Hey, here is my San Diego Comic-con schedule! I am very excited!!!
3:00pm – Panel
Words & Pictures
Presenting some of the most exciting voices in graphic novels today: Michael Cho (Shoplifter),Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Lucy Knisley (Relish), Jen Wang (In Real Life), and Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero). The age of the graphic novel is truly beginning in the comics industry, and these panelists will discuss their own work, their process, and the future they see for graphic novels today. Moderated by Lev Grossman (TIME).
4:30pm – Autographing Area Signing
Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero), Lucy Knisley (Relish), Jen Wang (In Real Life), Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong)
And then the Eisners in the evening!
1:00 – First Second Books Booth Signing (and yes, you can totally bring your own books or non-First Second books for me to sign, I’m happy to do it!)
11:30am – Panel
From Snidely Whiplash to Voldemort and Back: The Guys and Gals We Love to Hate
Panelists Matthew Holm (Babymouse, Squish), Talia Hurwich (Johns Hopkins University), Faith Erin Hicks (Friends With Boys, Superhero Girl, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Ted Naifeh(Courtney Crumrin), Jonathan Hamel (game designer, Amazon Game Studios), and Royden Lepp(Rust) discuss what makes a fan-favorite villain and what budding creators might want to think about when hatching their own knavish ne’er-do-wells. They’ll tackle how villains of past and present have changed, how affective villains play foil to their heroes, and whether villains are becoming more believable and more likeable. Panelists will then ask the audience to help create an SDCC 2014 villain.
1:30pm - Panel
Superheroines! Power, Responsibility and Representation
Moderated by Racebending.com, an intersectional, all-women (social) Justice League of television creators, graphic novelists, artists, and cultural commentators will explore the topic of women in the superhero world. Featured panelists include Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men),Marguerite Bennett (Batman), and Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl).
3:30pm – Panel
First Second in Conversation
First Second authors Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Lucy Knisley (Relish),Paul Pope (The Rise of Aurora West), and Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero) in conversation.
YAY! Hope to see everyone there!
(PS. I will not look as cool in person as I do in the drawing above, you have been warned.)