Panels

Saturday 

12:00 PM  Room 1
Arlen Schumer's Art and Comic Book Art

Just as art historians look back 500 years ago on the great Renaissance masters of the human figure like Michelangelo and Raphael, so too will art historians 500 years from now look back on the great masters of the human figure of our time, our great comic book artists like Jack Kirby, Neal Adams, Joe Kubert, Carmine Infantino, Gil Kane—to name a few. Yet in fine art circles, it is still considered "blasphemous" to compare/contrast the two sets of artists. Join comic book historian Arlen Schumer (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art: www.arlenschumer.com) as he does just that, with his provocative, perceptive presentation, comparing and contrasting the great artists and great artworks from the worlds of fine art and comic books, curating a fascinating journey through art...and comic book art!

12:30 PM Room 2
Pitching Comics

Ann Nocenti hosts a conversation with Amy Reeder, Brandon Monclare, and Steve Orlando on the art of getting your idea to the right people at the major publishers.

1:00 PM  Room 1
Denis Kitchen on Harvey Kurtzman

Harvey Kurtzman is one of the most talented and fascinating people in the history of comics. Primarily known for creating MAD Magzine, Kurtzman is considered by many as the father of modern humor. 

1:30 PM  
 Room 2
A Conversation with Mark Waid 

The Harvey Award and multiple Eisner Award winning writer will discuss his career and his contributions to the world of comics. Waid is one of the most prolific writers in the medium and work on Flash, Superman, Captain America, and Daredevil have won him high praise. From his contribution to  the groundbreaking Kindomcome to his ventures in self-publishing, Mark Waid's stories are the product of someone who deeply loves comics. 
A Conversation with Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension.


2 PM  Room 1
J.J. Sedelmaier SNL's TV Funhouse and Other Animated Adventures 
 

Cartoon guru J.J. Sedelmaier (Ambiguously Gay Duo, Tek Jansen, Beavis and Butt-Head, Harvey Birdman) shows and discusses work he's produced that's been designed by famous artists and designers ! See the work, of Garry Trudeau, Al Jaffee, R.O. Blechman, Seymour Chwast, Craig Yoe, Don Martin and MANY OTHERS ! A quarter century of animated art !

 

2:30 PM   Room 2 
Marvel Memories
Bob McLeod, Jim Salicrup, Carl Potts, Bob Budianski, and Rick Parker 

3:00 PM  Room 1
Charlton Comics: Past, Present & Future

Charlton Comics of Derby, Connecticut was the poor relation of comic book publishers, an all-in-one operation started by two men who met in prison and would publish anything to keep their presses rolling. But despite their reputation for cheapness and shoddy product, during their 40 years in business Charlton was the incubator not only for generations of comic book talent, but loyal fans and readers as well. In 2014, comic book pros Mort Todd (Cracked Magazine, Marvel Music), and Paul Kupperberg (Supergirl, The Doom Patrol) claimed the Charlton heritage with Charlton Neo, a new take on the Charlton Comics of old, reborn on a Facebook fan page hosted by Fester Faceplant. And Charlton Neo in turn inspired filmmakers Keith Larsen and Jackie Zbuska to make Charlton Comics the subject of their documentary in progress, Charlton Comics: The Movie, the trailer for which will be screened during the panel. This marks the first time all these creators will be in the same place at the same time to discuss the past, present, and future of the subject that brought them all together more than a year ago...Charlton Comics.

Moderated by Paul Kupperberg

 

3:30 PM   Room 2
Making Comics

Christy Blanch, David Gallaher, Franco, Jamal Igle, and Dave Ryan give an in depth look into how comics are made.

4:00 PM   Room 1 
Humor In Comics 
Peter Bagge, Don Simpson, Mort Todd, Denis Kitchen, Peter Gallagher.


 

4:30 PM    Room 2
 Don McGregor and Rich Buckler

Their run on Black Panther was one of the greatest in 70s comics. McGregor and Buckley in conversation with Jon B. Cooke of Comic Book Creator Magazine.


Sunday 

12:00 PM Room 1
Sam J. Jones in conversation with Christie Blanch

The Star of the 1980 hit Flash Gordon, and the playing himself in Ted 2 talks about his career and filmmaking.
A conversation with Christy Blanch.

 

12:30 PM Room 2
Archie Comics
Dan Parent, and Fernado Ruiz 
 

1:00 PM  Room 1
Writing Daredevil 

Daredevil writers Mark Waid, Ann Nocenti, Roger McKenzie (canceled due to health issues) discuss the evolution of the Man Without Fear through the years. Moderated by John Trumbull of Back Issue magazine.
 

1:30 PM  Room 2

Ren & Stimpy: A Conversation with Bob Camp and Bill Wray

 

2:00 PM Room
Allen Bellman's Golden Age of Comics

3:00 PM 
Writing Comics
Steve Orlando, Ulises Ferinas, Erick Freitas, Paul Kupperberg 



4:00 PM End of programming.  Room will be used for Cosplay contest from 4 pm to 5:30 pm.