SATURDAY, 6/8 @ 11am
Room 206: TEAM CUL DE SAC
Eisner-nominated Chris Sparks started Team Cul de Sac in 2010 to raise money for Parkinson’s research. In honor of Richard Thompson, the Reuben award-winning cartoonist of the daily strip, Cul de Sac, Sparks assembled the book, Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson’s. The team continues to fundraise through book sales, auction items from cartoonists and the annual HeroesCon Drink and Draw event. The panel features Chris Sparks talking with TCDS contributors Steve Conley, SL Gallant, Dave McDonald,Craig Fischer and more! See it, then stop by their table and see some of the items they’re auctioning off this weekend, including the rare Bill Watterson signed copy of The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, and an Art Spiegelman signed and sketched edition of Maus!
SATURDAY, 6/8 @ 3pm
Room 209/210: MEGA MUSIC PANEL: “And Brainiac on Xylophone”:
On the Intersection(s) of Comics and Music
Comics and music share a lot of affinities—both depend heavily on rhythm and intervals, and many cartoonists are also musicians—and cartoonist Ben Towle and blogger Craig Fischer have organized a diverse smorgasbord of a panel to explore these affinities. Ben will discuss the many ways cartoonists represent music visually, and will chair a wide-ranging panel on comics and music with Peter Bagge (Hate,Yeah!), Ed Piskor (Hip-Hop Family Tree), Andrew Robinson and Vivek J. Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle). Craig will talk about the work of Marc Weidenbaum, an editor, teacher and musician who’s been combining comics and music in his creative projects for over two decades. And Charlotte avant-duo Ghost Trees (Brent Bagwell on saxophone, Seth Nanaa on drums) will participate in two live comics/music performances, including a soundtrack for Joe Lambert’s “Turtle, Keep It Steady,” a rock-n-roll retelling of the Tortoise-Hare fable!