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Thursday, July 21

5:30pm PDT

Cartoon Art Museum Family Drawing
Draw with the Cartoon Art Museum! Join this family-friendly workshop for parents and their children to learn how to draw cartoons together in this sampler of the Cartoon Art Museum's seasonal Parent + Child classes. Meet the museum's program coordinator Nina Taylor Kester and comics pro/teacher Matt Harding. Plus, take home art supplies courtesy of Sakura of America and Strathmore paper!

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 2

5:30pm PDT

Dynamite Entertainment: The Art of the Deal
In 2004, Dynamite Entertainment exploded into the world of licensed comics with the release of fan-favorite Army of Darkness. Since that time, the little publisher that could has grown into the leading publisher that does. The company has become the industry leader in books based on film, television, video games, and more, with such diverse world-renowned brands as Atari, James Bond, Grumpy Cat, Bob's Burgers and so many more! Dynamite CEO/publisher Nick Barrucci, senior editor Joseph Rybandt, and surprise guests reveal the shape of comics to come!

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 8
Friday, July 22

3:30pm PDT

Hermes Press: Jim Davis Talk About His New Book: The Art Garfield
This panel will kick off the premiere of Jim Davis's new book The Art of Garfield. It will begin with a video presentation chronicling the birth and development of Garfield. Jim Davis will talk about the creation, history, and art of his famous cat. R. C. Harvey (The Art of the Funnies, author of the introduction to The Art of Garfield) and Daniel Herman (publisher, Hermes Press, Silver Age: the Second Generation of Comic Artists) will then join in and talk about the art of everything Garfield. This will be Davis's first appearance at Comic-Con! The panel will end with a Q&A session.

Friday July 22, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 5AB

4:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 28DE

4:00pm PDT

Spotlight on Michael Barrier
Author Mike Barrier (Funnybooks: The Improbable Glories of the Best American Comic Books) will talk about the challenges and rewards of pursuing an interest in comic books that bypasses superheroes in favor of artists like Carl Barks, Walt Kelly, and John Stanley. Randy Duncan (author of The Power of Comics: History, Form and Culture) will moderate, with PowerPoint visuals.

Friday July 22, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 9

6:00pm PDT

Comic Book Secret Origins: How the Industry's Best and Brightest Began
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 18, 01:38PM
Every hero has an origin story, the defining moment where they thrust themselves to greatness. So do the comics industry's best and brightest! Comics luminaries and tastemakers David Steinberger (comiXology CEO and co-founder), Bobbie Chase (DC VP talent development), Denis Kitchen (cartoonist/publisher/agent, The Best of Comix Book), Derf Backderf (cartoonist, Trashed, My Friend Dahmer), and Ed Luce (cartoonist, Wuvable Oaf) offer a look at the extraordinary events that transformed them from comics fan to comic industry heroes!

Friday July 22, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 9

6:00pm PDT

Exploding Kittens and The Oatmeal
Exploding Kittens and The Oatmeal (Matthew Inman) have a panel! Wherein talking, cavorting, scribbling, gyrating, ridiculing, sneak peeking, signing, head-desking, reveling, responding, and much hooplah will transpire.

Friday July 22, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 25ABC

7:00pm PDT

LINE Webtoon: Monetize Your Comics
LINE Webtoon's Tom Akel will walk you through how to publish and promote your own IP on the Discover platform, while Patreon's Heather Wilder will provide details on a new partnership between Patreon and LINE Webtoon and how creators can take advantage of a new Webtoon creator investment program. Hear from creators who have published their work through Discover while building huge audiences, including Kaitlyn Narvaza (Siren's Lament), winners of the Stan Lee Superhero Comics Contest L. G. Lancaster and Orlando Caicedo (The Bad Guys), and Nick Seluk, creator of the hit series Lars The Awkward Yeti.

Friday July 22, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Room 4
Saturday, July 23

10:30am PDT

Spotlight on Kate Beaton
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 12, 01:31PM
Kate Beaton is the cartoonist behind 2015's New York Times bestseller Step Aside, Pops, as well as the wildly popular website Hark! A Vagrant. Beaton has taken the world by storm with her incisive, carefully researched, and often hilarious takes on history, literature, and pop culture. Hillary Chute (editor of Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists and Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics and Documentary Form) will lead a conversation with Beaton.

Saturday July 23, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Room 5AB

11:00am PDT

Spotlight on Daniel Clowes
Appearing at Comic-Con International for the first time in 15 years, influential cartoonist Daniel Clowes (Ghost World, Wilson) is joined by editor and friend Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics) to discuss his career beginnings, Hollywood, and his newest New York Times bestselling graphic novel, Patience.

Saturday July 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 28DE

1:00pm PDT

Comics Arts Conference #11: Focus on Trina Robbins
Comics Arts Conference special guest Trina Robbins is a writer, cartoonist, and comics herstorian. A leader in the feminist underground comix movement with her landmark It Ain't Me, Babe Comix and co-founding of the Wimmen's Comix Collective, Robbins is also a renowned chronicler of the history of women in comics. Her work includesThe Great Women Superheroes, Pretty In Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013, and The Brinkley Girls: The Best of Nell Brinkley's Cartoons from 1913-1940. Robbins, a Will Eisner Hall of Fame inductee, has also written Wonder Woman: The Once and Future Story, Honey West, GoGirl! and contributed to Sensation Comics and Girl Comics. Her latest opus, The Complete Wimmen's Comix, collects every issue of this first continuing all-woman produced comic book anthology. Jennifer K. Stuller (Ink-Stained Amazon, GeekGirlCon) moderates.

Saturday July 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 26AB

2:00pm PDT

Spotlight on Derf Backderf
Angoulême Prize-winner Derf Backderf appears in conversation with Tom Spurgeon (The Comics Reporter) about Derf's long career in comics, from failed political cartoonist to alt-weekly staple, to graphic novels about punk rockers, Jeffrey Dahmer, and garbagemen.

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

2:30pm PDT

Drawn & Quarterly After 25
Renowned literary graphic novel publisher Drawn & Quarterly spent 2015 feting 25 years of publishing the world's greatest cartoonists. Hillary Chute (editor of Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists) leads a conversation with publisher Peggy Burns and a wide-ranging, groundbreaking group of D+Q cartoonists who define the D+Q aesthetic of quality: Lynda Barry (The! Greatest! Of! Marlys!, Syllabus), Kate Beaton (Step Aside, Pops, Hark! A Vagrant), Chester Brown (Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus, Paying for It), and Lisa Hanawalt (Hot Dog Taste Test, My Dirty Dumb Eyes).

Saturday July 23, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 8

6:00pm PDT

Spotlight on Jonathan Case
Comic-Con special guest and Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Jonathan Case (The New Deal) presents an in-depth look at creating and publishing your first graphic novel. Explore one book's tumultuous journey from conception to delivery as Case offers anecdotes about the creation and promotion of his first book, Dear Creature (returning to print this fall as a deluxe hardcover from Dark Horse Comics).

Saturday July 23, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 9
Sunday, July 24

10:00am PDT

Comic-Con How-To: How to Make a Comic
With audience participation ideas, Shelley and Patrick Block write and draw a 6-page Disney Donald Duck story before your eyes. This all-ages educational workshop examines the pure creative process of story creation, as well as touching on the format, gags, character quirks and writing structure needed to pull off a concise, funny, and interesting tale for comics.

Sunday July 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 2

11:00am PDT

Cartoon Design for Creative Kids
Kristian Andrew Sather (Cartoon Design Revealed), Doug Lothers (animation instructor), and John Gaydos (animation instructor) demonstrate how to draw fun and funny cartoon characters at this popular workshop. They will reveal the techniques used to construct funny cartoon characters using basic geometric shapes in various sizes, with additional simple elements. If you know how to draw a circle, a square, a rectangle, and a triangle, then you can draw fun cartoon characters.

Sunday July 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 30CDE

3:00pm PDT

They Shoot Black People, Don't They?
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 18, 01:52PM
Comic-Con special guest Keith Knight (the Knight Life, the K Chronicles) will perform an abbreviated version of his award-winning cartoon slideshow presentation documenting 25 years of police brutality cartoons in the U.S. Winner of a Belle Foundation Grant and an NAACP History Maker Award.

Sunday July 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 7AB

4:00pm PDT

How Cartoons influence S.T.E.M. to S.T.E.A.M. Programs
Joining cartoonist Marie Zhivago (Dr. Zhivago) are local guest leaders presenting information and examples of how cartoons can be represented and influence science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. "Tony" Michael Claudio (engineering educator, Olympian High School, Sweetwater District for 3D and Laser Printing) will show how 2D cartoon examples can be printed into a 3D samples. Pamela Hendrickson (president, National Council of Negro Women Inc. S.T.E.A.M.) will discuss a 15-year S.T.E.A.M. workshop based on an interest in a career in Arts for kids. Karen Daniels (Old Globe Theater arts engagement manager) will talk about the theatrical, technical, and engineering aspect of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas. A brief Q&A session moderated by Analyn Simon (UCSD Medical Center) will be followed by a drawing workshop by Dr. Zhivago for kids.

Sunday July 24, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 30CDE

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