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Saturday, July 26
 

10:00am

IDW: Summer Blockbusters!
IDW editor-in-chief and CCO Chris Ryall with panelists Eric Shanower, Gabriel Rodriguez, Jonathan Maberry, Walter Simonson, and Chuck Dixon present a lively discussion about the four biggest creator-owned books of the summer: Little Nemo, V-Wars, Ragnarök, and Winterworld.

Saturday July 26, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 28DE

11:00am

Spotlight on Don Rosa
American cartoonist and Comic-Con special guest Don Rosa is best known for his Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck stories, especially his prize-winning Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck. Join Fantagraphics publisher and life-long friend Gary Groth as he interviews the man in the ink-stained gloves who wrote and drew a whopping two decades' worth of ripping Scrooge and Donald yarns.

Saturday July 26, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 4

11:00am

Spotlight on Raymond Feist
Internationally bestselling author and Comic-Con special guest Raymond E. Feist delivers his first public address on his newest project, The War of Five Crowns. Participate with Ray in a Q&A on projects past, present, and future.

Saturday July 26, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 28DE

11:45am

Quick Draw
It's still the fastest, funniest panel in the whole convention! Once again, your Quick Draw Quizmaster Mark Evanier pits three super-speedy cartoonists against one another as they go mano a mano and Sharpie to Sharpie to create great cartoon art right before your very eyes. Competing this year are (as usual) Sergio Aragonés (MAD magazine, Groo the Wanderer) and Scott Shaw! (The Simpsons) and they're joined by Disney Legend Floyd Norman, plus a couple of surprising surprises!

Saturday July 26, 2014 11:45am - 1:00pm
Room 6BCF

12:00pm

Ray Billingsley: Life on a Deadline
Acclaimed syndicated cartoonist and Comic-Con special guest Ray Billingsley talks about literally growing up in the cartooning industry, from being a child-professional at 12 to a career that has spanned over 40 years. Join Ray for this frank discussion, with a Q&A session moderated by Andrew Farago (artist and curator of the Cartoon Art Museum).

Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 4

12:00pm

Spotlight on Bryan Lee O'Malley
Comic-Con special guest Bryan Lee O'Malley, creator of the bestselling Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series, discusses his newest project, Seconds, with Laura Hudson (Wired).

Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 28DE

12:00pm

Spotlight on Drew Friedman
Comic-Con special guest Drew Friedman (author/artist of Heroes of the Comics) and Gary Groth (publisher of Fantagraphics Books) discuss Friedman's new book Heroes of the Comics, debuting at Comic-Con. Friedman and Groth will discuss many of the comics legends portrayed in the book, including some they have known personally, among them Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Will Eisner, and Harvey Kurtzman.

Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 23ABC

1:00pm

CBLDF: Banned Comics!
Bone, Fun Home, Maus, Persepolis, Sandman, Watchmen... they're not just some of the greatest comics ever made, they're also among the most frequently targeted for bans! This year's Banned Books Week celebrates comics and graphic novels and the CBLDF has everything you need to know to celebrate in your community. Jeff Smith, Gene Yang, Carol Tilley, Charles Brownstein, and others discuss how and why comics are banned and how you can fight back by participating in this year's comics-focused Banned Books Week!

Saturday July 26, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 30CDE

1:00pm

Comics Arts Conference Session #11: Focus on Dennis O'Neil
After the 1960s' campier stories nearly ended Batman comics, Comic-Con special guest Dennis O'Neil became the writer who took the Dark Knight back to his dark roots. Working with an astounding array of fellow creators down through his years as writer and editor, he robbed Wonder Woman of her powers, sent Green Arrow's sidekick off to rehab, put the demon back in Iron Man's bottle, pulled Professor X out of one grave and oversaw planting Batman's sidekick in another, and named Optimus Prime. In addition to countless comics, Denny has written and edited scholarly works such as the book Batman Unauthorized. Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight) asks Denny about his career as writer, editor, scholar, and educator. Yes, Dennis O'Neil teaches, too! Come learn from this grand master of comic book heroes.

Saturday July 26, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 26AB

1:00pm

Saga
You know Saga. You love Saga. You can't get enough of Saga. Luckily, this year, series creators Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples are ready, rested, and eager to talk to you about Saga. What's coming up next on you-know-what? How could they do that thing to you-know-who? Whether you're coming in your finest cosplay or street clothes, you need to come to this panel..

Saturday July 26, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 7AB

1:00pm

Spotlight on Jim Steranko
Legendary Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. co-creator Jim Steranko is interviewed by pop-culture maven J. David Spurlock. Controverial topics include the true Father of the Modern Graphic Novel; why Captain America: The Winter Soldier is dedicated to Steranko; the real origin of Mister Miracle; the Switchblade Years, motorcycles, death-defying escapes, hot redheads, Marvel, moviemaking, and more. Don't miss it, pal...

Saturday July 26, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 9

1:00pm

Spotlight on John Picacio
Hugo Award-winning book cover artist and Comic-Con special guest John Picacio (A Song of Ice and Fire, Elric of Melnibone) is one of science fiction/fantasy's most acclaimed American cover artists. Join him for this lively slideshow and Q&A, where he unveils the process behind his art, including A Song of Ice and Fire, Loteria, Elric, and sneak peeks at his latest works. If you're a fan of the art of Westeros, Mexican Tarot, book covers, comics, and/or the future of sci-fi/fantasy art, this is the place to be. Bonus: Everyone who attends will receive a free giant Loteria prototype card featuring art by Picacio!

Saturday July 26, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 4

1:00pm

Cartoon Voices #1
Each year, moderator Mark Evanier gathers together 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 Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh, The Penguins of Madagascar), Josh Keaton (The Spectacular Spider-Man, Green Lantern), Sherry Lynn (Wall-E, Ice Age), Arif S. Kinchen (MAD TV, Grand Theft Auto), David Sobolov (Transformers Prime, Avengers Assemble) and Colleen O'Shaugnessy (Toy Story 3, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes).

Saturday July 26, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 6BCF

1:30pm

The Whedonverse
Dark Horse's continuations of Joss Whedon's cult favorites (Serenity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer , Angel & Faith) remain some of the most-talked-about comics in the industry. Dark Horse is giving you an exclusive chance to hear all there is to tell about the current series of both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Serenity from the series' top talent, with Dark Horse editor-in-chief Scott Allie; Buffy Season 10 writer Christos Gage andco-writer and actor Nicholas Brendon; Serenity artist Georges Jeanty; and TV and comics writer Jane Espenson.

Saturday July 26, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 24ABC

2:00pm

Benoît Peeters: Architects of the Obscure Cities Part 1
Comic-Con special guest Benoît Peeters (internationally acclaimed author, biographer, filmmaker, lecturer, co-creator of The Obscure Cities series) discusses his career in comics, and film, his longstanding association with Hergé and Tin Tin, and the circumstances surrounding his discovery of the Obscure Cities, considered one of the most important graphic novel series in the world. Join Benoît and François Schuiten (internationally acclaimed illustrator, architect, production designer, co-creator of The Obscure Cities series) for this Q&A session moderated by Stephen Smith (translator of Schuiten and Peeters's The Leaning Girl, publisher of Alaxis Press).

Saturday July 26, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 4

2:00pm

Spotlight on Lucy Knisley
Comic-Con special guest Lucy Knisley, author of Relish: My Life in the Kitchen and the forthcoming Age of License, discusses her creative process, her upcoming book, and her unique approach to nonfiction graphic novels.

Saturday July 26, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 28DE

2:00pm

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary
In 1984, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird published the first issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The comic book was an overnight success, and three decades later, the Turtles are more popular than ever, starring in a hit Nickelodeon television series, an award-winning toy line, monthly comic books from IDW, and a new live-action movie later this summer. Join TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman for a 30th anniversary celebration featuring a who's who of talented people who have contributed to the Turtles' enduring history. Guests include Karl Aaronian (Playmates Toys), Townsend Coleman (voice of Michelangelo in the original TMNT animated series), Lloyd Goldfine (4kids TMNT, Turtles Forever), Ciro Nieli (executive producer, Nickelodeon TMNT), Ernie Reyes Jr. (Keno inTMNT II: The Secret of the Ooze), and Tom Waltz (writer, IDW TMNT comics), and panel moderator Andrew Farago (curator, Cartoon Art Museum; author of TMNT: The Ultimate Visual History).

Saturday July 26, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 23ABC

2:00pm

The Oni Press Comicstravaganza: All Cats Go to Purgatory!
I Was the Cat creators Paul Tobin and Benjamin Dewey share a hilarious presentation about their new graphic novel and the finer points of feline world domination. After that, it's Hemingway or the Highway when Joshua Hale Fialkov and Gabo present a live table read of The Life After #1! Come for the freebies, stay for the detailed descriptions of a future cat war, adventures in purgatory, and news and announcements about future Oni Press comics!

Saturday July 26, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 9

2:45pm

Marvel: Cup O' Joe
Join Marvel's chief creative officer Joe Quesada for this no-holds-barred exposé on everything Marvel. Got a question about a favorite hero? Want to hear groundbreaking news straight from the source? Need a rundown on breaking developments in Marvel comics, film, and T.V? This panel is for you! Featuring editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, talent scout C. B. Cebulski, senior editor Nick Lowe, editor Jordan D. White, writer Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man), and other Mighty Marvel guests!

Saturday July 26, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 6BCF

3:00pm

30 Years of Usagi Yojimbo!
Comic-Con special guest Stan Sakai, creator of Usagi Yojimbo, is interviewed by Dark Horse editor Diana Schutz about the upcoming Senso miniseries, The Sakai Project, and the return of the regular Usagi series after a two-year hiatus.

Saturday July 26, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 28DE

3:00pm

François Schuiten: Architects of the Obscure Cities Part 2
Comic-Con special guest François Schuiten (internationally acclaimed Illustrator, architect, production designer, co-creator of The Obscure Cities series) discusses his career in comics, film, and architecture and the circumstances surrounding his discovery of the Obscure Cities, considered one of the most important graphic novel series in the world. Join François and Benoît Peeters (internationally acclaimed author, biographer, lecturer, co-creator of The Obscure Cities series) for this Q&A session moderated by Stephen Smith (translator of Schuiten & Peeters' The Leaning Girl, publisher of Alaxis Press).

Saturday July 26, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 4

3:00pm

Spotlight on Willie Ito
With nearly 60 years as an animation artist, Comic-Con special guest Willie Ito has done it all. He worked at Disney on Lady and the Tramp's spaghetti scene with mentor Iwao Takamoto and on One Froggy Evening and What's Opera Doc at Warner Bros' famed Termite Terrace under Chuck Jones' direction. He went on to The Beany and Cecil Show with Bob Clampett and then Hanna Barbera for the beginnings of The Flintstones, The Jetsons, and many other cartoons. Ito has great stories and experiences to share. After HB he went to Disney Consumer Products and spearheaded implementation of collectibles and licensed products worldwide. He has also designed comic books, comic strips, coloring books, and more. Join animation expert Leslie Combemale of ArtInsights for a spotlight on Willie's life, including the part of his childhood spent in a Japanese internment camp that inspired his most recent venture, a series of children's picture books based on the experience.

Saturday July 26, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 9

3:00pm

Strong Female Characters
Well-written, realistic female characters are celebrated in this panel featuring Comic-Con International special guests June Brigman (Power Pack), Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Colleen Coover (Bandette), Sara Mayhew (Legend of the Ztarr), Jimmy Palmiotti (Painkiller Jane), Fiona Staples (Saga), Paul Tobin (Bandette), and Brian K. Vaughan (Saga), and moderated by Maggie Thompson. Strong female characters can be heroes or villains, have weaknesses and strengths, flaws or assets, and ultimately make the stories we love to read.

Saturday July 26, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 7AB

3:30pm

Fantagraphics Forward
Fantagraphics Books Inc, an alternative comics publisher since 1976, looks to 2014 and 2015 with an unwavering and tasteful eye. Founder and publisher Gary Groth and associate publisher Eric Reynolds reveal some new comics for late 2014 and 2015 that are sure to please. Comic-con special guests Eleanor Davis (How to Be Happy), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck), and Drew Friedman (Heroes of the Comics), along with Tony Millionaire (Sock Monkey Treasury), will share some of their favorite art from their comics debuting at the show.

Saturday July 26, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 26AB

4:00pm

Abrams ComicArts Preview
Charles Kochman (Abrams ComicArts editorial director) and Chad Beckerman (Abrams ComicArts creative director) talk about Abrams ComicArt's current titles and reveal details about their fall list, with information about exciting future projects and appearances from special guests, including Mark Evanier (historian and author of The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio), Kazu Kibuishi (writer and artist the Amulet series, and editor of the Explorer series), and David Lasky (author of The Carter Family).

Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 28DE

4:00pm

DC Entertainment: Batman 75th Anniversary
Throughout his 75-year history, the Dark Knight has become one of the most popular and widely recognized superheroes in the world. From comics to TV to movies to video games, the World's Greatest Detective has permeated all entertainment mediums and beyond. Get a look at Batman's rich history and what the future holds for this pop culture icon with industry titans Kevin Conroy, Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Ralph Garman, Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Peter Girardi, and some surprise guests!

Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 6BCF

4:00pm

Spotlight on Jeff Smith
Comic-Con special guest Jeff Smith discusses his foray into the world of online comics with his new title TUKI: Save the Humans, as well as the 10th anniversary of Scholastic's color version of Bone. Moderated by Tom Spurgeon (The Comics Reporter).

Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 9

4:00pm

Oddball Comics with Scott Shaw!
Scott Shaw! (Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!, Sonic The Hedgehog, Simpsons Comics, Annoying Orange) once again presents his uniquely hilarious slideshow of "the craziest comic books ever published!" Once you've seen this mind-roasting presentation, you'll never forget such cover terms as "fish-in-the-face," "Robin-in-the-corner" or "crotch-centric"! See why Stan Lee calls Scott!'s show "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 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 7AB

4:30pm

Image Comics: I Is for...Ideas
What does it take for a writer to get into comics? What's it like once you get in? Where do you start with writing a script? Scott Snyder (Wytches), Josh Williamson (Nailbiter, Ghosted), Kyle Higgins (C.O.W.L.), Joe Kelly (I Kill Giants), Brian K. Vaughan (Saga), and our special guests know the secrets, and they're here to share them with you.

Saturday July 26, 2014 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 Steve Leialoha (Howard the Duck, Spider-Woman), Len Wein (Swamp Thing, The New X-Men), Walt Simonson (Manhunter, Batman), LouiseSimonson (Creepy, Eerie), Anthony Tollin (Batman, Superman), and more, plus moderator Mark Evanier (Groo the Wanderer, Blackhawk).

Saturday July 26, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Room 5AB

5:00pm

Spotlight on Mimi Pond
Comic-Con special guest Mimi Pond reads from her New York Times bestselling debut graphic novel Over Easy, a chatty, slyly observant coming-of-age story about a young woman going from naive, sexually inexperienced art-school dropout to self-aware, self-confident artist. Pond's wry and limber anecdotes create a compelling portrait of a distinct moment in time-when hippies became punks and free love was on everybody's mind. Pond, who has written for The Simpsons and Pee Wee's Playhouse and created comics for National Lampoon, the LA Times, and Seventeen, will talk about the origins of Over Easy and share anecdotes about her creative process.

Saturday July 26, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 9

5:30pm

Spotlight on J. Michael Straczynski
Comic-Con special guest JMS is having a Renaissance (much as the European Renaissance followed the Black Plague, but you didn't hear that from us). His Image-based imprint Joe's Comics has produced such titles as Dream Police, Sidekick, Ten Grand, and The Adventures of Apocalypse Al, alongside writing a Terminator maxiseries for Dark Horse and a Twilight Zone maxiseries for Dynamite. His new TV series Sense8 (written and produced with the Wachowskis) began filming this past June for Netflix via Studio JMS, and he has four new TV series in development, in addition to writing the new Shadowman movie for Valiant. Get the latest news on secret upcoming projects, a sneak peek into the production of Sense8, and other surprises.

Saturday July 26, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 7AB