Alright, the New York Comic Con 2009 is kicks off in less than two days! I've got my bus ticket to the Big Apple, my prints printed, and have started packing my bags. I already wrote about my goals for the con, but I wanted to talk a bit about some of the panels I'm looking forward to checking out. Here are some:
Jessica Abel and Matt Madden, instructors at the School of Visual Arts and creators of the comic textbook Drawing Words and Writing Pictures, talk about how to use comics in the classroom in this presentation aimed at English and Art teachers. Discussing techniques for reading and analyzing comics as well as creating them, Jessica and Matt will lead teachers to a better understanding of the comic medium that will empower them to make use of comics in new and exciting ways.
Friday, 2:00- 3:00 PM, 1A23
The Business of Webcomics! LIVE!
Watch PVP Online's Scott Kurtz take thematic suggestions from the crowd as he, on stage, creates a brand new online property while Penny Arcade's Robert Khoo simultaneously turns these concepts into monetizeable business models. Take notes!
Friday, 3:15- 4:15 PM, 1A21
Comics To TV Shows
Graffiti, published by 803 Studios and written by Steven Prouse, Coin Operated Boy, published by Arcana Studios and also written by Steven Prouse, and Kindergoth, published by Bloodfire Studios written by Lee Kohse, will all soon be adapted into television shows. Hear from Producers David Uslan, Tommy Lynch, and Jeff Hyman and writers Steven Prouse and Lee Kohse about what it takes to turn a comic into a TV show!
Friday, 4:30- 5:30 PM, 1A07
NYCC Classes: Creator Connections
Meet your next creative partner in this fun, interactive networking session. Many indie titles and careers have been launched through this panel. Be sure to bring business cards and samples of your work. Hosted by Buddy Scalera and Jarrett Alexander.
Saturday, 2:45- 4:15 PM, 1A15