Our discusion panel program will be held over two days on the lower level of the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel.
11:00 AM Keynote: TBA
12:00 PM The Art of Lettering
Comic book typography masters Todd Klein, John Workman and Rick Parker discuss their careers and process, and working for Marvel, DC, and National Lampoon.
1:00 PM The World of Harvey Kurtzman
Denis Kitchen on the life and art of the incredible Harvey Kurtzman, creator of Mad magazine, Little Annie Fannie, Frontline Combat, Help Magazine and much more.
2:00 PM Carousel Slide Show
R. Sykoriak presents his Carousel Slide Show
3:00 PM The Neat Stuff in mind of Peter Bagge
Funny book creator Peter Bagge in conversation with Jon B. Cooke.
10:00 AM Comic Book Men and The Red Bank Mafia
Mike Zapcic, Ming Chen, Bryan Johnson, and Robert Bruce discuss their unique world and working with Kevin Smith.
12:00 PM The Life and Times of Denis Kitchen
Founding member of the underground comix movement. Founder of Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Biographer, artist, publisher. Historical figure in the world of comics, artists rights and pop culture. Denis Kitchen in conversation with Jon B. Cooke.
1:00 PM A Conversation with Jim Steranko.
David Spurlock interviews Jim Steranko about his career in an out of comics.