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
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."
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.
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.
True Portland Comics
Presented by 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
's comics journalist), and Khris Soden
(author of the City of Roses
comics, which chronicle moments in Portland history).
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.
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!