I am a guest at Wizard World Chicago, August 18-21, 2016, stationed at table B41. I will have copies of my latest graphic novels, BEEF WITH TOMATO, and FEAR, MY DEAR. Plus, rare copies of my exclusive THE WALKING DEAD cover. Ask me about my weekly webcomic series, THE RED HOOK, published for free at LINE Webtoons http://www.webtoons.com/en/super-hero/the-red-hook/list?title_no=643 I'm available for commissions, and I will also be doing six panels throughout the convention (see below).
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THURSDAY AUGUST 18:
7:00-7:45 PM THE CREATIVE MIND: TOP ARTISTS ON DRAWING COMICS with BATMAN’S GENE HA, SILVER SURFER’S BILL REINHOLD, THE RED HOOK’S DEAN HASPIEL & SPIDER-MAN’S STEVE GEIGER (ROOM 2)
Top comics artists talk about their careers, their craft, the comics business and whatever else might come up—and may even show you some of their top-secret techniques! Join peerless pencilers Gene Ha (Batman; X-Men), Bill Reinhold (Silver Surfer; The Punisher), Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook; The Fox) and Steve Geiger (Spider-Man; The Hulk) as they pull back the curtain and tell you what it’s really like to be a comics artist! Danny Fingeroth (How to Create Comics from Script to Print; Spider-Man) moderates.
FRIDAY AUGUST 19:
2:30-3:15PM BREAKING INTO COMICS (ROOM 2)
If you want to be a professional comic creator, this is the panel for you! Learn how to meet editors, how to get noticed by publishers, and how to break into the industry! Join panelists Dean Haspiel, Trevor Mueller, and more as they tell you their stories and answer your questions.
SATURDAY AUGUST 20:
5:00-5:45PM WRITING FOR COMICS (ROOM 2)
Comics are written very differently from other media. Learn the ins and outs of this unique storytelling medium and how to make your stories come to life! Comic creators Gene Ha, Dean Haspiel, and Trevor Mueller talk through their processes, and answer your questions to help you write your stories.
6:00-6:45 PM WORDS INTO PICTURES: HOW TO WRITE COMICS with GARGOYLES’ GREG WEISMAN, THE RED HOOK’S DEAN HASPIEL, DREAM THIEF’S JAI NITZ and SPIDER-MAN’S DANNY FINGEROTH (ROOM 2)
Accomplished comics writers Greg Weisman (Gargoyles; Young Justice), Dean Haspiel (The Fox; Beef With Tomato), Jai Nitz (Dream Thief; El Diablo for Suicide Squad) and Danny Fingeroth (How to Create Comics From Script to Print; Spider-Man) talk about how to put together a compelling comics story. Plus, they’ll answer your questions about both the creative and business sides of the comics writing profession, including how to find an artist to work with (hint: a comics convention is the number one place!) and how to write exciting dialogue!
SUNDAY AUGUST 21:
12:30-1:15PM MAKING WEBCOMICS (ROOM 2)
Ever read a comic on the internet and said, "Hey, I'd like to do that!" Well, here's your chance to learn how. Webcomic creators Trevor Mueller and Dean Haspiel have over 15 years experience in the web industry, and want to share their knowledge with you!
1:30-2:15 PM CREATE-A-COMICS-STORY WITH U CRE-8 COMICS’ VICTOR DANDRIDGE, THE RED HOOK’S DEAN HASPIEL AND DEADPOOL’S MIKEY BABINSKI (ROOM 2)
Ever wonder what it would be like to collaborate on making comics with top professionals? In this fun-and-educational session, celebrated writer Victor Dandridge (Origins Unknown; The Trouble With Love), Emmy-winning artist Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook; Spider-Man) and accomplished inker Mikey Babinski (Deadpool; Scarlet Spider) create a new character and story before your eyes, incorporating audience members' ideas and suggestions! Come see—and join in—the creative process! The panel will be moderated by longtime Marvel writer and editor Danny Fingeroth (Spider-Man; How to Create Comics from Script to Print).