Fantagraphics at San Diego Comic-Con 2017
July 20th-July 23rd, 2017 Booth #1721
Featuring Special Guests: Simon Hanselmann and Liz Suburbia
Your one-stop-shop for the best comics in all the land, right in the heart of the San Diego Convention Center. Stop by our booth for info on signings, panels, friendly-ish smiles and of course all the books!
Thursday, July 21st
Michael Dormer and the Legend of Hot Curl, 4-5pm
Eric Reynolds (associate editor, Fantagraphics Books), Michael Powers (co-editor with Reynolds of Michael Dormer and the Legend of of Hot Curl), and Steve Barilotti (editor, SURFER magazine) discuss the confluence of the Beat movement with the So-Cal surf scene that was defined by the counterculture visuals of artist Michael Dormer, subject of a retrospective from Fantagraphics Books.
Friday, July 21
Taking Comics from Web to Print, 11:30am-12:30pm
Join cartoonists and special guests Simon Hanselmann (Megahex) and Liz Suburbia (Sacred Heart) as they discuss their cartooning careers and best practices for transitioning your stories to a physical format. Hear from award-winning cartoonists about the pros and cons of web vs. print, tips for getting work noticed, and where to go after you make the jump. Moderated by editor Eric Reynolds.
Saturday, July 22nd
The Life and Legend of Wallace Wood, 3:30-4:30pm
On what would be the 90th birthday of comic master Wallace Wood, we look back and dig deep into his career and life, sharing highlights and lowlights of the groundbreaking artist. J. Michael Catron, editor of the Eisner Nominated series The Life and Legend of Wallace Wood, presents pieces from the Wood archive rarely seen before.
John Stanley, Giving Life to Little Lulu, 6-7pm
Eisner-winning author Bill Schelly and Fantagraphics publisher Gary Groth give a slide show presentation on the work of John Stanley, the creative genius who wrote and drew Little Lulu for her first 15 years in comic books. Stanley took Saturday Evening Post cartoonist Marge Buell’s scrappy Lulu Moppet and turned her into a genuine feminist icon, and the star of one of the best-selling comics of the 1950s.