Stumptown Comics Fest 2005
 
Sep 4, 2005
 
9:30am-10:30am
Q&A with Derek Kirk Kim
Presented by Indigo Kelleigh
Join the open Question & Answer session with Derek Kirk Kim, winner of prestigious Ignatz, Eisner and Harvey awards! Kim is best known for his alternately sensitive, insightful and laugh-out-loud-funny independent comics Same Difference (self-published with a Xeric grant, and now by Top Shelf) and Half Empty (published on-line at serializer.net).
 
10:45am-11:45am
Wild Man Fischer presentation
Presented by J.R. Williams & Dennis Eichhorn
In 1968, Larry "Wild Man" Fischer put out a Frank Zappa-produced vinyl album titled An Evening With Wild Man Fischer. Over three decades later, he remains a cult figure, and is the subject of the 64-page Top Shelf publication The Legend of Wild Man Fischer. Join the authors of the work for a presentation on the man Bob Burden calls "the Vincent Van Gogh of modern music."
 
12:00pm-1:00pm
The Art of Michel Gagné
Presented by Michel Gagné
Michel Gagné, professional animator and special effects designer for well known works such as Star Wars: Clone Wars, Mortal Kombat and The Iron Giant will be presenting and discussing his work from fine arts, movies, books and comics, as well as giving us a peek at his upcoming series of animated interstitials, Insanely Twisted Shadow Puppets, for Nickelodeon.
 
1:15pm-2:15pm
Censorship Panel with Shannon Wheeler
Presented by Shannon Wheeler
Join Shannon Wheeler, the man behind the perpetually over-caffeinated (and perpetually hilarious) Too Much Coffee Man for a panel discussion on the issues and problems related to censorship in cartooning.
 
2:30pm-3:30pm
True Portland Comics
Presented by Mike Russell
Mike Russell (creator of The Oregonian's journalism comic culturepulp.com) moderates a panel discussion about the art and ethics of non-fiction comics. Featuring locally based non-fiction cartoonists David Chelsea (author of David Chelsea in Love and Perspective! for Comic-Book Artists), Ryan Alexander-Tanner (Willamette Week's comics journalist), and Khris Soden (author of the City of Roses comics, which chronicle moments in Portland history).
 
3:45pm-4:45pm
"Portland Comics"
Presented by Hazen Jette
Join documentarian Hazen Jette as he presents his 22-minute film about the Comic Scene in Portland, then a question & answer period with the producers and director.
 
5:00pm-6:00pm
Comic Art Battle
Presented by Ezra Clayton Daniels
You know it, you love it, it's another installment of Portland's own home-grown Comic Art Battle. Ezra Claytan Daniels returns to Portland to oversee the popular cartooning free-for-all. Watch cartoonists from near and far call one another out, show one another up, and otherwise vie for the 2005 Title!
 
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