The Schedule


12:00 PM
Arlen Schumer's Art and Comic Book Art

Just as art historians look back 500 years ago on the great Renaissance masters of the human figure like Michelangelo and Raphael, so too will art historians 500 years from now look back on the great masters of the human figure of our time, our great comic book artists like Jack Kirby, Neal Adams, Joe Kubert, Carmine Infantino, Gil Kane—to name a few. Yet in fine art circles, it is still considered "blasphemous" to compare/contrast the two sets of artists. Join comic book historian Arlen Schumer (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art: as he does just that, with his provocative, perceptive presentation, comparing and contrasting the great artists and great artworks from the worlds of fine art and comic books, curating a fascinating journey through art...and comic book art!


1:00 PM  
Wallace Wood

Larry Hama, Bob Wiacek, and J. David Spurlock discuss the incomperable Wallace Wood, who's work for EC, Marvel, DC, Mad, and his own projects, set a new standard of excellence in graphic story telling and humor comics. 


2 PM 
JJ Sedelmaier SNL's TV Funhouse and Other Animated Adventures

more info to come soon

3:00 PM  
Marvel In The 80s

Ann Nocenti, Jim Salicrup, Bob Wiacek, and Peter Sanderson take us back to the days of blowing up the Baxter Building, big hair, Epic Stars, Secret Wars, Long Shot, and the Perelman aquisition. More speakers to be announced.

4:00 PM  
John Van Hamersveld : Album Covers and Posters That Rocked The World

From his early days at Surfer Magazine to creating legendary album covers for the Beatles Magical Mystery Tour and the Rolling Stones Exile On Main Street, John Van Hamersveld's story is the the story of American pop art, graphic design, typography, and rock'n roll.  The man who designed the iconic Endless Summer poster, and the album covers for Kiss Hotter Than Hell, Blondie Eat To The Beat, The Grateful Dead  Skeletons in the Closet, Beach Boys Wild Honey, Steve Miller The Joker, Jefferson Airplane Crown of Creation, and the new Gaslight Anthem Get Hurt. A conversation with Cliff Galbraith.

5:00 PM   
 Don McGregor and Rich Buckler

Their run on Black Panther was one of the greatest in 70s comics. 
-more to come


12:00 PM
PLANET OF THE APES featuring guests from NECA Collectibles

Details to be announced soon.


1:00 PM  
A Conversation With 
Neal Adams 

Living comics legend Neal Adams in conversation with's Dan Greenfield.

John Van Hamersveld on Rick Griffen

J. David Spurlock and  John Van Hamersveld discuss artist Rick Griffin and his contribution to the psychedelic art movement, album covers, surf art, and underground comix.

3:00 pm End of programming.  Room will be used for Cosplay contest from 4 pm to 5:30 pm.