Sunday, May 24th
Bestiary 101: Learn to Draw Animals
Hosted by Alina Pete
Join professional cartoonist and animator Alina Pete (Weregeek) as she demonstrates tools and tricks for drawing the best of the animal kingdom. Bring your sketchbook and learn the skills to draw your favourite animals, from quadrupeds to feathered friends.
Fantastica: The Many Worlds of Comics
Hosted by Bevan Thomas
From enchanted streets to ancient crypts, join comic creators as they discuss the art of building rich fantasy worlds - and populating them with characters who inspire. These artists will discuss their creative process, and how they take their worlds to the next level: from fanciful entertainment to social commentary (and back again).
This is Probably a Mistake, with Jeph & Karla
Join cartoonists Jeph Jacques (Questionable Content) and Karla Pacheco (Inspector Pancakes) as they discuss the delicate and nuanced art of telling stories through crude humour. Equipped with rude jokes and a thorough misunderstanding of human anatomy, Jeph & Karla seek to entertain, inspire, and enlighten - without bullying or punching down.
Mature audiences and parental guidance highly encouraged.
Write On! Creators of Colour
Hosted by Taneka Stotts
In this panel, comics creators of colour talk about their creative process and experiences in the industry and beyond. From representation to identification, these creators tell stories that ring true and reveal the full breadth of their experiences.
Bump in the Night: Horror Comics & Modern Storytelling
Hosted by Robin Thompson
While creators seek to attract new audiences, horror stories exist to terrify and repulse. In this panel, cartoonists will talk about using the tricks and tropes of horror to tell new stories, analyzing modern themes and exploring what terror truly means to both the reader, and the creator.