Comics Events

By | Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Leave a Comment
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Here's another of my somewhat sporadic "upcoming online comics events" posts. As always, I'm noting the times in the time zones they're being presented to me; please remember to adjust according to wherever your location is.
  • January 12, 6:00pm ET
    Howard Chaykin - Part I: PARADIGM

    In this visual demonstration, Chaykin walks participants through the PARADIGM, the perfect and archetypal visual to illustrate the hidden language, syntax, and vocabulary of comics and the comics page. Cost is $30.
  • January 12, 5:30pm CST
    Author Talk: Andrea Towers

    Join Andrea Towers as she discusses her debut non-fiction book, Geek Girls Don’t Cry: Real-Life Lessons from Fictional Female Characters. Using examples from both real life and pop culture, the book focuses on the power women have to overcome any obstacles. Free of charge.
  • January 15, 8:00pm ET
    Dan DiDio Q&A

    Now YOU can talk to Dan and find out about the ins-and-outs of the comic business, how cartoons get on the air and more! Dan is happy to answer questions about the business, or just talk comics or animation in general! Only 10 people will be part of this exclusive session! Cost is $50 but proceeds from this talk benefit Hero Initiative.
  • January 16, 12:30pm (No time zone provided. CST?)
    Kids Book Club: Class Act

    Join BookPeople for another meeting of kids book club with local volunteer group Austin Allies! All kids ages 8-12 are welcome to join to discuss Class Act by Jerry Craft. Free of charge.
  • January 24th, 4:00pm ET
    Paper Charades: Kids Edition!

    The contestants in this family-friendly, Pictionary-like game are three of the top YA cartoonists working today: Raina Telgemeier, Dana Simpson, and Shannon Wright. Contestants will draw prompts provided by the hosts, and you are invited to guess what they are in the chat. Hosted by the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Free of charge.
  • January 28, 6:00pm GMT
    Music and Noir in Comics: Reading Thompson and Campbell's Jem and the Holograms and Díaz Canales and Guarnido’s Blacksad

    Panelists Hailey J. Austin (University of Dundee) and Susan Bond (University of Toronto) will discuss their respective Comics Grid articles on Noir and Music in Díaz Canales and Guarnido’s Blacksad (2000) and Musical Sequences in Thompson and Campbell's Jem and the Holograms (2015). Free of charge.
  • February 6, 11:00am CT
    How to Get Noticed in the Graphic Novel World

    Whether you have been writing graphic novels, are just beginning to dabble in this genre, or are simply curious about them, you no doubt have questions about how to get discovered in the graphic novel world. Literary agent Janna Morishima will answer so many of your questions and get you on the path to creating your own graphic novels. Registration is $15.00 for members of SCBWI, and $25.00 for non-members.
  • February 11, 8:00pm ET
    Mark Waid: Comic Writing

    Now Mark Waid will teach you what HE’S learned from decades from experience! This is a highly intensive, learning-focused session in which Mark will layout the ins-and-outs of plot structure, and creating riveting stories and memorable characters! Only 10 seats are available for this exclusive session! Cost is $125 but proceeds from this talk benefit Hero Initiative.
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