To help any con-going readers with their convention plans, ComicsAlliance has put together this handy list of panels we recommend. Some are panels we think sound cool and some are panels where you can see CA contributors! You may not be able to experience everything (and probably not everything on this list!), but here's what we think are the best panels to attend on the final day, Sunday, July 12th!
Truck Torrance, a.k.a. 100% Soft, chooses subversive subjects for his absurdly adorable illustrations. Bill Murray becomes a chibi version of himself in his different roles. Wolverine and Kitty Pryde smile on the cover of Days of Future Past. And movie villains from far and wide gather on a single poster, a demented campout of cutesy evil.
Many of Eduardo Peña's digital paintings are grand in scale, depicting Earth-shattering demonic forces, cities torn apart by mecha battles, the fearsome sandworms of Dune. But he also captures smaller, tenser moments: Batman and Bane meeting in the murky light, the Joker caught in a rare private thought, a cat watching a robot on a misty morning.
Paulina Ganucheau is the artist behind the magical girl webcomic Zodiac Starforce, so she's no stranger to drawing butt-kicking ladyfolk. Her portfolio is filled with sci-fi heroines, princesses turned powerful and offbeat mythological creatures that look monstrous at first, but couple probably use a hug.
The Batmobile. Kaneda's Bike. Doctor Brown's DeLorean. Nicolas Bannister recognizes that, even if it doesn't play a starring role in a story, an iconic vehicle can be an important supporting character. In his Banncars poster series, he illustrates those vehicles with their tails facing toward us, ready to drive away at any moment.
Matt Fox is the artist half of Wet Black Ghost, a comics collaboration with writer Adam Smith that blends the extraordinary and the mundane. Their comics call for gas station phantoms and sci-fi nurses, and Fox's portfolio contains both carefully rendered scenes from the real world and as well as illustrated flights with jetpacks and monsters.
Jeff Langevin collects objects from video games, books, movies, and TV shows in his weathered posters, evoking nostalgia for all the familiar pieces. In addition to these more design-heavy pieces, Langevin also does figure work, including his romantic portrait of Wonder Woman and Alphonse Mucha-inspired illustrations.
Food is a persistent obsession in Jason Fischer's watercolor art. Sometimes it takes the form of delicious portraits of hot dogs and hamburgers; in other cases, they're visually playful, as with his paintings of meat Mario and vegetable Luigi. Plus, on the less foodie front, he reimagines the punishment of the titan Prometheus using creatures from the film Prometheus.