THE SECRETS OF IMMERSIVE WORLDS
Thursday July 20, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The best comics lure you into their worlds with magic, myth, minutiae, and more. It can be the smallest detail that changes you from a reader to an active participant in the story. Vince Hernandez (Aspen Comics) trades worldbuilding secrets with master storytellers Marjorie Liu (Monstress), Roxane Gay(Black Panther: World of Wakanda), Dustin Nguyen (Descender), Liz Suburbia (Sacred Heart), and Marguerite Bennett (InSeXts).
TAKING COMICS FROM WEB TO PRINT
Friday July 21, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Cartoonists and special guests Simon Hanselmann (Megahex) and Liz Suburbia (Sacred Heart) discuss their cartooning careers and the best practices for transitioning your stories to a physical format. Hear from award-winning cartoonists about the pros and cons of web versus print, tips for getting work noticed, and where to go after you make the jump. Moderated by editor Eric Reynolds.
SPOTLIGHT ON LIZ SUBURBIA
Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Liz Suburbia (Sacred Heart, Cyanide Milkshake) sits down to discuss her work and influences with artist and publisher Kevin Czap (Czap Books, Füchi Perf), followed by a Q&A session.
CBLDF LIVE ART JAM
Sunday July 23rd 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Celebrate creative freedom by seeing art made right before your eyes! The CBLDF Live Art Jam brings together a panel of comics artists, including acclaimed creator of The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, Sonny Liew; award-winning March artist Nate Powell; New York Times bestselling artist Chris Burnham; zine and webcomics revolutionary Liz Suburbia, and other special guests who will make art on the spot and share their perspectives on censorship and the creative process. Watch live art being created, learn about censorship, and bid to win the pieces made during the panel! All proceeds benefit the important free speech work of CBLDF.