Today I’m moderating not one but TWO fantastic panels full of very talented people, neither of which has been seen at New York Comic-Con or at any con. Above is a still from BETTER THINGS: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones, Maria Cabardo’s documentary about the late artist.
Title: Publishers Weekly Comics World presents: Doing It the Euro Way Date: 10/12/2013 Time: 1:45PM – 2:45PM Location: 1A15
Speakers: Emma Viecelli, Esad Ribic, Heidi MacDonald, Stephanie Hans, & Will Sliney
Description: The American comics industry has been invaded by artists from around the globe, and many of them are at NYCC. Cartoonists from Europe including Esad Ribic (Thor: God of Thunder #1, X-Men), Will Sliney (Defenders, Celtic Warrior), Emma Viecelli (Amazon Chronicles, My Little Pony), Stephanie Hans (The Mighty Thor) Alvaro Martinez (The Ultimate Comics X-Men) and more talk about their work and their native comics scenes.
Title: Making Movies about Making Comics: Three Filmmakers in Discussion Date: 10/12/2013 Time: 5:15PM – 6:15PM Location: 1A01
Speakers: Heidi MacDonald, Ian Fischer, Maria Cabardo, & Patrick Meaney
Description: With the rise of comics culture, movie screens and DVD racks have been seeing a rise in new documentaries that explore the comics medium and the men and women behind it. But getting these movies made can be an epic journey in itself. Join Patrick Meaney (The Image Revolution, Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts and the upcoming Neil Gaiman documentary), Maria Cabardo (BETTER THINGS: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones) and Ian Fischer (Rude Dude: The Documentary, Superhero Nation) as they go behind the scenes and show exclusive footage, including a sneak peek at the upcoming Neil Gaiman documentary.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.