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  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Archie Comics: 80 Years of Holiday Magic (Virtual Screening)
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    ECCC 2021 | Archie Comics: 80 Years of Holiday Magic (Virtual Screening)

    Archie Comics and the holiday season always go great together and this year is no different! From Christmas to New Year’s to Valentine’s Day and beyond, there’s always a celebration happening in Riverdale and the best part is: you’re invited! Join the pals and gals from across the Archieverse for an exclusive virtual panel featuring Archie Comics Senior Director of Editorial Jamie L. Rotante, legendary writer/artist Dan Parent, Archie’s Holiday Magic Special artist Arielle Jovellanos and writers Michael Northrop, Micol Ostow, and J. Torres as we take a look at the must-read Archie Comics available this winter!

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  • Image for ECCC 2021 | From Panels to Frames - Comic Art in Museums
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    ECCC 2021 | From Panels to Frames - Comic Art in Museums

    Over the last 20 years, museum exhibits of comic art and objects related to pop culture have flourished enhancing the valuation of original artwork and the reputations of artists and exposing audiences to new and interesting ideas. Please join us for a discussion of key exhibits in the Seattle area moderated by Rob Salkowitz (Forbes IcV2) with 2021 Eisner nominee Kim A. Munson (Comic Art in Museums) Larry Reid (Fantagraphics Gallery) Ellen Forney (cartoonist and Rock Steady Coach) and Brooks Peck (Senior Curator Museum of Popular Culture). Topics will include the 30th anniversary of Misfit Lit (1991) R. Crumb’s Genesis at SAM Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn and Heroes & Villains: The Art of The Disney Costume.

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  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Breaking Into Comics the ECCC Way!
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    ECCC 2021 | Breaking Into Comics the ECCC Way!

    Calling all aspiring creators! Are you looking to make the leap into the comics industry? Hear from published creators and seasoned pros about what it takes to make it in the funny books industry. Hear their stories, ask your questions and leave this can’t-miss panel ready to make your big break! Featuring Chrissie Zullo (Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love), Dan Parent (Archie, Kevin Keller), Sara Richard (My Little Pony, The Ghost, The Owl), Sorah Suhng (Princeless)

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  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Finding Truth in Fiction – The heart within YA worlds
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    ECCC 2021 | Finding Truth in Fiction – The heart within YA worlds

    Legendary Comics YA senior editor Nikita Kannekanti in conversation with Kelly Zekas (Championess), Tarun Shanker (Championess), Mickey George (The Heart Hunter), and Dana Mele (Tragic). Exploring what makes YA stories resonate with readers, the team here will delve into what draws them to the medium and how they craft real stories from imaginary beginnings.

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  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Amplifying Black Voices and Bold Stories in Comics and Creative Tech [VIRTUAL SCREENING]
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    ECCC 2021 | Amplifying Black Voices and Bold Stories in Comics and Creative Tech [VIRTUAL SCREENING]

    Meet the creators of a bold new comic book "Jupiter Invincible"; which premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival as an augmented reality comic book and exhibition. The story is about an African-American slave Jupiter who is suddenly given the power of immortality. The project is a mixture of pop-culture history innovative technology and dynamic storytelling to address structural racism. The series utilizes augmented reality and deep tech to bring to life forgotten African-American voices. Learn how to utilize new technology bold outreach campaign and design nuanced stories to reach young audiences to talk about race in America. Featured on the panel is Pulitzer Prize writer YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA and renowned illustrator ASHLEY A. WOODS.

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  • Image for MCM London 2021 | Black Excellence in Comics
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    MCM London 2021 | Black Excellence in Comics

    Comic connoisseur Michael Ajih discusses the importance of black superheroes and their stories with influencers Mr. Midas Games, Steven Geekface, and Jason Barrett, showing why representation in comics matters, now more than ever.

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  • Image for MCM London 2021 | Masters of Mediums
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    MCM London 2021 | Masters of Mediums

    Join world-renowned, critically acclaimed authors Cavan Scott ( Star Wars, Shadow Service, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Assassin’s Creed, and Wonder Woman) and Rian Hughes (XX, The Black Locomotive, Batman and Spiderman and Dan Dare) as they chat all things comics and publishing - from the power of design, genre fiction, getting into the industry, and the power of fandoms.

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  • Image for MCM London 2021 | MCM's Big Questions
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    MCM London 2021 | MCM's Big Questions

    Star Wars or Star Trek? Movies or TV? Cylons or the Terminator? Join a crack team of pop culture experts as they take on MCM's Big Questions panel.

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  • Image for MCM London 2021 | John Paul Leon Tribute
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    MCM London 2021 | John Paul Leon Tribute

    A tribute to the life and work of JOHN PAUL LEON "the artist's artist". JP spent his entire 30-year professional career, beginning in 1991, dedicated to the craft of sequential illustration and superhero comic books. He passed away this May 2nd after a 14-year battle with cancer, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most talented and respected modern-day artists in the industry. We will take a look inside his portfolio, from his initial try-out amateur sample pages as a teenager, to his debut as the original artist on DC Comics STATIC (Shock), his pivotal work on Marvel Comics EARTH X, thru his artistic process on his critically-acclaimed creator-owned series THE WINTER MEN and his final years on BATMAN CREATURE OF THE NIGHT, JUPITERS LEGACY REQUIEM and BATMAN/CATWOMAN, including never-before-seen work as we celebrate the life and art of JOHN PAUL LEON. Hosted by Bernard Chang

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  • Image for MCM London 2021 | Marketing Your Art: and the Secret Art of Step 2
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    MCM London 2021 | Marketing Your Art: and the Secret Art of Step 2

    So you wanna be an artist! Step 1 ... Learn to make art! Step 3 ... Profit! In this panel, Nigel Sade and special guests will discuss the many ways to market your art in today's world. Some of it is the same as it ever was, but much has changed and new opportunities are available. In this panel we will discuss how these paths can be followed.

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  • Image for MCM London 2021 | Crypto-Comics: NFTs As The Next Frontier For Comics Collectors And Artists
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    MCM London 2021 | Crypto-Comics: NFTs As The Next Frontier For Comics Collectors And Artists

    By now most are aware of how blockchain technology has influenced conversations about what is money and who controls it? But another utilization of blockchain technology known as NFT's may have a more impactful use, especially for artists and collectors. NFT's allow artists comic distributors and collectors a digital product that mirrors their physical world work with programmable scarcity to facilitate efficient collection and value protection. This panel will include a brief description of NFT's burgeoning marketplace and the intersection with the world of comics by FinTech Founder and Author of Money Revolution: FinTech Disruption from Bullion to Bitcoin. Attendees will also have access to signed copies of the book.

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  • Image for MCM London 2021 | Comics For The Apocalypse Podcast LIVE
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    MCM London 2021 | Comics For The Apocalypse Podcast LIVE

    What comics would you take into an apocalypse and how would you handle it? In this live edition of the podcast, find out how a special guest answers this very question on stage in a Desert Island Disc-styled interview, hosted by comic book writer and podcaster, Samuel George London.

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  • Image for MCM London 2021 | How To Start A Writing Career From Scratch
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    MCM London 2021 | How To Start A Writing Career From Scratch

    Do you read all the geeky websites and magazines and long to have your ideas published but no idea how? This panel will describe how to get started in the geeky journalism world completely from scratch. From building websites to developing networking skills this panel will have everything covered if you want to get your views heard.

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  • Image for MCM London 2021 | THE IMMERSIVE ARKHAM ASYLUM - LONDON 2022
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    MCM London 2021 | THE IMMERSIVE ARKHAM ASYLUM - LONDON 2022

    Department Studios, Inc., Myriad Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment, in association with DC, announce Arkham Asylum, a groundbreaking live immersive experience, inspired by one of DC’s most iconic Super Heroes, Batman. Opening Autumn 2022 in London, Arkham Asylum will become one of London’s major entertainment destinations.

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  • Image for MCM London 2021 | The Art of the Onomatopoeia
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    MCM London 2021 | The Art of the Onomatopoeia

    A panel of industry veterans discusses the creation of words and visual elements that adds that extra kick to the narrative. Everyone remembers Wolverine's iconic "snikt" but the languages of iconography pervade all forms of creative media from comics to books to games to film. How do you figure out what readers/players/watchers are going to innately understand and how do you introduce them to a new language (both visual and non) without losing your audience?

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  • Image for MCM London 2021 | Creating Diverse Characters for Comics and More
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    MCM London 2021 | Creating Diverse Characters for Comics and More

    The blockbuster successes of Black Panther and Wonder Woman proved that audiences everywhere are craving more diverse characters and stories. How can we ensure that minority characters are represented in an authentic manner even in a fantasy or created world? Listen and learn as a panel of industry writers discuss how to avoid pitfalls like tokenism and stereotyping while celebrating diverse characters backgrounds.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Putting Butts in Seats: From Wrestling to Comics with Tony Schiavone!
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    NYCC 2021 | Putting Butts in Seats: From Wrestling to Comics with Tony Schiavone!

    Join legendary professional wrestling announcer Tony Schiavone as he discusses the evolution of his new Source Point Press graphic novel BUTTS IN SEATS: THE TONY SCHIAVONE STORY with team members including comic writer Dirk Manning editor Drena Jo and head of talent relations Mike Dockins. Tony Schiavone will also be participating in a special Team BUTTS IN SEATS signing engagement at the Source Point Press booth on the convention floor, check their schedule for details!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | @Superhero IRL: The Hero is YOU
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    NYCC 2021 | @Superhero IRL: The Hero is YOU

    Join @SuperheroIRL to celebrate the epicenter of heroism: YOU! This annual, fan favorite panel features ways you can build resilience & impact the planet for good, like the stories we crave. End bullying, become heroes of #Inclusion for #women #LGBTQIA+ #BIPOC — and rule your own Heroic Journey. “Pop Culture Hero Coalition is turning fantasy into the real world with justice and heroism.” CBS NEWS

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Wellness for Geeks Who Sit
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    NYCC 2021 | Wellness for Geeks Who Sit

    Are you a gamer, writer, cosplayer, artist, or simply someone who spends a lot of time sitting at a desk? This workshop is designed to help you with those aches and pains that we develop from being hunched over the latest armor build or beating the final boss. You will leave with new skills in your health arsenal including mobility stretches, strength movements, and even a few nutritional tips. Note: This is a seated movement workshop tailored with various body types in mind.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Z2 Comics Presents: Bring the Noise- Chuck D and Anthrax

    NYCC 2021 | Z2 Comics Presents: Bring the Noise- Chuck D and Anthrax

    30 years after this landmark collaboration brought together the worlds of rock and rap music, Chuck D of Public Enemy and the classic Anthrax lineup find themselves reunited in an all-new medium, determined to make history again with the releases of their respective graphic novel debuts. Join hip hop and comics historian Patrick Reed, Z2’s Josh Bernstein, Chuck D, and members of Anthrax for what will surely be the can’t miss panel of the convention, with a look back at their musical collaboration, as well as insight into the creative process behind the Apocalypse 91 and Among the Living graphic novels.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Read Dangerously: The AfterShock Comics Creators Panel
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    NYCC 2021 | Read Dangerously: The AfterShock Comics Creators Panel

    Six years. 100 titles. 400+ creators. Calling all to Read Dangerously! AfterShock has risen from scrappy upstart to one of the most prolific and influential independent publishers in comics today! Join us and a Murderers Row of talent as we preview creator-owned projects on the way from AfterShock and our new YA imprint Seismic Press. Panelists include Steve Orlando Stephanie Phillips Frank Tieri Mark Sable Steve Foxe David Pepose and more - hosted by Editor-in-Chief Mike Marts.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Zenescope's Pitch Tank
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    NYCC 2021 | Zenescope's Pitch Tank

    Enter the Dragon's Den! Aspiring writers will pitch their scariest short comic book stories to Zenescope Editors in a competition for the ages! We'll select at least one winner who will have their story published in a 2022 anthology issue of Zenescope's hit horror series: Grimm Tales of Terror. *Contestants will be selected prior to the panel date but limited spots will remain open for walk-in sign ups.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Conspiracy Theories of "The Department of Truth" with James Tynion IV
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    NYCC 2021 | The Conspiracy Theories of "The Department of Truth" with James Tynion IV

    Image Comics' smash-hit series "The Department of Truth " is so gripping because the horror is based in reality. Or at least certain people's fake realities. Writer James Tynion IV fills each issue with conspiracy theories that actual people believe -- maybe even your friends! He'll explain why he thinks that's important with our panel of experts including a critical thinking professor a historian of science and more.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Taking Off with Rocketship Entertainment!
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    NYCC 2021 | Taking Off with Rocketship Entertainment!

    Rocketship Entertainment has quickly become an industry leader in publishing hit webcomics. Hear from CEO & Publisher Tom Akel, Leeanne "Mongie" Krecic, creator of the Eisner nominated Let's Play, New York Times bestselling author Nick Seluk (Lars the Awkward Yeti, Heart & Brain), Victoria Robado (#Blessed), Thom Zahler (Cupid's Arrows, Warning Label), and Fabian Nicieza and Reilly Brown (Outrage) for a taste of what's coming to Rocketship in 2022! We'll talk the transitions from webcomics to print and back and the challenges for creators looking to find success in both mediums.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Chris Claremont Spotlight
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    NYCC 2021 | Chris Claremont Spotlight

    The Godfather of the X-Men is coming to New York Comic Con! Creator of famous X-Men heroes and villains alike including Kitty Pryde, Emma Frost, Gambit, Rogue, Mystique and so many more, Claremont's contributions to the X-Men cannot be overstated! Join him for a can't miss conversation as he talks about his now-legendary work and answers questions from you!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Hip-Hop and Comics: Cultures Combining

    NYCC 2021 | Hip-Hop and Comics: Cultures Combining

    Hip-Hop and comics exist in constant communication: namechecking and reflecting each other, trading ideas back and forth, sharing common influences, pushing forward boundaries of technology and creativity, intersecting in exciting and innovative ways. And as 2021 marks the 35th anniversary of Eric Orr's Rappin' Max Robot, the first Hip-Hop comic book – and the 10th year of this panel as part of NYCC programming – curator + moderator Patrick A. Reed has assembled an all-star group of speakers to discuss these two forms' ongoing impact on popular culture.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | It's Clobberin Time: Great Comic Book Fights
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    NYCC 2021 | It's Clobberin Time: Great Comic Book Fights

    Why is it so dang fun to watch comic book heroes and villains beat the stuffing out of each other? The Comics Beat’s Gregory Paul Silber moderates this upbeat and hilarious panel as guests Jamal Igle (The Wrong Earth) Heather Antos (IDW) Ricardo Serrano Denis (The Beat) and Joe Caramagna (DuckTales) discuss how they make exciting comic book battles come to life on the page.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Coloring Outside the Lines, Presented by McDonald’s APA Next
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    NYCC 2021 | Coloring Outside the Lines, Presented by McDonald’s APA Next

    Join our special guests, writer and illustrator Frank Cho and illustrator Erik Ly, as they explore their unique experiences as Asian Pacific American (APA) creators and exciting journeys in the world of Comics, Gaming, and Pop Culture. Featuring NYCC Artist Alley creators Frank Cho and Erik Ly. Moderated by pop culture consultant and enthusiast, Kuo-Yu Liang.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Legend of Micro-Face: How NPR's Planet Money Rescued a Lost Hero
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    NYCC 2021 | The Legend of Micro-Face: How NPR's Planet Money Rescued a Lost Hero

    There are thousands of forgotten superheroes. Can any of them be saved? And, more importantly, can they make any money? NPR's economics podcast gave it a try. In the 5-part series "Planet Money Buys a Superhero," Kenny Malone and Robert Smith hustled their way into the superhero industry. Come meet the PM hosts and their artistic co-conspirators in a Comic-Con exclusive. They'll share a behind-the-scenes look at IP, copyright, and how they discovered, and marketed, an audio superhero: Micro-Face.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Heroic Teens & the Power of YA Graphic Novels
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    NYCC 2021 | Heroic Teens & the Power of YA Graphic Novels

    In this panel, Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham (FRIENDS FOREVER), Kami Garcia (TEEN TITANS), and E. Lockhart (WHISTLE: A NEW GOTHAM CITY HERO) will discuss recent trends in the YA graphic novel space and the importance of crafting captivating and compelling characters for teens (and about teens) with editor Julia P. McCarthy.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Writer-Artist Titan
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    NYCC 2021 | The Writer-Artist Titan

    Comics give rise to a uniquely adept storytelling Titan - the writer/artist. This gift granted from the realm of the art gods bestows upon an individual the ability to engulf a reader in a sole vision of artistic literature. The writer-artist unifies two worlds; merging the written word and the image reveals an all-encompassing solitary window into the magical realm of a singular mind's imagination. The divine crown of writer/artist transcends both worlds allowing for an exclusively intimate connection between creator and reader by affixing two minds through the path of least resistance. Familiar titanous landscapes include: The beat streets of Will Eisner. The Haunted Realms of Mike Mignola. The blood-stained cities of Frank Miller. The Galactic Battlescapes of the King himself Jack Kirby. Distinct to each of these creations is the irreplaceable thumbprint of their creator's vision.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Rob Liefeld Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Deadpool and X-Force Panel
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    NYCC 2021 | Rob Liefeld Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Deadpool and X-Force Panel

    Join comic book legend, Rob Liefeld, for a celebration of 30 years of his biggest creations - Marvel's Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool, and X-Force. X-FORCE #1 was a blockbuster success, selling over 5 million copies to become one of the best-selling single issues in Marvel Comics history back in 1991. See artwork and hear never before told stories direct from the man himself. Just like Deadpool, you never know what he might say!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Page 1 Panel 1 (Comic Book Writing & Art Tutorial)
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    NYCC 2021 | Page 1 Panel 1 (Comic Book Writing & Art Tutorial)

    An all-star cast of experienced, working comic book writers and artists talk about telling an effective story on the page. Learn about how real professional artists break down a script and thumbnail a page. Actual working pros show you how they determine the layout, the story flow, and specific panels from a real comic book script.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Make Your Own Damn Comic Book! Turning Comic Book Dreams Into Reality.
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    NYCC 2021 | Make Your Own Damn Comic Book! Turning Comic Book Dreams Into Reality.

    Twelve years ago, writer/creator Michael Kingston set out to bring his groundbreaking wrestling comic book, Headlocked to the world...and was summarily shot down by everyone! Today, Headlocked is a sustainable comic book brand thats been featured on Forbes, Sports Illustrated, WWE. com, the Miami Herald, and the Baltimore Sun.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Beyond Latinx: Diversity and Intersectionality in Media representations
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    NYCC 2021 | Beyond Latinx: Diversity and Intersectionality in Media representations

    A group of self-proclaimed geek professionals including a television writer a college professor an IT administrator and an indie film director will all share their thoughts on their favorite fandoms comics and films paying specific attention to the presence and absence of Latinx characters in each of the works discussed. The panel made up of all Latinx heritage members will explore representation the lack of diversity in lead characters found in current comic related media and discuss wishes and goals for new stories and characters to be featured in future material. Frank and open dialogue about influences and the challenges of being unrepresented in pop culture as well as the difficulty of seeing mainly stereotypes and homogenized characters as the main source of Latinx representation will include Q&A with the audience as well as brainstorming about ways to improve the current culture.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The New Comics Creator: How Diversity Is Leading to More Opportunities for All
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    NYCC 2021 | The New Comics Creator: How Diversity Is Leading to More Opportunities for All

    The face of comics isn't just changing, it's expanding. There isn't just one face of comics anymore, it's now a diverse line up of different shapes, colors, creeds, etc. Join Comics Experience's founder Andy Schmidt to learn how the diversification of comics creators and comics content go hand in hand, and the advantages to comics as a whole. Learn what kind of background and training/education these new comics creators come from, and you'll see why comics are changing and why it's a good thing!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Absolute Comics LIVE! - Learn the Ways of Comic Book YouTube!
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    NYCC 2021 | Absolute Comics LIVE! - Learn the Ways of Comic Book YouTube!

    The award-winning hosts of Comicstorian & ComicPOP weekly come together for their podcast Absolute Comics! Join us here in NYCC as they come together to talk about the life of running two successful YouTube Channels and a series of Podcasts! Ask your questions of how to start yourself!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | NASA Space Technology for Humans and others...
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    NYCC 2021 | NASA Space Technology for Humans and others...

    To continue to explore space beyond our planet we will require technology that is "out of this world." But some of that is not that far off from science fiction. NASA is currently developing technologies that will support future human and robotic missions and soon to will allow the first woman and person of color to set foot on the Moon through our Artemis program. Our panelists will bring their expertise to talk about these technologies and what our space exploration future entails.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Joe Kubert School Presents: Breaking into Comics!
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    NYCC 2021 | The Joe Kubert School Presents: Breaking into Comics!

    Looking to make the leap into the comics industry? Learn from published creators and seasoned instructors from The Joe Kubert School! Hear their stories and ask questions so that you can learn tips from the pros, and get the tools to take the next steps in your comics journey.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Kickstarting Comics in 2021 and beyond!
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    NYCC 2021 | Kickstarting Comics in 2021 and beyond!

    In 2020 comics on Kickstarter raised over $20 million and had a 74% success rate! Join Kickstarter’s Director of Publishing and Comics Outreach, Oriana Leckert, Rocketship Entertainment CEO & Publisher, Tom Akel, co-founder of Beehive Books, Maëlle Doliveux, creator Erica Schultz (The Deadliest Bouquet, Forgotten Home), and creator Kwanza Osajyefo (Black, White) to discuss best practices, their success and failures, and what's next for crowdfunded comics! Hosted by Forbes' Rob Salkowitz.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Graphic Novels Inspired by Real Life
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    NYCC 2021 | Graphic Novels Inspired by Real Life

    Join Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham (FRIENDS FOREVER), Marisabina Russo (WHY IS EVERYBODY YELLING?), Kami Garcia (TEEN TITANS), and E. Lockhart (WHISTLE: A NEW GOTHAM CITY HERO) as they get real with editor Julia McCarthy about their new graphic novels that tackle the most exciting journey of all -- real life!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Amplifying Black Voices and Bold Stories in Comics and Creative Tech
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    NYCC 2021 | Amplifying Black Voices and Bold Stories in Comics and Creative Tech

    Meet the creators of a bold new comic book, "Jupiter Invincible"; which premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival as an an augmented reality comic book and exhibition. The story is about an African-American slave, Jupiter, who is suddenly given the power of immortality. The project is a mixture of pop culture, history, innovative technology, and dynamic storytelling to address structural racism. The series utilizes augmented reality and deep tech to bring to life forgotten African-American voices. Learn how to utilize new technology, bold outreach campaign, and design nuanced stories to reach young audiences to talk about race in America. Also a discussion of other innovative comic books by other African-American artists. Featured on the panel is renowned illustrator ASHLEY A. WOODS, augmented reality designer RAM DEVINENI, editor ERIC BATTLE, and Comics in Color creator CAGE LUSE.

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    Z2 Comics Presents: The Graphic Album w/Mikey Way & Spencer Charnas

    In 2021, Z2 Comics published graphic novel tie-ins Ice Nine Kills’ fan-favorite album The Silver Scream, as well as all-new immersive experiences meant to be consumed together, with Mikey Way’s Electric Century and Graham Coxon’s Superstate. In 2022, everyone’s favorite “scum dogs” GWAR will join the party with an all-new album and graphic novel. We invite you to an exclusive discussion around how these and other artists are redefining art and music in tandem with an entirely new format and experience. Join Z2’s Jeremy Atkins in discussion with Mikey Way and Shaun Simon (Electric Century), Ice Nine Kills frontman Spencer Charnas, with perhaps a few surprise guests for this once-in-a-lifetime panel!

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    Editing Advice with Ellen Datlow

    Multi-award-winning editor of sf/f/h Datlow started as Fiction Editor of OMNI magazine but these days edits mostly horror. (including the annual Best Horror of the Year for example) and currently acquires stories and novellas for Tor.com and others. If you’re curious about what an editor does how they choose their stories and contributors and/or have questions about horror fiction Ellen has the answer. Ask her anything. You won't be disappointed!

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    NYCC 2021 | Zenescope Previews Panel: The Story Behind the Stories

    Ever wanted the story behind the "bad boys" of comics? Known for provocative covers Zenescope has been overlooked by critics. But what Zen fans know well is Zenescope has quietly built the largest female driven shared universe in comics! From record-breaking titles like Grimm Fairy Tales and Robyn Hood to fresh horror/comedy titles such as Man Goat & The Bunnyman and Possessive this underrated publisher continues to shift the face of comics! Come with an open mind and preview what's to come.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | What Gru Knew (and you should too)
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    NYCC 2021 | What Gru Knew (and you should too)

    Marvel Comics Legend Mark Gruenwald knew a lot about comics. As Executive Editor from 1987 until his untimely death in 1996, Gru enjoyed the longest tenure ever as a writer for Captain America and masterminded the groundbreaking Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, but did you know he also provided the inspiration for the Owen Wilson portrayed character Mobius M Mobius in the MCU TV hit LOKI, created dozens of well-known characters including: U.S. Agent, Diamond Back, and Crossbones, and had his ashes made into a comic book? Learn more about the life and legacy of the man whom Stan Lee called the "Heart and Soul of Marvel Comics” in this entertaining and informative panel featuring co-workers, friends, and of course... fans.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Building Relationships with Publishers and Editors
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    NYCC 2021 | Building Relationships with Publishers and Editors

    Creating comics requires ongoing productive relationships with your editors and publishers. Start with a personalized professional strategy to manage your career and maintain a positive, mutually beneficial relationship with editors and publishers.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The 2021 Harvey Awards (Virtual Screening)
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    NYCC 2021 | The 2021 Harvey Awards (Virtual Screening)

    The 2021 Harvey Awards are going digital! One of the comic industry's oldest awards is back at NYCC. Watch as they recognize outstanding achievements in the comic industry this year, as well as spotlight creators and industry legends who are being inducted in the Hall of Fame. The Harvey Awards are named after Harvey Kurtzman, creator of MAD magazine, and strive to continue to honor his legacy in the industry each year with titles nominated and voted on entirely by industry professionals.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Ox Eye’s Next Horizon
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    NYCC 2021 | Ox Eye’s Next Horizon

    There’s nothing Ox Eye Media can’t handle. We’ve brought Rat Queens to the kitchen table, Felix the Cat back to comics, and The Winchester Mystery House into the hands of comic readers worldwide, and that’s just the beginning. With Source Point Press and Deep Water games at the helm, we have so much on the horizon, and we want you to be the first to hear!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | John Carpenter Tales for a Halloween Night Origin Story
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    NYCC 2021 | John Carpenter Tales for a Halloween Night Origin Story

    In volume 7 of the award-winning graphic novel series releasing this fall John Carpenter and Sandy King bring together the best storytellers from movies , novels and comics for another spine-tingling collection of stories that will haunt you. Each story is a standalone surprise that captures the essence of the best night of the year. We dare you to read it all the way to the end. If you get too scared remember it’s only a comic.. or is it? This panel talks about the Halloween anthology series that started the current trend and why John Carpenter’s brand of Halloween is year round! Bring the Halloween edition of Tv Guide's REMIND to the panel to get the interior ad for the book signed in person!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Business of Comics: Creativity and the Power of Branding
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    NYCC 2021 | The Business of Comics: Creativity and the Power of Branding

    How should creators think about branding and marketing while making content? Harvard MBA turned writer Amy Chu (DOTA2 Red Sonja Wonder Woman Poison Ivy) and Ming Chen (Comic Book Men, I Sell Comics!) hold a frank conversation on success and the role of marketing with three legends in the pop culture world: hiphop pioneer Darryl DMC McDaniels (Run-DMC Darryl Makes Comics) comics creator Larry Hama (GI Joe Wolverine) and Riggs Morales Senior VP A&R Atlantic Records (Hamilton, Eminem, 50 Cent).

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    NYCC 2021 | Critical Contracts and Copyrights for the Comic Book Creator

    Creating a comic book is a labor of love… but make the wrong move and it can become a legal nightmare! In this business, handshake agreements won't work — and misinformation can turn a copyright into a “copy wrong”! In this workshop, attorney Thomas A. Crowell, Esq. author of “The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators”— the first dedicated legal guide for the comic book industry— will show you how to protect your copyright and negotiate key contracts every comic book creator MUST know. We'll even give you a few tips and tricks on landing a publisher!

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    NYCC 2021 | Pow! Bam! We need more Diverse Superheroes!

    Diversity statements have been declared by big publishing houses yet we have to see more Black Indigenous and Persons of Color as leading superheroes of comics read by our diverse communities. This panel features creators and librarians from the five National Associations of Librarians of Color in the USA sharing actionable points to tackle this situation such as: How can we show societal gains from reading materials reflecting diverse superheroes? How can we show the demand for these publications and advocate for them?

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    NYCC 2021 | Defending Comics Today: Contemporary Comics Censorship

    The Comics Code may be a thing of the past but new censorship challenges continue to emerge. Algorithmic content restrictions and targeted takedowns in online platforms graphic novel bans at schools proposed legislation curbing free speech – these are just a few of the issues that the comic creators, publishers, retailers and fans have been encountering in recent years. Join the CBLDF Coalition Director Betsy Gomez, Media Director Jordan Smith, Interim Director Jeff Trexler, and Heavy Metal Executive Editor Joseph P. Illidge for what is sure to be a lively discussion of the past present and future of comics censorship.

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    NYCC 2021 | Getting Twiztid with Haunted High-Ons: From Music to Comics!

    Join rap/rock icons Jamie Madrox Spaniolo and Paul Monoxide Methric of Twiztid with comic writer Dirk Manning in a discussion about the past present and future of their Ringo Award Nominated comic series Twiztid Haunted High-Ons from Source Point Press! The panel presentation will be followed by a moderated crowd Q&A and a major announcement! Immediately following the panel Twiztid be participating in a special signing engagement at the Source Point Press booth on the convention floor.

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    NYCC 2021 | Conventions, Games, and other Fannish Delights!

    A panel celebrating all the fun of fandoms, conventions and other celebrations of popular culture, featuring authors who love them in their life and in their writing. Nerds, unite! Nerd out with Petra Mayer (NPR), Ryan La Sala (BE DAZZLED), William Evans and Omar Holmon (BLACK NERD PROBLEMS), Alexis Nedd (DON’T HATE THE PLAYER), and Lincoln Michel (THE BODY SCOUT).

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    NYCC 2021 | Wattpad WEBTOON Studios and New Voices in Global Entertainment (Virtual Screening)

    Join some of the most exciting creators from WEBTOON and Wattpad to hear how digital comic creators and indie authors are bringing new narratives to screens and bookshelves all over the world. Míriam Bonastre Tur, author of the WEBTOON sensation HOOKY (published by HMH Books), and Wattpad’s Ariana Godoy, author of A Través De Mi Ventana (published by Penguin Random House and in development as a Netflix Original Film), will discuss how they’ve found success and built a global fanbase for their work online, and the process of having their work adapted for TV, film, and published books with Wattpad WEBTOON Studios.

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    NYCC 2021 | When Comics Come To School: MS137 America's School of Heroes

    The growing use of the comics medium in the classroom environment continues to expand in schools across the country as more educational professionals seize the opportunity to engage their students with a wider range of tools. From the language arts to visual art and to the school library, teachers, and administrators have discovered that not only does the comics medium drive engagement with students, it also creates partnerships across disciplines throughout the school. Join in this conversation with the educators from MS137 America's School of Heroes as they talk about their experience, opportunities and discoveries.

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    NYCC 2021 | John Paul Leon Tribute

    A tribute to the life and work of JOHN PAUL LEON "the artist's artist". since 1991 JOHN PAUL LEON has dedicated his career to the craft of sequential illustration and American superhero comic books and has earned the love and respect of all of his professional peers. he passed away this May 2nd after a 14-year battle with cancer leaving behind a legacy as perhaps one of the more talented modern-day artists in the industry. Let's explore some of his works from his initial try-out portfolio to his early debut as an artist on STATIC EARTH X thru his artistic process on his critically-acclaimed creator-owned series THE WINTER MEN and his final days on BATMAN CREATURE OF THE NIGHT JUPITERS LEGACY REQUIEM and BATMAN/CATWOMAN.

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    NYCC 2021 | Pitch Perfect: How to Successfully Pitch Your Story to a Publisher

    You’ve got a story to tell and you want the world to see it! All you need is someone to agree to publish it! So how do you do that? Does the whole creative team have to be in place before approaching a publisher? Does the project have to be completed? How do I talk with a publisher? What do they want out of the book? If the book is done, why won’t they just publish it? It’s free money, right??? Join Andy Schmidt, Publisher at CEX Publishing and comics educator, and other comics pros for a frank discussion about how to pitch to comics publishers.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Building Worlds for Women: Wattpad Books Authors on Writing Female Driven Sci-Fi/Fantasy (Virtual Screening)
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    NYCC 2021 | Building Worlds for Women: Wattpad Books Authors on Writing Female Driven Sci-Fi/Fantasy (Virtual Screening)

    Fantasy and SciFi have long been dominated by male readers but there have always been talented women writers building rich worlds to escape to. From swashbuckling adventures to dystopian futures with few survivors to lands where dragons roam Wattpad Books has published some of the best new female voices creating dynamic powerful and captivating stories in which women are front and center.

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    Political Cartoons as Learning Tools

    In this program, you'll hear from Ian Rosenberg and Mike Cavallaro (FREE SPEECH HANDBOOK), Ally Shwed (FAULT LINES IN THE CONSTITUTION: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL), and Mark Siegel (Editorial & Creative Director, First Second) who are all part of World Citizen Comics, a line of civics-minded graphic novels for readers of all ages.

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