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Thursday, July 21
 

10:30am

Sea of Thieves: Art of Adventure
The Sea of Thieves team present an exclusive look at the artistry behind this shared-world pirate adventure. Core members of Rare, the acclaimed developer behind hit titles like Banjo-Kazooie, Viva Piñata, and Battletoads, will discuss the studio's life-long fascination with pirates, how they're crafting a rich fantastical world and evolving a timeless genre. Attendees will be privy to key announcements, never-before-seen artwork, and exclusive insights into Rare's most ambitious project yet.

Thursday July 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 24ABC

11:30am

The Relationship Between Artist and Model
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 11, 09:23AM
With all the drawing software out there, why do animation studios, video game developers, and comics illustrators still use live action models for character design and development? This panel will discuss how art models contribute to and enhance an artist's vision, how to find the right one for a project, and ways into the business. Panelists include art models Jennifer Fabos Patton (Gallery Girls founder), Stacy E. Walker (Disney, Heavy Metal), and Michael Q. Schmidt (Harry Potter), mo-cap model TJ Storm (Deadpool), and Disney master teacher Mark McDonnell. Moderated by Fast Company's Susan Karlin.

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 24ABC

12:30pm

Moana: Art of Story
Legendary directors Ron Clements (Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, Treasure Planet, Princess and the Frog) and John Musker (Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, Treasure Planet, Princess and the Frog) lead a panel of artists as they give a behind-the-scenes look at Walt Disney Animation Studios' upcoming animated comedy-adventure Moana, a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. Once on her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she's always sought: her own identity.

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 6A

12:30pm

The Business of Creativity: Can Comics Find the Balance?
During his tenure as publisher and president of DC Comics and later as a board member of BOOM! Studios, Paul Levitz oversaw an influx of creator-driven concepts (Watchmen, Sandman, The Dark Knight, Lumberjanes) and imprints (Vertigo, Milestone, WildStorm) within the framework of traditional and untraditional corporate ownership models. Levitz discusses his experience and insights on a range of topics shaping the comics industry in the big media era with Rob Salkowitz (Forbes).

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 4

12:45pm

Spotlight on Jim Lee
DC Entertainment co-publisher 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 21, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 6DE

1:00pm

Adapting Octavia Butler: The Making of Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation
Octavia E. Butler once argued that Kindred was the only one of her novels that wasn't science fiction. She called the time travel tale of slave times a "grim fantasy," because aside from the time travel, everything in the novel is powerfully, painfully real. Join moderator Erika Alexander (Concrete Park) for a conversation with artist John Jennings (The Blacker the Ink) and writer Damian Duffy (Black Comix) about their process translating Butler's fierce prose into the forthcoming graphic adaption, published by Abrams ComicArts.

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 9

1:00pm

Marvel: Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way
Are you a writer or artist? Ever dream of working for Marvel? Do you find yourself thinking, "I could do that if I knew how?" Well, here's your chance! Join talent scout Rickey Purdin and a host of Marvel talent to find out how to get your foot in the door and make your job Marvel.

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 25ABC

2:00pm

Comics and Animation Story Boards
Lissa Treiman (Giant Day, Zootopia, Big Hero 6, Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled), Natalie Nourigat (Deadpool #250, A Boy & A Girl), Bob Scott (Molly and the Bear, Peanuts, U.S. Acres, Incredibles, Monsters, Inc.), Jeff Ranjo (Where Is Dead Zero?, Poop Jelly, Dark Horse Presents, Moana), Brian Kesinger (Groot, Otto and Victoria, Lil Kylo, Moana, Zootopia), and Manu Arenas (Yaxin the Faun, Moana, Zootopia, The Gruffalo) discuss comics and animation: two visual storytelling artforms that bring the passion and storytelling skills from one medium to the other and attract the same type of creator. Join Walt Disney Animation Studios artists who have made the journey from comics to animation and animation to comics as they share their stories and learn about the crossover skill-sets that have allowed them to dip their hands into both rich, vibrant mediums.

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 25ABC

2:00pm

DC: One-On-One with Paul Dini
The superstar bestselling writer and co-creator of Harley Quinn returns to San Diego for an all-access and in-depth discussion. From his early days on the Batman Animated TV show to heart-wrenching Dark Night: A True Batman Story to all things in between, be here for this exclusive panel that will give you insight to one of the genre's most influential people.

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 6DE

2:30pm

Comics Arts Conference #4: Latin American Comic Arts: Dialogues and Perspectives from Chilean Artists and Critics
In a series of concise presentations, Chilean comics writers, artists, publishers, and critics will provide insight into one of South America's most effervescent arts, discussing current comics production and how it intersects with topics of race, gender, national (alternative) history, and the international world of comics. Gonzalo Martinez (Road Story), Francisco Ortega (Mocha Dick), Gabriel Rodriguez (Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland), Miguel Angel Ferrada (Arcano IV), Bernadita Labourdette (Varua Rapa Nui), Maria Jose Barros (Corazon de Obsidiana), Carlos Reyes (Los años de Allende), and Rodrigo Elgueta (Los años de Allende) will present multidisciplinary approaches to current comic production in Chile, questioning recurring themes at visual and narrative levels, as well as providing insight into the local Chilean publishing industry and issues relating to artistic styles and the place of female comic creators within the current market. This panel will be presented in Spanish. Handouts will be provided with English translations of each presentation. The Q&A session will be interpreted as needed by panel moderators Sam Cannon (The University of Texas at Austin) and James Staig (The University of Texas at Austin).

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 26AB

3:00pm

Making the Leap to Creator Owned Properties: Tales from the IP Jungle
Moderator John Fleskes (Flesk publications) leads a rousing discussion with Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows, World of Payne, Savage Wolverine), Terry Dodson (Princess Leia, Red One, Uncanny X-Men), Wendy and Richard Pini (Elfquest), and Mark Schultz (Storms at Sea, Xenozoic) about the differences between working for major publishers and shepherding through their personal projects. The pros, the cons, the triumphs, the tears! Plus, panelists share the latest news of upcoming projects.

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 28DE

3:00pm

Snoopy for President: Politics in Peanuts
Explore the world of politics through Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts comic strip. Hear about Charlie Brown, Linus, and Pigpen's humorous and endearing presidential campaigns and Snoopy's short-lived term as Head Beagle. Discover why "happiness is the best policy" through Hallmark's 1968 "Snoopy for President" sales campaign and how Schulz utilized his Peanuts characters to support numerous presidential initiatives.

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 32AB

3:00pm

The Art Heroines
Learn from this group of veteran female artists working in film/live action, TV, animation, commercials, and toy industries. There will be new announcements of current projects and how you can get involved. They will bring an exclusive look into their work, including displayed props, puppets, and works in progress, and discuss how to maintain a successful career while staying creatively fulfilled. Danelle Vierkant (designer/builder, The Revenant, Comedy Bang Bang), Ivonne Escoto (designer/builder,Tron Legacy, Alien vs Predator, The Creature Shop Challenge), Denise "Dee" Chavez (background designer, Nickelodeon's Sanjay and Craig), Melissa Doss Diwa (designer/builder, The Creature Shop Challenge), Kristin Donner (painter/illustrator, Nickelodeon's The Fairly Odd Parents), and moderator Christine Papalexis (fabricator, Team America: World Police, Alien Resurrection), with special panelist Tracy Black (curator, Unlocking Wonderland and The White Rabbit Project).

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 25ABC

3:30pm

Make Your Own Story
Kids! Join authors Jeffrey Brown (Lucy and Andy Neanderthal), John Patrick Green (Hippopotamister), Eddie Pittman (Red's Planet), and Judd Winick (Hilo) in an interactive storytelling hour, where you tell the story, and these authors draw it. Bring your most creative storytelling hats! Moderated by Jennifer L. Holm (Sunny Side Up).

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 24ABC

3:30pm

The Eisner Effect on American Publishing
Throughout Will Eisner's life he was always thinking about the bigger picture of publishing, comics, and literature. Today his legacy continues through the efforts of editors at traditional houses, distribution companies, the American Library Association, and the Eisner Awards. Members of this panel will discuss the current and future environment of comics and graphic novels in the North American book market. Moderated by John Shableski (VP of sales UDON Entertainment and special projects, manager Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation). Panelists include Judy Hansen (literary agent), Jim Killen (buyer, Barnes & Noble), Charles Kochman (editor, Abrams ComicArts), and Caitlyn Zaksheske (high school librarian, 2015 ALA Eisner Grant winner).

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 26AB

3:30pm

The Mark, Sergio, Stan and Tom Show
This used to be the annual "Sergio and Mark Show" but the name has changed to note that the adventures of Groo the Wanderer are brought to you not just by the award-winning team of Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier, but also by Stan Sakai (the creator of Usagi Yojimbo) and the hardest-working man in comics, Tom Luth. They'll be discussing the new Groo miniseries, the first issue of which is debuting even as you read this, and many upcoming projects. Some feature their silly barbarian, some don't. But it's always a treat to hear these brilliant guys, especially the tall one who wrote this panel description.

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 8

3:30pm

Warcraft: The Road to Legion
A team of Blizzard Entertainment's veteran designers, writers, and artists talk about World of Warcraft: Legion, and the exciting content that will be leading up to its launch. The panelists include Alex Afrasiabi (creative director, World of Warcraft), Chris Robinson (senior art director, World of Warcraft), Matt Samia (senior creative director of brand marketing), and James Waugh (director of story & creative development). The panelists will also take part in a Q&A session, where you can ask all your burning questions about the Burning Legion.

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 6BCF

4:00pm

Be A Financial Superhero Even If You Aren't Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne
Do you dream about quitting your day job to pursue your passion of being an artist, writer, or professional in the industry? Are you already in the business and need help with figuring out how to budget between paid contracts, deal with taxes, get credit, or determine the best way to raise and save cash for future projects? Join Karen Martin (Force4Creatives, Art FORM), Sean Nisil (Sigdestad Financial), and Eric O'Connor (Land Home Financial Services) for a panel on superhero financial planning and best practices for artists, writers, industry professionals, and all others interested. The discussion will follow with a Q&A of industry guests including Chris Neuhahn (Dreamworks Animation, McSteed TV), Alonso Nunez (Little Fish Comic Book Studio), and Erin Pennell (Rare Hare Studio, Art FORM), who will talk about financial challenges and successes in their fields.

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

4:00pm

Crockett Johnson's Barnaby: What Makes a Great Comic Strip
Before Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, and Pogo, there was Barnaby. Crockett Johnson's classic strip combined fantasy and satire, a child's feeling of wonder and an adult's wariness, with highly literate jokes and a keen eye for the ridiculous. Johnson's biographer Philip Nel is joined by Eric Reynolds, co-editor of Fantagraphics's Barnaby series, cartoonist Jeff Smith (Bone), and moderator Thomas Spurgeon (The Comics Reporter). They'll talk about why the strip remains so influential and its place in the history of great American comics.

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 29AB

4:00pm

The Forgotten Trio: Inkers, Letterers, and Colorists
Many people often think of the artist and the writer as the masterminds who bring us our weekly comics. However, much credit should go to the colorists, inkers and letterers who put in hours of work to bring us what we love. A lively discussion with Dave Lanphear (veteran DC and Marvel letterer), Joshua Reed (letterer for Aspen'sSoulfire and Fathom), Beth Sotelo (colorist for IDW, DC Comics, Aspen), Matt "Batt" Banning (DC Rebirth: Batman, Superman/Wonder Woman), and Jessica Tseang (comic book historian) about how the comic book industry can change, the importance of their work, a brief look into their daily lives, and how to break into the career. There will a Q&A for budding colorists, inkers, and letterers.

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 9

4:00pm

Comic-Con How-To: Painting in Acrylic
A demonstration of painting techniques in acrylic paint, with an emphasis on storytelling.

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 2

4:30pm

Skybound's The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead franchise, Outcast), longtime artist of The Walking Dead Charlie Adlard, and Skybound Entertainment editorial director Sean Mackiewicz discuss all thingsThe Walking Dead and what's to come for the comics series as it approaches its 160th issue. This panel will be moderated by Jason Mantzoukas (The League, Brooklyn Nine-Nine).

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 6DE

4:30pm

The Zone Show: Underground 3-D Comics
The late Ray Zone was known as the "King of 3-D Comic Books," creating 3-D conversions for over 300 comics, including many underground books that he published under his banner "The 3-D Zone," featuring such artists as Robt. Williams, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, and Basil Wolverton. Zone also hosted a Los Angeles cable-access TV show in the early 1980s where he interviewed many of his artist collaborators. Eric Kurland (CEO of 3-D Space) and Lawrence Kaufman (chairman of the National Stereoscopic Association) will be joined by several of Ray Zone's friends and colleagues to take a look a look at his 3-D underground work, including video interviews from The Zone Show, not seen in over 30 years and only recently discovered and digitized.

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 26AB

5:00pm

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

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 30CDE

6:00pm

Chicano Comics and Public Art in San Diego
Learn about San Diego's vibrant popular arts scene in Barrio Logan, SDSU, and UCSD. Panelists will cover Chicano comics and strips, public murals, Chicano superheros, magic, and mythology. Moderated by Peruvian muralist and Chicano Park curator Mario Torrero, with panelists Lalo Alcaraz (nationally syndicated cartoonist, La Cucaracha), Border X gallery owner David BorderX, and comics illustrator Joaquin Junco. Celebrating the rich Chicano tradition of graphic story telling from newspaper to comic to public spaces.

Thursday July 21, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 25ABC

7:30pm

Artist as Brand: Rise of the Artist Entrepreneur
Greg Spalenka (artist, educator in publishing, film, Sandman, Titan Books) moderates this annual panel discussion on art career sustainability. Learn strategies on how to earn an income from your talent from panelists Todd Lockwood (artist in publishing, gaming, Wizards of the Coast, Tor), J. L. Schnabel (artist/owner of Blood Milk Jewels, arts writer), Daniel M. Davis (artist/designer of Steam Crow, publisher of monster books, art products), Ray Chou and Vincenzo Ferriero (founders of Mythopoeia, Skies of Fire), and Aaron Horkey (fine artist/illustrator, member of arts collective The Vacuum).

Thursday July 21, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 8
 
Friday, July 22
 

12:00pm

God is Disappointed in You 2: Apocrypha Now
It's the second coming! Their first book,God Is Disappointed in You, was an irreverent yet faithful adaptation of the Bible that got everyone talking. Now, Mark Russell (Prez, The Flintstones) and Shannon Wheeler (The New Yorker, Too Much Coffee Man) are back with a follow-up book, Apocrypha Now, about the stories that didn't make it into the Bible. Some of these stories were forgotten, some were suppressed, others were just too freaking weird for the Bible (and that's saying something). Join these two holy heathens for a funny and fascinating tour of what the Bible didn't tell you.

Friday July 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 32AB

12:00pm

Spotlight on Chester Brown
Chester Brown (Paying for It, Louis Riel) is one of the most successful and iconoclastic cartoonists working today. Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus continues his thoughts on sex work by retelling nine stories from Hebrew scriptures and the Christian New Testament. It is a New York Times bestseller that has received widespread critical acclaim. Brown will read from Mary Wept and Heidi MacDonald (The Beat, Publishers Weekly) will moderate a Q&A.

Friday July 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 4

12:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: Guerilla Tactics for Sharing Your Art with the World
Subtle guerilla art tactics provide a way of sharing your vision with the world. It can be done for a variety of reasons: to make a political or personal statement, to share your ideas, or just for fun. Artist Lori Gordon will address what it means to make art when you don't necessarily consider yourself an artist, and to make art without an interest in the final outcome.

Friday July 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 2

12:30pm

You Can Be the Next Scholastic Graphix Artist
What does it take to be published by Scholastic's Graphix imprint? Graphix editors David Saylor, Cassandra Pelham, and Adam Rau along with authors Jeff Smith, Raina Telgemeier, and Ru Xu, will tell you how. And stay tuned for a special announcement!

Friday July 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 24ABC

1:30pm

Spotlight on Berkeley Breathed
In 2015, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Berkeley Breathed began (without warning!) producing all-new Bloom County strips, for the first time in more than 25 years! Join Berkeley for one of his infamous presentations, focusing on what it's like to be the last strip cartoonist standing! Presentation followed by Q&A.

Friday July 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 5AB

1:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: Draw Pretty Girls with Artgerm
This is a live demonstration of how Artgerm creates strong and beautiful female characters in the entertainment world with universal appeal, making them cool and sexy without objectifying them.

Friday July 22, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 2

2:00pm

How to Draw Convincing Hand and Facial Expressions
Ron Lemen (illustrator, concept artist, educator) demonstrates and lectures methods and techniques for designing and rendering expressive hand actions and capturing highly emotive facial expressions. The lecture will also discuss camera angles, lens distortions, ideal expressions, and rhetorical posing.

Friday July 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 30CDE

3:00pm

An Hour with Terry Moore
Terry Moore (creator, Rachel Rising, Echo, Strangers in Paradise) discusses the conclusion of his latest hit series, Rachel Rising, and what he has planned for the rest of 2016 and beyond. Don't miss this first glimpse of what is up next for this Eisner Award-winning indie creator! As always, Terry's Q&A is not to be missed!

Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 28DE

3:00pm

Spotlight on Allen Bellman
Before there was Marvel Comics, there was Timely Comics. Artist Allen Bellman was there, and now you can not only listen to his amazing stories and the history of Timely Comics but also participate in a fantastic Q&A. A short signing will follow.

Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 4

3:00pm

Spotlight on Ben Dunn
Manga madness and mayhem-30 years of Ninja High School and manga in America.

Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 9

3:00pm

The Art of Video Games
Great graphics can elevate a video game from fun to an artform, but how do artists develop a world setting and characters that will create a powerful connection with the players? Join artists Long Vo (Street Fighter HD Remix), Arnold Tsang (Blizzard Overwatch), and others to learn about the artistry behind video game design.

Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 32AB

3:00pm

Comic-Con How-To: How to Draw with Adam Hughs
Comics legend Adam Hughes demonstrates drawing using grayscale markers. Adam will share pointers and tips while also answering questions.

Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 2

4:00pm

IDW Publishing: The Main Event
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 13, 12:02PM
Come experience the latest from IDW! Artists Gabriel Rodriguez and David Messina, writers Christos Gage, Arvind Ethan David and Paul Cornell, editor Sarah Gaydos, and some surprise guests detail current plans, awesome futuristic plans, and much more. Co-moderated by the two-headed monster that is Dirk Wood and Chris Ryall! Prizes, announcements, and Q&A.

Friday July 22, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 4

4:00pm

Marketing and Publicity the Alternative Comics Way
Distribution, press, and conventions can be intimidating ventures for cartoonists with unconventional stories and art; how do you find your market and rise above the rest to be noticed by publishers, reviewers, and booksellers? Jacq Cohen, Anna Pederson (Fantagraphics), David Hyde (SuperFan Promotions), Simon Hanselmann (Megahex), and others shed light on the process of putting yourself out there and getting noticed.

Friday July 22, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 28DE

4:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: How to Draw with Jim Lee
Jim Lee will demonstrate the drawing techniques he uses when creating artwork for comic books. He will answer questions from the audience and share advice.

Friday July 22, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 2

6:00pm

Photoshop Panel with Creative Insights from Pros and Members of the Photoshop Team
Daniel Presedo (Photoshop), Brian Haberlin (Anomaly, Faster Than Light), Chris Cox (Photoshop), and Nikolai Svakhin (Photoshop) discuss new features and best practices on how they get their job done. Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard in digital imaging and is used by professionals worldwide for illustration, design, photography, 3D printing and more.

Friday July 22, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 30CDE

6:10pm

From Day Job to Dream Job: Making the Transition
UCLA Extension instructors Dallas King (director and genre-filmmaker, U.Z.L.A.), Peter Gend (VFX producer, The Simpsons Movie), Quinton Peeples (feature film and television writer/producer, Netflix/Marvel’s Iron Fist, Hulu’s 11-22-63), Brooks Wachtel (animation series writer, X-Men, Spider-Man), Robert Bryant (video game producer & author, Slay the Dragon: Writing Great Video Games), and moderator Kim Adelman (indie filmmaker, Just Friends) discuss how they transitioned from a practical day job to a professional career in the creative fields of writing, filmmaking, and gaming. Explore best practices for making the transition to your own dream job and get answers to your questions during a Q&A.

Friday July 22, 2016 6:10pm - 7:10pm
Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

7:00pm

Figure Drawing for Popular Media
Emilio Soltero, Ph.D. (Draw the Line, Figure It Out, John Buscema: A Life in Sketches) presents a primer on drawing the figure for popular media, including drawing for comics and character design. The focus will be on anatomy and figure drawing. Come ready to take notes and to draw. Cosplayers are welcome to join and artists of all levels are encouraged to attend. Bring your own materials.

Friday July 22, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 30CDE

7:00pm

Reunion of the Firefly Art Department
Those who worked on the Joss Whedon cult classic, which ran for just one season (2002-2003), reminisce on their days working 500 years in the future. Panelists are Carey Meyer (production designer and moderator), Colin De Ruin (art director), Loni Peristere (VFX supervisor and Zoic creator), and Will Cobb (conceptual set designer).

Friday July 22, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 29AB

7:00pm

TeeFury Build-a-Brand: Artist Self Promotion and Live Art Session
Karen Hallion (artist/illustrator), Tom Hodges (comic artist and illustrator), "Artist Abe" Lopez (artist/illustrator), John "Captain Ribman" Sprengelmeyer (award-winning illustrator/syndicated cartoonist), Austin "RebelArt" Frankel (artist/illustrator), and Craig "Wotto" Watkins (artist/designer) share their experiences as pioneers in the pop culture apparel world and provide practical advice on building your brand, along with a live drawing of a fan-suggested shirt design. Q&A moderated by Tom Kurzanski (art director for TeeFury).

Friday July 22, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 9

8:00pm

Start Your Creativity Engine
Having trouble revving up your creativity engine? Creating worlds and characters can be a daunting idea. However, with the right tools and inspiration, the wonderful world of art, writing, and creativity becomes your oasis. Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), Rob Prior (Heavy Metal), Eric Kieron Davis (Star Citizen), and Jonathan Maberry (Rot and Ruin) divulge their experience creating worlds, telling rich stories, and seeing how gender and genre sometimes conflict or combine in interesting ways.

Friday July 22, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 4

9:00pm

Floyd Norman: An Animated Life Documentary Release
Filmmakers Michael Fiore (producer and 2nd unit director, Sony Screen Gems' Keep Watching) and Erik Sharkey (director, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster) will show clips from their original feature-length documentary, announce upcoming release dates, and reunite animation's "troublemaker" Floyd Norman (legendary Disney animator and story artist) with many animators and producers he worked with over his storied 61-year career. Panelists will include notables featured in the documentary, including Don Hahn (producer, Maleficent), Gary Trousdale (co-director, Disney's animated Beauty and the Beast), Leonard Maltin (film critic and historian), Ken Mitchroney (writer, director, and story artist), Tom Sito (animator and professor of animation, USC), and Leo Sullivan (animator, producer, and publisher). The documentary also features interviews with Whoopi Goldberg (actress), Sergio Aragonés (cartoonist), Richard Sherman (Disney music composer), Scott Shaw! (cartoonist), and Ralph Guggenheim (former Pixar VP of animation). The documentary is supported with a wonderful jazz music score by Ryan Shore (composer, Disney's Penn Zero, WB's Scooby-Doo!, and The Oscars) and original animation by up-and-coming artist and animator Nirali Somaia. The filmmakers will moderate a Q&A session and give away exclusive SDCC miniposters designed for the documentary by legendary illustrator Drew Struzan.

Friday July 22, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Room 9
 
Saturday, July 23
 

10:30am

Deus Ex and Open Bionics: Augmented Future
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 14, 05:02PM
Jonathan Jacques-Belletête (executive art director, Deus Ex universe) and Samantha Payne and Joel Gibbard (COO and CEO Open Bionics) discuss the collaboration between Eidos-Montréal and Open Bionics to create affordable, functional and fashionable 3D-printed prosthetic arms, inspired by the Deus Ex universe.

Saturday July 23, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 8

10:30am

Investing in Original Art
John Siuntres moderates a panel about all-things original art. Whether you're buying to sell, invest. or just collect,you'll get tips, tricks, and strategies for your burgeoning art collection. Get details on preliminary sketches and pencils, thumbnails, and more.

Saturday July 23, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 24ABC

11:15am

Comic-Con How-To: How to Take Your Ideas to 3D Sculpts and Prints
Industry vet and 3D printing pioneer Brian Haberlin will take you through the minefield of getting your creations to beautiful real-world sculpts through the magic of 3D printing. He will demonstrate several workflows, featuring Photoshop, Zbrush, and Meshmixer, and go over the various options for output from desktop to service.

Saturday July 23, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
Room 2

12:00pm

Production Designers of the Art Directors Guild Who Work in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Genre
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. Panelists are Dave Blass (Preacher), James Chinlund (War for the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Avengers), Sean Haworth (Deadpool), and Patrick Tatopoulos (Die Hard 4, Dark City, I, Robot). John Muto (Home Alone, Species) moderates.

Saturday July 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 23ABC

1:00pm

Storyboarding to Comics and Back Again
This program will focus on the profession of storyboarding in animation for TV and features as well as for live action and how those that work in the field are finding their voices in comics and graphic novels-and visa versa. Moderated by Jim Higgins (former DC Comics editor, comic arts professor), panelists are Peter Paul (storyboard artist at Warner Bros., Dreamworks, Disney, comic artist, instructor), Johane Matte (animator, storyboard artist, comic artist), Steve Ahn (storyboards on Legends of Korra, comic artist), Shannon Denton (storyboard artist, writer, comics artist), Fran Krause (professor, animator, comics artist), and Dan Panosian (professional comics artist and storyboard artist).

Saturday July 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 9

1:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: Draw Your Imagination with Kim Jung Gi
Take this amazing chance to learn how to draw your imagination that words cannot describe on white paper with a black pen. You will realize that you do not need any fancy equipment to draw your hearts out after seeing Kim Jung Gi's outrageous live drawing! You will get a chance to see an empty canvas transform into a completed scene with human anatomy and perspective in just 90 minutes.

Saturday July 23, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 2

2:00pm

Spotlight on Jamie McKelvie
Artist Jamie McKelvie talks about his career, from Phonogram through Marvel and on to The Wicked + The Divine. And who better to interrogate him than his mostly platonic life partner, Kieron Gillen? No one, that's who.

Saturday July 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 7AB

3:00pm

How to Get Your Artwork/Graphic Novel Published With Only Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator
Daniel Presedo (Photoshop, Dream Wolves) and Alicia Burstein (ArtStart books) share details on what you need to know before beginning your journey. They will show you examples of techniques that will help you achieve the best results. Prepare for a lively discussion and Q&A.

Saturday July 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 30CDE

3:00pm

Comic-Con How-To: How to Draw with Copic Markers with Allison Sohn
Trading card and comic book artist Allison Sohn takes you from a penciled portrait all the way to a final colored piece of original artwork. Allison will share tips and tricks and answer all of your questions while she works.

Saturday July 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 2

4:00pm

Draw Your Big Idea
ImageThink's Nora Herting, Heather Willems and James Lake share principles and exercises from their new book, Draw Your Big Idea. This interactive workshop is designed to help participants clarify their goals and attach actions to them using visual storytelling.

Saturday July 23, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 4

5:00pm

Spotlight on Babs Tarr
Babs Tarr and Brenden Fletcher will go over Babs' career before comics, Batgirl, and their upcoming project Motor Crush! Join them for some chitchat and some laughs! Babs may even give away a sketch at the end.

Saturday July 23, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 29AB

5:00pm

You Don't Need Talent to Learn Drawing
Wei Xu, Ph.D. (artist, mathematician, computer scientist, author) will talk about tricks of using simple geometry and computer graphics techniques to manage and construct complicated shapes. His scientific drawing method, a.k.a. "ABC (Angle Based Constructive)" method enables an average person, from kids to seniors, to master basic drawing skill much more efficiently.

Saturday July 23, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 30CDE
 
Sunday, July 24
 

11:00am

Guide to Illustrating Comics
You love comics, but are you fan enough to make comics? The comiXologist podcast crew Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski they discuss the triumphs, sorrows, tricks, and craft of illustrating comics with an amazing lineup of talented artists and cartoonists, including Derf Backderf (cartoonist, Trashed, My Friend Dahmer), Megan Levens (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10), Denis Kitchen (cartoonist/publisher/agent, The Best of Comix Book), Cara McGee (Over the Garden Wall), and Shannon Wheeler (The New Yorker, Too Much Coffee Man). What's the hardest thing to draw? What inspires their work? Who are the artists they admire most? How can artists also write in comics?

Sunday July 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 24ABC

11:00am

Monster Battle Time
Six artists team up to draw monsters described by audience members in the most extreme battle of 2016! Featuring the talents of Sarah Graley (Rick and Morty: Lil' Poopy Superstar, Our Super Adventure), D. J. Kirkland (Black Mage), and Zach Lehner (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse). Free comics for all attendees.

Sunday July 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 32AB

11:30am

The Cult of Adult Coloring Books
Add some "color" to your Comic-Con! Coloring books are all the rage right now, but why? The talented creators of some of the best new adult coloring and activity books discuss the popularity of the form, their pop culture influences, and how to color in and outside the lines. Panelists include Camilla d'Errico (Pop Manga Coloring Book), Brandon Bird (Brandon Bird's Astonishing World of Art), Jamie Loftus (Adult Coloring Book of Adulthood), and Kenny Keil (Stay at Home Scarface, MAD Magazine). Moderated by Amanda Meadows (The Devastator). Everyone who attends gets free coloring pages!

Sunday July 24, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 8

12:15pm

CBLDF E.C. Lives! Art Jam
Sixty years ago, EC Comics threw in the towel, shuttering everything but MAD magazine when the Picto-Fiction titles failed to reach an audience. Although defeated by the Comics Code and the moral panic of the 1950s, EC left an indelible mark on the comics medium that's still felt to this day. Artists will create pieces in tribute to the EC tradition before your eyes. These great creators will share their perspectives on censorship and make once-in-a-lifetime art to benefit the Fund's important work defending the right to read comics. Get a chance to watch live art being created, learn about censorship, and bid to win the pieces made during the panel! All proceeds benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Sunday July 24, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Room 5AB

1:00pm

Comic-Con How to: Learn How to Draw the Portrait
Ron Lemen (illustrator, concept artist, educator) demonstrates and lectures methods and techniques for designing and rendering strong likenesses and convincing features. He will also discuss grouping, simplification, notans and more.

Sunday July 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 2

2:00pm

Cover Story
What does it take to make a great cover for a comic book? Ask four of the top artists, all folks who've created some of the best. Come hear the "shop talk" of Jonathan Case (Batman '66, The New Deal), Howard Chaykin (American Flagg, Black Kiss), Babs Tarr (Batgirl, Sailor Moon), Paul Gulacy (Sabre, Master of Kung Fu), and Scott Shaw! (Captain Carrot, The Simpsons). Moderated by Mark Evanier.

Sunday July 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 25ABC

3:00pm

Kids Draw Superheroes
A panel of professional cartoonists and graphic novelists draw superheroes based on suggestions from the audience. They will walk the kids through how they approach character design and basic drawing technique. They will also talk about superhero powers and abilities and a little about the history of comics as well. Then they'll help kids draw their own characters with the provided worksheets.

Sunday July 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2

3:00pm

Paper Toys
Renee Jablow (Grammy-nominated paper engineer and author) returns to Comic-Con to lead a workshop making paper toys. Participants will make paper toys of popular licensed character featured in a recently published books by Studio Fun International (previously Reader's Digest Children's Publishing).

Sunday July 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 30CDE