If you’re into comics you probably already know about the online version of the San Diego Comic-Con running through this weekend. I’ve been enjoying watching and listening to some of the panels, which began going up Wednesday. You can find a complete list on their website with links to the panels so far, and the upcoming schedule. I’m participating in just one panel, above. An odd choice for me, but I did do some coloring for DC in the late 1970s, and wrote two blog posts about it that moderator Anina Bennett likes. There will also be a livestream for one hour afterwards for comments and questions. Please note the posted times are PACIFIC time, so for East Coasters like me, it’s three hours later. Here’s the full details from Anina:
I’m excited to be doing two online panels for ComicCon@Home this month! I hope you can join us for “Gender, Race, & Comic Book Coloring” with Marissa Louise Czerniejewski, Mildred Louis, Zoe D. Smith, Todd Klein, and yours truly. Watch for FREE on July 25 at 2pm PT: https://sched.co/d4y6. UPDATE: The livestream after-panel Q&A will be July 25, 3pm PT on www.twitch.tv/ml_illo!
Did you know that comic book colors used to be hand-separated by an army of women in Connecticut? That “benday dots” are named after a real person? Or that there’s a technical reason African-American skin tones look wrong in old comics? Geek out on the hidden corners of comics history, from the Golden Age up to today’s digital era, and learn about the craft of coloring with color artist Marissa Louise (Amethyst), comics creator Mildred Louis (Astrea’s Nexus Studio), researcher and essayist Zoë D. Smith (University of Chicago), and master letterer/former DC production artist Todd Klein (Sandman). Moderated by author Anina Bennett (Boilerplate).