Not At San Diego Comic Con 2018 for Saturday July 21, 2018

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


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

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Photo courtesy of contributing photographer Anshel Sag

At the Manga Publishing Industry Roundtable Panel, the following titles were announced That Blue Sky Feeling, After Hours, and Sweet Blue Flowers by VIZ consulting editor-at-large Christopher Butcher.

after hours cover

During the convention, DC announced new DC Ink and DC Zoom graphic novels. Although these young readers imprints were previously revealed in a June 12th press release, during the show DC revealed the following books with Canadian creators:
HARLEY QUINN: BREAKING GLASS (June 2019)—written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Steve Pugh
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: SPACED OUT (May 2019)—written by Shea Fontana and illustrated by Agnes Garbowska


Speaking of DC, artist Francis Manapul posted a note on Instagram that he’s teaming up with Scott Snyder for the upcoming Justice League event called ‘Drowned Earth’ that will start in issue 10.


The Eisner Awards took place last evening at San Diego Comic Con and a hearty congrats goes out to all the nominees and winners.


Now here’s the rundown for today’s events with Canadian comic book creators at San Diego Comic Con 2018 for Saturday July 21.

10 am – My Secret Origin Panel – Cecil Castellucci (Shade the Changing Girl)
Room 6DE

12 noon – comiXology Booth Signing (#2547) – Hope Nicholson (comiXology Originals)

12:30 pm – BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours – Tyler Jenkins (Black Badge)
Room 24ABC

1 pm – Drawn  & Quarterly Book Signing (#1629) – Aminder Dhaliwal (Woman World)

2 pm – Adapting Folklore, History, & Myth in Comics – Johnnie Christmas (Firebug)
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

3 pm – Drawn & Quarterly Book Signing (#1629) – Aminder Dhaliwal (Woman World)

3:30 pm – So You Want To Edit Comics – Hope Nicholson (Bedside Press) and Megan Kearney (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls)
Room 8

4 pm – Abrams ComicArts: Reaching Every Reader: New Trends in Graphic Novels for Adults and Kids – Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes: The Moon is Up)
Room 28DE

4 pm – Drawing Distinctive Characters – Jeff Lemire (Royal City)
Room 23ABC

5 pm – Manga: An Intro For Comic Fans – Christopher Butcher (Toronto Comic Arts Festival, VIZ Media)
Room 28DE

5 pm – DC Comics Booth Signing (#1915) – Cecil Castellucci (Shade the Changing Girl)

5 pm – Spotlight on Aminder Dhaliwal (Woman World)
Room 29AB

6:30 pm – Skin & Earth: Running a One-Woman Show: Lights (Skin & Earth)
Room 26AB


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