Next week I’ll be making my annual appearance at Wizard World Portland, doing the usual things: selling books, signing comics, and chatting amiably with my many fans. One highlight is sure to be a Sunday appearance on a panel hosted by comics writer and historian Danny Fingeroth. The title is INDY COMICS CREATORS TELL ALL, and my fellow panelists will include three very talented artists: Dean Haspiel, Barry Deutsch, and Lucy Bellwood. You should take that “Tell All” promise with a grain of salt, however– the caliber of mechanical pencil I use is a closely guarded professional secret.
David Chelsea is watching: Unreal: Season 1
starring Shiri Appleby
Here’s the official notice from the program schedule:
2:30-3:15 PM INDY COMICS CREATORS TELL ALL with BILLY DOGMA’S DEAN HASPIEL, HEREVILLE’S BARRY DEUTSCH, DAVID CHELSEA IN LOVE’S DAVID CHELSEA & BAGGYWRINKLES’ LUCY BELLWOOD [A Will Eisner Week Prequel] (ROOM B110)
The model of comics creators tethered to one or two major publishers, working on adventures of corporately-owned characters is no longer the only game in town. Many of the top talents in comics work either exclusively on their own material, while others work both sides of the street, alternating independent work with mainstream assignments done in their own distinctive styles. In this lead-up to the worldwide comics and graphic novel celebration, “Will Eisner Week,” speaking about how they have forged their own paths (and reading from their work), are some of the most distinctive creators in comics today: Dean Haspiel (Spider-Man; Billy Dogma), Barry Deutsch (Hereville: Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meterorite), David Chelsea (David Chelsea in Love; Everybody Gets it Wrong! and Other Stories) and Lucy Bellwood (Baggywrinkles; Down to the Seas Again). The panel is moderated by Danny Fingeroth (The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels; Studs Terkel’s Working).
I hope to see you there!
Wizard World Portland 2016
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland , OR 97232
Friday, Feb 19, 2016 – 3pm – 8pm
Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 – 10am – 7pm
Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 – 10am – 4pm