Filled with lots of full-color articles, including: centennial tributes to Charles Schulz, Stan Lee, Jerry Robinson, and William S. Gaines; a celebration of the 60th anniversary of Spider-Man; 50th anniversary articles on Funky Winkerbean, Ghost Rider, Kamandi, Swamp Thing, and Luke Cage; and 40th anniversary pieces on The Rocketeer, Groo, and Love and Rockets. Plus: a special look back at Comic-Con’s 1970s El Cortez years! The cover is by special guest Bill Morrison.
Autographs Limited Signings [Full Details]
For all Limited Signings: Ticket Line-Up, 7:00 AM-9:00 AM; Ticket Drawing, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Pierce Brown, author (Red Rising series)
AA03 | 2:00-3:00
Cartoon Network: Teen Titans GO!, Craig of the Creek, We Baby Bears, cast and crew based on availability
AA06 | 11:30-12:30
The Ghost & Molly McGee Fan Enhappification, The Ghost and Molly McGee creator/executive producer Bill Motz and Bob Roth, along with executive producer Steve Loter will autograph exclusive San Diego Comic-Con posters in advance. Attendees winning limited signings line tickets will receive pre-signed posters distributed by on-site staff.
AA05 | 11:30-12:30 PM
Hamster & Gretel, Dan Povenmire, Joanna Hausmann
AA04 | 5:00-5:45
Todd McFarlane, (Spawn, Venom)
AA05 | 4:00-5:30
Additions and Corrections
The Comic-Con Museum hours are incorrect as listed in the Quick Guide. The correct hours are as follows:
Daily 10 AM-6 PM
Note that a separate admission is required for the Comic-Con Museum. However, a free shuttle to the Museum is available with paid admission (on Harbor Drive, near the Manchester Hyatt Hotel).
Acting in the Age of Green Screen, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Room 25ABD
Becoming a Writer, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Room 11
Party Like It’s 1997: Celebrate Oni’s 25th Anniversary, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Room 28DE
Spotlight On J. Michael Straczynski, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Room 7AB
Storytelling Secrets, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Room 11
Comic-Con Masquerade Tonight!
Costumes have become vital to all the popular arts; At the Masquerade, a cosplay competition, where re-created and original design costumes are featured in amazing presentations. In its 28th year, the Masquerade competition will start at 8:30 Saturday night in Ballroom 20 of the Convention Center. Doors open at 8:00. To help audience members avoid waiting in a long line, FREE seating tickets will be given out today at noon and 3:00pm, upstairs near Ballroom 20. A ticket assures your seat and helps you avoid the line. Once the ticketed line has been seated, those without may enter for any remaining seats. Disabled attendees should visit the Disabled Services Desk for seating and interpreters.
The event runs roughly 2 hours. Along with the Comic-Con awards, reps from organizations and companies will be awarding generous cash prizes! To ensure great viewing for everyone, multiple cameras will be capturing close-up views for projection onto the high-definition screens.
Our Master and Mistress of Ceremonies will again be the five-time Hugo Award-winning artists and writers Phil & Kaja Foglio (StudioFoglio.com). Together they have created, published, and contributed to a variety of creative ventures including Girl Genius. During the Judging Intermission you will be treated to a performance by The Corps Dance Crew. The group consists of dancers from all over southern California who are trained in numerous genres of dance. Following their presentation will be a special new Star Wars-themed lightsaber show by members of the new San Diego chapter of the Saber Guild.
In addition to the coveted Comic-Con Masquerade trophies, cash prizes ($1,000 from Frank & Son Collectible Show and a $500 Alan Campbell Award from Comic-Con), other awards The Art Directors Guild, IATSE Local 800, 3DHQ, and Costumer's Guild West which includes the following trophy:
A Whole Lot of Fleischer Goin’ On
This year Comic-Con Programs, Autographs, and Films have combined to bring you a unique look at some of the best and most innovative early 20th Century cartoon animation, and no, it's not Disney. Fleischer Cartoons: Celebrating the Art and Inventions of Max Fleischer looks at the history and work of one of the most innovative and celebrated studios in the world of animation. Learn about their cartoons and inventions with Fleischer historian and author Ray Pointer. Max Fleischer’s granddaughter, Jane Fleischer Reed, will be there to present brand-new HD restorations from Koko the Clown, Betty Boop, Popeye, Superman, and more (3:00–4:00 | Room 28DE). After a short break, Ray Pointer, Bill Leff, Kevin Fleming, Jane Fleischer Reid will sign autographs (AA03 | 4:30-5:30). Finally, Comic-Con Films will present Fleischer Cartoon Madness (1930–1938, starring Mae Questel and Jack Mercer. NR) A collection of animated shorts featuring the original cute flapper girl and her friends. Follow her as she “boop-boop-a-doops” her way through adventures on the big screen. (Marriott Grand Ballroom 5, 9:20 PM). Don't miss it.
Last night, Comic-Con held the 34th Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. Congratulations to the following recipients:
Best Short Story: “Funeral in Foam,” by Casey Gilly and Raina Telgemeier, in You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife (Iron Circus)
Best Single Issue/One-Shot: Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons, by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Jimenez (DC)
Best Continuing Series (TIE): Bitter Root, by David F. Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Greene (Image) AND Something Is Killing the Children, by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera (BOOM! Studios)
Best Limited Series: The Good Asian, by Pornsak Pichetshote and Alexandre Tefenkgi (Image)
Best New Series: The Nice House on the Lake, by James Tynion IV and Álvaro Martínez Bueno (DC Black Label)
Best Publication for Early Readers: Chibi Usagi: Attack of the Heebie Chibis, by Julie and Stan Sakai (IDW)
Best Publication for Kids: Salt Magic, by Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock (Margaret Ferguson Books/Holiday House)
Best Publication for Teens: The Legend of Auntie Po, by Shing Yin Khor (Kokila/Penguin Random House)
Best Humor Publication: Not All Robots, by Mark Russell and Mike Deodato Jr. (AWA Upshot)
Best Anthology: You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife, edited by Kel McDonald and Andrea Purcell (Iron Circus)
Best Reality-Based Work: The Black Panther Party: A Graphic History, by David F. Walker and Marcus Kwame Anderson (Ten Speed Press)
Best Graphic Memoir: Run: Book One, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, L. Fury, and Nate Powell (Abrams ComicArts)
Best Graphic Album—New: Monsters, by Barry Windsor-Smith (Fantagraphics)
Best Graphic Album—Reprint: The Complete American Gods, by Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, and Scott Hampton (Dark Horse)
Best Adaptation from Another Medium: George Orwell’s 1984: The Graphic Novel, adapted by Fido Nesti (Mariner Books)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material: The Shadow of a Man, by Benoît Peeters and François Schuiten, translation by Stephen D. Smith (IDW)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia: Lovesickness: Junji Ito Story Collection, by Junji Ito, translation by Jocelyne Allen (VIZ Media)
Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips: Popeye: The E.C. Segar Sundays, vol. 1 by E.C. Segar, edited by Gary Groth and Conrad Groth (Fantagraphics)
Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books: EC Covers Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)
Best Writer: James Tynion IV, House of Slaughter, Something Is Killing the Children, Wynd (BOOM! Studios); The Nice House on the Lake, The Joker, Batman, DC Pride 2021 (DC); The Department of Truth (Image); Blue Book, Razorblades (Tiny Onion Studios)
Best Writer/Artist: Barry Windsor-Smith, Monsters (Fantagraphics)
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: Phil Jimenez, Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons (DC)
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: Sana Takeda, Monstress (Image)
Best Cover Artist: Jen Bartel, Future State Immortal Wonder Woman #1 & 2, Wonder Woman Black & Gold #1, Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary (DC); Women’s History Month variant covers (Marvel)
Best Coloring: Matt Wilson, Undiscovered Country (Image); Fire Power (Image Skybound); Eternals, Thor, Wolverine (Marvel); Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters (Oni)
Best Lettering: Barry Windsor-Smith, Monsters (Fantagraphics)
Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism: WomenWriteAboutComics.com, edited by Wendy Browne and Nola Pfau (WWAC)
Best Comics-Related Book: All of the Marvels, by Douglas Wolk (Penguin Press)
Best Academic/Scholarly Work: Comics and the Origins of Manga: A Revisionist History, by Eike Exner (Rutgers University Press)
Best Publication Design: Marvel Comics Library: Spider-Man vol. 1: 1962–1964 (TASCHEN)
Best Webcomic: Lore Olympus, by Rachel Smythe (WEBTOON)
Best Digital Comic: Snow Angels, by Jeff Lemire and Jock (Comixology Originals)
Hall of Fame:
- Judges’ Choices: Marie Duval, Rose O’Neill, Max Gaines, Mark Gruenwald, Alex Niño, P. Craig Russell
- Voters’ Choices: Howard Chaykin, Kevin Eastman, Moto Hagio, Larry Hama, David Mazzucchelli, Grant Morrison
- Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award: Annie Koyama
- Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award: Luana Vecchio
- Bill Finger Excellence in Comic Book Writing Award: Bob Bolling and Don Rico
- Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award: Books with Pictures, Katie Pryde, Portland, OR
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