Thursday, July 22
Beanworld and the Leguminous Life of Larry Marder
What is Beanworld?
Where does it come from?
How did it all begin?
Comic-Con special guest Larry Marder and moderator Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics) celebrate the 25th anniversary of Marder's most peculiar comic book experience with a visual presentation and a lively dialogue about his many influences. This is your opportunity to discover why Beanworld has captivated readers from grade school to grad school over several generations. Be the first to get a glimpse into Marder's next Dark Horse Books original Beanworld graphic novel, Something More!
CARTOON ART MUSEUM Sketch-A-Thon
Larry Marder and Scott Shaw!
CBLDF Comic-Con Welcome Party!
8:00pm - 11:30pm
1055 2nd Avenue
San Diego, CA
CBLDF Comic-Con Welcome Party, sponsored by Image Comics, in association with SeenAllOver.com, Soulcraft Comics and IHEARTCOMIX! Festivities include a WALKING DEAD Live Art Stage, featuring the book's co-creator Charlie Adlard and presented by Dr. Sketchy's!
PSYCHENAUT, multimedia sound and vision by Paul Pope!
DJ set by Franki Chan of IHEARTCOMIX!
Plus, a photo booth provided by seenallover.com!
All this, and an auction preview gallery, featuring ETNIES/SEEN custom designed sneakers, the TFAW.com art auction, and a gift bag for the first 300 contributors!
Come dressed in your zombie finest and party down!
Free for CBLDF Members
$10 to $20 suggested donation for non-members!
FRIDAY, JULY 23
Graphic Novels: The Personal Touch
You know when you read it: that certain something that sticks out in a graphic novel. It's the personal touch, a work that draws on the life of the creator or the people around him or her. Call the work autobiographical, call it reality -- many times it results in truly personal and inspiring comics. Comics creator and journalist Shaenon Garrity (Narbonic, Skin Horse) talks to Comic-Con special guests Gabrielle Bell (Cecil & Jordan in New York), Howard Cruse (Stuck Rubber Baby), Vanessa Davis (Make Me a Woman), Larry Marder (Beanworld), Jillian Tamaki (Skim), and C. Tyler (You'll Never Know Book 1: A Good and Decent Man) about their very personal work.
Indy Comics Writers Unite!
Another in our series of "Year of the Writer" events, this panel focuses on independent comics writers (and some writer/artists!). Moderator Mark Waid (Amazing Spider-Man, Irredeemable) talks to Van Jensen (Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer), Larry Marder (Beanworld), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), and Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise, Echo) about the fine art of writing comics without capes (on the protagonists, not the writers themselves).
Saturday, July 24
Image Comics Booth #2729
FRACTURED FABLES, a star-studded all-ages anthology from Shadowline and Image Comics, will have its coming out party at Comic-Con and creators are lining up for exclusive signings at the Image Comics booth to celebrate! Phil Hester, Larry Marder, Nick Spencer, Shannon Wheeler, Bill Morrison, Jill Thompson, Josh Williamson, and Royden Lepp
CARTOON ART MUSEUM Sketch-A-Thon
Larry Marder and Andrew Farago
Sunday, July 25
The Funny Stuff: Humor in Comics and Graphic Novels
The world of comics isn't just about dark and mysterious superheroes. There are a lot of great funny books out there. The Cartoon Art Museum's Andrew Farago talks to Comic-Con special guests Peter Bagge (Hate), Howard Cruse (Wendel), Nicholas Gurewitch (The Perry Bible Fellowship), Keith Knight (The K Chronicles), Larry Marder (Beanworld), and Doug TenNapel (Monster Zoo) about the humorous side of comics.
2:00 - 3:00
Larry Marder. FREE filled-in TFAW cards