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Thursday, July 18
 

10:00am

Fantasy Art Panel
In the world of fantasy, the only limit is one's imagination. Panelists (and Comic-Con 2013 special guests) Frank Brunner (MYTHOS), Todd Lockwood (Dungeons and Dragons), Wendy Pini (ElfQuest), Ruth Sanderson (The Twelve Dancing Princesses), Adam Hughes (Fairest), and Christopher Shy (Soul Stealer) discuss how they bring fantasy to life with moderator Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum).

Thursday July 18, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 5AB

10:30am

Paranormal Passion Panel
Authors discuss the inclusion of romantic elements in their action-packed novels. Protagonists must battle the forces of evil while trying to keep the world (and often their lovers) safe from destruction. Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy leads a discussion with Comic-Con special guest Christine Feehan (The Dark Series), Claudia Gray (Spellcaster), Aprilynne Pike (Earthbound), Lauren Kate (The Fallen Novels), Kendare Blake (Antigoddess), and Magnus Flyte (City of Dark Magic).

Thursday July 18, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 24ABC

11:30am

Spotlight on Dan Parent
Join a discussion of Comic-Con special guest Dan Parent's 26-year career at Archie Comics. Moderator Chris Thompson (Orbital Comics) and colleague Rik Offenberger (Archie Comics) will take part in a lively discussion concerning what it's like writing and drawing America's favorite teenage line of comics. Topics will include developments Dan has spearheaded in moving Archie comics forward, such as redesigning and revamping Betty and Veronica, creating new and diverse storylines like "Archie Loves Valerie," and the creation of Archie's first gay character, Kevin Keller.

Thursday July 18, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 8

12:00pm

Spotlight on Chris Samnee
Stop by for a chat and Q&A session with Comic-Con special guest and Eisner Award nominee Chris Samnee, moderated by his collaborator, Mark Waid (writer of Daredevil, Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom, Irredeemable).

Thursday July 18, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 7AB

12:00pm

Spotlight on Ruth Sanderson
Award-winning illustrator and Comic-Con special guest Ruth Sanderson (The Twelve Dancing Princesses) will give a visual presentation on her career as a fantasy artist and fairy tale author/illustrator, and on her move to a more graphic format for a fairy tale for older children. Ruth's work has appeared in fantasy magazines and on many book covers, and she has illustrated over 80 books for children. Her artwork can be seen in Spectrum, and she was the 2011 Artist Guest of Honor at the World Fantasy Convention in San Diego.

Thursday July 18, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 9

12:30pm

Dave McKean: Blue Tree
Tree roots as neural networks, the lunacy of Luna, the creation of wolves, the cooking of compost and glimpses of Sandman -- all this and more in an interview panel with artist/writer/musician/director/Mac worrier Dave McKean.

Thursday July 18, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 4

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

1:00pm

Gender in Comic Books
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 11, 05:36PM
Join Ball State University professor Christina Blanch as she moderates a sincere discussion on the topic of gender in comics with Alexa Dickman (Ladies Making Comics), Grace Randolph (Supurbia), Disney editor Janelle Asselin, BOOM! editors Shannon Watters and Dafna Pleban, and Archaia editor Rebecca Taylor.

Thursday July 18, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 28DE

1:00pm

Superman: The Julie Schwartz Era
In celebration of Superman's 75th Birthday, we look back at the Man of Steel in comics' Bronze Age. In 1970, veteran editor Julius Schwartz assumed command of the primal hero and charted a course for a new generation. On hand to discuss it are many of the writers who worked with Julie in keeping Superman flying high: Gerry Conway, Martin Pasko, Marv Wolfman, Elliot S! Maggin, and moderator Mark Evanier.

Thursday July 18, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 5AB

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

2:00pm

Fred Perry Art Demo
Comic-Con special guest Fred Perry (Gold Digger, Action Time Buddies, Zombie Kid Diaries) draws a page of Gold Digger (layout to inks) before a live audience, providing commentary on his preferred drawing tools, techniques, and more.

Thursday July 18, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 30CDE

2:30pm

The Sergio and Mark Show
Same guys, same panel, same stupid barbarian. The folks who've brought you Groo the Wanderer (and vow to do so again soon) will tell you what's up with that and what's up with all their other silly projects. Featuring the world's most honored cartoonist, Sergio Aragonés, and his faithful sidekick Mark Evanier, plus the creator of Usagi Yojimbo, Stan Sakai, and the world's hardest-working colorist, Tom Luth.

Thursday July 18, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 8

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

4:00pm

Spotlight on Jeff Smith
Special guest Jeff Smith discusses a slew of upcoming projects, including the highly anticipated hardcover Rasl in full color, the Bone Artist's Edition from IDW, Best American Comics 2013 (edited by Smith), and the upcoming new digital comic Tuki: Save the Humans. Presentation and Q&A to follow.

Thursday July 18, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 9

4:30pm

Spotlight on J. H. Williams
This award-winning creator on such notable works as Promethea, Batwoman, and the upcoming Sandman with Neil Gaiman talks about why he loves comics, moderated by John Bultena (Lecturer Merritt Writing Program, UC Merced). Visual presentation, discussion, and Q&A session.

Thursday July 18, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 8

5:00pm

Spotlight on Gary Frank
Comic-Con special guest Gary Frank is known for his incredibly powerful depictions of characters, from Superman to the Incredible Hulk. Gary will talk about his career as one of the comics world's best storytellers, including his recent collaboration with Geoff Johns on Shazam!.

Thursday July 18, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 5AB
 
Friday, July 19
 

10:00am

My Comic-Con Career
Jeff Mariotte (Season of the Wolf) will be interviewed by actress and author Amber Benson (the Calliope Reaper-Jones series) about his 30 years of working at San Diego Comic- Con. During that time, Jeff has sold books at the show for Hunter's Books and Mysterious Galaxy (of which he's a co-owner) and worked as VP of marketing for WildStorm Productions/Image Comics, as senior editor for WildStorm Productions/DC Comics, and as editor-in-chief for IDW Publishing. As a novelist and comic book writer, he has also appeared on programming over the years to discuss his more than 50 books, including 47 novels, and almost 150 comic books and graphic novels. Throughout his various careers, the thread linking everything together has been Comic-Con, and he'll talk about the highs and lows, the famous and the infamous, over his long affiliation with the con.

Friday July 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 4

10:00am

Spotlight on Tony Isabella
Comic-Con special guest Tony Isabella is the man who brought you Black Lightning, It the Living Colossus, The Shadow War of Hawkman,The Champions, and so many more memorable comics, plus his long-running column in Comic Buyer's Guide. He will be ruthlessly interrogated about them and other milestones of his career by his longtime friend Mark Evanier.

Friday July 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 9

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

11:00am

Spotlight on Jose Delbo
Come to a Q&A with Comic-Con special guest Jose Delbo. The Argentinean-born artist has worked on classics like Billy the Kid, Judge Colt, and The Lone Ranger, as well as illustrated the Beatles' Yellow Submarine. Some of his many other works include Twilight Zone, Brady Bunch, Hogan's Heroes, Monkees, Mod Squad, Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Transformers, Thundercats, Brute Force, 101 Dalmations, Little Mermaid, Mighty Ducks, Raggedy Ann, Little Lulu, Barbie, and Wonder Woman. Delbo has illustrated cartoons for the past 50 years for comic book fans across the world!

Friday July 19, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 4

11:00am

The Art of the Cliffhanger
Serial comic books rely on drawing readers back to find out what happens next. Louise Simonson (Superman: The Man of Steel), Gerry Conway (The Amazing Spider-Man), Joe Hughes (Comics Alliance), and Rachel Edidin (Wired.com), with moderator Douglas Wolk, talk about what makes for an irresistible "to be continued" moment.

Friday July 19, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 28DE

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

12:30pm

Marvel: Ultimate Universe
Find out what's happening in the Ultimate Comics Universe when editor-in-chief Axel Alonso and writers Joshua Hale Fialkov (Ultimate Comics Ultimates) and Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Comics Spider-Man) unveil the future of the Ultimates, the Ultimate X-Men, and everyone's favorite web-slinger Miles Morales! Plus: A startling announcement about the future of the Ultimate Universe!

Friday July 19, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 6DE

12:30pm

The Pole with Soul: Spotlight on Duane Swierczynski
Comic-Con special guest Duane Swierczynski writes violent, bloody, pulpy comics (Judge Dredd, X, Bloodshot) and violent, bloody, pulpy novels (Fun & Games, Point & Shoot, Severance Package). But deep down inside, he's a sweetheart. Which is why he's inviting you to hang out with him for a special afternoon of prizes! Surprise guests! A soul-searching Q&A! And a hug. (Okay, maybe not a hug.)

Friday July 19, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 8

12:30pm

Superman: The Post-Crisis Era
Some of the most exciting Superman comics appeared in the 1980s and 1990s. After John Byrne's reboot of the character in 1986, the Super-books became a weekly ongoing saga of the life of the Man of Tomorrow. Comic-Con special guests Jon Bogdanove (Superman: Man of Steel), Dan Jurgens (Superman), Jerry Ordway (Adventures of Superman), George Pérez (Action Comics), Louise Simonson (Superman: Man of Steel), and Super-editor Mike Carlin talk to moderator Paul Levitz (75 Years of DC Comics) about that Super- era!

Friday July 19, 2013 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Room 5AB

2:00pm

Spotlight on Christopher Shy
How does a graphic novel get made? Comic-Con special guest Christopher Shy (I Sleep in Stone) and writer Michael Easton (Vertigo's The Green Woman with Peter Straub) talk about the process behind the creation of such books as Soul Stealer (Ain't It Cool News' "Graphic Novel of the Year"), The North End of the World, their online tie-ins to the hit video games Dead Space and God of War, and much more in this session moderated by Zack Smith (Newsarama, MTV Geek). Includes visual presentation, audience Q&A, and more.

Friday July 19, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 4

3:00pm

Spotlight on Jeromy Cox
Writer/artist Phil Jimenez interviews comic colorist and San Diego native Jeromy Cox. The discussion will include an overview starting with Image Comics at the outset of digital coloring 20 years ago, up until his present work on DC Comics Justice League Dark and Detective Comics. Jeromy will also discuss how contemporary technology allows for the production of art and self- publishing, from sketch to final colors. Technique discussion will highlight his own current comic creation Vampyrates.

Friday July 19, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 9

4:00pm

Celebrating Strangers in Paradise's 20th Anniversary with Terry Moore
Fan favorite and Comic-Con special guest Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise, ECHO, Rachel Rising) talks about 20 years of living and writing with Francine and Katchoo. Terry is also sure to fill you in on the latest from his hit horror series Rachel Rising.Don't miss the opportunity to ask Terry about your favorite characters!

Friday July 19, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 23ABC

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

5:00pm

Spotlight on Nick Spencer
An in-depth conversation and open floor Q&A with Comic-Con special guest Nick Spencer, focusing on his creator-owned hits Morning Glories and Bedlam, his work for Marvel Comics on Avengers, Secret Avengers, and Superior Foes of Spider-Man, and future projects. Moderated by Josh Wigler.

Friday July 19, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 4

6:00pm

International Association of Media Tie-in Writers: Scribe Awards
Max Allan Collins (Mike Hammer), co-founder of the IAMTW, will announce the winners of this year's Scribe Awards for excellence in tie-in writing, including honoring this year's Grandmaster Award "Faust" winner, Ann C. Crispin (Pirates of the Caribbean). Join panelists Kevin J. Anderson (Dune), Nathan Collins (Metal Gear), Peter David (After Earth), Glenn Hauman (Star Trek), Jeff Mariotte (Terminator), and Rebecca Moesta (Star Wars) for a freewheeling look at one of the most popular and yet underappreciated branches of the writing trade. Followed by a Q&A session.

Friday July 19, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 23ABC

6:00pm

Spotlight on Todd Lockwood
Comic-Con special guest Todd Lockwood (Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: the Gathering) talks about upcoming projects, shares images, and answers questions. Moderated by Shawn Speakman (author, webmaster for Terry Brooks, Suvudu contributor).

Friday July 19, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 4

6:30pm

ElfQuest: 35 Years of Pointed Ears
Wendy and Richard Pini (ElfQuest, Masque of the Red Death), Paula Rhodes and Stephanie Thorpe (ElfQuest-A Fan Imagining), and Rob Beschizza (managing editor at Boing Boing) celebrate three and a half decades of "the first American manga" and longest-running fantasy graphic novel series. Even if you've followed ElfQuest from the beginning, prepare to be surprised by what's planned as the story builds to its most ambitious chapter yet, Final Quest. Plus, meet ElfQuest's newest partners in the worlds of publishing, licensing, and even academia in a visual presentation followed by Q&A.

Friday July 19, 2013 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Room 8
 
Saturday, July 20
 

10:00am

March: The Graphic Novel by US Congressman and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis
Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African American president. Now, remembering how a 1950s comic book helped spread the philosophy and tools of nonviolent resistance among his generation of activists, Congressman Lewis has a new project to do the same for today's youth. Together with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole, The Silence of Our Friends, The Heroes of Olympus), he brings his incredible story to comics, in the graphic novel trilogy March. As we approach the 50th anniversary of the day Martin Luther King, Jr. said "I Have a Dream," meet the last living person who spoke from that podium, and see his incredible story come to life in a gorgeous graphic novel from Top Shelf Productions.

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 23ABC

10:00am

Remembering Joe Kubert
We lost one of comics' most beloved and respected creators in August 2012. Joe Kubert started drawing comics when he was twelve years old and didn't stop until he'd inspired and taught a couple of generations how it was done. Hear all about this extraordinary man from folks who knew and worked with him: Sergio Aragonés, Neal Adams, Paul Levitz, Russ Heath, Tom Yeates, Jon B. Cooke, and your moderator, Mark Evanier.

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 4

10:30am

Spotlight on Val Mayerik
Comic-Con special guest Val Mayerick is best known for his Marvel Comics work in the 1970s, including Man-Thing and the introduction of Howard the Duck. Val talks about his career in comics, past, present, and future in this special guest spotlight event.

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 8

11:00am

Spotlight on Jon Bogdanove
One of the architects of The Death of Superman, and co-creator of Steel, artist Jon Bogdanove (Superman: The Man of Steel, Power Pack, X-Factor) discusses the techniques, methods, philosophy, and influences behind his drawing and writing and talks about what it is really like to work for Marvel and DC Comics. Featured will be the world-premiere preview of his secret, new project. Join Jon for this Q&A session, moderated by his son, filmmaker and video game writer and voice and mo-cap director Kal-El Bogdanove (Fallout: New Vegas Dead Money DLC, and the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines DLC) and television, film, and video game writer, producer, and VO coordinator Chris Faiella (Fall Out franchise, Skyrim, Wildstar, Tomb Raider).

Saturday July 20, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 4

11:30am

Spotlight on Frank Brunner
Comic-Con special guest and legendary artist and co-writer of Dr. Strange, TV's X-Men, Red Sonja and more, Frank Brunner will appear for a Q&A panel moderated by historian and artist's rights advocate J. David Spurlock.

Saturday July 20, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 8

11:30am

Spotlight on John Romita, Jr.
Editor-in-chief for Marvel Comics Axel Alonso pries into Captain America artist John Romita, Jr.'s 30-plus years in comics.

Saturday July 20, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 5AB

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

12:00pm

Top Shelf Productions
Join marketing director Leigh Walton, and a bevy of Top Shelf talent for a feast of incredible debuts: Chris Ross announces exclusive breaking news on the digital comics front, Rob Harrell shows off his incredible fantasy-comedy Monster on the Hill, Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler explain why God Is Disappointed in You, and Zander Cannon takes us all to Heck. Plus major releases from Jeffrey Brown and Kevin Cannon, and an inside look at what may be Top Shelf's biggest book ever: March by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, debuting this weekend!

Saturday July 20, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 4

12:30pm

Spotlight on Richard Kadrey: Before and After Sandman Slim
Comic-Con special guest Richard Kadrey discusses his work, from Metrophage to The Smurfs (yes, those Smurfs), to the Sandman Slim series to what's coming in the future. Join him for an interview about his writing (and possibly photography). The interview will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

Saturday July 20, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 8

1:00pm

Spotlight on Roy Thomas
The multitudinously talented Roy Thomas shines in the spotlight as moderator Jon B. Cooke (Comic Book Creator magazine) quizzes the "All-Star" comics fan, award-winning comics scribe, and editor supreme about his early fanzine work, life with Stan Lee in the Marvel Bullpen, critically acclaimed writing on Conan and The Avengers (among others), and the Rascally One's Eisner Award-winning achievements for his Alter Ego magazine.

Saturday July 20, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 4

1:00pm

Cartoon Voices I
Each year, moderator Mark Evanier gathers a bevy of the most talented cartoon voice actors working today and invites them to explain and demonstrate their artistry! This year's lineup includes Scott Menville (Teen Titans Go, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Grey DeLisle (Scooby Doo, Pound Puppies), Christopher Cox (Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Family Guy), David Boat (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Family Guy), Michael Leon-Wooley (The Princess and the Frog), and Kari Wahlgren (Bolt, Tangled).

Saturday July 20, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 6BCF

2:00pm

Spotlight on Jim Lee
DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman) talks about his 25 years in the comics industry and reveals candid photos, plus never-before-seen illustrations in this engaging panel, followed by a brief Q&A session.

Saturday July 20, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 6DE

2:00pm

Spotlight on Russ Heath
Legendary artist and Comic-Con special guest Russ Heath is known for his incredibly realistic art and his attention to detail. His work in the DC Comics "Big-5" war books garnered him a legion of fans. Russ talks to comics writer Mark Waid about his work.

Saturday July 20, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 4

2:00pm

Will Eisner and the Graphic Novel
Comics legends Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Coraline, The Ocean at the End of the Lane), Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics, Making Comics), Jeff Smith (Bone, Shazam!, RASL), Denis Kitchen (Al Capp, The Art of Harvey Kurtzman), and moderator Paul Levitz (Golden Age of DC Comics, The Legion of Super-Heroes) discuss Will Eisner and his pivotal role in the American graphic novel as creator and evangelist, as we celebrate the 35th anniversary of Eisner's A Contract with God. Q&A session to follow.

Saturday July 20, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 23ABC

3:00pm

Spotlight on George Pérez
Comic-Con special guest George Pérez is one of the legendary artists in comics history. Starting his career almost 40 years ago, he has worked for every major comics company, and his résumé reads like a who's who of superheroes, especially when it comes to teams (Teen Titans, Justice League, Avengers, Fantastic Four). George talks about his career and what comes next for this fan-favorite artist!

Saturday July 20, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 7AB

3:00pm

Spotlight on Gerry Conway: Secrets Behind the Death of Gwen Stacy
Comic-Con special guest Gerry Conway, co-creator of The Punisher, Firestorm, Power Girl, and Man-Thing, along with too many supervillains to count, is one of the longest-running writers of the Justice League and is widely known as "the man who killed Gwen Stacy." Gerry will reveal the truth behind comicdom's most traumatic death, as well as the origins of the Spider-Man Clone Saga. In addition, he will entertain with his impression of Tony Orlando and Dawn having knitting needles thrust into their eyes. Parents are cautioned. Questions are welcomed.

Saturday July 20, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 9

3:15pm

Vertigo: The Sandman 25th Anniversary and Beyond!
This year Vertigo's flagship title The Sandman returns to comics in an all-new series written by Neil Gaiman (TheSandman)! Join Neil for a celebration of the 25th anniversary of this timeless series and an exclusive look at what is in store for the Lord of the Dreaming with Neil and his past and future legendary collaborators, Dave McKean, Sam Kieth, Todd Klein, and J. H. Williams III.

Saturday July 20, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 6DE

3:30pm

Spotlight on Paul Dini
As a writer, producer, and creator, Comic-Con special guest Paul Dini enjoys a flourishing career in all aspects of popular culture. Join Paul and moderator Bill Morrison (Futurama, Bongo Comics) as they look back at fan-favorite career highlights (Batman: The Animated Series, Arkham City, Lost, Tower Prep), some current projects (Hulk and the Agents of Smash, Black Canary and Zatanna), and a few surprises for the future.

Saturday July 20, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 24ABC

4:00pm

Spotlight on Vera Brosgol
Eisner Award winner and Comic-Con special guest Vera Brosgol (Anya's Ghost) talks about her background and influences in writing, art, and animation with YA rock star Holly Black (The Coldest Girl in Cold Town).

Saturday July 20, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 4

4:00pm

Oddball Comics with Scott Shaw!
Award-winning cartoonist Scott Shaw! (Annoying Orange, Simpsons Comics, Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!) returns to Comic-Con with an extra-lurid, extra-funny, new edition of his popular show featuring "the craziest comic books ever published." Even if you've seen some of these comic book covers many times before, when you see them blown up to the size of the side of a barn, you'll be amazed and delighted at the unbelievably hilarious hidden-in-plain-sight imagery that's revealed! See why Stan Lee says, "Wow, True Believers, I thought I'd seen it all, but Scott Shaw!'s hysterically hilarious Oddball Comics Live is the wildest, wackiest exposé of some of the craziest comic books I've ever seen! Or, to put it mildly, Scott's outrageous opuses are a blast!"

Saturday July 20, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 7AB

4:15pm

Warner Bros. and DC Entertainmen: Superman's 75th Anniversary Celebration
As the most recognizable superhero in the world, Superman has flown high in film, TV, radio, animation and, of course, comics for 75 glorious years. Join a star-studded panel, including cast, filmmakers, artists and writers from Superman's illustrious history-from Jack Larson (the original Jimmy Olsen from Adventures of Superman) and first-time Comic-Con panelist Tim Daly (Superman: The Animated Series) and reigning animated Supergirl Molly Quinn (Castle), to comics luminaries Paul Levitz, Grant Morrison, and Dan Jurgens, plus talent from the current blockbuster, Man of Steel -- as they reminisce and discuss the beloved character's many personifications, impressive history, and ongoing relevance within society and entertainment. And courtesy of Mattel and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, all fans attending the panel will receive a special Superman Quick Shots figure!

Saturday July 20, 2013 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 6A

4:30pm

What's Next at Image Comics
Image Comics dropped some huge announcements earlier this month at their Image Expo media event. Now's your chance to get up close and personal with the creators and titles added to the increasingly legendary Image catalogue! Join Image publisher Eric Stephenson and a panel of talent to find out what the country's largest independent comics publisher has in store for the rest of 2013, 2014 and beyond. Moderated by Eric Stephenson and featuring panelists Ed Brubaker, J. Michael Straczynski, and Matt Fraction.

Saturday July 20, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 6DE

4:30pm

That '70s Panel
It was a time of change in comics, with a new generation intermingling with the old and taking command. Hear what it was like from Martin Pasko (Superman, Swamp Thing), Tony Isabella (Black Lightning, The Champions), Val Mayerik (Man-Thing, Howard the Duck), Elliott S! Maggin (Superman, Green Arrow), George Pérez (Teen Titans, Justice League), and moderator Mark Evanier (Groo the Wanderer, Blackhawk).

Saturday July 20, 2013 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Room 5AB

5:00pm

Spotlight on Sam Kieth
Sam Kieth is one of the quirkiest and most eccentric artists in comics. His unique art style and incredible drawing ability have won him legions of fans worldwide. Now, in an extremely rare appearance at Comic-Con, you can join Sam, with his long-time friend and editor Scott Dunbier, in an informal gabfest covering the wild spectrum that is Sam's career (Sandman, Wolverine, The Maxx, and much more).

Saturday July 20, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 9

5:30pm

Jeff Smith and Terry Moore
Two of the industry's most successful and popular self-publishers Jeff Smith and Terry Moore once again join forces at Comic- Con! Don't miss your chance to listen to these longtime friends and industry colleagues discuss their best-known works (Bone,Strangers in Paradise), their current projects and future endeavors, and the state of self-publishing today. Q&A to follow.

Saturday July 20, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 24ABC

5:30pm

Spotlight on J. Michael Straczynski
Just when we thought we'd gotten rid of him once and for all, Comic-Con special guest J. Michael Straczynski created Studio JMS and its subsidiary Joe's Comics, via Image, which debuted Ten Grand this past May and will be launching a special variant edition right here at SDCC. We consider this the worst kind of retribution for our prior panel descriptions and are considering our next move. This may lead to fisticuffs. Oh, yeah, and he writes movies and TV and stuff like that. Whatever.

Saturday July 20, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 7AB

5:45pm

Batman: The Animated Series Turns 21
Pop the champagne! The landmark television production Batman: The Animated Series turns 21 this year. Spend an hour with the creative core of this groundbreaking series -- Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Alan Burnett, and Eric Radomski -- as they recollect the dynamics of crafting a series that would have a resounding influence on Dark Knight properties -- and the entire animated television landscape -- for two decades and counting.

Saturday July 20, 2013 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Room 6DE

6:00pm

Spotlight on Leonard Maltin
He's been called America's most knowledgeable film critic and historian, and he's the author of more than a dozen books on motion pictures and animation, in addition to his annual (and bestselling) Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, a book no lover of film can be without. This year, he's a Comic-Con special guest and for this hour, Leonard Maltin will be interviewed by his longtime friend Mark Evanier.

Saturday July 20, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 5AB
 
Sunday, July 21
 

10:00am

DC Comics Superman: The New 52 Era
The Last Son of Krypton is one of the most recognized pop culture icons of all time, and this year, Superman is set to soar to new heights! Find out what makes The Man of Steel the hero that he is with the writers and artists who bring him to life: DC Comics group editor Eddie Berganza, Tony Daniel (Action Comics), Jim Lee (Superman: Unchained), Scott Lobdell (Action Comics, Superman), Michael Alan Nelson (Supergirl), Scott Snyder (Superman: Unchained), and others.

Sunday July 21, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6DE

10:00am

Spotlight on Mike Norton
Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton talks about his career, influences, and art process in an interview and audience Q&A with moderator John Siuntres, host of the Word Balloon Comic Book Podcast. They'll look at Mike's early years working on G.I. Joe and The Badger, his years creating heroes and villains for Marvel and DC, and his current groundbreaking work on the Image Comics series Revival and his own creation Battlepug. You'll hear about Mike's conversion from paper to digital drawing and his thoughts on the current comic book market.

Sunday July 21, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 4

10:00am

Jack Kirby Tribute Panel
Each year, we set aside time to talk about Comic-Con's first superstar guest and the man they call The King of the Comics, Jack Kirby. Jack left us in 1994, but his influence on comics, film, and this convention has never been greater. Discussing the man and his work this year are Neil Gaiman, Tony Isabella, and Kirby family attorney Paul S. Levine. And of course, it's moderated by Mark Evanier.

Sunday July 21, 2013 10:00am - 11:15am
Room 5AB

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

Spotlight on Adam Hughes
Join Comic-Con special guest Adam Hughes (comic book artist and illustrator, Catwoman, Wonder Woman, Fairest, Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan) and moderator Mark Walters (BigFanboy.com) for a conversation covering highlights of Adam's career. Adam will answer fan questions and offer commentary on some of his own artwork.

Sunday July 21, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 25ABC

11:15am

Meet the Co-Publishers
As co-publishers of DC Entertainment, Jim Lee and Dan DiDio are the driving forces behind DC Comics -- The New 52, Vertigo, MAD, DC's digital initiative, and much more. This up-close-and-personal panel gives you a chance to step up and ask questions about your favorite comic book publishers!

Sunday July 21, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6DE

11:15am

Women of Marvel
From Captain Marvel to the X-Men, from Twitter to tumblr, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in comics. Join the conversation as women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it's like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry! Panelists include writer Louise Simonson (New Mutants), editor Jeanine Schaefer, Marvel AR producer and photographer Judy Stephens, and some other special guests!

Sunday July 21, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 5AB

11:30am

Faith Erin Hicks in Conversation with Jeff Smith
Comic-Con special guest Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong) discusses her creative process, her comics career, and her recent and upcoming graphic novels with Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Jeff Smith (Bone).

Sunday July 21, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 8

12:00pm

Spotlight on Jerry Ordway
Comic-Con special guest Jerry Ordway (artist, writer of Superman, Shazam, and many other characters over 30 years) talks to Mike Carlin (editor during the Death of Superman era) about his career. Join Jerry and Mike for a free-form hour of reminiscences, audience questions, and general fun.

Sunday July 21, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 4

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

12:30pm

X-Men
Get the lowdown on X-Men: Battle of the Atom, the massive X-Men event that will forever change the landscape of the X-Universe! What happens when the original five X-Men come face-to-face with the future X-Men? Heads will roll in this fateful time-space showdown! Plus, find out the latest on all the other corners of mutant-dom! Editor Jeanine Schaefer, senior editor Nick Lowe, and writers Brian Michael Bendis (All-New X-Men), Paul Cornell (Wolverine), Gerry Duggan (Deadpool), Sam Humphries (Uncanny X-Force), and Brian Posehn (Deadpool) bring you your definitive one-stop shop for all things X-Men!

Sunday July 21, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 6DE

1:00pm

Spotlight on Dan Jurgens
Former Superman editor Mike Carlin talks with longtime writer/artist Dan Jurgens about his work in comics, how he started, why he did the things he did, what he enjoyed most, what he might have done differently, and new projects on the horizon.

Sunday July 21, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 4

1:30pm

Spotlight on Ted Naifeh
Comic-Con special guest Ted Naifeh talks about his work on the all-ages titles Courtney Crumrin and Polly and the Pirates and reveals what's in store for the Eisner Award-nominated writer/artist.

Sunday July 21, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 8

1:45pm

Avengers, X-Men, Dr. Strange and Sgt Fury 50th
Marvel Comics's first wave of superhero creations in the 1960s have proven to have remarkable staying power and worldwide appeal. The Avengers, X-Men, Dr. Strange, and Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos (which introduced Nick Fury) all celebrate their 50th anniversaries this year. When Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko created the characters half a century ago, little did they know what they brought into the comics world. Since then numerous writers and artists have told the tales of these heroes, including Comic-Con special guests Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers and X-Men), Frank Brunner (Dr. Strange), John Romita, Jr. (just about every Marvel hero), and Roy Thomas, who was there almost at the beginning with Stan, Jack and Steve and contributed his own memorable takes on the Avengers and X-Men.

Sunday July 21, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 5AB

2:00pm

Cover Story: The Art of the Cover
What does it take to make a great cover for a comic book? Let's ask four of the top artists...all folks who've created some of the best. Come hear the "shop talk" of Jerry Ordway (Superman, The Power of Shazam), Gary Frank (Action Comics, DC Universe: Legacies), Dan Jurgens (Superman, Booster Gold), and Chris Samnee (Daredevil, Thor). Moderated by Mark Evanier.

Sunday July 21, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 25ABC

2:45pm

Joe's Comics' Sidekick
J. Michael Straczynski, Studio JMS CEO Patricia Tallman, editor Phil Smith, and other luminaries discuss Joe's Comics, the new creator-owned imprint from Image. They will be debuting their new title, Sidekick, here at SDCC and providing a glimpse of additional projects coming soon from Joe's Comics.

Sunday July 21, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 5AB

3:00pm

Business of Cartoon Voices
Interested in a career doing voices for animation and videogames? There are plenty of people around who'll take your money and tell you how to go about it...but here's 90 minutes of absolutely free advice from folks who work in the field. Get the scoop from cartoon voice actors Gregg Berger and Candi Milo, agents Pat Brady (C.E.S.D.) and Heather Vergo (Atlas Talent) and your moderator, voice director Mark Evanier (The Garfield Show).

Sunday July 21, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 25ABC

3:00pm

Comic-Con How-To: Drawing with Jim Lee
Join DC Entertainment co-publisher, Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman: Hush) as he talks about his 25+ years in the comics industry and sketches your favorite characters live on the big screen in this engaging panel. This is a great opportunity to watch the creative process first-hand and learn the tips of the trade that bring DC Entertainment's characters to life.

Sunday July 21, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2

3:00pm

Spotlight on Neil Gaiman
Comic-Con special guest Neil Gaiman has crossed over into numerous media. From comics to novels, from kids' books to animation, from television to movies, Neil remains one of the most popular creators in the world. Visiting Comic-Con this year to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his seminal comics creation The Sandman, he'll talk about everything that's going on his career right now.

Sunday July 21, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 6DE