Monday, July 20, 2009

San Diego Comic Con Schedule

Here's an image, 'cause I never like just posting text alone.

 No, the book ISN'T gonna be in color, I just wanted to spice things up. I'm currently in the midst of the longest battle sequence - 11 pages, completely discounting the pages on either side that are still the same scene - that I've yet had in any project. I really tried to make it fun, dangerous, and choreographed (i.e. you can follow one image to the next, for a clear play-by-play as to exactly what happens), and have had a really good time with it. I'm not going to be able to finish the scene efore leaving tomorrow, but I'll be close. San Diego! Okay, there's a lot of panels and whatnot at San Diego Comic Con this year with which I'll be involved. Here they are, should anyone be looking to fill their schedule. And you should! Not necessarily for me, but you've got French comics godfather Lewis Trondheim, Victorian History comics guru Rick Geary, Usagi scribe Stan Sakai, and any number of other super-amazing cartoonists. Plus Terry Gilliam is supposed to be there, no in no capacity that crosses his path with mine. Doesn't mean I don't want to meet him, though! Here's the breakdown of my schedule; I'll be around all weekend, but if you want to catch me (especially if you're someone with whom I've had correspondence but not met in person) this is where I'm guaranteed to be. THURSDAY, JULY 23: 11:30-12:50 Signing at the Oni booth

THURSDAY, JULY 23: 2:00-3:00 Signing at the Comic Relief booth.

THURSDAY, JULY 23: 3:00-4:00 Oni Press: Panelmonium 2009-Often imitated but never duplicated, get up close and personal with trend setting indie comic powerhouse Oni Press. Join in the Q &A with your favorite Oni creators including Ross Campbell (Wet Moon), Jamie S. Rich (You Have Killed Me), Greg Rucka (Whiteout), Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim), and Chris Schweizer (The Crogan Adventures). Get sneak peeks at upcoming Oni projects, news on Oni Press fan initiatives, free Oni comics, prizes and more! Guaranteed by Oni Press’ totally biased employees to be “the most fun you’ll ever have at a panel.” Room 10 FRIDAY, JULY 24: 2:30-3:50 Signing at the Oni booth SATURDAY, JULY 25: 1:00-2:20 Signing at the Oni booth

SATURDAY, JULY 25: 5:00-6:00 Graphic Novels: Sense of History-There’s a wonderful world of history awaiting you in numerous graphic novels available now. Whether it be real life stories adapting historical events to the comics form, or fiction taking place in a specific time, these practitioners of the historical graphic novel are all presenting work at the top of their form. Moderator Randy Duncan (co-chair of the Comics Arts Conference) talks to Comic-Con special guests Rick Geary (Treasury of XX Century Murder: Famous Players), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), and Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), plus Jason Lutes (Berlin), Chris Schweizer (Crogan’s Vengeance), and Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze), about their individual takes on history. Room 8

SUNDAY, JULY 26: 10:00-11:00 Kids’ Graphic Novels- What’s new and wonderful in the world of comics and graphic novels for kids in 2009? Moderator Robin Brenner, creator and editor-in-chief of NoFlyingNoTights.com highlights the works of panelists Lewis Trondheim (Tiny Tyrant), Gene Yang (American Born Chinese), Derek Kirk Kim (The Eternal Smile), Eric Wight (Frankie Pickle and The Closet of Doom), Chris Schweizer (Crogan’s Vengeance), Jennifer Holm (Babymouse), and Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Lunch Lady), who all recommend other great titles. Room 3

SUNDAY, JULY 26: 11:30-12:50 Signing at the Oni booth SUNDAY, JULY 26: 2:00-3:00 Kids Write!-Kids, join creators Chris Giarrusso (G-Man), Chris Schweizer (Crogan’s Vengeance), Eric Wight (Frankie Pickle), and Gene Yang (American Born Chinese) as they draw the story you tell! Moderated by Cory Casoni (Oni Press). Room 30CDE

That's it! I hope to see some of the people reading this at the show. If you ARE reading this, be sure to flag me down! I won't have minis this year, but I'll have lots of original drawings and, of course, Oni should have plenty of copies of Crogan's Vengeance.


Sean McGowan said...

See you there!