Damn, we are tuckered out. Two shows back to back will do that to you.
But no rest for the wicked! Heroes Con and Wizard World Philadelphia are looming…if you have some news to share, send it our way. Sadly, we won’t be going to Heroes Con this year, but it looks like it will be as much fun as always. Programming has been announced and here are a few highlights:
THE ART OF THE COMIC STRIP | Room 216
Andy Mansell sits down with some of the greats of strip cartooning, including Richard Thompson (Cul De Sac), Jim Scancarelli (Gasonline Alley), Marcus Hamilton (Dennis the Menace), and June Brigman (Brenda Starr). Don’t miss this look into one of America’s oldest and most unique artforms, the newspaper strip!
JEFF SMITH & ALEC LONGSTRETH: Two-Way Interview | Room 217A
With over two million copies of his creation BONE in print, and his new RASL series well underway, Jeff Smith may need no introduction. Alec Longstreth (PHASE 7, BASEWOOD), on the other hand, is somewhat less well-known, but is surely on the way to Smith-ian accomplishments. And who better to introduce you to him than Jeff Smith? Don’t miss this two-way interview, which will probably be one of the events of this year’s show!
MAKING COMICS FOR ALL AGES | Room 217A
Join moderator Andy Mansell as he sits down with Jeff Smith (BONE, RASL), Roger Langridge (THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK, FRED THE CLOWN), David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD), Chris Schweizer (CROGAN’S VENGEANCE) and more as they discuss making comics that kids and adults alike can enjoy! Sure to be a can’t-miss conversation.
NEW MEDIA COMICS | Room 217BCD
Join writer Van Jensen, Andy Runton (OWLY), Longbox developer and COMIC BOOK TATTOO editor Rantz Hoseley, and IDW’s manager of ePublishing, Jeff Webber, for an eye-opening look into how comics are penetrating new media platforms like the iPhone, Kindle, and more!
HISTORICAL COMICS | Room 217A
The Heroes Discussion Group’s own Andy Mansell sits down with three of comics most talented voices to discuss dealing with history (both real and imagined) in comics and graphic novels. Featuring Jason Lutes (BERLIN), Matt Kindt (SUPERSPY), and Jim Ottaviani (SUSPENDED IN LANGUAGE), this is sure to be a triple-fascinating panel discussion!