For the next two weeks, most of our blogs will be about Wizard World New Orleans. The Convention is held at the Morial Convention Center on January 6,7, and 8th. This week we will be previewing the event, and next week reviewing the event.
In addition to celebrity panels, artists will also be the focus of panels as well. These panels provide great insight into how comics are produced. You can learn about what motivated artists and writers. These panels are a great way to understand the comics business. We also highly suggest you visit these artists in Artist Alley.
Here are some of the panels for Friday and Saturday:
6:00-6:45 (Friday) FUNNY FOLKS: HOW TO DRAW HUMOR COMICS! with REN & STIMPY’S BOB CAMP, THE SIMPSONS’ PHIL ORTIZ, HOWARD THE DUCK’S TY TEMPLETON & NANCY’S GUY GILCHRIST (CREATIVE STAGE). We have met quite a few of these artists and they are very entertaining and informative. We highly suggest you also visit Phil Ortiz at his booth during the weekend so you can have your likeness “Simpsonized”.
12:00-12:45 THE ART OF SATURDAY MORNING CARTOON PRODUCTION WITH ANIMATOR/DIRECTOR TOM COOK (ROOM 238) Mr. Cook has worked on Saturday Morning heroes such as He Man and She-Ra. This panel will be a demonstration panel of his craft.
1:00-1:45 HOW TO DRAW THE HULK THE MARVEL WAY (CREATIVE STAGE). Steve Geiger, who has worked on Marvel Comics such as the Incredible Hulk, will take you through his process.
1:00-1:45 A VERY SPECIAL SESSION WITH AMERICAN FLAGG!’S HOWARD CHAYKIN—AND HIS PALS THE RED HOOK’S DEAN HASPIEL & COMICS SCHOLAR BRANNON COSTELLO (ROOM 238) We met Howard Chaykin at Wizard World Philadelphia 2016, and he was probably the most entertaining artist we have ever met at a booth. He has been in the industry for forty years. We highly recommend this one.
2:00-2:45 DRAWING DISNEY WITH CLINTON HOBART (CREATIVE STAGE) This renowned Disney artist will he hosting a panel.
3:00-3:45 INKING IS AN ART with DEADPOOL’S ADELSO CORONA (CREATIVE STAGE) Adelso Corona will be taking discussing the inker’s role in the comics process.
5:00-5:45 SECRETS OF VISUAL STORYTELLING: TOP ARTISTS DRAW COMICS with X-MEN’S ARTHUR ADAMS, SPIDER-MAN’S STEVE GEIGER, ALL-NEW WOLVERINE’S JOYCE CHIN, AND TANGLED’S CLINTON HOBART (CREATIVE STAGE) Some of the top names in the business will take you through their process and give insights to their craft.
We will be writing more panel previews in the upcoming days, so keep checking back. For a full listing of the panels at Wizard World New Orleans, click here.