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The first ever Comikaze Expo's going down at the LA Convention Center this weekend. Hope I'll see some of you maniacs there!
I'll be signing at Archaia's booth (#1709) at the following times...
Saturday -- 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Sunday -- 5:00 - 6:00 PM
And I'll also be hosting these panels...
Saturday -- 3PM -- Room 5
Tales of Breaking Into Comics (And Writing Them Once You're "In")
All comics writers have a different story of how they broke into this crazy business. Some have taken the indy route, others have come from film or theater, but each one writes comics because this art form has something no other medium's got. Join James Asmus (Generation Hope, Captain America & Bucky,) Kyle Higgins (Deathstroke, Nightwing,) Jackson Lanzing & David Server (Freakshow, the Penguins of Madagascar) and moderator Tom Pinchuk (Hybrid Bastards!, Unimaginable) to find out what that "something" is as they discuss their "breaking in" experiences and tell you how you can start putting your own words into those panels.
Sunday -- 1PM -- Room 2
How To Make Comics (Great For Kids!)
Everybody's talking about how comics are growing up, but have we(gasp!) forgotten about the children? With a bunch of publishersstarting kids-oriented imprints and many educational programsintroducing youngsters to reading through comics, is this audiencefinally getting proper recognition? Join Tim Beedle (Muppet RobinHood,) Neo Edmund (Zenoscope's Silver Dragon books,) Paul Morrissey (Casper the Friendly Ghost) and Heather Nuhfer (Strawberry Shortcake) as they chat about what makes "all-ages"awesome, what titles hooked them in the first place as kids and whatdownright fun it is to make comics the whole family can enjoy. Moderated by Tom Pinchuk (Unimaginable.)
Sunday -- 3pm -- Room 306AB
The Future of Digital Comics
Join us for a discussion onthe future of comic books,the emergence of digitaland motion comics, andtheir integration into mostentertainment franchisesand transmedia properties.In this panel comic bookwriters, publishers, and artists discuss the evolution ofa classic Americanmedium. Matt Hawkins(Pres. Top Cow Comics),David Uslan (VP of Buss.Dev. Graphicy), Benjamin Jackendoff (VP ZenescopeEntertainment), Jackson Lanzing and David Server(FREAKSHOW) and Martin Shapiro (CHOPPER.) Moderated by Tom Pinchuk (Hybrid Bastards!, Unimaginable)