Earlier this week LightBox Expo announced its in-person return to Pasadena, California for the first time since 2019. The art-focused convention boasts a lineup of over 500 guests, including a vast array of artists, animators, directors, as well as a schedule of over 150 panels spread across the three days of the show. Today The Beat is pleased to offer exclusive first details on a few of LBX 2022’s panels, including a Marvel Studios-centric panel that will feature the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s entire main visual development team.
For those unfamiliar with LightBox Expo, here’s how their PR describes the three-day event:
LightBox Expo is a multi-faceted experience for everyone from aspiring artists and students, to professionals and fans, with a focus on animation, illustration and concept art. The event organizers have announced a slate of more than 125 panels, with even more programming highlights to be announced closer to the show.
The three newly-revealed panels include two talks taking place on Saturday, October 15th, and Sunday, October 16th, and which focus on the work of Marvel Studios in both live action and animation. A third panel, to be held on Friday, October 14th, will examine the key aspects of character design in video games.
Creating Characters for the Game Industry
Friday, October 14
Dela and Grassetti will take you behind the scenes and walk through their process of designing some of the most iconic characters in the game industry
Marvel Studios’ Journey Into Animation
Saturday, October 15
A conversation with the filmmakers behind What If… & I am Groot.
Featuring Kirsten Lepore, Bryan Andrews, Alex Scharf (moderator)
Marvel Studios Visual Development Panel
Sunday, October 16
Join the Marvel Studios Visual Development team for a conversation on developing concept art for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Marvel Studios Visual Development Panel is not the first time the team has come together for a discussion at LightBox Expo. The 2020 event, which was held entirely virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hosted a zoom discussion with the team that can still be viewed online.
You can check out the previously-announced slate of panels for LightBox Expo 2022 on the event’s website. LBX 2022 will be held next month, on October 14th-16th, at the Pasadena Convention Center.