My Comicon checklist

I’m sorry to report that I won’t have a new show for a short while. We’re in the middle of a production crunch at work and I’m trying to find where all the time went.

I am happy to report that I’m going to the San Diego Comicon this weekend. In no particular order, here’s a list of the people I don’t want to miss. I plan on picking up a bunch of sketchbooks this year. The animation presence at the Con has been growing every year and this list reflects that. It’s a lot of people I’ve known in animation, or people whose work I’ve enjoyed online. I’ve tried to list where all these people will be on the show floor, as well as their weblinks. Sorry for any misspelled names, I put this together between playblasts. If there’s anything else you think I should see, leave it in the comments.

Stuart Ng Books – 5113

Out of Picture – Peter de Seve and Blue Sky artists, Sat 12:30-2:30

Pierre Alary – Sat 4-6 sun 2-3:30

Ricardo Delgado sketchbook

E-ville press – 4802

Enrico Casarosa, Ronnie del Carmen, Scott Morse, Jeff Pidgeon, Jim Mahfood, Louis Gonzales

Flight comics – 1131

Rodolphe Guenoden

Stephen Silver – H6

Thinking Animation – Jamie Oliff – 720

1 on 1 Animation – Mike Polvani, Wayne Carlisi – 720

Rick Maki – 721

Ragnar – 722

John Nevarez – G3

Broadview Graphics – Robh Rupel – 5105

Ovi Nedelcu – at Image Comics booth – 2729

Chris Turnham – F3

Tim Biskup – 4937

Bruce Timm – 4901

Electric Tiki – Tracy Lee – at Sideshow collectibles booth 1929

ASIFA Hollywood – 5434

Conduct Happiness – Joe Moshier, Chris Sonnenberg – 5514

Academy of Art University – 4601

Alcatraz High – Bobby Rubio – 1943

Animation Magazine – 319

Atomic Monkey Inc. – 3948

Bakshi Productions, Inc. – 5003

Bill Plympton, The Animation Show – 5496

Billy West – 1332

College for Creative Studies – 519

Douglas R. TenNapel, Inc. – 1218

The Entertainment Art Academy – 1021

Gagne International – Michel Gagne – 2003

Gama-Go – 4838

Gary Ham/Dean Yeagle/Scott Tolleson – 1416

Happy Tree Friends – 3348

Louie del Carmen/ Octavio Rodriguez – H3

Sony Pictures Imageworks – 3935

Spike & Mikeโ€šร„รดs Sick & Twisted – 1437

Toxictoons – Eric Pigors – 321

Van Eaton Gallery – 501

Westlund Productions, Inc. – Dream On Silly Dreamer – B8

Craig Elliott – 4912

Steve Gordon, Mitchell Bernal – 4609

And some talks I may duck in to see:

State of the animation industry – Sat 12-1, room 4

Quick draw – Sat 12:30-2 room 6CDEF

Bradbury, Harryhausen, Ackerman – Sat 1-2, room 20

Comics podcasting – Sun 11:30 -1 room 8

EDIT: Almost forgot to add:
Club Coconut – Chris Sanders – 2044

EDIT 2: And another one – thanks Cartoon Brew:
John Kricfalusi – at Every Picture Tells a Story – 4721, Sat 2-5

12 Comments on “My Comicon checklist

  1. Have fun, and ask John K. if he will do an interview! That should be wild.

  2. also ask Chris Sanders if you could interview him… i love his drawing style that i have seen in his drawings ont the Disney DVD extras… even if they, for along time werent used… ๐Ÿ™ you should take a mini voice recorder along with you and do some on the spot interviews – a quick way to make a few new shows… ๐Ÿ™‚

    ….lol…. happy tree friends is hilarious…. so cute… but vicious…. it makes no sense -i guess that blood, guts and violence is a universal language…

  3. Have fun(I know you will)! I won’t be going down this year but as I’m always saying–I wish I were.

  4. Oh, someday I’ll be able to go to THE comic con, but for now, I’ll just satisfy my cravings for all that is there by reading up on everyone else’s experiences there. So have fun. LOTS of fun, and let us non-con attendees know how it went. And get more people for interviews! I’m looking forward to more podcasts. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Hi Clay

    Wow, I’m really surprised that my alma mater, College for Creative Studies, is going to be at the Comic-Con. I’m really impressed that you want to stop by their booth. Any particular reason why?
    Wish I could make it to the Comic-Con this year. Looking forward to your next podcast!

  6. Corey – If I can beat back the mob around John K, I’ll see if I can talk to him.

    Emma – check, and check

    Jenny – You’ve got to get your priorities straight! Actually, I’ve only been twice before but it’s always great fun.

    Kris – OK, wave when you see me.

    Kristine – I’m sure others will cover it plenty. I’m just going to do my best to make it through the weekend crowd.

    Joe – I’m really interested in the different animation programs out there. I want to get a good idea of which schools I feel comfortable recommending to aspiring animators. I’m looking forward to the next podcast too! I wish I knew when it would happen.

  7. AnimationMentor and friends
    would love a visit.
    We are at 5520.
    Hope to meet you there!

  8. Hi Clay,
    I just found my way to your site! I am an aspiring animator and would love to hear what you have to say about the different animation schools. I’m looking at CalArts and San Francisco’s Academy of Art as my top choices so far. (also looking a bit into AnimationMentor, but I don’t think I want to go to school online). Anyways, have a great time at the Comicon and I love your podcasts!!!

  9. check it out! i found scans of chris sanders sketchbook!
    enjoy all you all.


  10. lanimator – I welcome any and all discussion here, but sorry, I don’t think it’s too cool to post images from someone’s sketchbook and think it’s OK just because you mention that it’s their property. This is especially true when they can be ordered from Bud Plant or Stuart Ng books for the price of $15 – signed. Chris and any other artist who spent the time putting together a sketchbook for others to enjoy would probably have some of the joy taken away knowing that this is their reward.