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Thursday, July 18
 

12:30pm

Spotlight on Gene Deitch
Comic-Con special guest Gene Deitch is a legendary cartoonist, animator, Academy Award-winning filmmaker, and creator of Tom Terrific. Join him for a tour thru his 70-year career, including his years directing cartoons for UPA and Weston Woods, as well as creating the comic strip Terr'ble Thompson and crossing paths with everyone from Pete Seeger and John Lee Hooker to Maurice Sendak and Jules Feiffer. Moderated by animation historian Jerry Beck and famed movie critic and author-and Comic-Con special guest-Leonard Maltin!

Thursday July 18, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 8

1:30pm

Spotlight on Dean Mullaney
Join Comic-Con special guest, Eisner and Harvey Award winner and Overstreet Hall of Famer Dean Mullaney (creative director, Library of American Comics and founder of Eclipse Comics) for this Q&A session moderated by Ted Adams (CEO/publisher of IDW Publishing). The subjects range from publishing the first graphic novel for the comics shop market in 1978 to preserving the legacy of America's greatest newspaper cartoonists.

Thursday July 18, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 4

3:00pm

Adobe Photoshop Insights from the Photoshop Team and Pro Artists
Daniel Presedo (Photoshop), Chris Cox (Photoshop), Nikolai Svakhin (Photoshop), Brian Haberlin (Witch Blade, Anomaly), Liam Sharp (MadeFire, Marvel, DC), Bill Sienkiewicz (Marvel, DC), and Freddie E Williams II (DC) prepare for a lively discussion and Q&A. They will be giving away a membership to the Creative Cloud and more.

Thursday July 18, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 30CDE

3:00pm

Spotlight on Tom Gauld
New York Times and UK Guardian cartoonist-and Comic-Con special guest-Tom Gauld gives a presentation on his artistic process and his most recent work. The presentation features readings from his Eisner Award-nominated book Goliath and his 2013 book You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, a collection of comics about literature and pop culture originally published in the Guardian Saturday Review section.

Thursday July 18, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 9

4:30pm

Abrams ComicArts
For over 60 years Abrams has been the country's premiere art book publisher. With the launch of Abrams ComicArts in 2009, the tradition of excellence continues with award-winning original graphic novels by Derf Backderf (My Friend Dahmer), Frank M. Young and David Lasky (The Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song), Brian Fies, Jason Shiga, and Barry Deutsch, as well as monographs on such seminal creators as Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Daniel Clowes, and Jaime Hernandez. Join Charles Kochman (editorial director of Abrams ComicArts), Carol Burrell (senior editor of Abrams ComicArts), William Stout (author and artist of Legends of the Blues), and other special guests as they talk about the publisher's current titles, including Legends of the Blues, Good Riddance: A Graphic Memoir of Divorce by Cynthia Copeland, Darryl Cunningham's How to Fake a Moon Landing, and Bazooka Joe by The Topps Company. They'll also reveal details and images from upcoming collaborations with Rube Goldberg's granddaughter, Jennifer George (The Art of Rube Goldberg), Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann (Star Trek: The Original Topps Trading Card Series), Michel Daubert and the Hergé Museum (Tintin: The Art of Hergé), Kazu Kibuishi (Explorer: The Lost Islands), and Laura Lee Gulledge (Will and Whit), and other forthcoming projects.

Thursday July 18, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 4

6:00pm

Comic-Con How-To: Kickstartering the Heart
Siike Donnelly and Matt Hawkins - along with guest panelists Olivia Peterson, Jon Schnepp, and Joshua Levy - give you a look into the process of running and promoting a Kickstarter campaign. Learn how to reach your audience directly and put your dream project into the hands of many. Discover the ups, downs, and rewards of believing in your work.

Thursday July 18, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 2
 
Friday, July 19
 

11:00am

Spotlight on Ellen Forney
Cartoonist Ellen Forney presents her New York Times bestselling graphic memoir, Marbles: Depression, Michaelangelo, and Me, a darkly funny chronicle of her struggle with bipolar disorder. Nominated for a 2013 Eisner Award, "Marbles isn't just a great story; it's proof that artists don't have to be tortured to be brilliant. 'A'" -- Entertainment Weekly.

Friday July 19, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 9

11:30am

Big Nate: For Kids Of All Ages
Join cartoonist and Comic-Con special guest Lincoln Peirce for a slideshow and discussion of Big Nate's journey from newspaper comic strip to bestselling children's book series. A lively Q&A session will follow.

Friday July 19, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 8

2:00pm

Traditional Art Training Online with Jeff Watts
Nationally renowned artist and owner of Watts Atelier of the Arts Jeffrey R. Watts walks you through a drawing demonstration in the Watts Method. Jeff will be talking about how traditional training is an absolute must in today's increasingly competitive art markets. If you ever wanted to study at an atelier, Jeff will be announcing Watts Atelier's Online Program, launching this summer. Now you can train in these amazing techniques and methods from anywhere in the world. With Jeff's over 21 years of teaching experience you will not want to miss this opportunity to watch a captivating demo and get insight into your future training options.

Friday July 19, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 30CDE

3:00pm

Snoopy: A Retrospective
Paige Braddock (creative director, Schulz Creative Associates; creator, Jane's World), Lex Fajardo (managing editor, kaboom Peanuts; creator, Kid Beowulf), Gary Groth (co-founder, Fantagraphics) and Nat Gertler (writer, The Peanuts Collection and kaboom Peanuts; publisher, About Comics) discuss Snoopy: astronaut, beagle scout, novelist, flying ace, and much-misunderstood pet of Charlie Brown ("If I only had a normal dog"). Celebrate this unique character who debuted in papers on October 4, 1950, created by Charles M. Schulz. Snoopy began his career walking on all fours, and over the next 50 years practically stole the show from his fellow Peanuts cast members. Moderated by, Damian Holbrook (senior writer at TV Guide magazine whose Spirit Animal is Snoopy).

Friday July 19, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 28DE

4:30pm

Spotlight on Jeffrey Brown
New York Times bestselling author and indie comics hero Jeffrey Brown (Clumsy, Incredible Change-Bots, Cat Getting Out of a Bag, Darth Vader and Son) speaks about his wide-ranging career and his three new books this year: the Star Wars parenting comedy Vader's Little Princess (Chronicle), the thrilling adventure Jedi Academy (Scholastic), and the heartfelt autobiography A Matter of Life (Top Shelf). Moderated by Leigh Walton of Top Shelf.

Friday July 19, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 8

4:30pm

Working in a Gold Mine: 22 Years of Gold Digger
Comic-Con special guest Fred Perry (Gold Digger, Action Time Buddies, Zombie Kid Diaries) discusses his career, including how he got started in comics, key moments in his life and the story of his seminal series Gold Digger, and what it's like to solo-create a comic for over 20 years. Includes a Q&A session moderated by Antarctic Press office manager/editor Douglas Dlin.

Friday July 19, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 26AB

5:30pm

A Celebration of Walt Kelly's 100th Birthday
The creator of one of comics' great newspaper strips, Walt Kelly, would have been 100 years old on August 25th of this year. His magnum opus, Pogo, is now receiving its first ever complete reprinting in an Eisner Award-nominated series from Fantagraphics Books. So it's a good time to remember him with Kelly fans Jeff Smith (Bone), Paul Dini (Batman), comic historian R. C. Harvey, Maggie Thompson (ComicBuyer'sGuide), Carolyn Kelly (co-editor of the Complete Pogo series and Walt's daughter), and moderator Mark Evanier (GrootheWanderer).

Friday July 19, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 8

6:00pm

Rise of the Independents
Word Balloon host John Suintres moderates a conversation with some of the brightest minds in independent comic publishing, including Image Comics's director of business development Ron Richards, Dark Horse's director of publicity Jeremy Atkins, BOOM! Studios's VP of publishing and marketing Filip Sablik, and IDW's VP of marketing Dirk Wood, discussing what they are doing to expand the marketplace.

Friday July 19, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 32AB
 
Saturday, July 20
 

10:30am

Comic Book Law School 303: More!
On Thursday, you learned the basics, and on Friday you gained a better understanding of contracts, licenses, and agreements. It's now time to learn about some of the more complex issues facing creators, publishers, and other business owners. Noted attorney Michael Lovitz, author of the classic The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, returns to address some of the more advanced (and often confusing) issues facing the creative and business communities, particularly in light of the ever-expanding worlds of new media, self-publishing and social networking. And this time, he's not alone, as attorneys David Branfman and David Lizerbram and Professor Marc Greenberg join Michael to share their collective knowledge and insights in some of the more cutting-edge legal issues faced by creators and businesses and discuss important recent legal decisions. Still interactive and four times as informative, the panel will touch on as many of the topics as time allows, including recent rulings in comic book creator and publisher litigations; the interplay of copyright terminations and work-for-hire agreements; blogs, podcasts, tweets, and cybersquatters; knockoffs, tarnishment, and dilution; satires, parodies and fair use; and the legalities of fan art and fan fiction. Plus: practical advice on how recent legal decisions and pending cases are likely to affect the field of popular culture and the role they may play in your creative and business plans. Please note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and practice tips 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 20, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 30CDE

11:00am

Comic-Con How-To: Color Copic Markers
Artist Allison Sohn will take a drawing from penciled line-art through to completed colors using Copic Markers. She'll answer questions and share tips and tricks with panel attendees.

Saturday July 20, 2013 11:00am - 12:15pm
Room 2

11:45am

Quick Draw!
It's the fastest, funniest panel in the whole convention! (Well, some folks think it is-mainly Sergio and Mark.) Once again, your Quick Draw Quizmaster Mark Evanier pits three super-speedy cartoonists against one another as they go mano a mano to create great cartoon art right before your very eyes. Competing this year are Sergio Aragonés (MAD, Groo the Wanderer), Scott Shaw! (The Simpsons), and this year's Special Guest Quick Draw-er, Neal Adams (Batman, X-Men). Plus a couple of surprising surprises!

Saturday July 20, 2013 11:45am - 1:00pm
Room 6BCF

1:00pm

Little Lulu Fan Group
One of the most memorable kids' comics ever created (yet with remarkable "all- ages" appeal), Little Lulu has generated a worldwide fan following. Learn more about this classic comics character and the renewed interest in the other delightful works of the great John Stanley, and join in the annual scripted reading of a Golden Age Little Lulu story. All are welcome!

Saturday July 20, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 29A

2:00pm

Mad about MAD
MAD, the country's #1-selling humor magazine (in a field of 1), is dumber than ever! MAD editor John Ficarra, art director Sam Viviano, and cartoonists Sergio Aragones, Peter Kuper and Tom Richmond present a ridiculous peek at what's happening at the magazine, an exclusive first look at the new book Inside MAD, and an epically moronic Q&A that's bound to be, well, MAD! (Prizes will be awarded for most moronic questions!)

Saturday July 20, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 9

3:00pm

comiXology Submit: The Future of Self-Publishing
comiXology is looking for the next big independent comic creator-is that you? Since its launch at SXSW, comiXology Submit has released over 150 independent comic book series from celebrated indie creators such as Becky Cloonan, Shannon Wheeler, Richard Stevens, Jake Parker, and Rachel Deering. In this tell-all discussion, comiXology co-founders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts are joined by New Yorker Cartoonist and Too Much Coffee Man creator Shannon Wheeler, Marvel and DC artist and creator ofDemeter, The Mire, and Wolves Becky Cloonan, Anathema creator and Kickstarter sensation Rachel Deering, and Bikini Cowboy creator FresherLuke to show you how easy it is to be a part of the new self-publishing revolution in comics!

Saturday July 20, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 23ABC

3:00pm

Supercharge Your Superhero with Prismacolor!
From chiseled cheekbones to flowing capes (and beyond) discover the cosmic power that Prismacolor Brush|Fine can add to all of your comic renderings. Prismacolor specialists Diana Garrett and Shelley Minnis provide tips and techniques to help you add realism and drama to your characters, including fabric folds, aesthetics, muscles, hair, facial expressions, environments and more. Samples and door prizes provided with the presentation.

Saturday July 20, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 30CDE

5:15pm

Comic-Con How-To: Portrait Painting Demonstration: Introducing Online Training in the Watts Atelier Method
Nationally renowned artist and owner of Watts Atelier of the Arts Jeffrey R. Watts demonstrates an alla prima oil portrait painting from a live model. Jeff will also introduce an exciting new opportunity to train in the Watts Method online.

Saturday July 20, 2013 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Room 2

7:00pm

Stripped: The Comics Documentary
It's the comic strip documentary four years in the making, featuring the first-ever interview with Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes), as well as interviews with Jim Davis (Garfield), Cathy Guisewite (Cathy), Jean Schulz (Peanuts), Mike and Jerry (Penny Arcade), Matt Inman (The Oatmeal), and 60 more of the world's best cartoonists! Directors Frederick Schroeder and Dave Kellett, editor Ben Waters, and associate producer Jen Troy show extended clips you'll only see here, give you inside scoops about the interviews, talk about what fell to the cutting-room floor, and answer all your burning questions.

Saturday July 20, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 28DE

7:30pm

Angry Asian Media Makers
Lela Lee (creator of Angry Little Asian Girl, Angry Little Girls), Phil Yu (blogger, www.angryasianman.com), and Wesley Chan and Ted Fu (Wong Fu productions) discuss the ways that each of them create content and how they grow an engaged fan following. Join them for this Q&A session moderated by fan and dedicated follower Victor Lee.

Saturday July 20, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 8
 
Sunday, July 21
 

10:30am

Funky Winkerbean's 40th+ Anniversary
Comic-Con special guest Tom Batiuk will be taking you on a humorous and informative journey through the Funkyverse as he delves into the origin and history of his syndicated comic strip Funky Winkerbean. Joining him is DC Comics colorist Alex Sinclair, whose current credits include Superman: Unchained, Green Lantern, Astro City, and Teen Titans, and the talented guy who was the colorist on Batiuk's Pulitzer Finalist book Lisa's Story.

Sunday July 21, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 8

11:00am

60 Years of Bazooka Joe
Bazooka Joe and his Gang have been synonymous with bubble gum since ever their debut in 1953, providing an irresistible combination of cheap laughs wrapped around pink, sugary sweetness. Celebrate these iconic minicomics and Bazooka Joe's 60th anniversary with the latest Topps book from Abrams ComicArts as Charles Kochman (editorial director of Abrams ComicArts) and Ira Friedman (vice president of licensing and publishing at The Topps Company) reveal the unlikely story of cartoonist Wesley Morse and writer Woody Gelman's creation with a slideshow of rare comics, jokes, fortunes, tiny ads for mail- order merchandise, and video clips. Giveaways include T-shirts and other surprises.

Sunday July 21, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 32AB

12:15pm

CBLDF's Banned Comics Jam!
Celebrate Banned Comics with Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son), Chris Burnham (Batman Incorporated), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash), and special guests who will create live art, paying homage to the cartoonists, authors and characters who've created the great banned books of our time. Some of the greatest authors have been banned, from Judy Blume and Neil Gaiman to Alan Moore and Mark Twain. Join the CBLDF and these great creators as they talk censorship and make once-in-a-lifetime art about the banned greats! Get a chance to watch live art made before your eyes, learn about censorship, and bid to win the pieces made here to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Sunday July 21, 2013 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Room 5AB

1:00pm

Chronicle Books: Behind the Scenes of a Pop Culture Powerhouse
With several New York Times bestsellers this year, Chronicle Books's unique blend of distinctive, entertaining publishing hits the right spot for both consumers and creators. Get sneak peeks at upcoming projects and meet editor Steve Mockus, designers Michael Morris and Neil Egan, and authors Jeffrey Brown (Vader's Little Princess), Francesco Marciuliano (I Could Pee on This), Brandon Bird (Brandon Bird's Astonishing World of Art), and Michael McMillian (True Blood: Field Guide to Vampires).

Sunday July 21, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 32AB

3:00pm

Turning Your Left-Brain Power into Drawing Skills
Dr. Wei Xu (artist/mathematician, author of Drawing in the Digital Age) explains how simple math and science knowledge can be utilized to make observational drawing much easier to learn.

Sunday July 21, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 30CDE