Not At San Diego Comic Con 2018 for Friday July 20, 2018

While I’m still not at San Diego Comic Con this year, that won’t stop me from sharing all the breaking news and events from this annual gathering of comic book creators especially those from Canada.


Before I get to the schedule of events for Friday, here’s some of the late breaking news that’s coming from the show.

anshel sag SDCC 2018 Thur Jul 19

Photo courtesy of contributing photographer Anshel Sag

Reporting from the Jell Lemire spotlight panel, The Comics Beat wrote that Jeff has finished writing the pilot for the TV version of Essex County. That’s the trilogy of stories from publisher Top Shelf. There’s no word on who might pick up the series or when it might be available.

essex county

DC Comics reported that three issue mini-series called Three Jokers, part of DC’s new Black Label imprint will be written by Geoff Johns with art by Jason Fabok. Geoff talked more about the project at DC panel on Thursday.


Canadian pop singer Lights announced plans with Entertainment One to bring her comic book series Skin & Earth to the small screen. Both a TV show and video game are in the works as a follow up to the limited comic book series. Lights wrote and illustrated the comic book that inspired a recording which won the Juno Pop Album award earlier this year.

Lights cover


Now here’s the rundown for today’s events with Canadian comic book creators at San Diego Comic Con 2018 for Friday July 20:

10 am – Image Comics Booth Signing (#2729) –  Jeff Lemire (Descender,  A.D.: After Death, Royal City, Gideon Falls)
* note this is a ticketed event

10 am – IDW Book Signing (#2743) – Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse)

11 am – IDW Publishing Booth Signing (#2743) – Agnes Garbowska (My Little Pony)

12 noon – Geek Media in Canada – Hope Nicholson (Bedside Press), Pia Guerra (The Nib), Ian Boothby (Sparks!), Cecil Castellucci (Shade The Changing Girl) and Sonya Ballantyne
Room 25ABC

12 noon – Drawn  & Quarterly Book Signing (#1629) – Aminder Dhaliwal (Woman World)

12 noon – We Believe in Horror Panel – Jeff Lemire (Gideon Falls)
Room 23 ABC

1 pm – Graphic Novel Adaptation: License to Thrill – Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes: The Moon is Up)
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Public Library

1:30 pm – Building A Skeptical Techno-Utopia with Optimistic Disaster Stories – Cory Doctorow (In Real Life) and Cecil Castellucci (Shade The Changing Girl)
Room 24ABC

2 pm – comiXology Booth Signing (#2547) – Hope Nicholson (comiXology Originals)

2 pm – Dark Horse Comics Booth Signing (#2615) – Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer)

2:30 pm – Drawn  & Quarterly Book Signing (#1629) – Aminder Dhaliwal (Woman World)

3 pm – Autobiography in Graphic Novels – Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes: This One Summer)
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Public Library

3:30 pm – So You Want to Edit Comics? A Closer Look at the Industry’s Secret Warriors – Hope Nicholson (Bedside Press) and Megan Kearney (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls)
Room 8

4 pm – LBGTQ Graphic Novels – Aminder Dhaliwal (Woman World) and Christopher Butcher (Toronto Comic Arts Festival, VIZ Media)
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

5 pm – DC For Young Readers Panel – Agnes Garbowska (DC Super Hero Girls)
Room 9

5:30 pm – SYFY Wire Fangrrls: Women Changing the Game – Lights (Skin & Earth)
Room 6DE

6 pm – Best and Worst Manga of 2018 – Christopher Butcher (Toronto Comic Arts Festival)
Room 4

6:30 pm – #METOO to #TIMESUP: An Action Summit for Comics – Pia Guerra (Y: The Last Man) and Aminder Dhaliwal (Woman World)
Room 8

8 pm – Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards – nominees include Cecil Castellucci, Scott Chantler, Jeff Lemire, Michael Walsh, Tyler Jenkins, Ramón K. Pérez, and Jillian Tamaki
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


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