San Diego schedule.

Artists Alley: FF-16, between Colleen Coover and Ron Randall. Come by and see if I’ve sold out of the Underground #1 ashcans yet.

Let’s face it, I’ll be pushing UNDERGROUND like a crazy man all week. No one will escape my mighty hype. The Elite Security steroid guy who screams at me every night at 7:00pm to get out now? He’s gonna go home thinking “A comic set in a cave? Sounds kinda cool.”

Just two panels this year:
Thu, July 23, 2pm – 3pm
A Darker Shade of Ink: Crime and Noir in Comics— Crime comics are back with a bang! Darwyn Cooke (Parker: The Hunter), Greg Rucka (Gotham Central), and Steve Lieber (Whiteout) join moderator/noted mystery and comics writer Max Allan Collins (The Road to Perdition) to talk about the new incarnations of crime and noir in comics. Room 5AB

Friday the 24th:
11:30-12:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #6: Can College Prepare Creators for Comics Careers?— Hope Larson (Chiggers), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Nick Langley (Rocket Llama), Jaque Nodell (Super Human Resources), Marko Head (Marko’s Corner), and Steve Lieber (Whiteout, Underground) discuss whether college education can really help people pursuing comics careers. Room 30AB