Friday, July 20, 2018

Nickelodeon At Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018 News Round-Up | Day 2 | #NickSDCC [LIVE UPDATES]

Welcome to the second part of NickALive!'s special Nickelodeon at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 News Round-Up! In celebration of Nickelodeon attending Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018, below is a selection of news and highlights from the second day of Nick at SDCC '18, plus a few extras! Enjoy!

Panels for Friday 20th July 2018:

INVADER ZIM: Enter the Florpus!

Friday, July 20, 1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m. (Room: 6A): Fans will strap on their tuna-filled jetpack, prepare their bladders for imminent release, and start singing the doom song as their favorite Irken invader returns to San Diego with a panel that dives into Nickelodeon’s forthcoming new movie, INVADER ZIM: Enter the Florpus. Original series creator Jhonen Vasquez, art director Jenny Goldberg, and voice talent--Richard Horvitz (ZIM), Rikki Simons (GIR), Wally Wingert (Almighty Tallest Red) and Kevin McDonald (Almighty Tallest Purple)--will present behind-the-scenes art and exclusive brand-new footage. The panel will be moderated by Hector Navarro (Geek & Sundry, Nerdist).


Looking forward to this: Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus @SDCC @invaderzim

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Indie Creators: What's Next?
11:00am | Room 4

The Antidote Trust (TAT), a collective of indie creators, runs a roundtable discussion with industry professionals on independent creators and career development strategies they can use to further hone their skills and position themselves to take that all-important next step forward. Moderator Mike Wellman (co-creator of Guns A' Blazin'!, co-owner of The Comic Bug shop in Los Angeles) will explore what hiring professionals are specifically seeking in independents with Karen Kirkland (creative strategist and founder of The Breakk; VP of Talent Development, Nickelodeon), Ashley Woods (artist, Lady Castle, Boom Studios; Tomb Raider: Survivor's Crusade, Dark Horse Comics), Geoff Gerber (president, Lion Forge Comics, Lighter Than My Shadow- Amazon's best graphic novel of 2017), Quinn McGowan (creator, Project: Wildfire; artist, Menthu: The Anger of Angels), and TAT co-founder Robert Roach (creator, Menthu; storyboard artist, Insomnia; concept illustrator, Lion-Origin of the Wailers).

Comic Book Women: Unsung Heroes
2:00pm | Room 29AB

Learn about the pros working behind the scenes, and hear what it really takes to get a 20-page book out every month at Marvel and DC. Amy Chu (writer, Red Sonja and Poison Ivy), Joan Hilty (Nickelodeon editor and Bitter Girl webcomic creator), Monica Kubina (colorist, DC Super Hero Girls), inker Barbara Kaalberg (Green Lantern, Planet of the Apes), and legendary letterer Janice Chiang share their perspectives, war stories, and predictions for the future.

Creating Comics with the iPad
4:00pm | Room 11
The iPad has transformed the way you read comics, but did you know you can create comic art on the iPad too? See a comic book character come to life as Hi-Fi's Brian Miller (Doctor Who) and Kristy Miller (SpongeBob Comics) demonstrate step by step how to pencil, ink, and color comics on the iPad. Learn the basic tools and techniques, including which apps work best and how you, too, can transform your iPad into a portable art studio.

#METOO to #TIMESUP: An Action Summit for Comics
6:30pm | Room 8

#MeToo started a movement, and now #TimesUp for change in comics. An all-star lineup of female and gender-nonconforming comics pros brainstorms at this idea summit. Amy Chu (writer, Poison Ivy and Wonder Woman), Sarah Gaydos (editorial director, Oni Press), Taneka Stotts (writer/editor, Beyond Press), Lilah Sturges (writer, Jack of Fables, Blue Beetle), Aminder Dhaliwal (Disney Animation director, Drawn & Quarterly creator), Pia Guerra (artist, Y: The Last Man), and Joan Hilty (comics editor, Nickelodeon) engage in a lively discussion of how to stamp out under-representation, harassment, and bad labor practices in order to make comics into a consistently safe, diverse, innovative workplace that thrives on inclusion.

Social Media:

I am very excited for this panel! #invaderzim #sdcc #sdcc2018

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At the @invaderzim #sdcc panel!! Can’t wait for the new movie. #sdcc2018

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