Big Wow Comic Fest's 2014 Programs & Panels schedule will be jam packed with Artist Demonstrations, Cosplay Instruction and fun, Creator Interviews and Presentations, and so many more exciting opportunities to interact with today's most talented creators! Also, don't forget the Live Art, Superman Museum Show, Kid's Corner, and so much more going on at the show.
Drawing the Walking Dead
Artist Charlie Adlard and inker Stefano Gaudiano discuss what it is like to create the images behind the hugely successful comic and TV series The Walking Dead. Charlie will explain how his art style has evolved during his tenure on the book and how having an inker allows him to work differently now. Stefano, being the newest addition to the team, shares his experiences of inking Charlie and how this project differs from his vast number of other previous collaborations. They'll discuss the controversial "All Out War" storyline and how working on a near bi-weekly schedule for a year affected how they worked. Moderated by Mark Hay, owner of Splash Page Comic Art, art dealer for Charlie and Stefano. Sunday 11AM room A
CBLDF: You Can't Draw That! Live Art Jam
Top creator Terry Moore, along some more guests to be announced, will create live art before your eyes. The only rule is that it would have been forbidden by the Comics Code! Join the CBLDF and these great creators as they talk censorship and make once-in-a-lifetime art! Get a chance to watch live art made before your eyes, learn about censorship, and bid to win the pieces made here to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Sunday 3PM Room B
Holy Grails, Batman! Celebrate the Dark Knight's 75th anniversary and Big Wow! Comicfest's exclusive Batman Museum with Bill Morrison and a panel of Batman collectors! Panelists will discuss their Caped Crusader Collections, swap stories about great finds, lament the items that got away, compare notes about where they draw the line, and reveal their most sought-after, yet-to-be-collected bat-baubles! Saturday 1PM
Working with Greg Rucka
Guest artists Michael Lark and Justin Greenwood will discuss their takes on working with writer Greg Rucka, and he with them. Michael Lark has worked with Greg on multiple occasions including Gotham Central, Punisher and their creator-owned Image title Lazarus. Justin Greenwood is currently working with Greg on Stumptown. Hear from both an artist's and writer's perspective as to when they know there is a good creative match on a project and why. These creators will discuss their projects and the creative process. Moderated by David Brothers Editor of Lazarus and Content Manager for Image Comics. Saturday 12PM room B
Figure Drawing with Frank Cho
Free figure drawing class open to public, headed by Marvel Comics artist, Frank Cho. Cosplayer Ivy Doomkitty will model for this drawing class. All the audience members are encoraged to draw along with Frank Cho who will critique the drawings by the audience members at the end of class. Sunday 12PM
Big Wow! ComicFest - The Original Artist Friendly Convention - returns to San Jose May 17th & 18th, 2014, bringing two great days of Comic Book, Anime/Manga, Art, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Cosplay FUN! Many of the country's best vendors of all things cool and collectible will tempt your wallets with the perfect gifts for Geek, Fans and True Collectors, everywhere! Big Wow! ComicFest is the only major comics event in the San Francisco Bay Area this year.
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