While I won’t be attending San Diego Comic Con International this year, the show must go on and so does the coverage of Canadian comic book creators. This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. And the podcast is also available on YouTube. Please like and subscribe to that video channel.
So here’s a quick overview of what Canadian creators will be doing at that show and where you can find them. Note that this schedule may change, so please visit the event website for updated information at https://comic-con.org/cci/programming-schedule
Artist Aaron Reynolds will be at the Nerd Street Booth #2049 during the convention.
Comic book creator Agnes Garbowska will be in Artist Alley at DD-01 during the convention.
Ashley V. Robinson
Comic book writer Ashley V. Robinson will a panelist for ‘The Post Pandemic Publishing Landscape’ on Friday, July 22 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in Room 26AB.
Comic book writer Blake Northcott will be in the Heavy Metal booth #1529 during the convention.
Artist Camilla d’Errico will participate on an Illustrator Roundtable panel on Saturday, July 23 from 10 am to 11 am in Room 25ABC.
Camilla will also be an exhibitor in booth 4723 during the convention.
Comic book writer Cecil Castellucci will be very busy participating in many varied panels. On Thursday July 21, the spotlight will be on Cecil from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in Room 4 and again from 1 pm to 2 pm in Sails Pavilion AA110.
On Friday, July 22, from 11 am to 12 noon, Cecil will participate on a panel entitled ‘Autobio Comics’ in Room 29AB. Later that day Cecil will be on the Lucasfilm Publishing panel from 1 pm to 2 pm in Room 7AB.
On Saturday, July 23, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, Cecil will be a panelist for the session entitled ‘What Is the Best Superpower?’ in Room 10. Later that day, from 1 pm to 2 pm, Cecil will participate in a panel entitled ‘Express Yourself: Activism Through the Comic Arts’ in Room 11. And even later that day, Cecil will be on a panel called ‘Climate in Crisis: Comics to Seed Hope’ from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in Room 26AB.
On Sunday, July 24, Cecil will be on a panel entitled ‘Injecting the Personal’ from 12 noon to 1 pm in Room 28DE.
Comic book writer Ed Brisson will be signing in the AfterShock Comics booth on Sunday, July 24th from 11 am to 12 noon.
Actress and comic book creator Emily Hampshire will showcase her new book ‘Amelia Aierwood’ on Friday, July 22 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm in Room 24ABC.
Comic store owner Jenn Haines (The Dragon in Guelph, Ontario) will moderate a panel entitled ‘So You Want To Be A Comic Book Retailer?’ on Friday, July 22 from 3 pm to 4 pm in Room 23ABC.
On Saturday, July 23 Jenn will participate in a panel entitled ‘Publishers Weekly: Comics Survived a Pandemic, Now What?’ from 3 pm to 4 pm in Grand 12&13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.
Comic book writer Jim Zub will participate on the Conan the Barbarian 90th Anniversary panel on Thursday, July 21 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm in Room 24ABC.
On Friday, July 22 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, Jim will be signing at Comic Sketch Art in booth 4900.
On Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24, Jim will again be signing at Comic Sketch Art in booth 4900.
Comic book writer Johnnie Christmas will be signing autographs on Saturday, July 23 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in Sails Pavilion AA07.
Actor and comic book creator Keanu Reeves will participate in a panel about ‘BRZRKR: The Immortal Saga Continues’ on Friday, July 22 from 3 pm to 4 pm in Hall H.
Comic book artist Ken Lashley will be on the X-Men Fandom Panel on Saturday, July 23 from 3 pm to 4 pm in Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. Later that day from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Ken will be on a panel entitled ‘Monsters Are for Everyone’ in Room 24ABC.
Comic book writer Mariko Tamaki will be a panelist for the session entitled ‘What Is the Best Superpower?’ on Saturday, July 23 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am in Room 10. Later that day from 4 pm to 5 pm, Mariko will introduce Surely Books in Room 29AB.
On Sunday, July 24, the spotlight will be on Mariko from 12 noon to 1 pm in Room 4.
Matt BATT Banning
Comic book artist Matt BATT Banning will be in Artist Alley at GG-10 during the convention.
Comic book creator Michael Walsh will be a panelist for ‘How The Best Horror Comics Summon Readers’ Worst Nightmares’ on Friday, July 22 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm in Room 5AB.
Actor Nathan Fillion will participate in a panel about ABC’s ‘The Rookie’ on Thursday, July 21 from 10:45 am to 11:45 am in Ballroom 20.
Voice actor Tara Strong along with podcast partner Greg Cipes will do a live version of The Ship-It Show for attendees on Thursday, July 21 from 12 noon to 12:45 pm in Ballroom 20. On Friday July 22 from 10:15 to 11:15 am, Tara will be on the panel for ‘Multiversus’ in Room 6BCF.
Spawn creator Todd McFarlane will be signing autographs and chatting with fans on Thursday July 21 from 7 am to 10 am in the Sails Pavilion. Later that day at 3:15 to 4:15 pm, Todd will be in Room 6DE as he celebrates Spawn’s 30th Anniversary. To wrap up Thursday, Todd will be signing autographs from 5 pm to 6:30 pm in Sails Pavilion AA04.
On Friday, July 22 Todd will sign autographs from 7 am to 11 am in Sails Pavilion.
On Saturday, July 23 Todd will sign autographs from 7 am to 10 am in Sails Pavilion. Later that day, Todd will continue to sign autographs from 4 pm to 5:30 pm in Sails Pavilion AA05.
On Sunday, July 24 Todd will sign autographs from 7 am to 10 am in Sails Pavilion and from 1 pm to 2:30 pm in Sails Pavilion AA04.
Comic book creator Troy Little will participate on the Rick and Morty Comics panel on Thursday, July 21 from 1 pm to 2 pm in Room 25ABC.
Actor and comic book creator William Shatner will be the focus of Shatner on Shatner on Thursday, July 21 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in Hall H.
And don’t forget the Eisner Awards will be handed out the evening of Friday, July 22 at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel. Canadian creator nominees include:
Aminder Dhaliwal for Cyclopedia Exotica – Best Humor Publication
Elise Gravel for Arlo & Pips #2: Join the Crow Crowd! – Best Publications for Early Readers (up to age 8)
Guy Delisle for Factory Summers – Best Graphic Memoir
Jeff Lemire for Snow Angels – Best Digital Comic
Jim Zub for Rick and Morty vs Dungeons and Dragons Deluxe Edition – Best Graphic Album-Reprint
Michael Walsh for The Silver Coin – Best Anthology
Tony Cliff for Bubble – Best Adaptation from Another Medium
Troy Little for Rick and Morty vs Dungeons and Dragons Deluxe Edition – Best Graphic Album-Reprint
Although unfortunately, they weren’t chosen as finalists, here are the Canadian participants for the Will Eisner Spirt of Comics Retailer Award 2022:
Amazing Stories – Jeff & Donalda Kocur – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Gotham Central Comics & Collectibles – Carlos Camara – Mississauga, Ontario
Librarie Planete BD – Francois Mayeux – Montreal, Quebec
The 2022 Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award will be given to Annie Koyama, founder of Toronto-based Koyama Press, and her Koyama Provides program.
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