterized with an Arabic name as Nabil Fawzi in Lebanon! The Indonesian Spider-verse with 11 different Spider-Man characters! The Turkish Conan the Barbarian stories where he met both Superman and Tarzan! The original stories/recharacterizations of Hulk and Spider-Man published in Japan!

Friday July 20, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 9

8:00pm

Fight or Die! John Carpenter's Tales of Science Fiction: The StandOff #1 Launches
Storm King Comics is celebrating their new storyline with a special augmented reality cover edition as well as their first booth at Comic-Con. Aliens vs. cops with prison inmates in the middle. It's a hostage situation. It's a battle between species. It's the Earth's most serious standoff. Panelists include Janice Chiang (DC Superhero Girls), Sandy King Carpenter (They Live, Vampires), Tim Bradstreet (Hellblazer, Punisher), and David J. Schow (The Crow, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning).

Friday July 20, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 28DE

8:00pm

Web Comics: The Four Panel Frontier
As newspapers across the country shut their doors, so too go the funny pages. Once the sprawling domain of Monday-hating felines, ill-fated blockheads, and whatever the hell "Ziggy" is, this erstwhile format will soon be a thing of the past. Where does this uniquely American art form go when the presses stop rolling? Bleeding Cool's Will Romine moderates a panel of fat, starving webcomics. Alan Truong (The Missing Digit) and J. R. Gervais (Young Cannibals) take you through their 20-year overnight success and offer their insight into the limitless potential of this new-old medium. Part "how-to," part "WTF," this is a panel for fans and professionals alike. And because they like you so much, all attendees will receive a limited-edition giveaway!

Friday July 20, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 29AB

8:30pm

The Art Heroines: Positive Impact
Moderator Robyn Simms (Tumble Leaf) leads this discussion highlighting artist workplace dynamics across the entertainment industry. Panelists reveal productive vs. counterproductive habits, employer best practices, and tips for creatives to build better relationships. Featuring Danelle Vierkant (The Orville), Ivonne Escoto (Hellboy), Denise Chavez (Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh), Kristin Donner (Bunnicula), Haley Mancini (The Powerpuff Girls), Nora Hewitt (Face Off winner), and Chelsea Pickens (Yamasong: March of the Hollows).

Friday July 20, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 24ABC

8:30pm

Christian Comic Arts Society Mixer
Eric Jansen (Foursquare Mission Press), Scott A. Shuford (FrontGate Media), Joe Queen (Geeky Guys for God), Bryan Mero (Spirit Knight), and Geoff Strout (Faithful Creative) of The Christian Comic Arts Society partner again with Geeky Guys for God for their 10th annual mixer. This is an opportunity for Christian professionals, fans, artists, and writers to mingle, socialize, and network. There will be a trivia game, and prizes will be awarded to those attendees who know their geek trivia.

Friday July 20, 2018 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Room 26AB

9:00pm

Super Geeked Up: Geeky Improv Live!
Jeff Burns and Lisa Borsotti discuss your favorite sci-fi, fantasy, superhero, and gaming topics and play fun, geek-themed improv games like superhero sound effects, universal translator, and the let's geek it on dating game! If you like Whose Line Is It Anyway?, you'll love these geektastic shenanigans. Expect a ton of audience participation and awesome prizes! Joining the panelists will be Chris Bramante (Thank You for Questing!, Robot Teammate) and Kelly Nugent (Teen Creeps, Thank You for Questing!). Get an exclusive look at the Phoenix Run choose-your-own-adventure, augmented-reality comic book from T. J. Walker.

Friday July 20, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 25ABC
 
Saturday, July 21
 

10:00am

Avatar: The Last Airbender Legend and Legacy
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 19, 03:46PM
The story of Aang and Korra has ended in one form, but it continues in graphic novels and through the fans. Moderated by Avatar_Mom, the panel showcases fan talent and conversations with a panel of professionals from the series. This year cosplayer Victor Sgroi (the cabbage merchant), Sarah Henzler (fan artist), Giancarlo Volpe (director, ATLA; producer, Green Lantern: The Animated Series), Aaron Ehasz (head writer, Avatar: The Last Airbender), Jack DeSena (voice actor, Sokka), Dante Basco (voice actor, Zuko), and Dee Bradley Baker (Appa, Momo) will share stories and marvel with the fandom. They will also hosts a cosplay contest open to all levels of skill. Cosplayers must be in the panel room to be considered by our scouts.

Saturday July 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 25ABC

10:00am

Comic Creator Connection All-Stars
The Comic Creator Connection (CCC) is San Diego's premier networking event for comic book writers and artists searching for creative partners. This "All-Star" panel spotlights some of the CCC's latest successful teams and their creations. Hosts Douglas Neff and Corey Rothermel (authors of Epic Win! The Geek's Guide to the Journey from Fan to Creator) will focus the discussion on how each team built a successful creative partnership, from their first handshake to their first draft to their first sale. If you want to know the real ins and outs of creating comics, don't miss out on this panel, filled with practical advice and hard-earned wisdom from the industry's newest published creators!

Saturday July 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 28DE

10:00am

Comics Are for Everyone . . . Aren't They?
Panelists delve into the experience of being a disabled person in comics and the intersections of disability, race, and gender. John Jennings (Kindred, Black Comix Returns), Jaz Joyner (Slashfilm, Wear Your Voice), MOM Comics (Viewbox), Kat Overland (Women Write About Comics), Mark Martinez (Junipero Serra Library), and moderator Rosie Knight (Nerdist) discuss how they and you as creators, critics, retailers, librarians, and fans can create a more accessible space within comics, conventions, and fandom.

Saturday July 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 4

10:00am

Comics in Animation
How do you adapt a comic book series into animation? Are the approaches to the characters different from one company to the next? What about independent comics? Can they even get into the game? Writers and studio executives including Stan Berkowitz (Avengers Assemble, Batman Beyond), Mike Carlin (creative director, animation, DC Entertainment), Cort Lane (senior VP of animation & family entertainment, Marvel), Craig Miller (Curious George, Beast Wars), Marv Wolfman (Transformers, Pocket Dragon Adventures), and Amy Wolfram (Teen Titans, DC Superhero Girls) talk about how they differ, what makes them the same, and how cool it is to work on characters you grew up loving.

Saturday July 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 9

10:00am

DC My Secret Origin
They say breaking up is hard to do . . . but breaking into comics may be tougher! Who was in a punk band? Who went to art school? Who was a DC intern before becoming a writer? Come by for an inside look at how some of DC's top-notch talent broke in, crafting the tales of your favorite DC superheroes!

Saturday July 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6DE

10:00am

Saturday Morning Cartoon Jam with IDW
From Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to My Little Pony, Star Wars Adventures, Sonic the Hedgehog, and more, IDW publishes some of the hottest properties in children's comics on the market today. Come meet the people who make it happen and learn the comic-making process so you can make a comic of your own! There will be interactive activities, announcements, and a special gift for everyone who attends!

Saturday July 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 23ABC

10:00am

Using Graphic Novels to Help Cope with Bullying
Dr. Katie Monnin (education director, Pop Culture Classroom), Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Molly Ostertag (The Witch Boy), Christina "Steenz" Stewart (Archival Quality), and Derek Heid (English/drama teacher, Temecula Valley High School) discuss the fact that, despite nerd culture being at the forefront of the modern zeitgeist, many young lovers of science fiction, fantasy, gaming, and other fandoms often feel isolated in their school community. This can lead to bullying of these quiet and unique children on the basis of their interests or appearance. How can the Comic-Con community help to alleviate the pressure and pain associated with bullying? These artists and educators will explore which comics not just represent bullying but offer solace and solutions to kids who are actively dealing with it. Moderated by Tom Racine (Tall Tale Radio).

Saturday July 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

10:00am

Theme: If You Don't Have One, You Don't Have a Story
Have you constantly heard about the vague and often misunderstood literary term "theme" but never really understood how to thread it into your story? During this class, you will gain insight into what a theme is, why it's so darn important, and most important, how to use it to tell your story. Your readers will thank you!

Saturday July 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 2

10:30am

Comics Arts Conference #9: Focus on David Mack
Comic-Con special guest David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil) will discuss his work as a writer and artist in comic books; his travels for the State Department as a cultural ambassador; his work in TV and film, including the Emmy-nominated opening titles of Netflix's Jessica Jones and the main titles art for Captain America: The Winter Soldier; creating the new music videos for Dashboard Confessional and Amanda Palmer; and his current work on the new Kabuki TV show from Sony based on his award-winning graphic novel series of the same name. Neil Gaiman's assistant and producer Cat Mihos (Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously) moderates a conversation that may turn to the recent work David has done with Neil on the new Sandman Universe, the covers for the American Gods comic book series, David's work on both the Jessica Jones TV series and the comic book, his work as a writer on Daredevil and its influence on the Netflix show, his creation of the Marvel character Echo, his recent work on Superman, Batman, Black Panther, and more.

Saturday July 21, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 26AB

10:30am

Minimates and Vinimates
Marvel Minimates celebrate 15 years of tiny toys, as representatives from Diamond Select Toys talk about the origins and present their lineup for 2018-2019, including Marvel Comics, Ant-Man, Kingdom Hearts, Sonic the Hedgehog, Predator, and more. Plus, the Vinimates vinyl figure line is explored with figures from Aquaman, Predator, Sonic, Injustice, DC Comics, and more! A visual presentation will be followed by a Q&A, with awards for the best questions. Guests moderated by Zach Oat (marketing supervisor).

Saturday July 21, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 8

10:30am

Comic Book Law School 303: Beyond Trademarks and Copyrights
Still interactive and now five times as informative! For the third (and final) destination in this year's Law School series, this panel of legal experts will shed light on some of the more complex issues facing creators and businesses, and they'll touch on compelling issues popping up on the law and how they apply to comics and the pop culture scene. For this session, noted attorney Michael Lovitz, author of the classic The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, and attorneys David Branfman, Larry Zerner, and David Lizerbram and professor Marc Greenberg focus on real-world issues of importance to fans and creators. Panelists will share their insights and knowledge and provide practical advice concerning rights of privacy and publicity, fandom and fair use, and legal issues faced when developing fan works (fan fiction, fan art, fan films, etc.). Please note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and insights to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. [This program is approved for 1.5 credits of California MCLE.]

Saturday July 21, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 11

11:00am

Black Lightning Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) made his choice: He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, he must return as Black Lightning to save not only his family but also the soul of his community. Series stars and producers give an electrifying look at season 2! In addition to Williams, the supercharged series stars China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, Marvin "Krondon" Jones III, Damon Gupton, and James Remar. Based on the characters from DC, Black Lightning is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil, and Sarah Schechter. Black Lightning returns this fall to The CW on Tuesdays (9/8c).

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Ballroom 20

11:00am

75 Years of Superhero Cereal Boxes
You are invited to breakfast with cerealologists Mikal and Duane. Take the cereal box tour, starting with the first 1942 Superman box to current Marvel/DC Superheroes on the shelves today. Witness amazing graphic images and videos of the first Spider-Man, Batman, Hulk, TMNT, Justice League, Iron Man, and Wonder Woman super boxes. Explore superhero boxes from around the world. Learn how to collect cereal boxes and where to find these priceless pieces of cardboard and how to trade them. Hear bits of information from web pages, books, cereal box collectors, and secret insights not found on the web. Panelists include Mikal Vollmer (who created the first cereal box zine called Free Inside and is now Youtube's Free Inside: Cereal Box Collecting series) and Duane Dimock (who has collected for 44 years and acquired over 10,000 boxes, from 1869 to present).

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

11:00am

Richard Friend: Strategies for Breaking into Comics in 2018
Four top industry pros who've been in the business for 20+ years discuss how they've all had great success working on top titles and continue to do so. Lee Bermejo (author of Joker, Suiciders, and upcoming Batman Damned), Eisner Award nominee Ryan Benjamin (creator/co-writer/artist, of Eisner-nominated Brother's Bond; artist, Batman Beyond, Batman, Suicide Squad, Odyssey of the Amazons), Carlos D'Anda (artist who's worked for WB, DC Comics, SONY, Blizzard, Eidos, and Dark Horse), and Comic-Con special guest and two-time Eisner Award nominee Richard Friend (artist, Wild Cats, upcoming Vampire Hunter D) give aspiring artists tips to get discovered. Learn how to land that first gig and maintain consistent work after that.

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 4

11:00am

Roaring into Adulthood: Young Adult and Middle-Grade Comics in the Classroom and Beyond
Lion Forge believes in publishing comic books for every reader at every age with stories to reflect the world at large. Middle-grade and young adult fiction are the two fastest-growing categories in bookstores around the world, and the company's Caracal and Roar imprints offer countless comic book tales in every genre for children, teens, and adults alike. The company offers a look at some of the current and upcoming titles under this banner of books, as well as the newly minted imprint for middle grade, and offers librarians and educators expert advice on how to incorporate these books into schools, libraries, and living rooms. Lion Forge director of education outreach and collections Jill Gerber, editor-in-chief Andrea Colvin, writer Samuel Sattin, artist Yehudi Mercado, and others, have a look at upcoming titles across the company's school-aged imprints and how comics can be used as tools for education as well as entertainment.

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

11:00am

Spotlight On Larry Stroman
Comic-Con special guest Larry Stroman began his career in comics in the mid-1980s he did ghost work for Howard Chaykin, then work for DC and First Comics. After that he began a long run on Alien Legion then moved on to do a few one-shot Marvel books featuring Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Punisher, and Cloak and Dagger. He took on X-Factor in the early 1990s and his most successful creator-owned book Tribe, with Todd Johnson. Learn more about Larry's career, and find out what he's been up to lately!

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 28DE

11:00am

Top Cow Revolution
Some of your favorite Top Cow heroes are returning. Witchblade has a new bearer, and the Cyber Force is back. But who is next? You don't want to miss Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri and president Matt Hawkins discuss their plans for The Darkness series and new original, creator-owned titles. Meet Top Cow Talent Hunt alumni and see what's in store for 2018 and beyond.

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 9

11:00am

We Believe in Suspense
Comic scribes wield character, dialogue, and panels with clockwork precision, leading readers through a gauntlet of plot beats designed to ratchet tension and escalate stakes. In concert with artists, these storytellers operate outside budget constraints to orchestrate explosive dramas without any limits save their own imaginations. Listen to a panel of thrill gurus including Donny Cates (Redneck) Mirka Andolfo (Unnatural), Steve Orlando (Crude), Jacob Semahn (No. 1 with a Bullet), Megan Hutchison (Rockstars), and Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook) as they deconstruct their approach to weaving the tightest suspense in comics.

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 7AB

11:15am

DC World's Finest
Some of DC's most brilliant and creative minds have been gathered to give comic book fans insights into how they make the DC universe a non-stop E-ticket thrill ride with every issue! Drop in on this panel and check out what they've got in store next for The World's Greatest Super-Heroes!

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6DE

11:30am

Comics Arts Conference #10: Chasing Captain America: Physiology and Philosophy from Stem Cells to Socrates
What if we could really create Captain America-should we? We are now approaching the point where the Super-Soldier Serum and Vita-Rays meet the reality of bioengineering. Thanks to the convergence of biology, engineering, and technology, we can now alter our abilities through surgery, pharmaceutical enhancement, technological fusion, and genetic engineering. E. Paul Zehr (Chasing Captain America: How Advances in Science, Engineering and Biotechnology Will Produce a Superhuman), Mark D. White (The Virtues of Captain America: Modern-Day Lessons on Character from a World War II Superhero), Daniel H. Wilson (Amped, Robopocalypse), and G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel, Alif the Unseen) discuss the physiology and philosophy of superhumanity with moderator Andrea Letamendi (Under the Mask).

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 26AB

11:30am

Jack Kirby's Artwork Extravaganza Encore!
Back by popular demand, a larger-than life celebration of the King of Comics features an unprecedented multimedia presentation of over 1,300 pieces of Jack Kirby artwork. IDW president and publisher Greg Goldstein is joined by esteemed artist Joe Jusko and other panelists to discuss the unrivaled work of the legendary Jack Kirby. Everyone in attendance will take home a limited-edition print.

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 24ABC

11:30am

Kodansha Comics: Battle Angel Alita and Ghost in the Shell
Kodansha Comics is the manga publishers of hit manga like Akira, Sailor Moon, and Attack on Titan. This year, they are bringing exciting new announcements about Battle Angel Alita and The Ghost in the Shell as well as other new licensing announcements regarding their upcoming manga in 2018 and 2019. Plus, join the Q&A for a chance to win special giveaway items!

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 8

12:00pm

SYFY's Krypton
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 10, 11:24AM
After a mind-blowing season 1 finale that saw Krypton's history drastically rewritten, the future of Superman has never been in greater jeopardy. Cast members Cameron Cuffe, Ann Ogbomo, Wallis Day, and Shaun Sipos, as well as creator and showrunner Cameron Welsh and DC’s Dan Evans discuss the many surprises of the first season and give an inside look into what fans can expect in season 2. Moderated by TV Guide Magazine’s Damian Holbrook.

Saturday July 21, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

12:00pm

CBLDF #5 EC Comics: Fighting for Change!
The untold story of comics' original social justice crusaders! From 1950 to 1955, the young creators of EC Comics changed the face of the medium, injecting new heights of craft, storytelling, and artistry to comics. In titles like Tales from The Crypt, Weird Fantasy, MAD, and Shock SuspenStories, EC addressed civil rights, the injustices of war, gender fluidity, vegetarianism, and other vital topics. Discover how EC's unprecedented social consciousness changed comics in this presentation by CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein.

Saturday July 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 11

12:00pm

Licensed! Overstreet Looks at Licensed Comics
Covering licenses from Star Trek to Stargate Atlantis and from Walt Disney's Comics and Stories to Army of Darkness, The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide and panelists Chris Ryall (Skybound), Andy Mangels (Wonder Woman '77 Meets the Bionic Woman), Mark Wheatley (Tarzan), Mark L. Haynes (Stargate Universe), Ed Catto (Captain Action), and moderator J. C. Vaughn (24) participate in a lively discussion of what makes for great licensed comic book titles.

Saturday July 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 9

12:00pm

My First Comic
This program is fantastic for kids and/or aspiring authors and illustrators! Panelists will discuss the first comics they read and the journey from reading their first comic to making their first comic. Panelists include Jen Wang (The Prince and the Dressmaker), Matt Loux (The Time Museum), Jim Pascoe (Cottons: The Secret of the Wind), and Mairghread Scott (The City on the Other Side).

Saturday July 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 29AB

12:00pm

Production Designer: Architect of the 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. Though the story may be 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. Featuring Richard Bridgland (The Commuter, American Ultra), Scott Chambliss (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Tomorrowland), Howard Cummings (Westworld, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief), Naomi Shohan (A Wrinkle in Time, The Walk), and moderator John Muto (Home Alone, Species).

Saturday July 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 23ABC

12:00pm

The Official Aspen Comics 15-Year Anniversary Panel
Frank Mastromauro (publisher), Peter Steigerwald (publisher), Vince Hernandez (VP/editor-in-chief) Mark Roslan (VP/director of design and production), Siya Oum (Fathom), Ron Marz (Fathom), J. T. Krul (Soulfire), Jordan Gunderson (Dissension), and Alex Konat (Nu Way) discuss Aspen's past, present, and future in this special commemorative panel. Aspen will also partake in a fan Q&A session.

Saturday July 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 4

12:00pm

The Power of Story: Graphic Novels and Technology Inspiring Young Readers
STEM educators, students, and public librarians discuss how innovative technologies such as 3D design and animation bring graphic literature and the reading experience to life. Featuring Amy Pitotti (EdTech educator, DAB Lake Elsinore), Lisa Harrison (STEM educator, RMMS, Vista), Nichole Santangelo (STEAM specialist, RMMS, Vista), Andrew Hudson (educator, RMMS, Vista), Lisa Ferneau-Haynes (senior librarian, youth services, Oceanside Public Library), Beth Duncan (STEM specialist, RMMS, Vista), Bryan Pitotti (graphic design specialist/cinematography), and Joanna Murray (EdTech educator, RMMS Vista).

Saturday July 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

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

12:30pm

DC New Age of Heroes
Whether it's deadly assassins, a walking weapon of mass destruction, clandestine conflicts between shadowy cabals, or a team of heroes seeking redemption, DC's New Age of Heroes continues to embody the spirit of epic adventure and bravery that has thrilled fans for ages! Hear firsthand about what's to come from the writers and artists bringing this new yet familiar style of superhero storytelling to DC!

Saturday July 21, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 6DE

12:30pm

Comics Arts Conference #11: Trauma and Memoir
Ira Zukanovic (University of California, Los Angeles) demonstrates how Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis is about the process of formulating (and reformulating) a sense of identity in the wake of a political trauma. Using comics and cultural hybridity theory, Isabelle Martin (University of Kentucky) analyzes the role of photography in relationships between personal memory and collective memory, family history, and cultural history in Thi Bui's graphic memoir The Best We Could Do. Emmy Waldman (Harvard University) examines and explicates Art Spiegelman's comics-making after Mauschwitz, focusing on his avant-garde 2008 graphic-memoir-cum-comics-manifesto Breakdowns/Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*!

Saturday July 21, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 26AB

1:00pm

A Crash Course on European Comics for Educators and Librarians
As more and more European material enters the U.S., a panel of American and European creators and publishers will discuss the specificities of European comics and what they have to offer to librarians and educators. With Mike Kennedy (Lion Forge), Zerocalcare (Kobane Calling), Whitney Leopard (BOOM! Studios), Efa (Monet) and Chris Thompson (Titan/Statix Press, UK). Moderated by Karen Green (Columbia University Library).

Saturday July 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

1:00pm

Action Lab Comics Creator Spectacular
Bryan Seaton (CEO/publisher) is be joined by Action Lab creators to reveal the lineup coming from such creators as Kevin Grevioux (Underworld movie series), Rylend Grant (screenwriter), Erica Schultz (writer), and many more. Plus don't forget the giveaways!

Saturday July 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 4

1:00pm

CBLDF #6 Outlaw Art: The Trials of Underground Comix
Underground comix were more than an art revolution-they were a scandal in the courts! Busts spread from Berkeley to New York as law enforcement used obscenity laws to crack down on this renegade form of free expression. How did the creators and publishers of this historical art movement take the heat? Join Ron Turner, publisher of Last Gasp and Air Pirates, which was convicted in California; Robert Williams of Zap Comix #4,which was convicted in New York; and Joyce Farmer, iconic underground cartoonist and editor of the controversial Abortion Eve for this freewheeling discussion moderated by CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein.

Saturday July 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 11

1:00pm

Comics and Geek Items for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Blind and visually impaired people love comics, gaming, TV, movies, and all sorts of science fiction/fantasy/horror artforms just as much as their sighted counterparts. How do they enjoy such things with little or no eyesight? Totally blind martial artist, competitive surfer, and unashamed geek Joshua Loya and actor/audio book narrator/writer Scott Brick share what options exist for nonvisual entertainment.

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

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

1:30pm

Expanding Sea of Thieves
Joe Neate (executive producer) and other members of the development team discuss the future of Sea of Thieves, including content updates and the expanded universe in the form of comics, novels, and collectibles. Joe and the team have exclusive new details to reveal about coming game content, as well as an exclusive giveaway for fans.

Saturday July 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 5AB

1:30pm

The Building Blocks of Quality Characters
Oni Press publisher James Lucas Jones alongside creators Yehudi Mercado (Sci-Fu), Amy Chu (Wonder Woman), Zander Cannon (Kaijumax), D. J. Kirkland and Daniel Barnes (Black Mage), and Sara Richard will go head to head where characters are built with literal children's building blocks.

Saturday July 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 24ABC

1:45pm

DC Essential
New to comics? Are you at the convention because you're a fan of great DC TV, movies, video games, or other media? Bingeing a season of The Flash leave you wanting to know more about the source material? Well, look no further; this is the panel for you! A panel of experts is here to help you along your journey through the wonderful world of comics, from the back of your longboxes to the newest on the shelves at your local comic book shop.

Saturday July 21, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 6DE

1:45pm

Marvel Comics: Next Big Thing
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 18, 12:19PM
Editor-in-chief C. B. Cebulski and executive editor Nick Lowe and Devin Lewis are joined by Donny Cates (Cosmic Ghost Rider, Death of Inhumans) and Margaret Stohl (Life of Captain Marvel) to discuss the startling stories and initiatives that are truly the NEXT BIG THINGS in the Marvel Universe! In Fantastic Four, the Richards family is heading back to Earth, but they still have one more cosmic obstacle to overcome. Meanwhile, the specter of death hangs around the Inhumans and the Ghost Rider of a dark future in Donny Cates's Death of Inhumans and Cosmic Ghost Rider. And as the Infinity Wars ignite, are any characters truly safe? All this, plus learn more about the definitive origin of Captain Marvel, as Margaret Stohl opens up about Life of Captain Marvel. If you want to learn about the biggest Marvel stories of 2018, this is THE panel not to miss!

Saturday July 21, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 6A

2:00pm

Adapting Folklore, History, and Myth in Comics
Creators who have adapted myths, legends, fairytales, and American folklore for the graphic medium discuss how comics are continuing age-old traditions of mythologizing the human experience. Topics will also include how the comics medium can work as a tool for educators looking for primary and supplementary material to teach these and related subjects. Speakers are Johnnie Christmas (Firebug, Angel Catbird), Marco Finnegan (Crossroad Blues), John Jennings (I Am Alfonso Jones, Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation), and Kit Seaton (Afar, Norroway). Moderated by Dr. Katie Monnin (author at Pop Culture Classroom).

Saturday July 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

2:00pm

Comedy in Comics
Do you like to make people laugh? How easily does that translate to the written page? Moderator Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) leads Comic-Con special guests Lynn Johnston, Larry Marder, Lonnie Millsap, Noah Van Sciver, and Shannon Wheeler in this no-holds-barred discussion of things hilarious!

Saturday July 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 29AB

2:00pm

Ray Bradbury and the World of Comics
Orty Ortwein of the Ray Bradbury Experience Museum will talk about Bradbury's career in comics, from his childhood obsession with Flash Gordon to his career with EC to his role in the very first Comic-Con. Even devout fans are bound to learn something new.

Saturday July 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 9

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

2:00pm

The Adventure Zone Graphic Novel
Guess what? Your favorite fantasy and comedy podcast where the three McElroy brothers play Dungeons & Dragons with their dad is now a graphic novel, and you can hear all about it at this program! Join co-creators of The Adventure Zone and co-adapters Travis McElroy and Clint McElroy as well as co-adapter and illustrator Carey Pietsch to learn more about The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins, which is now available wherever books are sold. This event will be moderated by Jackie Jennings (host, SYFY channel).

Saturday July 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 28DE

2:00pm

Writing for Comics: Crafting Perfect Panel Descriptions
Phillip Sevy (Tomb Raider), Mike Costa (Venom), Reily Brown (Deadpool, Lobo), and Andy Schmidt (Comics Experience, Avengers, Annihilation) take you through the complicated and artful process of creating powerful panel descriptions that artists will love to draw from and get you what you want . . . every time! No comics writer can be successful without learning how to properly and dynamically communicate with his or her artist!

Saturday July 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 11

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! Barbara Glaeser (California State University, Fullerton), Leigh Shocki (Alaska Airlines), Christina Schultz (Alaska Airlines), Andrew Sanchez (AT&T), Carl Renold (California State University, Fullerton), and Hernani Ledesma (California State University, Dominguez Hills) illustrate effective ways that comics are being used to shape employee and student learning. Jeremiah Massengale (University of the Cumberlands) discusses the unique capabilities of the comics medium to help readers experience the world through the perspective of a person who is deaf or hearing impaired. Cathy Leogrande (Le Moyne College) focuses on fan adoration of Harley Quinn and the range of their reactions since the Harvey Weinstein/#MeToo zeitgeist. Christopher Warren, Gino Galvez, and Jonelle Prideaux (California State University, Long Beach) use a systematic analysis of comic book character occupations to discern how gender and racial attributes correspond to the lines of traditional discrimination and job segregation. Elysia Poon (School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center) highlights the recent publication of an anthology of comic art by Native women artists to examine how the comic medium plays a crucial role in giving voice to a highly underrepresented section of our society. D'Ondre Swails (Brown University) interrogates the cultural politics surrounding comic book villains of color, particularly ones of African descent. Allen Thomas (University of Central Arkansas) breaks down the benefit of black comic book characters in bibliotherapy to provide an avenue through which African American clients at the intersections of varied identities can fully and truly see themselves. Cori Knight (University of California, Riverside) uses the webcomic Girl Genius to look at how sidekicks and assistants evolved from two-dimensional, cardboard entities into real characters in their own right. Shelley Lloyd (Clemson University) reads Marvel's Black Widows as both feminine and cyborg using the works of Donna Haraway and Hélène Cixous. Sydney Heifler (University of Oxford) traces a 1970s trend of romance comics writers addressing the Women's Liberation Movement by appropriating the Movement's themes to offer a new "feminism" that mirrored normative and explicitly antifeminist views. Tiffany Babb examines Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward's Black Bolt as an example of how impermanent death holds weight, both emotionally and structurally, in superhero narratives in comics. Valentino L. Zullo (Kent State University) considers the work of the Cleveland Public Library in leading comics programming and the role of the public library in the future of comics scholarship, literacy, and the promotion of humanistic ideas. Brendan Gillett (NYC Department of Education) uses Scott Pilgrim as a source text to engage in simultaneous multiliteracy exercises while producing transmedial adaptations. Derek Heid (Temecula Valley High School) examines Jeff Lemire's breakdown of the family through a lack of open and honest communication and how the fragmentation of the family unit risks the coherency of the world itself. Anita McDaniel (University of North Carolina, Wilmington) analyzes Zack Snyder's ironic use of diegetic and non-diegetic music in Watchmen to disrupt the audience's suspension of disbelief and to challenge to the superhero genre's moral imperative. Kathryn Houk and Bredny Rodriguez (University of Nevada Las Vegas) explore the challenges they had as librarians building a print-based graphic medicine collection in a primarily digital library. Eric Bruce and Emily A. Lilo (Western Oregon University) share their lesson plan, grounded in social cognitive theory, to create space for complex conversations with youth about their life experiences using comics characters as the vehicles. Nicole Kroushl (University of North Carolina, Wilmington) examines the narrative coherence of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina in which witchcraft is a stand-in for American Christian fundamentalism. Noah Simonson (Hillsboro School District) presents a case study exploring the integration of comics as additive classroom texts into four Next Generation Science Standards-aligned science units. Danielle Kohfeldt, Charlene Vo, Maricela Correa-Chavez, and John Nguyen (California State University, Long Beach) explore how forms of engagement in comics-related fandoms may be partially shaped by a person's relative power in society, with a special focus on gender, sexuality, and race/ethnicity. Pamela Jackson (San Diego State University)explores the ways the San Diego State University Library uses critical librarianship to encourage critical thinking and scholarship on issues of identity, social justice, human rights, and economic equality using their comic arts collection. Benjamin G. Barrena and Todd C. Lilje (Naval Medical Center San Diego) use the depiction of doctor-patient interaction in Peter Dunlap-Shohl's My Degeneration: A Journey Through Parkinson's to argue that by stressing the experiential and the aesthetic over the technical, the graphic novel medium provides a particularly powerful format for pushing doctors to see through their patients' eyes. Divya Jindal-Snape (University of Dundee) traces the creation of Fibromyalgia and Us (2017), which was co-created by four people living with fibromyalgia, health care professionals, family members, comic artists, and experts to illustrate the life transitions caused by fibromyalgia and its impact.

Saturday July 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 26AB

2:30pm

The Gifted
From 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, season 2 of The Gifted picks up after the explosion of the Atlanta Station. The Mutant Underground search for their friends and family who left with The Inner Circle. Having tracked them outside of Washington, D.C., they must contend with new groups with extreme ideologies, both human and mutant alike, to stave off a brewing conflict. Executive producers Matt Nix and Jeph Loeb and stars Stephen Moyer, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind, and Skyler Samuels show an exclusive first look at the upcoming season. Returning Tuesdays this fall on FOX. See an extended season 2 sneak peek!

Saturday July 21, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Ballroom 20

2:30pm

Stay Classy, San Diego
Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego, which of course in German means . . . awesome comics! See what effect sunshine and surf have on local San Diego creators Kevin Eastman (TMNT), Mary Fleener (The Less You Know, The Better You Feel), Richard Friend (artist, Wild Cats, upcoming Vampire Hunter D), Sarah Gaydos (editor), Lora Innes (The Dreamer, Wynonna Earp), and Lucas Turnbloom (Dream Jumper, Hot to Cat). Moderated by San Diego local Chris Ryall.

Saturday July 21, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 8

2:45pm

RZA: Movies, Music, and Martial Arts
The maestro, the myth, the master known as RZA (The Man with the Iron Fists) is coming from Wu-Tang Mountain for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of all great things . . . like his new movie Cut Throat City. Don't be surprised to see some of the all-star cast (Shameik Moore, Wesley Snipes, T. I., Terrence Howard, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Denzel Whitaker, Keean Johnson, Kat Graham), as well as exclusives and sneak peeks. It's RZA's amazing world, so bring your eyes, ears, heart, and soul to come experience it!

Saturday July 21, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Hall H

3:00pm

Artists Who Write: The Craft and Creation of Comics
Whether it's a superhero adventure, a colorful fantasy world, an ultraviolent crime noir, or a new take on an old classic, creators put a lot of thought into the sequential art that drives stories told in comics. An all-star lineup of Dark Horse creators including Frank Miller (Sin City), Dave Gibbons (The Originals), Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), Wendy Pini (ElfQuest), and Rafael Albuquerque (EI8HT) discuss turning an idea into a full-fledged story and how they continue to keep their writing fresh.

Saturday July 21, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 7AB

3:00pm

Building the Studio of Tomorrow
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 10, 03:26PM
With roots in comics, the team at Einhorn's Epic Productions is redefining how to build multi-platform franchise IP from the ground up. This discussion focuses on creating the next generation's blockbuster franchises and rethinking how content creators approach both content and audience. Panelists include Heather Einhorn (CEO, EEP), Adam Staffaroni (CCO, EEP), Monica Gallagher (Lethal Lit: A Tig Torres Mystery, Assassin Roommate), Jennifer 8. Lee (CEO, Plympton), Victoria Setian (Mortal Kombat X, Injustice), Alex Segura (Lethal Lit: A Tig Torres Mystery, co-president of Archie Comics, Pete Fernandez mysteries), and Aroop Sanakkayala (brand strategist, EEP). Entry to each Horton Grand Theatre panel requires a separate ticket and a Comic-Con badge.

Saturday July 21, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

3:00pm

comiXology Originals: On the Horizon
The biggest news in comics is comiXology's exclusive content program: comiXology Originals. Join comiXology's head of content Chip Mosher and comics creators Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Revival), Mike Norton (Revival), Sam Humphries (Green Lanterns), Alti Firmansyah (Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde), M. K. Reed (The Castoffs, Palefire), Tish Doolin (Modus Operandi), Mark Sable (Graveyard of Empires), and Kristian Donaldson (The Massive, DMZ) as they give you an intimate look at upcoming comiXology Originals releases. Catch a glimpse of never-before-seen artwork, covers, and more!

Saturday July 21, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 29AB

3:00pm

Fanbase Press: Latinx Comics Creators and Readers
Quince is a 15-issue comic book series being released in English and Spanish about teenager Lupe who discovers she has superpowers at her quinceañera. Comadres y Comics is a podcast hosted by three Latina women hoping to highlight the role that Latinos have in the comic book industry. Quince creator Sebastian Kadlecik and Comadres y Comics hosts Kristen Parraz, Sara Bazan, and Jennifer Lopez discuss the importance of inclusivity and representation in the comic book medium in a Q&A session moderated by Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief of Fanbase Press).

Saturday July 21, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 28DE

3:00pm

Marvel Comics: Meet the Editor-in-Chief
This is your chance to meet the new head of editorial at Marvel! In this exclusive one-on-one interview led by Skottie Young (Deadpool), freshly minted editor-in-chief C. B. Cebulski will talk about anything and everything involved in what's next for Marvel. Want to know where to search for the Infinity Stones? Dying to find out what's next for Wolverine? What does Forbush Man really look like without his helmet? Ask C. B. these questions and more in the Q&A! Plus, don't miss a surprise exclusive giveaway variant comic.

Saturday July 21, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 6A

3:00pm

Spotlight on Peter J. Tomasi
Peter J. Tomasi (Superman, Batman and Robin, Super-Sons, The Bridge) discusses his 20-year editorial and writing career at DC Comics along with his foray into creator-owned books and screenwriting, immediately followed by a Q&A session moderated by Peter J. Tomasi himself.

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

3:00pm

Teaching Fables and Myths with Graphic Novels
Bring fairy tales, fables, folktales, legends, and myths into your classroom using graphic novel adaptations that bring these tales to life. Panelists will discuss how creators' imaginative retellings build depth and complexity in the interplay between text and image and how these stories can be successfully taught in the classroom. Featuring creators Jenni Holm (Babymouse) and Alexis Fajardo (Kid Beowulf), educators Erin Hill (language arts teacher, Ramona High School)and Cori McDonald (librarian, Ramona High School), moderator Tracy Edmunds (Graphic Novels Are Elementary), and surprise panelists.

Saturday July 21, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

3:00pm

Turn Comic Illustrations into Animation
A traditional comic book illustrator, Pat Moriarity (Fantagraphics, The Comics Journal, winner of the Golden Toonie) partners with animator Seth Zeichner (The Realm Beyond Reason)to show how to transform hand-drawn illustrations into a fantastic animated film. Plus, watch the screening of their short film! Moderated by Erica Schisler (Adobe) and partnered with Dan Ramirez (Adobe), who will show you how to create walking and talking characters that can be easily animated with a webcam and a mic using Adobe Character Animator plus preview new technology, Project Puppetron, that will help you quickly animate your own characters!

Saturday July 21, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 11

3:30pm

Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Season 3 saw Supergirl stop Reign and the other Worldkillers' threat to humanity and our planet, and in the process Kara was shocked to find her mother Alura alive and living in a salvaged Argo City that survived the destruction of Krypton. Reconnecting with her past caused Kara to realize that her true home is now here on Earth, where big changes are taking place for her and all of her friends in National City and also, it appears, for a doppelganger in Russia! Season 4 promises to be full of surprises, action, adventure, and lots of big revelations for Supergirl, Alex, James, J'onn, Lena, and Brainy. The series' cast and creative team give a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A where they'll discuss what's to come and more! From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supergirl's fourth season will premiere in its new Sunday 8/7c time slot on The CW this fall.

Saturday July 21, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom 20

3:30pm

Chapters and Panels: Blizzard Publishing
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 12, 03:04PM
See how Blizzard's many worlds are crafted into compelling art and narrative through an array of books and comics. Some of the industry's best authors discuss how they bring to life compelling stories that expand and widen the universe of Blizzard's games, told through the lens of some of gaming's most unique characters. Panelists will highlight recent releases, hint at what may be yet to come, and perhaps unveil a surprise or two. Moderated by Blizzard Publishing senior editor Cate Gary. Panelists include Christie Golden, Jody Houser, Mark Evanier, Steve Danuser, and Marv Wolfman.

Saturday July 21, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 5AB

3:30pm

Skybound Entertainment: Comics and Creators
Some of Skybound's top talent-including Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Oblivion Song), Daniel Warren Johnson (Extremity), Donny Cates (Redneck), and Sean Mackiewicz (Gasolina)-discuss their published works and the comics industry as a whole.

Saturday July 21, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 8

3:30pm

Wimmen's Comix
In the early 1970s, a group of women proved to the world that underground comix-and mainstream comics-wasn't just a boy's club by publishing the first and longest-running all-women comics anthology, Wimmen's Comix. Trina Robbins, Mary Fleener, Lee Marrs, and Carol Tyler discuss of how they made herstory addressing menstruation, reproductive rights, and countless other topics that their male counterparts were unwilling or unable to tackle. Moderated by Betsy Gomez (CBLDF Presents She Changed Comics).

Saturday July 21, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 26AB

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

Abrams ComicArts: Reaching Every Reader: New Trends in Graphic Novels for Adults and Kids
The editors and authors of Abrams ComicArts and Amulet Books discuss emerging trends in comics publishing-what's working right now, what the publishers are looking for, and what the authors and editors at Abrams are excited to publish in the coming year on both their adult and kids lists. Featuring Charles Kochman (editorial director), Andrew Smith (publisher), Charlotte Greenbaum (editor), and authors Peter J. Tomasi (The Bridge), John Jennings and Damian Duffy (Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation), and Mariko Tamaki and Brooklyn Allen (Lumberjanes: The Moon is Up). The panel will also include special announcements about upcoming projects and never-before-seen titles and art.

Saturday July 21, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 28DE

4:00pm

Board Games Based on Comics and Animation
Learn how a board game goes from concept to your table from Mike Gonzales (Activision, Weta Workshop), Matt Hyra (Cryptozoic Entertainment), Ross Thompson (IDW), Jason Brenner (PlayFusion, Upper Deck), Matt Fantastic (killjoy), and Andrew Wolf (USAopoly). A Q&A session about design processes and more will be moderated by Adam Sblendorio (VP, Creative Cryptozoic Entertainment).

Saturday July 21, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 9

4:00pm

Drawing Distinctive Characters
There are those artists whose work you always recognize and are immediately drawn to. How have these prolific artists crafted their unique style and stayed true to themselves while creating comics? Aspen's Vince Hernandez finds out with Comic-Con special guests Andy Fish, Jeff Lemire, Jen Wang, Manuele Fior, and Veronica Fish.

Saturday July 21, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 23ABC

4:00pm

Hasbro Marvel
The Hasbro and Marvel product experts discuss some exciting news around Hasbro's ever-popular Marvel Legends action figure line. Attendees will get a sneak peek of upcoming, never-before-seen Marvel action figures, followed by Q&A for your Marvel action figure questions.

Saturday July 21, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 25ABC

4:00pm

IGN's Gamechangers: Telling Original Stories
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 13, 12:55PM
IGN brings together the most brilliant minds from the worlds of film, TV, games, and comics-the "game changers" for their industries-and has them talk about what it takes to tell original stories in a world wonderfully filled with sequels, adaptations, and continuations. Moderated by IGN's Daemon Hatfield, this panel featuring Insomniac's Ted Price (Spider-Man, Spyro), DC comics writer Scott Snyder (Justice League, DC Metal) and director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island) will discuss the secrets to their success and what they try to bring to the table with original storytelling.

Saturday July 21, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 6BCF

4:00pm

Spotlight on Scott McCloud: 25 Years of Understanding Comics
Award-winning author, graphic novelist, and deep thinker Scott McCloud (Making Comics, The Sculptor) goes in for a fast and funny deep dive into the extraordinary era of invention and revolution that followed the publication of his landmark book Understanding Comics -and why his next project may be the most ambitious yet!

Saturday July 21, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 29AB

4:00pm

The 2000 AD Thrill Hour!
A Betelgeusian "hour" of thrill-powered fun from the legendary comic book publisher, which is not only reviving a forgotten generation of classic British superheroes but is also publishing its first ever all-women creator special! Join Liana Kangas, Katy Rex, and other creators for a chat, announcements, and fun!

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

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

4:15pm

Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A
There have been no shortage of close calls for Oliver Queen when it comes to protecting his superhero identity, but in the season 6 finale, he was finally backed into a corner and forced to reveal himself to the world as the Green Arrow. Now, Oliver will come face to face with many of the criminals he placed behind bars, as he makes a new home for himself at Slabside Maximum Security Prison. Oliver will find himself vulnerable in a way unlike ever before when a mysterious new enemy begins to unravel his work as Green Arrow, challenging him to redeem his name or risk losing everything. Join the cast and producers to be among the first to learn more about what this means for Oliver and the rest of his team. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow will return to The CW this fall on Mondays at 9/8c.

Saturday July 21, 2018 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom 20

4:15pm

Batman: The Animated Series on Blu-ray™
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 11, 11:21AM
As the most acclaimed superhero animated television series in history, Batman: The Animated Series has captured the imaginations of generations with its innovative designs, perfect voices, and landmark approach to characters and stories. In late 2018, fans will finally be able to enjoy a remastered Blu-ray release from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Join many of the key forces behind Batman: The Animated Series for a celebration of the series and the first announcement of details of the upcoming Blu-ray box set. Panelists include producers Bruce Timm (Batman: The Killing Joke), Paul Dini (Lost, Batman Beyond), Alan Burnett (Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay), and Eric Radomski (Batman: Mask of the Phantasm); eight-time Emmy Award-winning voice director Andrea Romano; actors Kevin Conroy, the fan-favorite voice of Batman, Tara Strong (Batman and Harley Quinn), voice of Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, and Loren Lester (Rock 'n' Roll High School), voice of Robin; and some other beloved Bat-surprises.

Saturday July 21, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 6DE

4:30pm

Alternative Comics Anthologies, Then and Now
Eric Reynolds (editor, Mome, Now), Justin Hall (editor, No Straight Lines), Carol Tyler (contributor, Wimmen's Comics, Weirdo), Robert Goodin (editor, Oden), and Manuele Fior (5,000 Kilometers Per Second, The Interview)-all editors and artists behind some of the medium's best anthologies-will talk about finding the future masters of the artform, the thrill of seeing great work getting published, and finding its audience. Moderated by Rob Salkowitz.

Saturday July 21, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 26AB

4:30pm

ValiantFans.com: Harbinger Wars 2 and Beyond
Valiant fans from around the world join in celebrating Valiant's 13th annual SDCC fan panel. Moderated by Brian Wells, panelists include Joe Illidge (Valiant executive editor), Robert Meyers (editorial director), Mel Caylo (director of marketing), Matthew Klein (director of sales),and Peter Stern (director of international publishing & merchandising). They will discuss everything Valiant, including the projects of Valiant Beyond, plus Harbinger Wars 2, Britannia: Lost Eagles of Rome, Shadowman, X-O Manowar, and more!

Saturday July 21, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 8

4:30pm

Wonder Woman in the 1940s
Everyone knows William Marston as the writer-creator of Wonder Woman, but many of the classic Wonder Woman stories of the forties were co-written or wholly written by his uncredited and previously unknown assistant, Joye Hummel. Today, her name is Joye Murchison Kelly and she is this year's in-person recipient of the Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing. In this special, historic event, she makes her first appearance ever on a comic convention panel, where she'll be interviewed by historians Trina Robbins and Mark Evanier. You don't to miss what may be your one-and-only chance to hear her speak about writing the adventures of the Amazon Princess, helping create the mythology of Wonder Woman, and working in Dr. Marston's office alongside him and Wonder Woman artist Harry G. Peter.

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

5:00pm

DC's Legends of Tomorrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A
After defeating Mallus by cuddling him to death with a giant stuffed animal named Beebo, the Legends were ready to ease off the gas. That was until Constantine arrived to inform them that, in solving one major problem, they have created another, much larger one. When the Legends let time crumble in order to release and defeat Mallus, the barrier between worlds softened. History is now infected with "Fugitives," magical creatures from myths, fairytales, and legends. Having been expelled throughout time by people like Constantine, these Fugitives are now returning to our world in droves and making a real mess of things. So when all hell breaks loose, who ya gonna call? That's right, the Legends! Join the cast and creators of The CW's zaniest superhero series at their annual Comic-Con panel for an in-person look at what makes this time-traveling crew tick. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, DC's Legends of Tomorrow will return to The CW this fall on Mondays at 8/7c.

Saturday July 21, 2018 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Ballroom 20

5:00pm

Created at Meltdown
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 10, 05:20PM
For 25 years, geekdom landmark Meltdown Comics was Hollywood's pop culture bastion. Literally dozens of major and indie comic releases were created inside the shop's numerous classes and workshops over the years. Meltdown alum Rylend Grant (Aberrant) brings together an eclectic group of creators/educators including Jim Higgins (former DC editor/director of Meltdown University), Steven Prince (Monster Matador), Michael Levine (Strange Romance Anthology), Karla Nappi (Duplicant), and David Schrader (Baby Badass) to discuss the shop's now legendary comic creation legacy.

Saturday July 21, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 4

5:00pm

Manga: An Intro For Comics Fans
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 09, 01:05PM
Are you a longtime comics fan who also has interest in anime and manga but don't really know how to dive in? These panelists are here to help! ComiXologists Matt Kolowski and Kiersten Wing a ask a panel of comics luminaries and tastemakers (who are also secretly otaku) to recommend the best of manga past and present. Panelists include Chris Butcher (co-founder, TCAF; consulting editor, VIZ Media), Deb Aoki (Anime News Networks), Stephanie Borria (Media Do International), Kristian Donaldson (The Massive, DMZ), and Ivan Salazar (comiXology). Tell them your favorite comic, movie, or TV show, and they'll give you a manga to match.

Saturday July 21, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 28DE

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

5:00pm

Talking TMNT with Kevin Eastman
Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, has been drawing and writing Turtles since 1984, but he's also the creator of several other projects, is publisher of Heavy Metal magazine, spearheads a wildly popular fan club, and in 2017 completed a successful Kickstarter for his newest publication, Drawing Blood, featuring Shane Bookman. Kevin and panelists will offer a look back at 34 years of Turtles and more.

Saturday July 21, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 23ABC

5:30pm

Cinematic Storytelling for Comics
Multi award-nominated animator, writer, director, and comic book creator Stephan Franck (The Iron Giant, Despicable Me, Silver) discusses his approach to visual storytelling and how to bring the clarity as well as emotional and cinematic impact of film language to the comics page.

Saturday July 21, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 24ABC

5:30pm

DC: Tom King
Don't miss your chance to hear award-winning writer Tom King speak about how his former life as a CIA operative inspires his outright intense and creative stories! His latest epic creation called Heroes in Crisis focuses on superhero trauma and how a life of fighting crime can have a psychological effect on them.

Saturday July 21, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 6DE

5:30pm

Doctor Who: The Road to 13
With the upcoming debut of the first female Doctor and the impending launch of her own comics series, Titan Comics' Doctor Who creators discuss the past, present, and future of this amazing franchise. Titan Comics brand manager Chris Thompson chats with the 13th Doctor writer Jody Houser, along with creators Cavan Scott, George Mann, Paul Cornell, and Kelly Yates, on a journey through space and time.

Saturday July 21, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 7AB

5:45pm

The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Matching wits with The Thinker, who by season's end had harnessed the powers of all 12 bus metas he created, stretched Team Flash to its limits, but with the help of some new allies, Barry Allen (a.k.a. The Flash) and company were able to put a stop to the Enlightenment and save Central City once again. However, with the arrival of Barry and Iris's speedster daughter Nora, who appears from the future admitting to having made a "big mistake," things are anything but status quo. Will parenthood be the challenge that finally slows the Flash down? For answers to this and all your other season 5 questions, please join the cast and creators of The CW's highest-rated series at their annual Comic-Con panel. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, The Flash will return to The CW this fall on Tuesdays at 8/7c.

Saturday July 21, 2018 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Ballroom 20

6:00pm

SYFY's Deadly Class
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 18, 09:07AM
Be the first to get a sneak peek of SYFY's new series Deadly Class, based on the graphic novel by Rick Remender and Wes Craig. Executive produced by the Russo Brothers (Avengers: Infinity War), Deadly Class follows the story of Marcus, a teen living on the streets who is recruited into King's Dominion, an elite private academy where the world's top crime families send their next generations. Co-creator/writer/executive producer/co-showrunner Rick Remender, artist/Deadly Class comic co-creator Wes Craig, cast members Benjamin Wadsworth (Teen Wolf), Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams), Lana Condor (X-Men: Apocalypse, Alita: Battle Angel), María Gabriela De Faría (Yo Soy Franky, Sitiados), Luke Tennie (Shock and Awe), and executive producers/co-showrunners Miles Orion Feldsott and Mick Betancourt will give attendees an exclusive preview of the first season. Moderated by Deadline’s Dominic Patten.

Saturday July 21, 2018 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

6:00pm

Elfquest: 40 Years of Pointed Ears
2018 wraps up 40 years of Elfquest with the biggest bang ever. Celebrate the longest-running indie fantasy comic with co-creators, writers, and artist Wendy Pini (Elfquest, Masque of the Red Death) and Richard Pini (Elfquest, Line of Beauty). Learn behind-the-scenes secrets that have been hidden since 1978, and see the clues that were planted decades ago. Take an emotional journey down memory lane. The conclusion of the Final Quest series has taken fandom by storm, and you'll be able to bombard Wendy and Richard with all the questions you've been saving up for years!

Saturday July 21, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 23ABC

6:00pm

Fantagraphics Disney Masters
A presentation by veteran editor Mike Catron introduces the exciting new series from Fantagraphics Books, Disney Masters. This series highlights acclaimed artists from around the world working in the grand Walt Disney tradition. Many of these stories are new to American readers and will now be available for the first time in English.

Saturday July 21, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 4

6:00pm

Out in Comics 31: The Next Generation
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 10, 12:29PM
The comic world's longest-running convention panel begins its 31st year with a name change from "Gays in Comics" to a more expansive "Out in Comics." As more and more LGBTQ or LGBTQ-friendly creators create mainstream comics, films, and TV shows, what does that mean for diverse representation, characters, and storylines? In our politicized and sometimes polarized world, what kind of heroes do we need on the page and screen and behind the scenes? Founding moderator and bestselling author Andy Mangels (Wonder Woman ‘77 Meets The Bionic Woman, Star Trek and Star Wars books and comics) again chairs the panel and welcomes: James Tynion IV (best-selling author of DC's Detective Comics and Justice League Dark, and Boom!'s The Backstagers and GLAAD-award-winning The Woods); Tillie Walden (the award-winning On a Sunbeam, Spinning, I Love This Part, from Avery Hill Publishing); Tony Breed (Muddler's Beat webcomic and collections); Dana Simpson (NY Times best-selling author of the seven-book-and-counting Phoebe and Her Unicorn series); Steve MacIsaac (writer/artist of Northwest Press's new GN Unpacking, as well as the long-running Shirtlifters series); Christina "Steenz" Stewart (editor at Lion Forge Comics, creator of STL's Comics University, artist of Oni's Archival Quality); Grace Ellis (co-creator Boom!'s award-winning Lumberjanes and Image's Moonstruck, writer of animated Bravest Warriors); Tess Bodley (showrunner for the upcoming toon Klutz Muttz, Emmy-nominated producer for The Ellen Degeneres Show); and a special video message from cinema's first gay superhero Surge, star of Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel! The panel will be followed by a brief Prism Comics Fan Mixer, allowing GLBTQ and allies to meet and mingle!

Saturday July 21, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 29AB

6:30pm

Judge Dredd: Supercop or Satire?
He's the hardline cop bringing justice to the mean futuristic streets of Mega-City One, but is Judge Dredd a hero or a villain? Is he a law enforcement role-model or, in the light of recent years, is he becoming a worrying vision of the future? Panelists debating the pros and cons of the lawman of the future include Mark Russell (Judge Dredd: Under Siege), Meg Downey (CBR), Rosie Knight (Nerdist), and Evan Narcisse (io9, Rise of the Black Panther).

Saturday July 21, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 8

6:30pm

Skin&Earth: Running a One-Woman Show: Lights
Collected for the first time as an interactive trade paperback and hardcover, Skin&Earth -the original story and 14-track record, all written, illustrated, colored, and recorded by Lights herself-can finally be experienced as one cohesive vision. Lights talks about her vision with an introduction from Nick Barrucci (publisher, Dynamite Entertainment) and a Q&A moderated by Franki Chan (founder, IHEARTCOMIX).

Saturday July 21, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 26AB

6:45pm

IDW Entertainment and SYFY: Wynonna Earp
The cast and creators of the breakout SYFY hit series Wynonna Earp, including Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Varun Saranga, and Chantel Riley along with show runner Emily Andras, and comic creator Beau Smith reveal behind-the-scenes antics, show off exclusive footage, and answer your biggest questions about season 3!

Saturday July 21, 2018 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Room 6DE

6:45pm

An Evening with Kevin Smith
If you're into it, Kevin Smith wants to use his mouth on you. The podcasting director returns to the Hall H stage after nearly dying of a heart attack back in February! Hear him talk about directing Supergirl and Flash, his new show Hollyweed, and the forthcoming sequel, Jay & Silent Bob Reboot!

Saturday July 21, 2018 6:45pm - 8:15pm
Hall H

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

7:00pm

From Script to Page, From Script to Screen
Panelists Cat Mihos (writer), Ethan McQuerrey (director/writer), Tomm Coker (writer), Bonita Pietila (producer, The Simpsons), Molly Mahan (editor, Vertigo) and Comic-Con special guest, David Mack (excellent artist!), take an in-depth look at the process of bringing ideas to the comic book page and then developing them from page to screen. They will also show how to successfully break down a screenplay for a graphic novel script.

Saturday July 21, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 28DE

7:00pm

Spiritual Themes in Comics
Featuring David Walker (Luke Cage), B. Dave Walters (Electropunk), Travis Hanson (Bean Leaf Press), Buzz Dixon (Serenity), Jessica Tseang (comic book historian), and Kyle Keene (moderator), this will mark the 21st year that the Christian Comic Arts Society has hosted the Spiritual Themes in Comics panel at San Diego. With spiritual themes central to comic-book-related movies such as Black Panther and Wonder Woman and animated movies like Pixar's Coco, panelists will explore how these spiritual themes central to the stories reflect the reality of the spiritual beliefs of the cultures featured. They will explore how these spiritual depictions in movies, comic books, fantasy, and science fiction impact society.

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

8:00pm

Prism Awards: Diversity and Recognition in Comics
The winners of the Second Annual Prism Awards will be revealed in this new awards ceremony. Founders Ted Abenheim (Prism Comics) and Nina L. Taylor Kester (Cartoon Art Museum/QCE), Prism Awards chairperson Maia Kobabe (Gender Queer: A Memoir), judges Ajuan Mance (1001 Black Men, Gender Studies), William O. Tyler (WoT's Cinephilia), Heidi McDonald (The Comics Beat), Mey Rude (Autostraddle), and Rob McMonigal (Panel Patter) will discuss the origins of the awards and their emerging role in recognizing, promoting, and celebrating diversity and excellence in the field of queer comics as they present the handcrafted Prism Awards to the winning creators to celebrate their contributions.

Saturday July 21, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 29AB

8:00pm

Radical Activism in Comics
Hazel Newlevant (Comics for Choice, Puerto Rico Strong), Io Ascarium (ABO Comix: A Queer Prisoner's Anthology), Amber Garza (coordinator, Geeks OUT L. A.), and friends discuss their Eisner-nominated and award-avoiding projects and how they use them as a means for political organizing. Panelists will discuss how to be a poor artist using comics and fandom to fund-raise for worthy causes, blending the personal and political in our creations, fair distribution of tasks between organizers and contributors, how to subvert geekdom's apolitical consumer mindset, and how to create a truly radical (queer, anti-fascist, intersectional) social justice community among fellow geeks in the current political climate.

Saturday July 21, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 23ABC

8:30pm

Comics Come Alive, And You Can, Too: 10 Years of Captured Aural Phantasy Theater
Described as what would happen if Stan Lee, John Waters, and Garrison Keillor all hooked up after a night of hard partying, Captured Aural Phantasy Theater celebrates 10 years of producing unique multimedia live performances of classic comics. Demonstrations will be given, questions answered, and worlds changed. Do you love comics? Do you love theater? Would your mind be blown if you could somehow merge these two loves together? For the low price of showing up, they'll show you how!

Saturday July 21, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 26AB

8:30pm

Crunchyroll Industry Panel: The Latest and Hottest in Anime Today!
Hear about all the latest and greatest anime coming out of Crunchyroll straight from the source. A special gift for all who attend.

Saturday July 21, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 7AB

8:30pm

Lily
This short film documents the extraordinary life story and career of Lily Renée. Escaping Nazi occupied Austria in 1938, she immigrated first to England and then to America to become a pioneer artist during the Golden Age of comics. Executive producer David Armstrong moderates a panel with director Adrienne Gruben, editor Ben Shearn, and historian and author Trina Robbins to talk about the amazing story of Lily, who turned 97 in May.

Saturday July 21, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 8
 
Sunday, July 22
 

10:00am

Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell on Their Bizarre Romance
The international literary power couple Audrey Niffenegger (author, The Time Traveler's Wife) and Eddie Campbell (artist, From Hell) discuss their debut graphic novel collaboration: Bizarre Romance (Abrams ComicArts). Described by Publishers Weekly as "winningly strange," Bizarre Romance features a multitude of short stories told through illustrated prose and comics panels and explores the idiosyncratic nature of relationships in a variety of genres, from fractured fairy tales to historical fiction to paper dolls.

Sunday July 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 29AB

10:00am

DC for All
DC has long been the home of thrilling tales featuring the superheroes of the Justice League-but that's not all! Come and hear about the incredible imprints at DC, which include the provocative, standalone stories of DC Black Label, the coming-of-age tales of DC Zoom and DC Ink, the weird and dangerous DC's Young Animal, and more. Listen to John Romita, Jr. and other amazing creators behind these stories and discover your next must-read book!

Sunday July 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6DE

10:00am

Emily the Strange Panel Experience
Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger and fellow Strangers come together for the annual Emily the Strange Panel Experience and get the insider scoop on the feature film development with Dark Horse Entertainment and Amazon Studios. AIn celebration of the 25th anniversary of Emily the Strange, Rob will unveil the brand new "Still Strange Collection" designed in collaboration with long time co-conspirator Brian Brooks. Rob will discuss his creative process, how it's evolved over the last 25 years, and the powers of independence versus collaboration in his work. As always, audience participation will be encouraged, and there will be plenty of rewards for being strange . . . Oh yeah, bring your Q's for some A's . . . Be there or get lost!

Sunday July 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 32AB

10:00am

GeekEd: Civility vs. Anger
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 10, 05:23PM
It seems that the odds of successfully surviving a discussion around politics these days are 3,720 to 1. The level of aggression in your average DC vs. Marvel argument at Comic-Con International parallels conversations around hot topics on college campuses. Are polarized positions part of the fun, or do they create barriers to more rich and nuanced conversations? Are activities like rigging a Rotten Tomatoes review just harmless fun, or attacks on free speech and creativity? Jen Stuller (writer, pop culture critic, GeekGirlCon), Keith Chow (Nerds of Color), Dr. La’Tonya Rease-Miles (UCLA), Tony B. Kim (The Hero Within), and David Surratt (UC Berkeley) join others to help everyone understand how to make civility a prime directive. Moderated by Brian MacDonald (UCLA).

Sunday July 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

10:00am

Open Meeting of the Christian Comic Arts Society
Featuring Sergio Cariello (The Action Bible), Scott Zambelli (Topps Transformers), Jackson Fong, Carmi Greene (actress), and Ralph Miley (CCAS president), the Christian Comic Arts Society along with Geeks4God and Geeky Guys for God celebrate 20 years of having the open meeting of the CCAS on Sunday morning of Comic-Con. Christian professionals in the entertainment industry will discuss their faith and how it influences them in their professions, their decisions, and the creative process.

Sunday July 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 28DE

10:00am

Spotlight on Rafael Albuquerque
Comic-Con special guest Rafael Albuquerque (artist, American Vampire, All-Star Batman, A Study in Emerald) talks about his career, his influences, and how to explore storytelling in different ways.

Sunday July 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 24ABC

10:00am

The Beatles: Yellow Submarine Surfaces in a New Graphic Novel
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles: Yellow Submarine, Titan Comics is proud to release the official graphic novel adaptation at SDCC 2018. See the Blue Meanies come to vivid life as The Hollywood Reporter's Graeme McMillan chats with writer/artist Bill Morrison (The Simpsons) about the years he's spent working on this deeply personal project.

Sunday July 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 25ABC

10:00am

The Science of Comic Vampires and Zombies
In a panel moderated by Jonathan Bacon-Liu (host of All the Time We Have podcast), Jonathan Maberry (author, V-Wars, Marvel Zombies Return) will bring his expertise in all things scary, as he is joined by Ronald Coleman, Ph.D. (regenerative medicine) and Sharon Schendel, Ph.D. (immunology) to talk about how these monsters might work in the real world and where science and imagination intertwine.

Sunday July 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

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

10:30am

Comics Arts Conference #13: Imagined Communities
Tony Chavarria (Museum of Indian Arts & Culture) examines Krazy Kat's fictional Coconino County as a presentation of how the indigenous peoples of the Southwest view their ancestral homelands. Jay Olinger (Portland Community College) places Fletcher Hanks' Fantomah as the first superheroine while also considering her mission within a modern context, proving that looking back at comics history can indeed help us move forward. Phillip Vaughan (University of Dundee) looks at the creation and ongoing production of Saltire, a Scottish superhero steeped in the mythology and folklore of Caledonian history, who served as a symbol for political feelings during the 2014 Scottish independence referendum.

Sunday July 22, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 26AB

11:00am

A Life's Work: Long-Term Comic Projects
Sometimes it is hard to even get started on a project, let alone one that can span weeks, or even years! Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) finds out what it takes to start and finish a long-term comics project. Comic-Con special guests Lynn Johnston, Jason Lutes, Scott McCloud, and Terry Moore share their expertise in making it and making it work!

Sunday July 22, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 25ABC

11:00am

Guide to Illustrating Comics: From Sketches to Final Pages
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 09, 01:06PM
You love comics, but are you fan enough to #MakeComics? comiXologists Matt Kolowski and Kiersten Wing host comics artists Mike Norton (Revival), Elsa Charretier (Superfreaks, Star Wars Adventures), Margaux Saltel (Superfreaks), Alti Firmansyah (Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde), Kristian Donaldson (The Massive, DMZ), and Megan Kearney (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls) 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 about how to #MakeComics.

Sunday July 22, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 24ABC

11:00am

Spotlight on Alex Grecian
An informal chat with New York Times bestselling author and comic book writer Alex Grecian (The Yard, The Saint of Wolves and Butchers), followed by a Q&A session.

Sunday July 22, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 7AB

11:00am

Spotlight on Tillie Walden
Jen Wang (In Real Life, The Prince and the Dressmaker) and Tillie Walden (Spinning, On a Sunbeam), discuss the ins and outs of Walden's career so far, which has included creating and publishing a highly-praised memoir before the age of 21, self-publishing a popular queer sci-fi webcomic, and attending the Center for Cartoon Studies, a prestigious comics program in Vermont. Tillie and Jen will talk about making it work in the often-challenging comics industry, followed by a Q&A.

Sunday July 22, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 4

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

11:15am

Marvel Comics: X-Men
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 18, 12:21PM
Editor-in-chief C. B. Cebulski, Sina Grace (Iceman), Seanan McGuire (X-Men Gold Annual), Matt Rosenberg (Astonishing X-Men), and Tom Taylor (X-Men Red) take you through the full spectrum of current X-Men madness! The Red, Blue, and Gold teams confront Atlanteans, uncertainty, and extermination, and the secrets of a new X-team are revealed! Deadpool and X-23 both rediscover their roots, and the Astonishing team faces ever stranger challenges. Plus, stay for the whole panel for an exclusive giveaway variant comic!

Sunday July 22, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 5AB

11:15am

Shonen Jump Panel with Kohei Horikoshi
The superhero group known as Team Jump will be joined by Kohei Horikoshi, the creator of the My Hero Academia manga! Together, they'll scour the mean streets of San Diego, looking for evil to fight! Or maybe just do a really cool panel. Panelists will be making announcements, having fun with the creator, and giving out tons of prizes!

Sunday July 22, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6DE

11:30am

Lion Forge's "Comics for Everyone" Fall 2018 Preview
Lion Forge Comics strives to publish comics that everyone, regardless of background, ethnicity, or gender identification, can connect with. With multiple imprints, including an entire line of books for younger readers, and one of the most diverse superhero universes in comics history, the St. Louis publisher makes good on that promise every Wednesday. Lion Forge senior publicist Jeremy Atkins and senior editor Amanda Meadows give attendees an exclusive look at what's to come from Lion Forge this fall. They will be joined by a cast of the industry's top talent for exclusive announcements, a few surprises, and more!

Sunday July 22, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 8

11:45am

Riverdale Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Following yet another drama-filled season and shocking season 2 finale, don't miss Riverdale when it returns to San Diego for its third appearance at Comic-Con-this time in Hall H! Catch up with Archie and the gang as they continue to dive into the secrets that loom and keep emerging from the shadows in a town that once seemed like a quiet, ordinary place. The circumstances surrounding Archie's arrest kick off the drama of season 3 as the gang tries to #FreeArchie and Hiram Lodge continues to flesh out his plans to control not only Riverdale but the ever growing SoDale. Based on the characters from Archie Comics and produced by Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, Arrow, DC's Legends of Tomorrow) in association with Warner Bros. Television, this one-hour drama is a bold, subversive take on the surreality of small-town life. See a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series starsand producers. Riverdale's season 3 returns Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.

Sunday July 22, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
Hall H

12:00pm

Diversity in Comics: Indian Superheroes on the Rise!
Graphic India co-founder and creator Sharad Devarajan (Chakra: The Invincible, Shadow Tiger, Astra Force, Striker Force 7) leads this session about globalization, east meets west, the new diversity and culture in comics, and the renaissance of Indian and global superheroes. Graphic India will also discuss their projects, including the animated series Baahubali: The Lost Legends on Amazon Prime Video, their new animated series Immortal: The Legend of Hanuman, and comic books projects including Grant Morrison's 18 Days and Avatarex: Destroyer of Darkness. Also, see an exclusive sneak peek at development art from Devarajan's new global superhero team created with superstar soccer icon, Cristiano Ronaldo: Striker Force 7.

Sunday July 22, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 7AB

12:00pm

In Conversation with . . . Joëlle Jones
In the past year alone the writer/artist Joëlle Jones released Volume 2 of her hit creator-owned series Lady Killer and took on dramatic new roles in her exclusive deal with DC comics, including Supergirl: Being Super and drawing Batman for writer Tom King during the "DC Rebirth" storyline that finds Bruce Wayne engaged to Selina Kyle. This summer Jones debuts her exciting new take on Catwoman, which takes Selina to an all-new city to face off against an all-new villain in an all-new costume. Jones talks with moderator Mike Russell (The Sabretooth Vampire) about what it takes to build a new city and new foes for Catwoman. The conversation will touch on her writing and drawing processes, how she crafts a fight scene, the high stakes of designing a new look (and a wedding dress) for Selina Kyle, the genesis and future of Lady Killer, her creative obsessions, and much more. The session will also feature in-depth breakdowns of some of her most famous artwork, along with some exciting reveals of the look of Catwoman's future.

Sunday July 22, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 24ABC

12:00pm

Inside the Comic-Con Museum
Staff and special panelists will present a behind-the-scenes look at plans for the upcoming Comic-Con Museum in Balboa Park.

Sunday July 22, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 29AB

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

Comics Arts Conference #14: Comics from East to West
Ayanni C. H. Cooper (University of Florida) addresses discrepancies between the anime and manga versions of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind by focusing on the manga of Nausicaä and positioning the text as climate fiction, using Miyazaki's "ecophilosophy" and his Shinto-esque leanings as a lens. Golnar Nabizadeh (University of Dundee) looks at Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama's 1927 comic The Four Immigrants Manga: A Japanese Experience in San Francisco, which demonstrates the power of comics to capture and convey the complexity of migrant memories as it portrays the (mis)adventures of four Japanese Issei in San Francisco. Shirin E. Edwin (New York University Shanghai) argues that Al-Mutawa's The 99, hailed in North America and Europe as a timely response to the stereotypes of Islam, inspired in the Arab world responses ranging from fatwas to accusations of commercialism; it has in fact provincialized and not globalized Islam.

Sunday July 22, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Room 26AB

12:00pm

Comic Creator Connection
San Diego Comic-Con is proud to once again host the Comic Creator Connection, a fast-paced networking event that puts writers and artists together to help them meet potential new creative partners. Here's how it works: Writers and artists sit down across from each other at a table (artists meaning pencillers, inkers, colorists, etc.-all are welcome!). Then, in 5-minute sessions, they will talk one on one with each other about their ideas and skills. At the end of each 5-minute period, they will get up and move on to the next person. If they're interested in furthering the conversation, they can exchange contact information. If not, they politely move on. Think of it as speed-dating, but for writers and artists!

Sunday July 22, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

12:15pm

CBLDF Live Art Jam
Celebrate the legacy of underground comix by seeing art made right before your eyes! The CBLDF Live Art Jam brings together a panel of comics artists, including Denis Kitchen, the legendary underground cartoonist and publisher; Emil Ferris, whose My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the most acclaimed debut in a generation; and Tom Neely, of Henry & Glenn Forever and The Humans, whose work carries the anarchic tradition of underground comix into the 21st century. 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 22, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Room 5AB

12:30pm

Powerful Young Women in Disney Comics
Disney Comics presents a look at recent and upcoming comics showcasing powerful female characters from Disney and Star Wars. Oh My Disney's Michelle Lema leads a discussion with panelists Delilah S. Dawson (author, Star Wars Adventures, Star Wars Forces of Destiny), Amy Mebberson (author/artist, Disney Princess comic strips), Cecil Castellucci (author, Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure), Jody Houser (author, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny), and Katie Cook (author, Tangled: The Series comics) discuss the growing importance of female characters and authors in the comics industry and the making of comics for kids.

Sunday July 22, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 23ABC

12:30pm

Publishing Comics for Kids
An all-star panel of Franco (Itty Bitty Hell Boy, Tiny Titans), Art Baltazar (Itty Bitty Hell Boy, Tiny Titans), Jeremy Whitley (Princeless, Wasp), and M. Alice LeGrow (Toyettica, Bizenghast) reveal how they make comics for kids great. Everyone will leave with a great kids' comic.

Sunday July 22, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 8

12:30pm

Women of Marvel
Across comic books, television, new media, and more, the women of Marvel are here and here to stay! Attend this conversation with behind-the-scenes talent from Marvel Rising and creatives in the field, and hear firsthand what it's like working as a woman in comics and what it means for the future of the industry. Hosted by Marvel's Sana Amanat (VP of content and character development) and Judy Stephens (producer at Marvel), with additional panelists to be announced.

Sunday July 22, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 6DE

1:00pm

1, 2, 3, . . . 20?! How to Create (and Survive) a Successful Graphic Novel Series
Making a graphic novel is a lot of work. But keeping a series going poses its own creative challenges. Bestselling comics creators discuss the trials and tribulations of creating a series. Panelists include Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm (Babymouse series, Sunny series), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, The Babysitters Club), and Molly Ostertag (The Witch Boy). Moderated by Dr. Rose Brock (Sam Houston State University).

Sunday July 22, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 11

1:00pm

Comics Studies at Michigan State University
Ryan Claytor (MSU comics studio professor) discusses the high-caliber comics studies resources at Michigan State University, such as the MSU Special Collections library (the largest public collection of comic books in the world), the annual MSU Comics Forum, the MSU Comic Art and Graphic Novel Podcast, scholarship opportunities, and the recently minted Comic Art and Graphic Novel minor.

Sunday July 22, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

1:00pm

Geek & Sundry: Welcome to the Wednesday Club
Geek & Sundry's weekly comic book show, The Wednesday Club, is bringing their live panel to SDCC for the first time ever! Taliesin Jaffe (Critical Role), Amy Dallen (Sagas of Sundry), and Matt Key (Key Question) offer their 2018 SDCC review. They'll talk about their favorite con purchases (and where you can get them), which Eisner Awards made them most excited and what comic book announcements made them giddy (and why). This is your comic book club on the Internet, so come with your comic book questions and they'll offer their comic book answers!

Sunday July 22, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 7AB

1:00pm

How I Got Here: Paths to Comics
Aminder Dhaliwal (Woman World), Cory Doctorow (In Real Life), and Nalo Hopkinson (House of Whispers) all began their careers in other fields-animation, journalism, and writing-before turning to comics. Guided by Calvin Reid (Publishers Weekly senior news editor), they'll discuss what brought them to the graphic novel medium, what's special and exciting about creating comics, and their current projects.

Sunday July 22, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 28DE

1:00pm

Spotlight on Andy Fish
Despite not being a household name, Andy Fish has been successfully working in comics for 15 years with a variety of publishers from all over the world. Learn about his latest project, Blackwood from Dark Horse Comics, which he is working on with Evan Dorkin (Milk and Cheese, Beasts of Burden) and his wife, Veronica Fish (Archie, Spider-Woman) who will join him for the program. They'll also discuss the mega-successful 2014 Kickstarter-funded graphic novel Geeks & Greeks that Andy did with humorist Steve Altes, who will moderate the panel.

Sunday July 22, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 4

1:00pm

Proper Pitching and Promoting
Learn what it takes to present a proper pitch to a client or company. In this panel, you will learn about presentation, body language, elevator pitches, standing out, interview skills, and how to make an opportunity when there isn't one. Back by popular demand, this is the perfect panel for those who are looking to make a name for themselves or trying to get their ideas in front of their company of choice.

Sunday July 22, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 2

1:30pm

Comics Arts Conference #15: International Collaborative TransMedia Narrative Comics II
The panel reflects on the mechanics and outcomes of an international, transmedia narrative-led teaching and research comics-making collaboration between graduate students at the University of Dundee and undergraduates from Penn State. Student Gigi DeFleurentin (Pennsylvania State University, Ablington College) will report on her experience with the project and introduce a video of the trip. Faculty Emily Steinberg (Pennsylvania State University, Ablington College), Damon Herd (University of Dundee), and Christopher Murray (University of Dundee) discuss their hope of taking their collaborative effort to a third location in the future, furthering their mission to facilitate students with vastly different life experiences in the creation of a shared narrative, knitting together the next generation of graphic storytellers in an ever more tightly knit world.

Sunday July 22, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 26AB

1:30pm

Kids' Comics Live Drawing
Panelists will do a live drawing guided by suggestions from kids in the audience. See comic art created in realtime, and learn about drawing for comics. Artists will include Matt Loux (The Time Museum), Chad Sell (The Cardboard Kingdom), Nilah Magruder (How to Find a Fox), and Douglas Holgate (The Last Kids on Earth).

Sunday July 22, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 23ABC

1:30pm

Marvel Animation Presents
Marvel Animation presents an action-packed, news-breaking panel that'll leave you begging for more! This year they are going royal with the Wakandan king himself, T'Challa, as they preview the new season of Marvel's Avengers: Black Panther's Quest. Plus, tons of exclusive info on fan-favorite series Marvel's Spider-Man, as well as other exciting projects. Hosted by the calamitous Cort Lane (SVP, Animation and Family Entertainment), the effervescent Eric Radomski (SVP, production and creative director, Marvel Animation), andthe horrendous Harrison Wilcox (senior director, development and production), you'll get eyefuls of never-before-seen information and sneak peeks . . . plus surprise panelists and a can't-miss Marvel Team-Up live! Get there!

Sunday July 22, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 6A

1:45pm

DC: Too Tough Trivia
Think you know everything from Action Comics #1 to Batman: The Killing Joke to Doomsday ? Test your knowledge of the DC universe from its inception all the way to Dark Days against DC's finest minds to win some exclusive prizes!

Sunday July 22, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 6DE

1:45pm

We Believe in Craft
Image hosts a stable of creators who have honed their skills through countless comics, publishers, and media. With their creator-owned projects, these writers and artists build on expansive careers to deliver the apex of comics craftsmanship. See a murderer's row of career myth-makers including Joe Casey (New Lieutenants of Metal, MCMLXXV), Daniel Warren Johnson (Extremity), Justin Greenwood (The Last Siege), Kickliy (Perdy), and Shannon Wheeler (Memoirs of a Very Stable Genius) as they chart the paths they traveled to arrive at their current projects.

Sunday July 22, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 5AB

1:45pm

World Premiere of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 11, 11:31AM
Aquaman must battle foes in the air, on land, and in the depths of the Seven Seas, along with some help from The Justice League, to save the day in his latest animated adventure, LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis. Enjoy the first-ever live showing of the film, then prepare for laughs when the postscreening panel takes the stage. Discussing the fun of making a LEGO movie will be actors Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad!) as Aquaman, Troy Baker (The Last of Us, Batman: Arkham Knight) as Batman, Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Girls) as Wonder Woman and Lois Lane, Cristina Milizia (Bunsen Is a Beast) as Green Lantern/Jessica Cruz, Susan Eisenberg (Justice League / Justice League Unlimited) as Mera, and Fred Tatasciore (Batman Ninja) as the villainous Lobo. Filmmakers on the panel include Matt Peters (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Gotham City Breakout), screenwriters Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) and Jeremy Adams (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash), and executive producer Brandon Vietti (Young Justice). As usual, expect some additional surprise panelists, plus everyone in the audience will receive an exclusive LEGO mini-figurine of Jessica Cruz/Green Lantern! Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment, and the LEGO Group, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on July 31 on Blu-rayT Combo Pack, DVD, and digital.

Sunday July 22, 2018 1:45pm - 3:30pm
Room 6BCF

2:00pm

Cartoon Art Museum Workshop: Drawing Characters
Cartoon Art Museum educators Nina L. Taylor Kester (Cartoon Camp/ Peanuts colorist), Melissa Pagluica (Above the Clouds), and Matt Harding (Not Forgotten /Hyperdrive!) conduct a beginner workshop for the whole family. Fans young and old looking to get started in drawing cartoons and creating characters can follow along in this interactive program. Learn how to use basic shapes to create characters, including some of your favorites. Then learn how to add unique details to make them your own! To help you follow along, drawing materials are provided by Sakura of America.

Sunday July 22, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 11

2:00pm

Chef Duff Goldman: Culinary and Fandom
Chef Duff Goldman (Food Network's: Cake Masters, Kids Baking Championship, The Best Thing I Ever Ate) returns to express his love of geek fandom reflected through his cakes, cooking, and daily life. Chef Goldman answers questions from fans and discusses with Jessica Tseang (comic book historian, Fangirl Foods) about where he sees the future of culinary arts and fandom and the growing popularity of cooking shows.

Sunday July 22, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

2:00pm

Comics of the Internet: The Memes, the Myths, the Legends
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 09, 01:08PM
Have you seen that one comic online? You know, the one that's everywhere? What if you could talk to the creators behind the comics that broke the Internet? Now you can! comiXologists Matt Kolowski and Kiersten Wing chat with meme comic scholars and creators Hope Nicholson (Bedside Press), Megan Kearney (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls), Shen T. (Owlturd Comics), David Malki (Wondermark), and Nick Franco (Nuzlocke Comics) about the creative genius and little bit of luck that make these exceptional comics go viral!

Sunday July 22, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 29AB

2:00pm

Cover Story
More and more, the cover of a comic book exists both to sell the product and as a standalone work of art. What goes into designing a cover and what constitutes a good one? Those are the questions that your moderator Mark Evanier will put to this dais of gifted cover artists: William Stout, Joëlle Jones, Veronica Fish, Matt Taylor, and Joe Jusko. They'll analyze and discuss some of the covers they've done in this informative session of "shop talk."

Sunday July 22, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 25ABC

2:00pm

Cultivating a Comic Book Culture in Academic Librarianship
Raymond Pun (librarian), Allison Mandaville (professor of English), Michelle Pratt (library specialist), and Jenny Banh (professor of anthropology) discuss strategies and practices for academic libraries to collaborate with teaching faculty to create a comic book culture in the classroom and in universities today.

Sunday July 22, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

2:00pm

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the Tabletop: A Look at the Upcoming Licensed TMNT Game
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise has an exciting year on the way for board games, with a successful Kickstarter just finishing up for Munchkin and a new tabletop miniatures game on the way. This panel will include alook at how the Ninja Turtles are doing on tabletop, a discussion with the game designers, an early look at the miniatures, and then an exclusive announcement for the next game.

Sunday July 22, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 4

2:15pm

Legion Discussion and Q&A
FX's Legion, based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, is the story of David Haller, a man who believed himself to be schizophrenic only to discover that he may actually be the most powerful mutant the world has ever seen. Along with a team of other extraordinarily gifted people, David learned to accept his true self and set out to defeat the Shadow King, who was on a path to attaining infinite and world-ending power. In season 2, a series of mind-bending twists and turns called into question who is the hero and who is the villain. Creator/executive producer/writer/director Noah Hawley, alongside fellow executive producers John Cameron and Marvel's Jeph Loeb, and some cast members will participate in a conversation of what to look forward to in season 3.

Sunday July 22, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Hall H

2:30pm

Comic Heroes That Shaped My Career
Astro Teller (captain of Moonshots at X: The Moonshot Factory) will share 10 lessons from comic book heroes that have shaped his career. In addition to unpacking how fantasy and science fiction novels taught him how to be a CEO, he'll share his perspectives on how you can come up with moonshot ideas and make them real. Astro will host a 15-minute Q&A session at the end of the talk.

Sunday July 22, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 23ABC

3:00pm

"Ask Her Anything" Spotlight on Ann Nocenti
Comic-Con special guest Ann Nocenti has written for Marvel (Daredevil, Spiderman) created Longshot, Mojo, and Spiral with Arthur Adams, created Blackheart and Typhoid Mary with John Romita Jr., and was the editor of The X-Men books in the 1980s. For DC Comics she wrote Catwoman, Klarion, and other comics. Her new comic is The Seeds, for Berger Books/Dark Horse, with Marvel's Hawkeye artist David Aja. Nocenti will answer any questions about her 30-year career in comics.

Sunday July 22, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 4

3:00pm

Diamond Select Toys
Representatives from Diamond Select Toys present their lineup for 2018-2019, including action figures, statues, banks, and more from a variety of properties, including Aquaman, Ant-Man, Marvel Comics, Kingdom Hearts, Pacific Rim Uprising, John Wick, Ghostbusters, and others. A visual presentation will be followed by a Q&A, with awards for the best questions. Panelists include Eli Livingston (sculptor), Adam Van Wickler (Gentle Giant), and Jason Wires (painter). Moderated by Zach Oat (marketing supervisor).

Sunday July 22, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 24ABC

3:00pm

X-Men: The Animated Series Celebrates 25 Years
Series showrunner Eric Lewald (author of Previously on X-Men: The Making of an Animated Series), series producer/director Larry Houston (SDCC special guest), and series writers Julia Lewald and Len Uhley participate in a spirited discussion with behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the #1 hit.

Sunday July 22, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 7AB

4:00pm

Disney Manga!
Love Disney? Love manga? Come see what's on offer from TOKYOPOP's family friendly line of licensed Disney manga, including Beauty and the Beast, Stitch!, Fairies, Alice in Wonderland, and their new full-color manga The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero's Journey!

Sunday July 22, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 29AB

4:00pm

Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule
This panel covers the vital but basic concepts that can apply to anything in creative or geek culture, from professional goals to hobbyist projects. The panelists are Sean Glumace (Adobe education leader, comic book letterer), Heather Joseph-Witham, Ph.D. (professor at Otis College of Art and Design), Ron Coleman, Ph.D. (molecular geneticist and comic book writer), Dr. Renah Wolzinger (state director for retail, hospitality and tourism, California community colleges), Topher Davila (art director,Geekdom Wear), James Frye (managing editor, The Con Guy), and Mario Martinez (co-creator, Tomato TV). As the information has stacked up over the years, every person who attends will get a postcard of some of the collected tips, wisdom, and potential pitfalls talked about on past panels. Also, 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.

Sunday July 22, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 24ABC

4:00pm

Keenspot Turns 18: Old Enough To Vote . . . For Donald Trump?
Pioneering comics publisher Keenspot turns 18 in its 18th annual Comic-Con panel! In the past year, the company shocked the world by publishing the insanely pro-Trump (or is it?!) comic book Trump's Titans. What new horrors does Keenspot have in store for this upcoming year? Find out here! Creators scheduled to appear include Thomas Fischbach (Twokinds), John Joseco (Hunters of Salamanstra), Rob Potchak and Billy Parker (Junior High Horrors), and a tentative special appearance by notoriously reclusive Trump's Titans creator/writer John Barron, who has never been seen in public or even had his photo taken (be sure to bring your fancy camera phones!). And for aspiring comic creators: want to work in comics? Keenspot talent rep Potchak will tell you what the company is looking for and how you can apply! All attendees will receive the first issue of Keenspot's all-new Barry Steakfries comic illustrated by Joseco, based on characters from the hit mobile game Jetpack Joyride.

Sunday July 22, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 7AB

4:00pm

The Origin of Jack Kirby's Black Panther
In his new VisuaLecture, illustrator and comic book historian Arlen Schumer (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) shows and tells the fascinating comic book origins and background of the Marvel Comics character, now a cinematic superstar, and how these are-and are not-reflected in the smash 2018 film.

Sunday July 22, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 32AB