Due to the pandemic, my favorite comix show of the year, Baltimore Comicon, is going virtual this year and I will partake in three, free livestreamed panels.
Friday, Oct 23 / 8pm EST
Comics Time Machine: 1985
From American Flagg! to Hey Kids! Comics!. The Mighty Thor to Ragnarok. The New Mutants the comic book series to The New Mutants the movie. The Vigilante to Milestone. Grab a front-row seat to a historical and hysterical comix clatch 35 years in the making between legendary upstarts Howard Chaykin, Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Walter Simonson -- moderated by their former 17-year-old assistant, award-winning cartoonist and creator of The Red Hook, Dean Haspiel.
Sunday, Oct 25 / 12pm EST
What's Next in Digital Comics
The world of webcomics has seen exponential growth over the past several years and is becoming an increasingly challenging business for creators to navigate. Join Dean Haspiel (2017 Ringo Award winner for The Red Hook), Katie Cook (2019 Ringo nominee for Nothing Special), Megan Stevenson (2020 Ringo nominee for The Croaking), Ryan Benjamin (2018 Eisner nominee for Brothers Bond), and Tapas VP of Content Michael Son for a discussion with Rocketship Entertainment Publisher and creator Tom Akel (Backchannel) on the ever evolving landscape of digital media and how creators can evaluate the medium, publishers, and opportunities versus the traditional market.
Sunday, Oct 25 / 3pm EST
Genre as Autobio
A discussion on how comics use the fantastic to tell deeply personal stories. Bucking the conventional wisdom that if you focus on fiction there's no personal truth to it, this panel brings together creators who channel their own lives and experiences through the limitless potential of big characters and other worlds. Join 2020 Ringo nominees Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Erica Schultz (Forgotten Home), and Dave Kelly (Tales of the Night Watchman) with 2017 Ringo winner Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook) and Alex Segura (The Black Ghost, Co-President Archie Comics). Moderated by Whitney Matheson.
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