The how-to book line will have its usual bevy of activity:

Impact Books, the how-to write and draw comics, graphic novels, manga and fantasy publisher, will once again be at San Diego Comic Con International with the popular Impact University panel, author signings, contests, and giveaways.  The booth number is #1415.

Impact holds its now famous panel, Impact University:  How to Write and Draw Comics, Graphic Novels and Fantasy, on Friday, at 3:00 p.m., in Room 30CDE.  Panelists include Peter David (X-Factor), Andy Schmidt (former Marvel and current IDW editor), Scott Tipton (Comics 101 website editor), Tom Nguyen (Final Crisis), Chris Ryall (IDW publisher), Maggie Thompson (Comics Buyer’s Guide editor) and Brian Miller (owner of Hi-Fi Color studios).  Attendees can get tips from the pros on how to break into the comics field and how to improve their work.  This panel is always filled to capacity, so interested attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

Visitors to the booth can enter to win an original piece of art from legendary artist Bryan Hitch (Ultimates, Fantastic Four, Captain America)!  This original hand-drawn sketch is from Bryan’s new Impact book, Ultimate Comic Studio, coming next year!

Pam Wissman, editorial director for Impact, will review art portfolios in the Traditional Portfolio Review Area, on Saturday, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Pam’s schedule fills up quickly, so, again, participants are encouraged to arrive early.
All books at Comic Con are an incredible 50% off list price!  Signing at the booth will be Impact authors Peter David, Scape Martinez, Chris Ryall, Scott Tipton, Andy Schmidt and Brian Miller.  See a complete schedule at the booth.