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Friday, March 16
 

1:30pm

Indy Toymaker Roundtable
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 08, 09:53AM
Independent toymakers spill their secrets on how to successfully create and market awesome plush and vinyl toys. Learn from toy world luminaries Dov Kelemer (DKE Toys), Dan Goodsell (Mr. Toast), Kerry Horvath and Darth Rimmer (Evil Ice Cream), Patrick Lam (Munky King), Kris Schantz (Happy Worker), and Doug Gauthier (Hey Soupface). Moderated by Wendy Bryan (I Heart Guts). Turn your sketches into something you can hold!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3876


Friday March 16, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 203

2:30pm

Spotlight on Ryan Sook
WonderCon special guest Ryan Sook, current DC The New 52 cover artist, participates in a Q&A session about his art and career. Find out about his process in creating covers for the Justice League Dark and DCU Presents. Learn who his favorite artists are and what comics he loves, and hear what he has to say about whatever other topics you want to bring to the discussion.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3883

Speakers

Friday March 16, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 203

4:00pm

4:30pm

Spotlight on Renae De Liz
Meet one of the rising stars of the industry! Acclaimed artist and WonderCon special guest Renae De Liz (The Last Unicorn) was building a rabid following even before she masterminded the Kickstarter runaway smash success project Womanthology!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3898

Speakers

Friday March 16, 2012 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 203

5:00pm

Comic Creator Connection
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 15, 08:03AM
Are you a writer with a great idea for a comic book series, but you can't draw ... or maybe you're an artist looking for a great script to draw? Perhaps both of you are looking to jumpstart your careers in comics. At WonderCon 2012, you just might find each other!

The Comic Creator Connection returns to WonderCon in an event that brings writers and artists together and helps them find their creative counterparts.

Here's how it works: In two 2-hour sessions - on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM - writers and artists get a chance to sit down and meet each other in a neutral environment. In 5-minute sessions throughout the event, you'll talk one-on-one with individual writers or artists about their ideas and skills. At the end of each 5-minute period, you will get up and move on to the next person. You'll probably meet between 15 and 20 people in one evening.

Best of all, you'll have a good initial impression of the other person's working style and abilities, and you'll know whether or not you want to start working on a project together. To pre-register for Comic Creator Connection, please send an e-mail to programs@comic-con.org and type "WonderCon 2012 Comic Creator Connection" in the subject line. Please indicate whether you're a writer seeking an artist or an artist seeking a writer, and please specify which day you would like to participate.

We will be registering artists onsite. If you are an artist and would like to register onsite please come to Room 206B between 4:45
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4032

Friday March 16, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 206B
 
Saturday, March 17
 

12:30pm

Spotlight on Michael Golden
WonderCon special guest, artist Michael Golden is known for his dynamic and beautifully designed cover work and his exciting storytelling in series such as Dr. Strange, Micronauts, and The 'Nam. Michael talks about his career -- past, present, and future -- in this special spotlight panel.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3939

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 211

1:30pm

Spotlight on Fiona Staples
WonderCon special guest Fiona Staples is known for her art on series such as Mystery Society (created with fellow special guest Steve Niles) and North 40 and her cover work on titles such as T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents. Now she embarks on a whole new phase of her career with the new Image Comics series Saga, co-created by Brian K. Vaughan. Fiona talks about her newest work and more in this special Spotlight panel.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3946

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 211

3:00pm

Kids Can Draw Cartoons with Kristian Sather
Hey kids! Kristian Sather (Bonkers, Jetsons, kristiansather.blogspot.com) will demonstrate the techniques used in drawing funny cartoon characters. You will learn how to draw your own funny cartoon characters using basic geometric shapes. Join Kristian for this fun & informative session!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3955

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 210

4:00pm

Coloring with Alex Sinclair
Spend an hour talking with comic book colorist Alex Sinclair. He will show a video demonstration of how he takes a page from start to finish as well as answer any questions you may have about the process, special effects, breaking in, tips and tricks, and, of course...COLOR!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3963

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 210

5:00pm

Workshop with Ryan Sook
Join artist Ryan Sook for an informative discussion on the value of sketching, doodling, and drawing for illustration and comic art. Ryan will be doing a live projected sketching workshop and speak on the importance of keeping a sketchbook and working in it, as well as taking questions on the subject. If you are interested in drawing comics or doing illustration of any kind, this is a must attend workshop!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3971

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 210

5:00pm

Comic Creator Connection
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 15, 08:06AM
Are you a writer with a great idea for a comic book series, but you can't draw ... or maybe you're an artist looking for a great script to draw? Perhaps both of you are looking to jumpstart your careers in comics. At WonderCon 2012, you just might find each other!

The Comic Creator Connection returns to WonderCon in an event that brings writers and artists together and helps them find their creative counterparts.

Here's how it works: In two 2-hour sessions - on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM - writers and artists get a chance to sit down and meet each other in a neutral environment. In 5-minute sessions throughout the event, you'll talk one-on-one with individual writers or artists about their ideas and skills. At the end of each 5-minute period, you will get up and move on to the next person. You'll probably meet between 15 and 20 people in one evening.

Best of all, you'll have a good initial impression of the other person's working style and abilities, and you'll know whether or not you want to start working on a project together. To pre-register for Comic Creator Connection, please send an e-mail to programs@comic-con.org and type "WonderCon 2012 Comic Creator Connection" in the subject line. Please indicate whether you're a writer seeking an artist or an artist seeking a writer, and please specify which day you would like to participate.

WE WILL BE REGISTERING ARTISTS ONSITE. If you are an artist and would like to register onsite please come to Room 206B between 4:45
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4033

Saturday March 17, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 206B
 
Sunday, March 18
 

12:30pm

Spotlight on Jim Lee
DC's co-publisher and one of comics' hottest artists, Jim Lee takes the spotlight to talk about his art, DC's New 52, his role as the executive creative director for the DC Universe Online (DCUO) massively multiplayer action game, and anything else he wants to talk about.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4000

Speakers

Sunday March 18, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 213

12:30pm

Cover Story: The Art of the Cover
It's WonderCon's yearly look at what makes a great cover. This year moderator Mark Evanier talks to special guests Arthur Adams (Monkeyman and O'Brian), Michael Golden (The 'Nam), Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Eric Powell (The Goon), and Fiona Staples (Saga) on their individual approaches to cover design and illustration.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3996


Sunday March 18, 2012 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 207

2:00pm

Spotlight on Humberto Ramos
WonderCon special guest Humberto Ramos talks about his 20-year career as one of comics' most sought-after artists, including his work on Spider-Man and his own creator-owned properties, such as Crimson, Out There, and Fairy Quest!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4009

Speakers

Sunday March 18, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 207

3:30pm

Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule
Learn the secrets to using part-time collaboration to achieve full-time results! No matter which industry (comics, illustration, movies, design, animation, costuming/cosplay or podcasting), breaking into today's media is a full-time job, even if you have only part-time hours to accomplish it. To meet that goal you have to find or form then work with a team of people while avoiding mortal casualties. Topher Davila (art director, GeekdomWear.com), Aleister Gilgrim (head of product for Readz/Star Labs Ltd), Sean Glumace (digital arts instructor at Golden West College), Kevin Flessing (TomatoTV.net), Mario Martinez (co-creator, TomatoTV.net), Ron Coleman (molecular geneticist and writer), Jonelle Cobb (creative director, GeekdomWear.com), Jody Patterson (main contributor, RatBoxProductions.net), and moderator Cat Smith (voice actress) talk about how they successfully juggle time between their creative and business sides and discuss the process, pitfalls, and potential of part-time collaboration from their experiences in illustration, writing, design, animation, and other fields from a variety of levels of administration and sizes of organizations. Whether you're a hobbyist or looking to go pro, if you struggle with deadlines, need help finding collaborators, want to know how to effectively work with a team, or simply want to know how to get your foot in the door, this panel is not to be missed!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4017


Sunday March 18, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 208

3:30pm

Art Masters: Drawing DC
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 01, 09:33AM
What does it take to remake a universe? Immensely talented artists! DC Comics artists Mike Choi, and Dustin Nguyen offer a unique peek into their visual approach in shaping DC Comics!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4018


Sunday March 18, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 210