Comic-Con International 2015Thu 7/9/15 - Fri 7/12/15 | San Diego, CA
Wanna come hang out with me at Comic-Con this year?
I’ll only be there Thursday and Friday. If you’re around please come say hi!
Also! The Shadow Hero by Sonny Liew and me was nominated for an Eisner Award! We’ll find out at Comic-Con if we win!
Here are my events:
THURSDAY, JULY 9th
Panel: From Fan to Creator: Making the Dream a Reality
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Which side of the convention table do you want to be on: Fan or Professional? And what’s keeping you from getting there? What’s holding you back? How bad do you really want it? If you’re having trouble starting or finishing your creative projects, then you need to attend this fun and informative workshop, designed specifically for the Comic-Con crowd. Douglas Neff (Epic Win! The Geek’s Guide to the Journey from Fan to Creator) will give you simple and proven techniques for setting, working on, and achieving your goals. Whether you want to write your first novel, draw your own comic, or shoot your independent film, this is the how-to panel you don’t want to miss. You’ll walk away from this workshop with the energy and tools you need to bring your dream to life.
Signing at the :01 First Second Booth #1323
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Panel: First Second Presents, ‘What’s In a Page?’
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
What’s in a page? Led by :01 Editorial Director Mark Siegel, four cartoonists take a close look at their own work and each other’s — looking in depth at the text and art in a single page of comics — and what’s hidden under the surface: panel structure, emotional complexity, and creative influences.
Panel: The Nerd in the Classroom: Sci-Fi as an Educational Tool
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Public Library
Education’s all-things-nerd networking resource returns to Comic-Con. This year’s edition features cartoonist and a high-school computer-science teacher Gene Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints), language-arts teacher Blake Bockholt (Fremont High), and psychologist Patrick O’Connor (Comicspedia, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology). Moderating is Patrick Murphy (Fremont High, Weber State University). Topics include: using comics to convey complex information, student-created comics as a narrative, and aligning to national standards while still increasing student engagement. This is a great networking opportunity for professional educators and nerds alike.
FRIDAY, JULY 10th
Panel: Spotlight on Scott McCloud
Time: 10:00 – 11:00am
Text and images – the combination of these two is what makes a comic! But how do you move beyond that simple fusion to create a true story, with characters, plot, and narrative depth? Renowned, best-selling authors Scott McCloud (The Sculptor) and Gene Luen Yang (Secret Coders) discuss what goes on behind the scenes when telling stories in graphic novel form – and the creative development of McCloud’s best-selling graphic novel The Sculptor.
Avatar: The Last Airbender Signing at the Dark Horse Booth
Time: 12 – 2:00pm
New DC Universe – Superman: Are You Ready?
Time: 1:45 – 2:45pm
The truth is out, Clark Kent is Superman! Though the status quo has changed, Superman is still the most beloved and recognized super hero there is. Fly to this panel to learn the truth behind the comics and discover what Clark’s life is like now that his secret is out. This is a panel that you don’t want to miss! With Eddie Berganza, Neal Adams, Aaron Kuder, Greg Pak, and Gene Luen Yang; moderated by John Cunningham.
Superman Signing at the DC Comics Booth #1916
Time: 3:00 – 4:00pm