It's the seventh-annual San Diego Comic Fest! Held March 7-10, 2019.
We are so proud to be invited again to the San Diego Comic Fest. The friendly comic convention with a casual atmosphere and an intimate scale that allows fans to mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors.
Here is our panel schedule:
Frank Reade Dime Novels: The Origins of Science Fiction Palm C Fri 12:00PM
Frank Reade Library magazines were the world's first science fiction periodicals, enthralling millions of readers with tales of fantastic inventions and adventures in the late 1800s. Globe-trotting inventor Frank Reade Jr. flew helicopter airships, drove electric cars, and built robots long before the word "robot" even existed. We'll examine this lost legacy of science fiction history, talk about how it influenced the Golden Age of SF and pulp heroes, and show spectacular vintage steampunk engravings scanned from original Frank Reade dime novels.
Anina Bennett, Paul Guinan
Comics, Cartooning, & Politics: Making Lemonade Lunar Cafe Sat 12:00PM
In the age of fake news, do satire and fiction still have the power to persuade? Is humor an essential element of political commentary in comics and cartooning? How is it used differently in single-panel cartoons, comic strips, and graphic novels? Award-winning political cartoonists and comic book creators Shannon Wheeler (Eisner Award, Best Humor Publication); Paul Guinan (Emperor Norton Award); David G. Brown (NNPA Merit Award, Best Editorial Cartoon); Anina Bennett (Eisner Award, Best Single Issue Editor), and Lalo Alcaraz (Southern California Journalism Award, Best Cartoon in Weekly Papers) will help us make sense of it all--or at least crack a few jokes.
Lalo Alcaraz, Anina Bennett, David G. Brown, Paul Guinan, Shannon Wheeler
Remembering Batton Lash Lunar Cafe Sat 2:00PM
Batton Lash was a cartoonist that the comic book community adored. Sadly, he left this world too early, but his legacy endures. We invite all of you to hear stories from friends and collaborators as we celebrate the life of the late, great Batton Lash.
Anina Bennett, Jackie Estrada, Mark Evanier, Paul Guinan, Rob Salkowitz, Arlen Schumer, Scott Shaw!
Steve Rude and Nexus Palm A Sat 3:00PM
In 1981, artist Steve Rude and writer Mike Baron created Nexus, a popular and highly-regarded independent science-fiction comic. Steve subsequently received the Russ Manning Outstanding Newcomer Award in 1984 and he has won several "Best Artist" awards including the Kirby Award, the Eisner Award, and the Harvey Award, as well as an Inkpot Award from Comic-Con. Steve will be joined by Anina Bennett, his editor for Nexus at First Comics and Dark Horse Comics.
Anina Bennett, Steve Rude
DC Comics' Chronos: The Man Out of Time's 20th Anniversary Palm A Sat 4:00PM
What's it like to create a character for DC Comics? Go behind the scenes with Chronos co-creator/penciller Paul Guinan and inker Steve Leialoha. In 1998-1999, they teamed with writer John Francis Moore to launch a completely new version of the time traveler Chronos, revamping him from supervillain to antihero. Learn what it was like working with legendary editor Archie Goodwin, get a look at some of Guinan's rarely seen pencil art, hear untold tales of Chronos, and more!
Anina Bennett, Paul Guinan, Steve Leialoha
Friends of Lulu: 1990s Feminism in Comics Palm A Sun 1:00PM
Friends of Lulu was founded in 1993 with the goal of getting more women and girls involved in comics, as creators and as readers. And guess what? It worked! Join us for a look back at how 30 women meeting in a coffee shop during San Diego Comic-Con turned into a national nonprofit organization. Over the course of 16 years, Friends of Lulu published news, comics, reading lists, and a retailer handbook; established active chapters in four cities; organized mentoring programs, panel discussions, and three LuluCon conferences; gave out the annual Lulu Awards; and encouraged countless new female fans and talent such as Jessica Abel and Raina Telgemeier.
Anina Bennett, Jackie Estrada, Mike Friedrich, Pamela Jackson, Lee Marrs, Trina Robbins, Phil Yeh
Aztec Empire: Exploring History Through Graphic Novels Palm A Sun 2:00PM
Comic books, once derided as subliterate, are now making serious inroads into classrooms and academic fields like graphic medicine, science, and anthropology. Using Paul Guinan's new graphic novel series Aztec Empire as an example, we'll talk about how comics can be entertaining while also helping us understand complex concepts and events. Guinan, who co-created Chronos for DC Comics, is bringing all his skills to bear on Aztec Empire: writing, layouts, lettering, coloring, and (of course) copious research. Through social media, he's getting real-time feedback on the first few chapters from native Nahuatl and Spanish speakers, archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, and fans.
Anina Bennett, Paul Guinan
SEE YOU THERE!