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Thursday, July 24
 

10:00am

God Is Disappointed in You with Shannon Wheeler & Mark Russell
God Is Disappointed in You, published by Top Shelf, is the tongue-in-cheek "condensed" version of the Bible you never knew you needed-hilariously modern, but surprisingly authentic-with illustrations and gags by New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man). Wheeler and writer Mark Russell join together for an hour of unforgettable irreverence, including Q&A, audience sketches, and the hilarious-yet-accurate "ten-minute Bible." Plus: a taste of the new audiobook, read by Dr. Venture himself, James Urbaniak (The Venture Bros.)!

Thursday July 24, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 32AB

10:00am

Graphic Novel Programming at Your Library
"I just don't know what to do!" say many librarians and other educators who don't have graphic novel/comic book-themed programs. Greg Evans (Luann), Joe Field (Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff), and Hillary W. Chang (McCully-Moiliili Public Library) discuss the process to accomplish such programs as an artist speaking tour, Free Comic Book Day, and even a Library Con.

Thursday July 24, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 23ABC

10:00am

My Adventures in Storytelling
Brian Stelfreeze (Batman Black-and-White, Wednesday's Comics, Day Men) talks about his career as a comics illustrator and shares what he's learned along the way. Welcome to this lively discussion and Q&A moderated by his good friend Doug Wagner (Gun Candy, I.C.E.).

Thursday July 24, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 28DE

10:00am

Shonen Jump: Naruto
Naruto is one of the world's most popular manga series, with over 60 bestselling volumes published. Get all the latest news on the Naruto manga, anime, video games, and more at this super-sized panel, featuring guests from VIZ Media, Bandai Namco games, and a special guest you'll have to see to believe!

Thursday July 24, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 8

11:00am

Comic Creator Connection All-Stars
Have you heard of the CCC? The Comic Creator Connection is the original "speed-dating" event that introduces writers and artists who are struggling to find their creative counterparts and is featured exclusively at the Comic-Con International family of conventions. This All-Star panel spotlights newly published teams who first met at a Comic Creator Connection event. CCC Hosts Douglas Neff and Corey Rothermel (authors of Epic Win! The Geek's Guide to the Journey from Fan to Creator) will draw from our veterans the lessons they learned starting and maintaining a successful creative partnership, covering everything from the first handshake to the first draft to the first sale. If you are an aspiring comic book creator, you do not want to miss this panel!

Thursday July 24, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 32AB

11:00am

Flesk Publications Exposed! The Artists Spill Their Guts!
With a lineup including Frank Cho (Drawing Beautiful Women, Savage Wolverine ), Terry Dodson (Red One, Uncanny X-Men), Mark Schultz (Xenozoic, Storms at Sea), and William Stout (Hallucinations,Legends of the Blues) talking new projects-and publisher John Fleskes frankly discussing future Flesk titles and the latest on the renowned Spectrum Fantastic Art series-you can expect an entertaining hour!

Thursday July 24, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 28DE

11:15am

Toy Story That Time Forgot
Calling all Toy Story fans! ABC and Disney•Pixar present an exclusive first look at the upcoming holiday special, Toy Story That Time Forgot. Executive producer Galyn Susman (Toy Story OF TERROR!), director Steve Purcell (Brave), and head of story Derek Thompson (WALL•E) give you an exclusive inside look at the sketches, storyboards, and concepts that went into the making of this Disney•Pixar special!

Thursday July 24, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6A

12:00pm

Charles Schulz and Social Commentary in Peanuts
Through the unassuming medium of a daily comic strip, Charles Schulz gently communicated the social and political climate of the changing world around him. Explore the intersection of Peanuts and topical issues through the lens of today's socially attuned humor in cartoons and television. Presentation by Corry Kanzenberg (curator, Charles M. Schulz Museum). Panel discussion and Q&A to follow with Seth Green (Robot Chicken, Family Guy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Art Roche (content director, Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates). Moderated by Tom Gammill (The Simpsons, Futurama, Seinfeld).

Thursday July 24, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 25ABC

12:00pm

Color Me RADD
We wanna color you up! You'll never look at color comics the same way again! Oni Press editor-in-chief James Lucas Jones and rock star colorists Lee Loughridge, Ryan Hill, and some special guests discuss the role of colorists in storytelling and the processes behind their particular brands of eye-melting magic.

Thursday July 24, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 9

12:00pm

Meet Bill Plympton
Meet Bill Plympton, "The King of Indie Animation," and find out his plans for his new animated feature, Cheatin'. The film premiered at Slamdance in 2014 and is on the festival circuit now-find out what it took to run a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised over $100,000 to help finance the production of the film. Bill will screen some of his recent work, including music video The Deep End and clips from Cheatin', and discuss his method for making hand-drawn cartoons in the new digital age. Also appearing will be Jim Lujan, who's co-directing the upcoming animated feature Revengeance with Bill, so come and get an early look at this "biker revenge dark comedy." Plus everyone who attends will get a free Bill Plympton drawing!

Thursday July 24, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 23ABC

12:00pm

When Steampunk and Pop Culture Collide
Karen Hallion (TeeFury pop artist) joins a lively discussion regarding why Steampunk continues to invade all aspects of pop culture, along with fellow Steampunks, maker Brian Uiga (Inspector Spacetime), writer Madeleine Holly-Rosing (Boston Metaphysical Society), and costumer CJ DeAngelus. They'll explore how Steampunk has influenced comics, television, cosplay, and pop art. Moderated by Anastasia Hunter (chair and director of programming for Gaslight Gathering).

Thursday July 24, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 29A

12:15pm

Comic-Con How-To: Advanced Digital Inking Techniques
Learn how to digitally ink and take all your black-and-white artwork to the next level. Comics artist Brian Haberlin will delve into Photoshop's treasure trove of features old and new-as well as features in other programs-that not only enhance comic applications, but make possible countless creative pen and ink opportunities rarely seen before. If you're serious about your black-and-white artwork, this session is a must. Comic book creator, editor, writer, penciler, inker, and colorist Brian Haberlin is the co-creator of Witchblade, Anomaly, and many other comic books and graphic novels.

Thursday July 24, 2014 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Room 2

12:30pm

Still Pickled After All These Years
Comic-Con special guest Brian Crane discusses his 25 years of creating the Pickles comic strip, using a PowerPoint presentation. He will give a behind-the-scenes look at how he got started and how he creates his daily comic strip, which is syndicated in over 800 newspapers around the world. The presentation will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Thursday July 24, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 4

1:00pm

Breaking into Comics Right Now
If you're an aspiring comic book creator, this is a panel you don't want to miss! BOOM! Studios editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon and managing editor Bryce Carlson, along with some of the industry's most exciting up-and-coming and established talent, including Frank Barbiere (Black Market), Chris Miskiewicz (Thomas Alsop), Palle Schmidt (Thomas Alsop), Vanesa R. Del Rey (Hit, The Empty Man), Christopher Sebela (Dead Letters), and Royden Lepp (Rust), share their breaking-in experiences and give you the most up-to-date and practical advice on how to break into the comic book industry right now.

Thursday July 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 28DE

1:00pm

Drawing on Your Nightmares: Modern Horror in Comics
Hot on the heels of the premiere of the Dark Horse comic turned television series The Strain, you are invited to explore the darker corners of comics. Horror has been one of the cornerstones of the Dark Horse publishing line for years, and 2014 will be no exception! Join panelists for an hour of all that is guaranteed to thrill and chill you, with resident horror junkies, editor-in-chief Scott Allie and PR director Jeremy Atkins, along with Eric Powell (The Goon), Mike Huddleston (The Strain), the first U.S. appearance of Colder artist Juan Ferreyra, and more for sneak peeks, announcements, and other surprises along the way!

Thursday July 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 23ABC

1:00pm

Evolving the League of Legends Experience
The game's always changing for League of Legends-it's a constantly evolving universe. Whether it is adding new content, updating champions and maps, reworking gameplay, or just giving older art a fresh face, League of Legends is constantly trying to level up the quality and player experience wherever it can. Sit down with members of the art, game design, sound, and production teams as they share insights and swap stories from their time spent working on League of Legends. The panel will kick off with a discussion about current and recent releases before opening it up for Q&A.

Thursday July 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 6BCF

1:00pm

I Know That Voice: Insights from the Cutting Room Floor
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 21, 09:37AM
John DiMaggio (executive producer of IKTV, also the voice of Bender from Futurama, Jake The Dog from Adventure Time, IFC's Out There, and many more) has reassembled the cast and crew of IKTV to take a deep dive into the hundreds of hours of documentary footage that didn't make it to the big screen. Panelists Fred Tatasciore (Hulk, Ben 10, Mad), Andrea Romano (25-time Emmy nominee, 8-time Emmy winner for Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, and more), Rob Paulsen (Darkwing Duck, Animaniacs), Lawrence Shapiro (director, IKTV), Dee Bradley Baker (Gravity Falls, Phineas and Ferb), Brandon Sonnier (editor, I Know That Voice), and Steve Broback (Tweet House, IKTV Social Team), discuss behind-the-scenes stories, techniques that voice actors use to deliver great performances, and much more!

Thursday July 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 25ABC

1:00pm

Marvel: House of Ideas
Love having the best comics in the industry on your mobile devices? Want to know how Marvel stays on the cutting edge of technology while bringing you what you love? Want to learn more about Infinite Comics? Well, this panel is for you, True Believer! Get exciting news from Ryan Penagos (executive editorial director of digital) and other guests on what's happening with the Marvel Comics App, Marvel AR, Marvel.com, Marvel's vast social media presence, and more in this can't-miss panel!

Thursday July 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 7AB

1:00pm

Spotlight on Colleen Coover & Paul Tobin (How to Succeed in Comics Without Ever Crying)
Comic-Con special guests Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover discuss their Eisner Award-winning digital comic Bandette, as well as such titles as Colder, I Was the Cat, Prometheus, Plants vs. Zombies, Angry Birds, Paul's novels, and the commonsense fact that Hulk could beat Thor.

Thursday July 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 9

1:45pm

Comic-Con How-To: Gray Scale Copic Markers
Adam Hughes will use the warm and cool gray Copic markers to render the tones on a drawing. Fellow artist Allison Sohn will narrate the process while Adam draws. Hughes has been working in comics for over 25 years. Some of his work from the past year includes a story in Batman Black and White as well as the covers to the Vertigo series Fairest and the Dark Horse series Rebel Heist.

Thursday July 24, 2014 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Room 2

2:00pm

Image Comics: I Is For...Infinity
The future of comics is bright, and Nick Dragotta (East of West), Rick Remender (Deadly Class), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen), Jason Latour (Southern Bastards), Stuart Moore (EGOs), and Ryan Burton (Dark Engine) are proof of that fact. Sci-fi, western, apocalyptic, kid-friendly. Realistic, cartoony, abstract, painterly. Anything goes in comics, and there are an infinite number of stories to tell.

Thursday July 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 23ABC

2:00pm

Jules Feiffer Goes Noir
Oscar-Pulitzer-Eisner Hall of Fame winner Jules Feiffer turns to the noir genre with his new graphic novel Kill My Mother. Come hear a conversation with this comics pioneer who started with Will Eisner, went on to become one of the world's most-read comic strip creators, and eventually conquered the Broadway stage and Hollywood. Now, preview his return to his first love with a daring new work that stretches his talent yet again. Questioning by comics historians Mark Evanier and Paul Levitz, as well as audience members.

Thursday July 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 9

2:00pm

The 2000 AD Zarjaz Hour Featuring Judge Dredd
Superstar creators Jock (Batman), Chris Burnham (Batman), Henry Flint (Judge Dredd), and Michael Carroll (Jennifer Blood) are all here as the legendary British comic book kicks off San Diego with all the 2000 AD and Judge Dredd talk and games you can handle! Moderated by 2000 AD's Michael Molcher and definitely not for Thrill-suckers!

Thursday July 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 29A

2:00pm

The Art of Big Hero Six
Walt Disney Animation Studios presents director Don Hall, producer Roy Conli, production designer Paul Felix and character designer Shiyoon Kim as they share the visual development of Walt Disney Animation Studios' November 7, 2014 film, Big Hero 6. The action-packed comedy adventure tells the story of robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius - thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion - a robot named Baymax - and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name.

Thursday July 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 7AB

2:30pm

Meet the Flintstones, Meet George Jetson: Hanna Barbera Beginnings
Wouldn't it be great to be a fly on the wall in 1963 in Hanna Barbera Studios with three men who helped make it such an essential part of cartoon history? Comic-Con special guest animator Willie Ito gathers his friends and cohorts Tony Benedict (writer, Flintstones, The Jetsons) and Jerry Eisenberg (layout artist, Flintstones, Jetsons) to discuss what made early Hanna Barbera into the powerhouse of cartoon history it became. Moderated by Leslie Combemale (film artist advocate/owner, ArtInsights Animation & Film Art Gallery).

Thursday July 24, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 24ABC

2:30pm

Spotlight on Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti
Comic-Con special guests Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti, the award-winning writers of Harley Quinn, Painkiller Jane, and owners of the multimedia company Paperfilms, sit down for a talk in an intimate, interactive panel, discussing their work and future projects inside and out of comics.

Thursday July 24, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 4

3:00pm

Adobe Photoshop: The Artist's Journey
Panelists Daniel Presedo (Photoshop imagineer), Chris Cox (Photoshop engineer), Brian Haberlin (Anomaly), and Rayce Bird (FaceOff) discuss how Adobe Photoshop is the world's best digital imaging software. Find out what is new in the 2014 release and hear from these talented Pro's as they present their insights, tips and tricks to Photoshop and answer your Photoshop questions! They will give away a one-year subscription to the Creative Cloud.

Thursday July 24, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 30CDE

3:00pm

I Can't Write, I Can't Draw, But I Love Comics!
SDCC's annual jobs panel is back-and with folks who are hiring! Just because you missed out on the writing and drawing genes doesn't mean there isn't a place for you in the comics, animation, and gaming industries. Panelists include Blur Studio animation supervisor/motion capture choreographer Derron Ross (Batman: Arkham City), PCB Productions CEO and gaming director Keith Arem (Call of Duty), Fox Digital Entertainment VP of mobile Matt McMahon (Family Guy app), and Man at Arms star/weapons maker Tony Swatton (Pirates of the Caribbean), who will discuss their gigs and ways into the biz you many not have even considered. Moderated by Fast Company's Susan Karlin.

Thursday July 24, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 9

3:00pm

Illustrators of the Art Directors Guild
Illustrators and storyboard artists use their skills and imaginations to develop the transcendent visuals of the big screen, be it adventures on distant worlds or life in earthly hovels. Moderator Tim Burgard (Jurassic World, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) talks to Donna Cline (Bones), Stephen Platt (Oblivion, Iron Man), Trevor Goring (Thor: The Dark World, X-Men), and Darrin Denlinger (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron).

Thursday July 24, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 23ABC

3:30pm

IDW Artist's Editions
Artist's Edition editor Scott Dunbier blathers on and on about Artist's Editions past, present, and future. There will be a couple of cool announcements as well as special guests Walter Simonson and IDW president (and art lover) Greg Goldstein-what more could you possibly want?

Thursday July 24, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 4

3:30pm

The Sergio & Mark Show
Usually, this is the panel where Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier make empty promises of more Groo the Wanderer to come. This time though, there actually is new Groo with the release of the long-awaited Groo Vs. Conan miniseries from Dark Horse, to be followed closely by a new series of new Groo stories and a new series of old Groo stories and you'll hear all about it at the panel with Sergio and Mark and Stan Sakai and the world's hardest-working colorist, Tom Luth.

Thursday July 24, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 8

4:00pm

ASIFA-Hollywood: Animation in Video Games
What does it take to animate a video game? How does animation in video games differ from conventional animated media and where does it overlap? ASIFA-Hollywood invites you to join the panel for a lively discussion on the wide array of disciplines and possibilities in video game animation, which will include artists who have experience in CG key frame, motion capture, sprites, hand-drawn and dynamic animation. This is a panel aspiring game animators don't want to miss!

Thursday July 24, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 5AB

4:00pm

Insights for Independent Creators
The Antidote Trust teams up with Eisner Award-nominated and creative writing force (live action and animation), Brandon Easton, for two hours of in-depth discussions. This first hour concentrates on independent comic creation. Panelists include Andre Owens (writer of the sci-fi superhero comic book Force Galaxia and writer/director for the web series The Psychedelic Detective), Dani Dixon (comic book creator of 13, M.I.S.//ing, Five Nations and publisher of Tumble Creek Press), Glyph Awards Rising Star 2014 recipient Jason Reeves (freelance illustrator for USA Today and co-creator of the comic book One Nation), Glyph Award recipient with Mr. Reeves Alverne Ball (classically trained writer and consultant for the film industry), Hannibal Tabu ( 2012 Top Cow Talent Hunt winner who writes The Buy Pile for Comic Book Resources), and Robert Roach (TV and film story illustrator, comics creator of Menthu, and winner of the inaugural Glyph Rising Star Award). Moderated by DeWayne Copeland, co-creator and producer of the hit indie superhero webseries CV Nation.

Thursday July 24, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 32AB

4:00pm

Kids' Heroes, Capes, and Journeys: Does One Size Fit All?
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 16, 11:21AM
Graphic novel authors and educators discuss how kids' heroes have grown and changed over the years. Discussing "Hero" templates, they'll explore old and new hero favorites and whether a mold helps or hinders the development of future heroes. Panelists will then ask the audience to help create an SDCC 2014 hero as artist panelists draw/design/experiment with hero templates. Implications for fans, educators, students, and aspiring writers, and critics will be discussed. Panelist include Meryl Jaffe (Raising a Reader), Jennifer Holm (Babymouse, Squish), Matthew Holm (Babymouse, Squish),, Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy) , Frank Cammuso (The Misadventures of Salem Hyde), Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin) , Marc Tyler Nobleman (Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman, Bill the Boy Wonder), Royden Lepp (Rust), and Alexis Fajardo (Kid Beowulf).

Thursday July 24, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 29A

4:00pm

Spotlight on David Lasky
Eisner Award-winning artist and Comic-Con special guest David Lasky (The Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song) talks about his 25-year career in alternative comics and how it all led up to his recent historical graphic novels. Join David for this relaxed interview moderated by his old friend and former colleague Tom Spurgeon (ComicsReporter.com). A clip from the upcoming documentary Bezango, WA will be shown.

Thursday July 24, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 9

4:15pm

Skybound's The Walking Dead
Dive into the world of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead graphic novel series with creator Robert Kirkman and artist Charlie Adlard. Moderated by The Walking Dead editor Sean Mackiewicz.

Thursday July 24, 2014 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 6A

4:30pm

Marvel: Avengers & X-Men AXIS
Are you ready for Marvel's biggest event of the year? In Avengers & X-Men: AXIS, the Red Skull has enslaved thousands, has amassed an army, and now broadcasts his message of hate across the world. Earth's last hope hinges on the fragile alliance of two estranged teams-the Avengers and the X-Men! A who's who of Marvel talent and editors will be on hand to discuss this Marvel blockbuster! Plus, find out the latest on current and future X-titles! Join editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, executive editor Mike Marts, senior editor Nick Lowe, Avengers & X-Men: AXIS writer Rick Remender, and other Mighty Marvel guests for a rousing discussion and Q&A session!

Thursday July 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 6DE

4:30pm

Q&A: New York Times Bestseller, Gregg Hurwitz, Interviewed by Howard Chaykin
Comic book legend Howard Chaykin interviews New York Times bestselling author, comic book writer, and Comic-Con special guest Gregg Hurwitz (Tell No Lies, Batman: The Dark Knight) about comics, crime fiction, TV, movies, and all other order of fictional mayhem.

Thursday July 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 4

5:00pm

Breaking Barriers: Transgender Trends in Popular Culture
In recent years, transgender creators have gained visibility in comics, movies, and television after long being consigned to the shadows. From coming out and transition to navigating gender politics in a world still struggling to understand, cartoonists, writers, and filmmakers are investing their work with unique personal experiences as their characters learn to live and love in new and unexpected ways. Prism Comics and moderator Tara Madison Avery (Dirtheads, Gooch, Prism Comics) present panelists Dylan Edwards (Transposes), Melanie Gillman (As the Crow Flies), J. D. Saxon (Mahou Shounen Fight!), Elizabeth Lain (F*** the Limits!: The 30-Day Art Project, This Is Where), Ashley Love (Trans Forming Media, journalist, transsexual advocate), and Comic-Con special guest, famed comics historian Michelle Nolan (Love on the Racks: A History of American Romance Comics) for an exploration of a range of exciting new themes and stories for contemporary audiences.

Thursday July 24, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 28DE

5:00pm

Color Design in Comics
Some of the most memorable color decisions in comics can happen before the first page is drawn. Ian Herring (Ms. Marvel), Ryan Hill (Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two), Sloane Leong (Change), and José Villarrubia (Trillium) discuss the art of color design with moderator Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics).

Thursday July 24, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 32AB

5:00pm

DC Comics-Master Class: Art History
Class is in session, as some of the greatest artists in the industry-Lee Bermejo (Before Watchmen: Rorschach, upcoming Suiciders), John Romita Jr. ( Superman), Nicola Scott (Earth 2)-take this panel to school with an in-depth look at their creative process. DC Comics is proud to spotlight these talented individuals for this exclusive, all-access look at what it's like drawing for DC.

Thursday July 24, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 30CDE

5:00pm

The Fusion of Art and Style in Sunset Overdrive
UPDATED: Sat, Jul 12, 09:35AM
Xbox Live's Major Nelson gives an inside look into the inspiration behind the vibrant and off-the-wall style of Sunset Overdrive, a new open-world action game coming exclusively to the Xbox One this fall. Audience members will be the first to see new Sunset Overdrive content illustrating the creative freedom the game offers players. Hear directly from Insomniac Games's Drew Murray and Marcus Smith (game and creative director, respectively) along with art director Jacinda Chew and lead character artist Gavin Goulden.

Thursday July 24, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 5AB

5:00pm

Understanding Stories: The Making of a Graphic Novel
Comics creator and author Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics) literally wrote the book on making comics. Now he's returned to fiction with The Sculptor, a nearly 500-page epic story of love, loss, art, and memory. Join the man Frank Miller called "just about the smartest guy in comics" for a fast-moving visual presentation on the challenges of building stories, bringing characters to life on the page, and constructing the worlds they live in.

Thursday July 24, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 7AB

5:30pm

Making a Living in Manga: In Japan!
What's it like to work as a comics creator in Japan? What does it take to get your manga published in top magazines like Shonen Jump or Morning? How do you get a job as an assistant to a top manga-ka (comics artist)? Felipe Smith (writer/artist, All-New Ghost Rider, Peepo Choo, MBQ), Jamie Lynn Lano (former assistant manga-ka on The Prince of Tennis, author and artist, www.jamieism.com), and Steve Cummings (Wayward, Uglies, and Pantheon High) are three people who lived the dream in the motherland of manga, and boy, have they got stories to tell! They, along with editor/manga publishing pro Lillan Diaz-Pryzbyl (head comics editor, Sparker Monthly, former senior editor, TOKYOPOP Inc.), offer insights about what it really takes to make a living in manga in Japan (and North America), followed by what should be a lively Q&A session moderated by Deb Aoki (editor, MangaComicsManga.com).

Thursday July 24, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 26AB

6:00pm

Comic-Con How-To: Break into Digital Comics using the Motion Book Tool
From Batman to My Little Pony, Madefire and DeviantArt have revolutionized the comic book online. Learn how to publish your comic to DeviantArt in less than 5 minutes using Madefire's unique cloud-based tool! Panelists for this session include Dave Gibbons, Bill Sienkiewicz, Liam Sharp, Yuumei, and Stanley 'Artgerm' Lau.

Thursday July 24, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 2

6:00pm

Figure Drawing for Popular Media
Emilio Soltero, Ph.D. (John Buscema: A Life in Sketches), and panelists present a primer on drawing the figure for popular media, including drawing for comics and character design. The focus will be on anatomy and figure drawing. There will be time to draw as well. Professionals and beginners are welcome. Bring your drawing supplies to draw models/cosplayers during this interactive presentation. Come ready to take notes and to draw.

Thursday July 24, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 30CDE

7:00pm

Hip-Hop & Comics: Cultures Combining
Hip-Hop and comics reflect each other in many ways: graffiti and album covers incorporate superheroic imagery, rappers adopt secret identities and grandiose aliases, writers base their characters in urban settings, and artists draw on Hip-Hop's rich visual vocabulary. Both forms thrive on excitement and energy, inspire passionate fanbases, and have risen from modest beginnings to achieve global recognition. Here, Patrick A. Reed (Depth of Field magazine) brings together graphic artists and musical innovators to discuss the ties between these two creative cultures.

Thursday July 24, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 23ABC

7:30pm

Artist as Brand: Rise of the Artist Entrepreneur
Greg Spalenka (professional artist in publishing, film, and higher education, Sandman, Titan Books, The Golden Compass, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) moderates a panel discussion on art career sustainability. Learn strategies on how to create an income from your talent on your own terms with panelists Donato Giancola (professional artist in publishing, film, and games, Tor, National Geographic, Microsoft, Vivendi/Universal, LucasArts), Daniel M. Davis (artist/designer of Steam Crow, publishers of monster books, serigraphs, and other art products), Drew Brophy (professional surf artist and ambassador of adventure travel lifestyle), Maria Brophy (art agent, author of How to Understand Art Licensing Contracts and expert on art licensing and the business of art), and Dawn M. Schiller (Odd Fae and Autumn Things, author of FaeMaker, artist/designer of sculpted handmade dolls).

Thursday July 24, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 8

8:00pm

Making It Happen: Independent Toy Design
Learn how independent toy producers are bringing their creations to life in plastic, resin, and plush! Leading artists and toy designers George Gaspar (October Toys), Scott Tolleson (Stolle Art), Dave Bondi (toy designer), Carlos East (The Beast Brothers), and John "Spanky" Stokes (SpankyStokes.com) discuss toy production, brand development, and answer audience questions. Moderated by Ayleen Gaspar (Toy Break).

Thursday July 24, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 32AB

8:00pm

Monkeybrain Comics: Digital and Beyond
Since launching in 2012, Monkeybrain Comics has become recognized as a premier publisher for quality digital comics, and many of their titles have since been released in print editions by publishers such as IDW, Image/Shadowline, and Dark Horse. Co-publishers Allison Baker (Monkeybrain Comics) and Chris Roberson (Edison Rex) are joined by Anina Bennett (Heartbreakers), Christopher Sebela (High Crimes), Jen Vaughn ( Avery Fatbottom), and Gabriel Hardman (Kinski) to discuss the advantages of publishing digitally and how digital and print can work together.

Thursday July 24, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 28DE

8:15pm

The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - A Look Under the Shell
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 17, 03:39PM
In celebration of the new documentary film, Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, co-creator Kevin Eastman will lead this fascinating panel including Randall Lobb (writer/director), Isaac Elliott-Fisher (executive producer), Mark Hussey (executive producer), and Galen Walker (executive producer), taking fans behind-the-scenes and beneath the streets into the incredible 30-year journey and reveal the real origin story of four of pop culture's most enduring heroes. Featuring clips from the documentary, followed by a Q&A discussion, fans will get to see how this so-called "happy accident" defied every naysayer to become one of the most popular and beloved franchises in the world.

Thursday July 24, 2014 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Room 6DE

8:30pm

Storytellers with a Mission: The Bold Writers & Artists at Black Mask Studios
From legendary storytellers to new comics voices, Black Mask Studios has captured the imaginations of the most forward-thinking creators with a simple promise: robust creator rights plus storytelling to new audiences across media. With insight from some of Black Mask's partners helping expand these stories to new audiences, the creators will discuss their unique (and often surprising) missions for their stories, from saving the lives of abused animals to preparing readers for the afterlife.

Thursday July 24, 2014 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 8

9:00pm

Behind the Making of Better Things: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones -A Tribute Documentary to an Inspiring Comic Book Artist and the Spirit of Creativity
Better Things is a documentary about Jeffrey Catherine Jones, an enigmatic comic book artist from the '70s. His entrance into the comic book art world paved the way for many of today's popular comic book artists to produce work that incorporate fine art influences. His fame did not guarantee a controversy-free reputation. In fact, his personal challenges have stood in the way of a more economically viable existence-in particular, the development of his transgender persona. Unlike most people who have undergone this dramatic and drastic change, Jones maintained a huge loyal following in his industry. The film follows the stories behind his success and it also showcases his artwork through interviews with his family and peers. Excerpts from the film will be shown, followed by a brief discussion with the cast and crew.

Thursday July 24, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 9
 
Friday, July 25
 

10:00am

Spotlight on Neal Adams
Comic-Con special guest Neal Adams (Batman, X-Men, Ms Mystic) is one of the living legends of comics. His impact on the Dark Knight, nearly 30 years ago, paved the way for a darker Caped Crusader, one that echoes in the movies and animated shows that we all love. From being a champion of creator rights to drawing just about every iconic comic book character who ever graced a page, Neal Adams has done it all, and he talks about some of it in this Spotlight panel!

Friday July 25, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 9

10:00am

Will Eisner: Teacher and Mentor
For a magic moment, New York City's School of Visual Arts had Will Eisner, Harvey Kurtzman, and Art Spiegelman all teaching classes on comics. Hear stories about those classes from students Joe Quesada (Marvel Entertainment), Drew Friedman (Heroes of the Comics), Batton Lash (Supernatural Law), Mike Carlin (DC Entertainment), and a surprise guest. Plus a not-to-be missed discussion about Will Eisner's other educational efforts. Moderated by Paul Levitz, who is writing Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel for release next year by Abrams ComicArts.

Friday July 25, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 29A

10:30am

Evangeline Lilly Discusses Her First Book The Squickerwonkers
Superstar Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit, Lost) introduces her first illustrated children's book The Squickerwonkers (Titan Books)-a mischievous and uproarious tale about a clever and unruly child called Selma who meets the remarkable Squickerwonkers of the fabulous Squickershow, a band of traveling marionettes. Evangeline will discuss this enchanting and gorgeous project and her collaboration with illustrator Johnny Fraser Allan of WETA.

Friday July 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6A

11:00am

How to Be a Nerd For a Living: Career Paths Within Nerd Culture
ADDED: Wed, Jul 23, 06:49AM
Want to work in a fandom-related industry you're passionate about, but not sure where to start? These professional "Nerds for a Living" will discuss careers within gaming, film, comics, illustration and more. Lee Joyner (director of admissions, Cinema Makeup School), Tom Kurzanski (art director, TeeFury), Claire Hummel (production designer, HBO; concept artist, BioShock Infinite), Karen Hallion (artist and illustrator), Brad Herman (lead product designer, DreamWorks Animation), and Pat Loika (Loikamania Podcast) will share their career-building experiences. Topics include training, online resources, networking, and tactics to use (and avoid) for breaking into your dream industry. Moderated by Wendy Buske (marketing director, Nerd For A Living). This panel will conclude with an audience Q&A.

Friday July 25, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 4

11:00am

Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy
For the first time, Lucasfilm has opened its Archives to present comprehensive storyboards for the original Star Wars trilogy-the world-changing A New Hope and its operatic sequels, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi-as well as never-before-published art from early conceptual and deleted scenes, in a new book from Abrams: Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy. Former ILM art director Joe Johnston will discuss the newest addition to the Abrams Star Wars Library and the singular experience of creating the iconic trilogy's storyboards with his stellar art department team. Johnston won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for his work on Raiders of the Lost Ark and has directedHoney, I Shrunk the Kids, The Rocketeer, Jumanji, Jurassic Park III, Hidalgo, and Captain America: The First Avenger. Moderated by Lucasfilm editor J. W. Rinzler.

Friday July 25, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 7AB

12:00pm

The Art of Babylon 5
Members of the iconic show's art department, under production designer John Iacovelli, with art director Mark-Louis Walters, art director Roland Rosenkranz, graphic artist Alan Kobayashi, and concept artist and set designer Timothy Earls, reunite to discuss how they were able to design 110 episodes over five years and six TV movies while keeping the sets fresh, exciting and, well, out of this world.

Friday July 25, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 23ABC

12:30pm

Batman in the '80s and '90s
2014 marks the 75th anniversary of Batman, but also several other anniversaries for the character. It's the 100th birthday of writer Bill Finger who wrote many of the character's adventures through the 1960s, and is responsible for many additions to the legend and some of the Dark Knight's most infamous villains. It's the 50th anniversary of the "New Look" Batman, which started in 1964 under editor Julius Schwartz and including artist Carmine Infantino's interpretation of the Caped Crusader, which saved Detective Comics from possible cancellation. And it's the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton's Batman movie, which brought the character back to a whole new audience, in a new-and much darker-form. Comic-Con special guest Denny O'Neill (writer/editor, Batman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow) will moderate fellow Comic-Con special guests Chuck Dixon (writer, Batman, Airboy), Kelley Jones (artist, Batman, Deadman), Graham Nolan (artist, Detective Comics, The Phantom, Joe Frankenstein), and Brian Stelfreeze (artist, Shadow of the Bat, Daymen) in a discussion on how they kept the world's greatest detective going strong through the '80s and '90s.

Friday July 25, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 5AB

12:30pm

Spotlight on Mike Mignola
Comic-Con special guest Mike Mignola celebrates the 20th anniversary of his iconic creation Hellboy, star of comics, movies, and animation. Ask Mike about the Mignolaverse in this casual Q&A.

Friday July 25, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 24ABC

1:00pm

Archie Forever: Life, Afterlife, and Beyond
Learn about the story that shocked the world-the Death of Archie-and find out more about the hit horror series Afterlife with Archie. Get exclusive news on upcoming classic Archie storylines, the new Sabrina ongoing series, and what's to come from Archie's superhero imprint. The panel features Jon Goldwater (co-CEO/publisher), Victor Gorelick (co-president/editor-in-chief), Mike Pellerito (president), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (chief creative officer/writer of Afterlife with Archie), Francesco Francavilla (artist of Afterlife with Archie), Dan Parent (writer/artist, Kevin Keller), Michael Uslan (writer, Farewell, Betty & Veronica), and moderator Alex Segura (SVP-publicity and marketing/editor of Red Circle Comics). Plus, an exclusive gift bag ticket!

Friday July 25, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 4

1:45pm

DC Comics-Batman: The Eternal Dark Knight
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 21, 05:42PM
Even after 75 years of stories, the Bat-family comics couldn't be any hotter! Join the talent behind the Dark Knight for an exclusive look at what's in store for the World's Greatest Detective. With Marc Andreyko (Batwoman), Brian Buccellato (Detective Comics), Pat Gleason (Batman and Robin), Greg Pak (Batman/Superman), Scott Snyder (Batman, Batman Eternal), Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin) and others, there has never been a better time to walk the streets of Gotham City!

Friday July 25, 2014 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 6DE

1:45pm

Comic-Con How-To: Color Copic Markers
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. Allison has been illustrating sketch and trading cards for licenses like Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Marvel, and DC.

Friday July 25, 2014 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Room 2

2:00pm

Convincing Hand and Facial Expressions
Ron Lemen (Wizards of the Coast) demonstrates basic guidelines that will help you draw more convincing gestures and expressions in both the face and hands of your characters. Ron will demonstrate some quick anatomy and design principles, as well as share examples and diagrams simplifying the information for an artist to use. Regardless of your form of art-commercial or personal-these guidelines are universal in helping you build stronger expressions or actions. Bring a sketchbook and draw along and/or take notes.

Friday July 25, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 30CDE

2:00pm

June Brigman: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Marvel's Power Pack
Comic-Con special guest June Brigman will discuss the creation of Power Pack, as well as her 30-year career as a comics penciler. A PowerPoint presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with Ms. Brigman.

Friday July 25, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 9

2:00pm

Spotlight on Mark Brooks: A Day in the Life of Your Friendly Neighborhood Comic Artist
Join Comic-Con special guest Mark Brooks for an open and fun discussion about the average day in the life of a comic book artist. With over a decade of professional experience working for companies such as Marvel, Disney, Sideshow Collectibles, Hasbro, and Sega-Mark will offer his unique insight into time management (being a slave to deadlines), work-life balance (Kids! Nagging spouse! Video games!), working the convention scene (spend money to make money), and ways to market yourself (social media is your friend-sometimes). At the end of the panel, Mark will give away a copy of his new Marvel art book and a sketch!

Friday July 25, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 4

3:00pm

Art Lessons from Great Illustrators: Heinrich Kley
Marshall Vandruff (MarshallArt.com) will present over a hundred slides of Heinrich Kley's drawings to showcase his virtuoso skills. Kley's character design, knowledge of anatomy, mastery of form and movement, and wild pen & ink technique have inspired artists for the past 100 years. Marshall will explain the training involved for today's artists who want to apply these classic disciplines and standards to their work in any medium.

Friday July 25, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 30CDE

3:00pm

Spotlight on Fiona Staples
Talk digital art, character design, and naked monsters with comic artist and Comic-Con special guestFiona Staples (Saga). Moderated by Image Comics director of trade book sales Jennifer de Guzman.

Friday July 25, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 25ABC

3:00pm

Spotlight on Jae Lee
Join Comic-Con special guest and recluse, Jae Lee, artist of Stephen King's Dark Tower comics and current artist of Batman/Superman, for a rare and candid Q&A about anything you wish to discuss. Ask Jae anything. Whether this session is exciting or boring is entirely up to you!

Friday July 25, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 32AB

3:00pm

Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight
Ralph McQuarrie's art for the original Star Wars trilogy is introduced to a new generation of young readers in Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight. New York Times bestselling author Tony DiTerlizzi a talks about the conceptualization of this project and the process, challenges, and privileges of writing to the works of a legend; along with Troy Alders (art director, Lucasfilm), J. W. Rinzler (executive editor, Lucasfilm), and Joanne Chan (children's book editor, Lucasfilm)

Friday July 25, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 7AB

3:00pm

Terry Moore
Writer/artist Terry Moore (Rachel Rising, SIP Kids, Strangers In Paradise, ECHO) discusses new projects, describes upcoming storylines, and answers all of those burning questions you have always wanted to ask. This fan-favorite event is chock full of fun and games!

Friday July 25, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 4

3:00pm

Words and Pictures
Presenting some of the most exciting voices in graphic novels today: Michael Cho (Shoplifter), Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Lucy Knisley (Relish), Jen Wang (In Real Life), and Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero). The age of the graphic novel is truly beginning in the comics industry, and these panelists will discuss their own work, their process, and the future they see for graphic novels today. Moderated by Lev Grossman (TIME).

Friday July 25, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 9

4:00pm

Spotlight on Francesco Francavilla
From the critically acclaimed classic pulp feel of The Black Beetle to the unnerving horrors of Afterlife with Archie and everything in between, join Comic-Con special guest Francesco Francavilla for this Q&A session moderated by Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast).

Friday July 25, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 32AB

4:00pm

The Art of Video Games
A lot has changed since Dark Horse first released Mass Effect: Redemption #1 back in 2010. For the first time ever, video game franchises found a legitimacy in comics that had been practically unheard of previously. Adding new titles to a line of comics and deluxe art books, which includes the bestselling Hyrule Historia: The Legend of Zelda, the publisher now works with some of the biggest studios and brands in the business. Get news and announcements on everything from Tomb Raider, Plants vs. Zombies, The Witcher, Dragon Age, HALO, Naughty Dog Studios, and of course, Mass Effect!

Friday July 25, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 7AB

4:15pm

DC Comics: No Boundaries!
Prepare to redefine your definition of hero! The status quo of your favorite characters is jettisoned for a new beginning as Grayson, Teen Titans, and Harley Quinn bring a fresh and gritty edge to DC Comics. Join the talent behind this group of new comics-Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn), Tom King (Grayson), Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn), Sean Ryan (New Suicide Squad), Tim Seeley (Grayson) and others-in a panel that is unlike any out there.

Friday July 25, 2014 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 6DE

4:30pm

Humor in Graphic Novels and Illustration
Moderated by the Comics Reporter himself, Tom Spurgeon, this panel will explore the use of humor by today's best cartoonists slash illustrators. Drew Friedman (Old Jewish Comedians)'s newest bookHeroes of the Comics debuts right here at Comic-Con, and his comics and illustrations have appeared in National Lampoon and High Times. Lisa Hanawalt is the James Beard Award winner for humor for her comics in Lucky Peach and is the cartoonist behind My Dirty Dumb Eyes. Mimi Pond wrote the pilot of The Simpsons, the cult classic The Valley Girl's Guide to Life, and her new fictionalized memoir Over Easy. Spurgeon will get out of these cartoonists' way when they lay it on thick, explain when to go easy, and share how to always get a laugh.

Friday July 25, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 26AB

5:00pm

Chip Kidd with Pantheon Graphic Novelist Michael Cho
Michael Cho and his four-time Eisner Award-winning editor Chip Kidd talk about comics and the making of graphic novels, specifically Michael Cho's upcoming debut, Shoplifter (Pantheon Books, Sept. 2). Shoplifter tells the story of a young woman's search for meaning, happiness, and self-fulfillment as she works as a millennial urban professional. She dabbles in small time shoplifting as a means of coming to terms with her conflicting emotions. Cho is an illustrator, cartoonist, and writer based in Toronto. Kidd is designer and author of Batman: Animated, Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz, and Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross.

Friday July 25, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 28DE

5:00pm

Hermes Press: A Celebration of The Phantom, the First Masked Hero
Be the first to see the premiere, concept, and design of Peter David and Sal Velluto's New Phantom comic book series together with a multimedia presentation about the history of the The Ghost Who Walks. Sal Velluto (The Phantom, Flash, Justice League Task Force, Black Panther), the artist for the new series, will discuss the direction and philosophy of the book and show off artwork from issue #1. Daniel Herman (publisher, Hermes Press), Graham Nolan (Batman, The Phantom, Rex Morgan, M.D.), and Thomas Andrae ( Batman and Me, Creators of the Superheroes, Walt Kelly: the Life and Art of the Creator of the Art of Pogo) will discuss the history of the character, the classic strip and comic books, and the all-new version (which brings back the classic Phantom) of this iconic character.

Friday July 25, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 9

5:00pm

Prismacolor Power! Marker and Pencil Techniques that Make You a Super Artist
Shelley Minnis (fine art specialist) will show you how to take Prismacolor Colored Pencils and Markers to the next level to get the effects you desire when you are creating your comic and manga drawings. Samples and door prizes provided.

Friday July 25, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 30CDE

5:00pm

The State of the Animation Industry
How is animation doing in 2014? How can I enter the field? Is 2D dead? Panelists Miguel Jiron (Despicable Me 2), Raul Garcia (Melon Digital S.L.), Brooke Keesling (Cartoon Network), Steve Hulett (The Animation Guild), Danny Young (Blurr Studios), and moderator Tom Sito (Beauty and the Beast, Shrek) discuss the industry across all disciplines as it is today, from motion picture production to creating animated shorts for the Internet. The panel will also talk about how animators find and create jobs.

Friday July 25, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 4

5:00pm

The World of Mouse Guard
Get updated on everything Mouse Guard, including news on upcoming projects, collectibles, and other surprises with creator, writer, and artist David Petersen. Plus, enjoy a live reading of several Mouse Guard short stories with David and panelists Hal Lublin (The Thrilling Adventure Hour), Meredith Salenger (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Hollywood Heights), and a surprise guest! Moderated by BOOM! Studios marketing manager Mel Caylo.

Friday July 25, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 32AB

6:00pm

Dream States and Lunacy: New Books and Films by Dave McKean
Dave McKean shows images and clips from his new film Luna and his new books Pictures That Tick 2: Exhibition from Dark Horse, and Dream States: The Collected Dreaming, Sandman Presents, and Sandman Overture covers from DC Comics. Plus a few surprises, including Comics Unmasked, a massively successful exhibition that Dave designed for the British Library in London, and 9 Lives, a performance piece premiered at the Sydney Opera House in Australia.

Friday July 25, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 4

6:00pm

The Superheroes of Legacy Effects
Take a look into the art and imagination behind many of your favorite films with special effects industry leaders, Legacy Effects. Studio co-founders and industry veterans Alan Scott, John Rosengrant, Shane Mahan, and Lindsay MacGowan show you some incredible behind-the-scenes footage from some of your favorite films. From superheroes to fantasy and sci-fi, Legacy Effects has designed and created many of the coolest iconic characters to come to the silver screen. Get a rare look at on-set images, super secret B-roll footage, and even a few screen-used props from several films such as Avatar, Iron Man, Pacific Rim, Captain America, and many more. Engage in a Q&A with the actual creators and get an inside look from lead 3D systems engineer, Jason Lopes, on how the future of 3D scanning and printing is changing the industry. You may even have the chance to win some special prizes and swag.

Friday July 25, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 28DE

8:15pm

Worst Cartoons Ever!
For the 10th year, Jerry Beck (Cartoon Research) presents a new selection of the most terribly written, ugliest drawn, and unintentionally funniest animated films ever made. Cartoons include Mighty Mr. Titan (a physical fitness superhero) and Super President (a one-man weapon of mass destruction)! Be sure to enjoy some of the worst there is out there in this hilarious salute.

Friday July 25, 2014 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Room 6BCF
 
Saturday, July 26
 

10:00am

Art & Comic Book Art
As art historians look back on the great Renaissance masters of the human figure like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Raphael, so too will art historians years from now look back on the great masters of the human figure of our time: the great comic book artists such as Jack Kirby, Neal Adams and Carmine Infantino (to name a few). Yet in fine art and academic circles, it is still considered crass to compare/contrast the two groups of artists and their various styles. Comic book art historian Arlen Schumer (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) does just that with his latest, most provocative presentation, curating a fascinating journey through art and comic book art-based on his verbal/visual essay for the upcoming hardcover comix anthology A-1, edited by Dave Elliott, who'll join Schumer for a lively Q&A with the audience.

Saturday July 26, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 29A

11:00am

Temple of Art
Temple of Art is an ongoing 2-year art and photography project, a unique conversation among over 50 artists that includes original work incorporating multiple modalities and disciplines. The show currently has a book published by Baby Tattoo, bicoastal gallery openings, and a feature-length documentary. Creator Allan Amato (commercial photographer, Justified, Wilfred, Necessary Roughness ) will be curating, discussing art as a battleground between ego, alchemy, and discipline. The panel features such greats from both the comics industry and the fine art world as Dave Mckean (Mirror Mask, Sandman), Barron Storey (Sandman:Endless Nights, Marat-Sade Journals), Kent Williams (Kent Williams: Opthalm, The Fountain), Jason Shawn Alexander (Abe Sapien, Batman: End Game), David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil), Bill Sienkiewicz (Electra Assassin, The New Mutants), Grant Morrison (Batman: Arkham Asylum, The Filth, Happy), Jim Mahfood (Clerks, Tank Girl), Stephanie Inagaki (fine artist, Miyu Decay), and Ryan Graff (designer, publisher). Moderated by Jon Schnepp. A video presentation of original works from the show and preview of the documentary will be played as well. Giveaway T-shirts, postcards, and posters.

Saturday July 26, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 25ABC

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

12:15pm

Comic-Con How-To: Advanced 3D/CG Comic Art
Brian Haberlin demonstrates advanced 3D and computer graphics comic art techniques that will speed up and improve your storytelling. He will show you how to use a wide range of programs, from Zbrush to Poser to Sketchup and many more. Learn all the tricks no other pro will show you! Comic book creator, editor, writer, penciler, inker, and colorist Brian Haberlin is the co-creator of Witchblade, Anomaly, and many other comic books and graphic novels.

Saturday July 26, 2014 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Room 2

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

1:45pm

Comic-Con How-To: Draw Your Imagination
Take this amazing chance to learn how to draw your imagination on white paper with a black pen. You will realize that you do not need fancy equipment to draw your heart out after seeing Kim Jung Gi's outrageous live drawing! You will get a chance to see an empty canvas transform into a completed scene with human anatomy and perspective in just 90 minutes. Kim Jung Gi is an established artist from South Korea whose artwork has attracted international attention over the last few years.

Saturday July 26, 2014 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Room 2

2:00pm

Traditional Art Training Online
Jeffrey R. Watts, owner and director of the traditional art school Watts Atelier of the Arts offers insight into what it takes to become skilled enough to work in the gaming, animation, illustration and concepting arenas. Jeff's 23 years of teaching insight will help you to understand what skill sets it will take to reach the top in your field. Jeff will field questions about training, working, and succeeding in today's ever increasingly competitive atmosphere. Jeff will also execute a live demonstration so you so you can see the efficiency of his methods firsthand.

Saturday July 26, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 30CDE

3:00pm

Adobe Photoshop: Enabling the Artist in the 3D Print Revolution
Daniel Presedo (Photoshop imagineer), Nikolai Svakhin (Photoshop engineer), Chris Cox (Photoshop engineer), Brian Haberlin (Anomaly), and Poet Name Life (producer, Black Eyed Peas) from within Photoshop CC teach how to create a 3D design from scratch or load a 3D model from virtually any source and print to a 3D printer or 3D print service. Find out about automatic mesh repair and automatic generation of support structures and rafts. A one-year subscription to the Creative Cloud will be given away.

Saturday July 26, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 30CDE

3:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: Fans, Love, and the Law with DeviantArt and Organization for Transformative Works
Fan art, fanfic, and fan video are delightful passions, and like all such things, if they go too far, someone might get angry. DeviantArt and the Organization for Transformative Works, together holding the largest collection of fanworks in the universe based on any intellectual property within any media, will bring out their lawyers to explain how you can go to sleep at night, dream the dream of fans, and never have to hide under the bed.

Saturday July 26, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 2

4:45pm

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

Saturday July 26, 2014 4:45pm - 6:30pm
Room 2

5:00pm

Drawing in a [+SM]Art Way: A Hands-on Workshop
Dr. Wei Xu (artist/mathematician, author of Drawing in the Digital Age) will teach you how to draw what you see efficiently with simple geometry knowledge and scientific principles. It is a new [+SM]Art approach developed by Dr. Xu that adds science and math into art. You will learn various easy and fast techniques to arrange complicated structures without using any measurement tools.

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

6:00pm

Previs thru Postvis: How HALON Helped Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse to Outer Space Exploration
Dan Gregoire (HALON Entertainment CEO and founder) and Michael Jackson (postvis supervisor) bring the art of pitchvis, previs and postvis, to Comic-Con with a special presentation on their work for projects such as Paramount Pictures' World War Z, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Fox's Cosmos. Panelists will walk attendees through the process of building exciting shots and scenes from pitchvis to previs and onset to postvis. They will also delve into a discussion of 3D animation tools, motion capture, and the technology behind HALON's revolutionary hand-held cameras that allow directors to visualize complex scenes. HALON Entertainment has worked closely with notable directors Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Ridley Scott (Prometheus), and James Mangold (The Wolverine). The team is also working on a slate of highly anticipated films including: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Hercules and Jupiter Ascending.

Saturday July 26, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 5AB

6:00pm

Sequential Visual Storytelling: The Art at the Heart of Comics (& Film, TV, Games, etc.)
Former Marvel Comics executive editor Carl Potts, the person who mentored many top comics creators (Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Mike Mignola, June Brigman, Larry Stroman, Jon Bogdanove) will be joined by top comics creator Whilce Portacio in this seminar based on Potts' new book, The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics: Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling. Learn the principles and techniques for telling clear and compelling visual stories in comics, film, games, and other sequential visual media.

Saturday July 26, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 30CDE

6:30pm

TeeFury-Practicing Nichecraft: Marketing & Brand Development for Independent Artists
Karen Hallion (artist and illustrator), Crystal "Bamboota" Fontan (graphic designer and illustrator), Joey "Joebot" Spiotto (artist & illustrator), and Otis Frampton (Oddly Normal) share insight and personal experiences on discovering your creative niche and provide practical advice on building your brand and increasing your fan base as an independent artist. Q&A moderated by Tom Kurzanski (art director of TeeFury.com).

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

7:30pm

CBLDF Art Auction
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund hosts its biggest auction of the year at Comic-Con

Saturday July 26, 2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Sapphire Ballroom EF, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
 
Sunday, July 27
 

10:00am

The Annual 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 Len Wein, Scott Shaw!, Charles Kochman (editorial director, Harry N. Abrams Books) and Kirby family attorney Paul S. Levine, plus members of Jack's family. And of course, it's moderated by Mark Evanier.

Sunday July 27, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am
Room 5AB

10:00am

Comic-Con How-to: Collaborative Sequential Storytelling
Perhaps no other medium lends itself to creative collaboration better than sequential narrative. Durwin Talon and Guin Thompson, partners in storytelling, discuss the merits and challenges of creative collaboration, their methods and working with each other's strengths, as they create an on-the-spot sequential narrative with the audience. Durwin S. Talon is an illustrator, comic book creator, designer, digital artist, and educator who has produced work for DC, Oni Press, Image, and White Wolf. E. Guin Thompson is an illustrator, cartoonist, designer, dimensional artist, and educator whose clients have included DC Comics and Upper Deck. Their most recent collaborative work is Beautiful Scars from Archaia.

Sunday July 27, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 2

11:00am

Cartoon Design For Creative Kids
Hey kids! It's time to get happy, have fun, and be funny! Kristian Andrew Sather (Cartoon Design Revealed, Jetsons) returns to Comic-Con with his popular cartooning workshop. Kristian will demonstrate the techniques used in drawing fun cartoon characters. You will learn how to draw your own funny cartoon characters using basic geometric shapes and more. Be sure to join Kristian for this unique and exciting session!

Sunday July 27, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 30CDE

11:00am

Robert Kirkman's Skybound Comics
Skybound's Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and other Skybound writers and artists-including Josh Williamson (Ghosted), Khary Randolph (Tech Jacket), Matt Roberts (Manifest Destiny), and Chris Dingess (Manifest Destiny)-discuss not only their own works but the ever-changing landscape of the modern comic book industry. Moderated by Skybound editorial director Sean Mackiewicz.

Sunday July 27, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 7AB

11:00am

Spotlight on Jim Rugg
Comic-Con special guest Jim Rugg (Street Angel, The PLAIN Janes, Afrodisiac, Rambo 3.5, The Guild) discusses his experience as a cartoonist/designer/illustrator/podcaster through a visual presentation and an audience Q&A.

Sunday July 27, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 4

11:15am

Marvel: Women of Marvel
From Ms. Marvel to Black Widow, from Twitter to tumblr, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in the industry recently. 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 producer and photographer Judy Stephens, Marvel's The Watcher host Lorraine Cink, Marvel Studios asset manager Alexis Auditore, artist Katie Cook (All-New Marvel NOW! Animal Variants) artist Rachelle Rosenberg (Amazing X-Men), and special guest editor-in-chief Axel Alonso!

Sunday July 27, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 5AB

11:15am

Spotlight on Jim Lee
Join DC Entertainment co-publisher and Comic-Con International 2014 Souvenir Book cover artist Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman) as he talks about his 25+ years in the comics industry, followed by a brief Q&A session.

Sunday July 27, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6DE

12:00pm

Dr. Zhivago's Innovation in Education: Basic Cartoon and Animation Using Vector Graphic Tools for Kids
Dr. Marie Zhivago (professional cartoonist and published children's book author) and Dr. Eric Banatao (principal of Eastlake Elementary School, Chula Vista, CA) discuss how students learn basic cartoon and animation using an industry standard vector-based app and software on iPads and computers. Kids learn early how to use current technological tools to help stimulate and develop young artist's creative imagination. Join Dr. Zhivago and Dr. Banatao for this Q&A session.

Sunday July 27, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 30CDE

12:00pm

Panels & Pictures
Learn about the latest in great graphic novels for kids, with Emily Carroll (Through the Woods), Kazu Kibuishi (Comics Squad: Recess), Sonny Liew (The Shadow Hero), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space), and Raina Telgemeier (Sisters); moderated by Jenni Holm (Babymouse, Squish). In their discussion of what makes a graphic novel "for kids," their creative processes, and their latest books, these fantastic cartoonists will show you that new young readers are the heart of the graphic novel industry.

Sunday July 27, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 32AB

12:00pm

Warner Archive Collection: A Batman for All Seasons
UPDATED: Sat, Jul 19, 05:45PM
As Bat Mite so eloquently stated to the extra-dimensional Comic-Con bat-fans, "There is no one correct kind of Batman." Join respected producer/author Michael Uslan (The Boy Who Loved Batman), producer James Tucker (Batman: The Brave and the Bold), producer/director Brandon Vietti (Young Justice), producer Greg Weisman (Gargoyles, Young Justice, Star Wars Rebels), WAC Podcast hosts Matthew Patterson and DW Ferranti, and some surprise guests as they examine those "other" Batman iterations and oddities throughout history - from early films like "Public Defender" and the filmation Batman cartoons to new versions of the character (Young Justice, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Beware the Batman) the off-kilter takes (like the cult favorite "roast" of Legends of the SuperHeroes) and new media (motion comics like Batman: Black and White, Batgirl: Year One & Batman Adventures: Mad Love). And stick around - there might just be a special WAC announcement that will excite fans both "Young" and old.

Sunday July 27, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 7AB

12:15pm

CBLDF: You Can't Draw That! Live Art Jam
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 25, 07:20PM
Mark the 60th Anniversary of the Comics Code and celebrate its recent demise by creating live art before your eyes. The only rule is that it would have been forbidden by the Comics Code! Artists will talk about censorship and make once-in-a-lifetime art! 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 27, 2014 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Room 5AB

1:00pm

Archie Action Hour: Sonic, the Hedgehog and Mega Man
Get ready for action in San Diego! Paul Kaminski (Archie Comics executive director of editorial) is joined by Mike Pellerito (Archie Comics president) and artists Jon Gray (Sonic, the Hedgehog) and Evan Stanley (Sonic, the Hedgehog) to bring you an hour jam-packed with action and adventure as you go behind the scenes and get the latest news on all things Sonic and Mega Man. Attendees will power-up with a free gift bag ticket chock full of Archie Action Awesomeness!

Sunday July 27, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 32AB

1:00pm

1:45pm

Comic-Con How-To: Frostlings - Crafting a Fantasy World
Long time Disney creators Patrick and Shelly Block discuss how they went about designing their new epic fantasy world set on Luminas. They will provide tips on crafting interesting characters, and thoughts on the art of being original. Patrick and Shelly Block are creating the graphic novel, Frostlings; Shelly writes the dialogue and provides ideas for characters, and Patrick hand paints the pages using brushed ink and watercolors.

Sunday July 27, 2014 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 2

1:45pm

Disney's Master Teachers' Life Drawing For Animation
Disney has a long tradition (dating back to the 1930s) of running life drawing classes for its animators. The idea is that understanding and mastering actual anatomy improves animated drawings and gestures. Disney's current master teachers -- Karl Gnass, Mark McDonnell, and Bob Kato -- will talk about their creative philosophies, their approach to life drawing and gesture, how classical drawing translates to animation, and what animation studios look for in artists. Best of all, they'll alert you to the classes they run for civilians. Disney visual development artist Dan Cooper will weigh in on how these classes have improved his animation skills. Moderated by Fast Company's Susan Karlin.

Sunday July 27, 2014 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 5AB

1:45pm

Marvel Comics' 75th and Daredevil's 50th
75 years ago the Marvel Universe first came to life with the release of Marvel Comics #1 (soon to become Marvel Mystery Comics), featuring the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner. The company was called Timely then, but as you can see, the word "Marvel" was already part of its comics world. Continuously publishing since 1939, Marvel revolutionized comics in the early 1960s with the help of legends such as Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko. Ever since then, Marvel has proven what remarkable staying power and worldwide appeal these characters have. Daredevil celebrates his 50th anniversary this year, for one! Newer waves of talented artists and writers have all taken the helm at developing these beloved characters' storylines and influencing their looks and appeal into the 21st century. Moderated by Mark Waid (Daredevil), Comic-Con special guests Dan Slott (writer, Superior Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man) and Joe Quesada (chief creative officer, Marvel Entertainment) will be on hand to discuss these heroes and what keeps them fighting the good fight.

Sunday July 27, 2014 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 6DE

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 five top artists...all folks who've created some of the best. Come hear the "shop talk" of Mark Brooks (Amazing Spider-Man, The New X-Men), Amanda Conner (Power Girl, Harley Quinn), Jae Lee (Before Watchmen, Batman/Superman), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo, 47 Ronin), and Fiona Staples (Saga, Trick 'r Treat). Moderated by Mark Evanier.

Sunday July 27, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 25ABC

2:00pm

Image Comics: I Is for...Innovation
Drawing creator-owned comics can be tough, but our panelists make it look easy. Join Amy Reeder (Rocket Girl), Chris Burnham (Nameless), Tula Lotay (Supreme: Blue Rose) and a few very special guests as they discuss work ethics, storytelling, finding collaborators, and creating some of the best comics in the business.

Sunday July 27, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 7AB

2:15pm

Dynamite 10th Anniversary Panel Featuring Quentin Tarantino as He Comes to Dynamite! The Sequel to Django Unchained-Django Meets Zorro
Join Dynamite publisher Nick Barrucci, Dynamite senior editor Joseph Rybandt and moderator Alan Kistler as they present a special 10th Anniversary Celebration featuring the upcoming Django/Zorro crossover creative team of Reginald Hudlin (editor, Django/Zorro), Matt Wagner (writer, Django/Zorro) and of course the very special guest Quentin Tarantino as they help to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Dynamite Comics!

Sunday July 27, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 6BCF

3:00pm

Comic-Con How-To: Drawing with Jim Lee
DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman) 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 27, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2

3:00pm

DC Comics-My Secret Origin, or How I Broke into Comics
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 21, 05:44PM
The comics industry can be tough to break into! Come by for an inside look at how some of DC Entertainment's top talent -- Nicola Scott (Earth 2), Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Batman, Batman Eternal, The Wake), and Charles Soule (Red Lanterns, Superman/Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing) -- made their careers crafting the tales of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and more.

Sunday July 27, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 6DE

3:00pm

Diamond Select Toys: The Best of All Worlds
DST's Chuck Terceira (president), Jason Wires (prototype painter), and Zach Oat (marketing supervisor) preview upcoming items in the company's diverse product lines, from 7-inch Select action figures to electronic vehicles to role-play items to vinyl banks.

Sunday July 27, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 7AB

3:30pm

First Second in Conversation
First Second authors Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Lucy Knisley (Relish), Paul Pope (The Rise of Aurora West), and Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero) in conversation.

Sunday July 27, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 26AB