Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Derf at Comicon

Here it is, the complete schedule of the six panels I'm doing at Comicon next week. All but one will have signings afterwards, most at the Abrams Comicarts booth. Pray for me.
Thursday, July 21 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 29AB
What makes a book a graphic novel? The unique combination of text and art, word balloons, text boxes, and more makes comics a unique format. Authors Derf Backderf (Trashed), Peter Kuper (Ruins), Hope Larson (Compass South), Sydney Padua (The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage), and Maximilian Uriarte (The White Donkey) discuss the medium and their own recent work. Moderated by Evan Narcisse (io9).
Signing to follow at 11:30 at the Abrams Comicarts booth, #1216 (down at the Gaming Exhibition end)
Friday, July 22 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 28DE
From life as a trashman to life as a Michael Jackson impersonator, there's no topic graphic novels can't cover. But how do creators shape their ideas into narratives that thrill and chill? Five of the best talk about their craft with PR's senior news editor Calvin Reid and an all-star lineup.
Signing to follow at 12:30 pm at the Abrams Comicarts booth, #1216 (down at the Gaming Exhibition end)
Saturday July 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 4
Angoulême Prize-winner Derf Backderf appears in conversation with Tom Spurgeon (The Comics Reporter) about Derf's long career in comics, from failed political cartoonist to alt-weekly staple, to graphic novels about punk rockers, Jeffrey Dahmer, and garbagemen.
Signing to follow at 3:30 in the autograph area
Sunday, July 24 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 24ABC
You love comics, but are you fan enough to make comics? The comiXologist podcast crew Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski they discuss the triumphs, sorrows, tricks, and craft of illustrating comics with an amazing lineup of talented artists and cartoonists, including Derf Backderf (cartoonist, Trashed, My Friend Dahmer), Megan Levens (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10), Denis Kitchen (cartoonist/publisher/agent, The Best of Comix Book), Cara McGee (Over the Garden Wall), and Shannon Wheeler (The New Yorker, Too Much Coffee Man). What's the hardest thing to draw? What inspires their work? Who are the artists they admire most? How can artists also write in comics?
Sunday, July 24 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 28DE
Derf Backderf (My Friend Dahmer), Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant), and Chester Brown (Louis Riel) have produced a body of work that, between them, is wholly unique and visionary. Their efforts have brought to life the Middle Ages, key moments of Canadian history, and the adolescence of a complex and notorious killer. Calvin Reid (senior news editor at Publishers Weekly) leads a discussion on researching and writing comics inspired by history.
Signing to follow at the Abrams Comicarts booth, , #1216 (down at the Gaming Exhibition end)