It’s huge, It’s epic. It’s Friday:
Charles Vess, Mike Allred, LEGO, Darick Robertson, Gene Colan, Jordan Mechner, Todd McFarlane (on a DISNEY panel????) Ben Templesmith, Jim Caviezel, The 70s!, Mike Mignola, Fábio Moon, Lucy Lawless, Hayao Miyazaki and John Lasseter, Patrick Oliphant, Camilla D’Errico, the Comic Strip Reprints Revolution, AotS, Becky Cloonan, Dwayne McDuffie, Darwyn Cooke, Jack Katz , Kiefer Sutherland, Katee Sackhoff , Shane Acker, Tim Burton, Timur Bekmambetov, Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin J. Anderson, Steve Epting, Hunter and Stan Freberg, Peter Jackson, Stephan Pastis, Robert Kirkman, Lewis Trondheim, Derek Kirk Kim, Joss & Eliza Dushku, Kevin Eastman, Landry Walker and Eric Jones, Wednesday Comics, Denis Kitchen, Howard Moon and Vince Noir, Kazu Kibuishi, Amy Hadley, G. Willow Wilson, Kevin Conroy, Isabel Samaras, Ron English, R. Sikoryak, James Cameron and Peter Jackson in conversation, and the highlight of EVERY Comic-Con: Klingon Lifestyles Presentation

It’s also STAR WARS DAY.

As mind-boggling as each and every day of this year’s is are — TRONDHEIM! — it’s key to look at each individual track. While it’s easy to see how big the Cameron/Jackson powwow is, the comics track is equally amazing, and the animation track alone contains some of the smartest people around.

So…it’s all good. If only we had several clones that shared one single brain.


  1. And… ME! In my first solo SDCC panel – join me at 6:30 Friday in room 30CDE for my digital painting seminar! I did a similar bit at this year’s WonderCon and it went over really well, and I’m hoping for another successful show here. Fingers crossed!

  2. I wouldn’t have thought it was possible, but some of these announcements are actually making me kind of regret not going this year.

    I’m sure it’ll pass momentarily, but still.

  3. Imagine if the twlight crowd started reading sandman…

    I doubt that the girls who go for teenage erotica (one way of describing Twlight) would be as excited by a series of books. Gaiman does have adoring fans, though:

    This is what comics guys talk about over dinner: What happens when 14-year-old boys put down their tales of garishly clad, overmuscled men who like to bash robots? “I’m not sure,” Gaiman says. “But I do know that when I got to Singapore to do a reading, there were 600 teenage girls waiting. And when I got to the Philippines, there were 2,000 teenage girls waiting, screaming my name.”

    Cutler nods. “That’s it,” he says. “It’s girls between 13 and 25.”

    Here’s the theory: Unlike the typical superhero comic book, manga comes in as many flavors as there are geeks. Everyone at the table knows that, and they know that girls are more likely to read manga, even in the US. What they fervently hope is that when those girls no longer get the same buzz from their Japanese comics, they’ll want something else. It already happens to some – they fall in love with Sandman. And then Cutler gives them something else. Y: The Last Man. Fables. Ex Machina. These books have little to do with spandex tights.

    BTW, Vol. 5 of SANDMAN, A GAME OF YOU, has a “Suggested for mature readers” advisory, but the local library put the book in the YA section.


  4. …and Saturday is up now. Hey, has anybody not got their pro badge, bar code e mail yet? You know, the one you print out and take to the con for your badge. It’s been so long since I registered that I forgot all about it, and then it suddenly occurred to me that I haven’t gotten one yet. I think I’d go crazy if anything happened to my badge. Well… crazier. If someone’s got the 411, please let me know. Thanks.