San Diego Comic-Con

July 9th, 2013

SDCC already?! Here’s where to find me in all the madness…

Friday, July 19

12-1pm
Raising a Reader
Room 30CDE
An all-star panel of kids comics creators and educators discuss ways to get children excited about reading, encourage creativity, and cultivate a love of literature using great graphic novels and comics. Panelists include Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm (Babymouse), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Dave Roman (AstronautAcademy), Alex Fajardo (Peanuts), Charles Brownstein (CBLDF), and Meryl Jaffe (Johns Hopkins University). Q&A to follow.

2-3pm
Signing @ CBLDF booth #1920

Saturday, July 20

11-12
Signing at Cartoon Art Museum booth #1930

Sunday, July 21

10-11am
Kids: Comics in Action!
Room 7AB
Comics battle! Before your very eyes, some of your favorite comics creators — Jeffrey Brown (Star Wars Jedi Academy), Michael Fry (The Odd Squad), Matthew Holm (Babymouse), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), and Raina Telgemeier (Drama) will compete in an action-packed, high-stakes, no-holds-barred drawing championship for your approval! Who will win? It’s up to you to pick the best comics! Moderated by Jennifer L. Holm (Babymouse).

11:30-12:30
SIGNING in Autograph Area AA09

1-2pm
All-Ages Comics Have Arrived
Room 24ABC
Quality all-ages comics are back and better than ever! We’re not just talking about “kids” comics, we’re talking about amazing comics that can be enjoyed by young, old, and everyone in between. KaBOOM! editor Shannon Watters conducts a lively conversation with all-ages creators Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani (Aw Yeah! Comics, Tiny Titans), Mike Kunkel (Herobear and the Kid), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Drama), Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy) and Nate Cosby (Cow Boy) about this phenomenal resurgence!

2-3pm
Today’s Kids’ Heroes…and Why They Don’t Wear Capes
Room 32AB
An all-star panel of kids comics authors, game designers, illustrators, and educators discuss why today’s heroes are often nerdy, quirky, flawed figures battling everyday challenges of social pressure and belonging, and have dropped the capes. Implications for developing the next superhero for aspiring writers, students, and educators will also be discussed. Panelists include Jennifer Holm (Babymouse), Jonathan Hamel (Tomb Raider), Scott Peterson (Batman: Gotham Adventures), Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Tim Travaglini (Open Road Media), Joe Kelly (I Kill Giants), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), and Talia Hurwich (Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth). Moderated by Meryl Jaffe (Using Content-Area Graphic Novels for Learning, Johns Hopkins University).

Please note that I will NOT have a table or home base this year. From what I understand, the CBLDF booth (#1920) will have a few copies of my books available for purchase throughout the weekend, and they will be selling copies of my new Little Liberty poster, too! So pick up a book (or bring your own copy) for me to sign during one of my events listed above. See you at the con!