Heads up! IDW Publishing has announced their panels for San Diego Comic-Con! Click the jump for the full schedule.
JAWS WILL DROP, SIDES WILL ACHE… SUPER WEIRD HEROES!
Thursday , 7/20/17, 10:00 – 11:00, Room: 28DE
A way-fun LOL multimedia show of the kookiest, kraziest, most bizarro leotard-clad bad-guy bashers of the Golden Age of comic books! SEE The Hand: a giant hand!. SEE Madam Fatale: the first cross dressing superhero! SEE Kangaroo Man (Batman was taken!) SEE tons more nutty-cool heroes held up to reverence and ridicule! Based on the best selling book, “Super Weird Heroes” (and its upcoming sequel) the stand-up comedy presentation is by the former Creative Director of the Muppets and now the Eisner-winning editor of IDW/Yoe Books, Craig Yoe. 20 laugh-riot cosplay changes in all! DON’T MISS THIS!
Ghostbusters 101 — A Ghostbusters Panel of Biblical Proportions!
Thursday , 7/20/17, 10:15 – 11:15, Room: 6DE
Join Ghostbusters co-creator Ivan Reitman and the IDW Ghostbusters brain trust of Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Tom Waltz, as they discuss the long-running, critically acclaimed, and fan-adored Ghostbusters franchise, including everything from the classic original movies to the long-running comic book history at IDW Publishing… as well as future plans for major events from Ghost Corps that will add to the beloved brand’s canon, bringing the different Ghostbusters worlds together like never before! Be there… or be slimed!
IDW Publishing: Focus on Graphic Novels
Thursday, 7/20/17, 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m., Room: 28DE
IDW Senior Editor Justin Eisinger and Top Shelf Productions’ Leigh Walton host a discussion of the stunning graphic albums, art books, and translated editions coming from IDW this year. Joined by creators such as Izar Lunaček (Animal Noir), Jim McCann & Janet Lee (Return of the Dapper Men), and Campbell Whyte (Home Time), we’ll dive into details on their work and beyond, including R. Crumb: From Underground to GENESIS, Pearl Jam Art of Do The Evolution, Sh*t My President Says, I Am a Number, and much more.
Spotlight on Walter Simonson
Thursday, 7/20/17, 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m., Room: 9
Living legend Walter Simonson is joined by the person most qualified to interview him on a spotlight panel—his wife, the noted comics writer and editor, Louise Simonson. If you’ve never heard Simonson on a panel before this will be a true treat because Walter is not only a master of sequential stories, he is also a brilliant raconteur who will enthrall you with stories spanning his nearly 50 year career!
Transformers vs. G.I. Joe! IDW and Hasbro Present First Strike
Thursday, 7/20/17, 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m., Room: 9
The Transformers, G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand, Rom, and the Micronauts—some of your favorite childhood toys—now all inhabit one shared universe! Learn how the creators behind the books work together to create a new world filled with giant robots, magical menaces, and lots and lots of laser guns! This panel will also feature a special sneak preview of the Hasbro comic book event—FIRST STRIKE! Join panel guests Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Till All Are One), John Barber (Optimus Prime), Aubrey Sitterson (G.I. JOE), Chris Ryall (Rom), David A. Rodriguez (First Strike), and Brandon Easton (M.A.S.K.) for an in-depth look at the Hasbro line of comic books!
IDW’s Artist’s Editions and Artist’s Selects
Thursday, 7/20/17, 3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m., Room: 4
Join IDW’s Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall and Director of Special Projects Scott Dunbier as they reveal all things related to two of the most acclaimed formats in comics! Enjoy some great art talk as Chris and Scott show just how nerdy about comics they really are. There will be random give aways (coupled with some trivia) and special big-shot guests… miss this panel at your own peril!
BLACK CROWN: At The Cross Street Of Comics & Chaos
Friday, 7/21/17, 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m., Room: 32AB
Attention readers who need to be transfixed or transformed: IDW’s BLACK CROWN is a fully-functioning curation operation. Get in on the ground floor of the new imprint that’s at the cross street of comics and chaos. Join editor Shelly Bond, IDW CCO Chris Ryall, Tess Fowler (Rat Queens), co-creator/artist of debut title KID LOBOTOMY, Tini Howard (The Skeptics, Magdalena) and Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets, The Twilight Children) who can’t wait to share the details of their new BLACK CROWN series with you. Warning: Not for the faint-hearted. A fever pitch of enthusiasm will ensue.
Drawing the Sword: A Spotlight on Gabriel Rodriguez
Friday, 7/21/17, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m., Room: 23ABC
Locke & Key artist/co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez is launching his first-ever fully creator-owned, written and drawn series, Sword of Ages, this fall. Come hear all about the new series, future Locke & Key plans in print and TV, discussion about Gabriel’s decade-pus at IDW and a special announcement or two. All that and a free Sword of Ages preview comic for all in attendance! Moderated by IDW CCO Chris Ryall.
Pop Culture Shark Tank
Friday, 7/21/17, 3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m., Room 32AB
Who will be the next breakout pop culture entrepreneur? Come hear startups make their best 90-second pitches to our panel of industry experts Ted Adams (IDW Entertainment), Suzy Ryoo (Atom Factory), and David Steinberger (Amazon comiXology) for valuable feedback, exposure, and maybe their big break. Pitch your own business idea if you dare! Moderated by Rob Salkowitz (Forbes).
IDW Publishing: The Rise of Fall
Friday, 7/21/17, 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m., Room: 4
IDW goes galactic this fall with the launch of Star Wars, an entirely new Star Trek, and much more! Come hear their massive plans and many special announcements, courtesy of IDW CCO Chris Ryall, IDW Group Editor Sarah Gaydos and a cast of thousands! Well, dozens. Or at least a good handful of smart and interesting creators, anyway…
TMNT: Summer of the Turtles IDW panel
Saturday, 7/22/17, 11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m., Room: 24ABC
Join TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, writers Tom Waltz, Erik Burnham, Aubrey Sitterson, Ulises Farinas, Erick Freitas, and special guest Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai as they discuss the events of IDW’s biggest summer of TMNT publishing ever! Moderated by Editor Bobby Curnow.
Jack Kirby’s 100th Birthday Celebration with IDW!
Saturday, 7/22/17, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m., Room: 25ABC
Showcasing an impressive library of Eight (!) Artist’s Editions featuring Kirby’s original Marvel and DC art in full size—come find out how IDW is celebrating the momentous occasion. IDW President Greg Goldstein hosts this stellar birthday tribute with superstar creators Walter Simonsonand Kevin Eastman, who will share their Kirby remembrances and influences, along with Senior Editor Scott Dunbier and Creative Director, IDW PDX, Dirk Wood—and perhaps even a surprise guest or two. Everyone who attends will receive a “birthday” gift! One lucky fan will go home with an Artist’s Edition!
IDW Entertainment & SyFy Present: Wynonna Earp
Saturday, 7/22/17, 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m., Room: 5AB
Join the cast and creators of the breakout SyFy series Wynonna Earp! Join Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Shamier Anderson, Domonique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Varun Saranga, and Tamara Duarte along with show runner Emily Andras, and comic creator BeauSmith as they reveal behind-the-scenes antics, show off exclusive footage, and answer your biggest questions about season 2!
Comics Entrepreneur Secrets Panel
Saturday, 7/22/17, 5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m., Room 28DE
You love comic books, right? Do you love them enough to start your own publishing company? Hear what it takes to make it in comics from publishers who have paved their own paths. Author and business expert Rob Salkowitz (Forbes) talks to trail-blazing comics professionals including comiXology CEO and co-founder David Steinberger, CEO of IDW media holdings Ted Adams, Valiant Entertainment CEO and chief creative officer Dinesh Shamdasani, and founder and CEO of Emet Comics Maytal Gilboa about their wins, their setbacks, and everything you need to know on how break in and stay in the comics biz.
IDW’S ULTIMATE KID’S COMICS PANEL!
Sunday, 7/23/17, 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., Room: 23ABC
Star Wars! Powerpuff Girls! DuckTales! Tangled! My Little Pony! Did we get your attention, kids? Come learn about these awesome comic books, and more importantly, how to make your own! Hosted by IDW Group Editor Sarah Gaydos and Editor Bobby Curnow, hear from a panel of “grown ups” including Derek Charm, Haley Mancini, Jake Goldman, and Agnes Garbowska about how they make some of your favorite kids comics. Plus: Free comics for all the kids!
Introducing Nickelodeon Splat Attack From IDW Games
Sunday, 7/23/17, 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m., Room: 4
IDW Games invites fans of tabletop games and the classic 90s Nickelodeon cartoon line-up to join them in an in-depth discussion of the just announced board game, Nickelodeon Splat Attack. Nickelodeon Splat Attack is an action-packed, all out food-fight featuring many of your favorite Nickelodeon characters from the 90s. Attendees will not only get an inside look of how board games come to fruition, but also get a sneak peek at the roster of characters that will make up Nickelodeon Splat Attack!