Monsters of Indy Comics
Alt-weekly ink-slingers Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man, The New Yorker, The Onion, Make magazine), Keith Knight (the K Chronicles, the Knight Life), Stephen Notley (Bob the Angry Flower), and Ted Rall (L.A.Times, MAD) celebrate 20+ years of answering why they don't draw comics like Garfield. The four expound on the myriad ways they've managed to thrive in a profession that has seen many of their peers throw in the towel. There will probably be swearing,inappropriate stories, and liquor, which also might help answer the Garfield question.
Love and Comics
All's fair in love and...comics? If love has its challenges and so does making comics, what is it like for those who create comics with a romantic partner? Join moderators Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) and Shaenon Garrity (Skin Horse), Thien Pham (Sumo), and comics couples Colleen Coover (Bandette) and Paul Tobin (Bandette), Raina Telgemeier (Drama) and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), and Jackie Estrada (Exhibit A Press) and Batton Lash (Supernatural Law) for this discussion of all things love and comics!
Danièle Archambault: E-book Publishing 101!
Linguist and cartoonist Danièle Archambault (Stairway Stories, Quèbec-California, Life on Their Own) shares her experience of self-publishing her first multitouch E-book. Get tips on conversion tools, file formatting, publishing options, pricing, and navigating the process without losing your mind or spending a lot of money.
Sunday October 13, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Spotlight on Anders Nilsen
APE special guest Anders Nilsen will do a short reading from his new book Rage of Poseidon (D&Q) and discuss the book's origins. The talk will touch on the role of mythology and religion in his work (from Big Questions and Sisyphus to the present), what stories are for, and what the difference might be in re-imagining old stories that most people don't remember versus ones some people organize their lives around and hold dear. Audience questions are welcome.
CBLDF: Banned Comics!
NEW: Mon, Oct 07, 09:18AM
Every year comics are banned in libraries all over the United States -- learn how you can fight back! In recent years, comics that have been targeted for bans include all-ages classics like Bone by Jeff Smith and Dragonball by Akira Toriyama, as well as acclaimed books for older readers like Marjan Satrapi's Persepolis, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, Alan Moore’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and others. Learn more about what comics have been banned and challenged, why comics are banned, and how you can help CBLDF’s work to protect the freedom to read!
The Queer Cartoonists Panel
The Queer Cartoonists panel's tenth anniversary is here! Come celebrate an entire decade of fabulous and talented creators discussing the art and business of comics, talking about the complexities of LGBTQ identity, and answering probing questions from moderator Justin Hall (No Straight Lines, Glamazonia). This tenth anniversary has a star-studded cast of panelists, including APE special guest Colleen Coover (Bandette), Beth Dean (Pregnant with Desire), Dusty Jack (Shounen Fight!), MariNaomi (Kiss and Tell), Desmond Miller (Between Here and the Lint Trap), and Sean Z (Myth, Bent-Con). On top of all that, the recipient of the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant 2013 will be announced!
Cara Goldstein: PoetryComics
Poems can make great comics. Author and cartoonist Cara Goldstein's workshop will discuss famous poems that have been adapted into comic form and teach you how to create your own PoetryComics, with a look at David Morice's book of the same name. Cara is a regular workshop presenter at the San Francisco Public Library and Sharon Art Studio. Her curriculum on PoetryComics is published online through Yale University Press. She is currently writing and illustrating two children's books and creating an animated web series called Whispertown.
Sunday October 13, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bay Area Roundtable!
Thien Pham (Level Up, Sumo), Wahab Algarmi (The Society of Unordinary Young Ladies), Debbie Huey (Bumperboy), Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum), and other past and present cartoonists from the Bay Area discuss one of the world's most dynamic and important comics scenes. Whether you're a lifelong San Francisco resident, a new arrival, or just visiting, this panel promises to tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the local comics scene but were afraid to ask.
Keeping Comics Alive for a New Generation
Every generation hopes to leave behind a legacy for the next to follow. What does that mean in the comics industry? Why is it so important to keep comics alive, and how can this be accomplished? Moderator Ricardo Padilla (The Latino Comics Expo) discusses these questions and more with panelists Colleen Coover (Bandette), Bill Griffith (Zippy), Anders Nilsen (Big Questions), Raina Telgemeier (Drama), Ron Turner (Last Gasp), and Dan Vado (SLG Publishing).
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