The 2018 San Diego Comic Con (officially Comic-Con International: San Diego) begins later this week and today a few comic strips celebrated the annual event.
an aside: after nearly two months (beginning May 21, 2018) as “special guest artist” for the La Cucaracha dailies, shouldn’t Junco Canché just start getting credit as the daily artist?
At least there are a few days before Lalo Alcaraz is due at that Saturday panel. Lalo is one of just a couple of comic strip creators making an appearance at San Diego Comic Con.
Quickly scanning the programing schedule for this week’s Comic Con here are some of the panels that struck me as featuring comic strip creators (and a couple other panels that caught my eye).
10:30am – Spotlight on Maggie Thompson Celebrating Comics Buyer’s Guide
11:00am – Spotlight on Lynn Johnston
2:00pm – Focus on Robert Williams
12:30pm – Pogo with Maggie Thompson, R.C.Harvey, Eric Reynolds, Mark Evanier.
1:30pm – Revolutionary Ink: The 50th Anniversary of Underground Comix
10:00am – Yellow Submarine Surfaces in a New Graphic Novel with Bill Morrison.
10:00am – The Legacy of Politics in Classic Newspaper Comic Strips
There are, of course, many more panels, mostly dealing with movies, television, and even comic books. Very little to do with comic strips and none about editorial cartoonists.