If you’re in sunny southern California for this year’s Long Beach Comic Con (September 12-13) join Comics Beat as we gather the industry’s top talent to show off what makes our favorite comic book covers stand out on the shelves. On Saturday September 12; Davey Nieves hosts #MakeComics: Creating Dynamic Covers. Joining him will be Kris Anka the stylish artist behind this fall’s new Captain Marvel , Dustin Nguyen the incredible co-creator of this year’s sci-fi hit Descender, pencil maestro and new Star Wars artist Stuart Immonen, and the illustrious Adam Kubert.

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Join these industry giants for an hour of comics and how to make that all important first impression cover pop. We’re also doing something special; aspiring artists in attendance have a chance to walk away with a lovely gift from RLB Artbox Studio. Can’t draw? No worries fans at the panel still have a shot at great boxes you can walk away with from Comic Bento and 1Up Box subscription services.

Movie fans can also join contributor Kevin J Johnson as he host Building a Better Blockbuster. He’ll be joined in a rousing discussion of what it takes to get the attention of fandom in today’s splintered attention world by Marcus Perry (VP of Worldwide Creative Content at Paramount Studios), long time trailer creator/editor Bob Schulze, Craig Miller (Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, The Dark Crystal, Superman, Altered States, Splash), and Steven L. Wagner (writer-producer/editor at NBC Entertainment Marketing, Creative Director on the Heroes Reborn campaign).


This year’s Long Beach Comic Con is shaping up to have something for everyone with appearances by comic creators Christos Gage, Shea Fontana, Art Adams, and many more. Cosplayers also get their due with appearances by Vegas Power Girl, the Ashen Phoenix team, and make up transformations by YouTube sensation Kat Sketch. Your favorite comics-to-TV properties will be exciting fans with creative forces from Arrow, Agent Carter, as well as voice talent from your favorite animated shows.

Limited tickets for the show are still available on the Long Beach Comic Con website as well as the full line up info.