LOAC Goes to Comic-Con!

Dean and Kurtis are heading to San Diego next week for one of the biggest pop culture events in the world… The San Diego Comic-Con!

List below is an outline of the various LOAC-related panels and signings taking place over the extended weekend. Plus, we’ll have many copies of For Better or For Worse, Vol. 2 and The Goat Getters for you to have signed by Lynn Johnston and Eddie Campbell, respectively.

Plus, how do you get one of these? Keep reading to find out!

These soft enamel LOAC pins are extremely limited and will only be given out with the purchase of a LOAC book during the three Lynn Johnston IDW signing events (see below) and any other time you see Kurtis or Dean hanging around the IDW booth. Only while supplies last!


11:00am-12:00pm – Room 32AB
Spotlight on Lynn Johnston
Comic-Con special guest Lynn Johnston is the Canadian creator of For Better or For Worse. This family-based comic strip has been syndicated since 1979 and was named Best Syndicated Comic Strip in 1992. At its peak, For Better or For Worse appeared in more than 2,000 newspapers in 23 countries and was translated into 8 languages for a devoted readership of more than 220 million. Expect to learn more about Johnston’s career in comics and what she’s been up to lately!

1:00-2:00pm – IDW Booth #2743
Lynn Johnston Book Signing

5:00-7:00pm – National Cartoonist Society Booth #1307
Lynn Johnston Book Signing

10:00-11:00am – IDW Booth #2743
Lynn Johnston Book Signing

1:00-2:00pm – Room 23ABC
The Human Condition: Connecting humanity with graphic novels
As the graphic novel space gains popularity and general interest, it presents a powerful medium for sharing complex stories or characterizations across the nuanced tableau of our multicultural world. From books featuring real-life frontierswoman Calamity Jane, to the brutal Spanish Revolution, and even the personal demons that cast doubt within our lives-panelists will show the strength of sequential graphic storytelling in the 21st century. Panelists include Dean Mullaney and others

5:00-7:00pm – National Cartoonist Society Booth #1307
Lynn Johnston Book Signing

6:00-7:00pm – IDW Booth #2743
Eddie Campbell Book Signing

9:30am-12:00pm – National Cartoonist Society Booth #1307
Lynn Johnston Book Signing

2:00-3:00pm – Room 29AB
Comedy in Comics
Do you like to make people laugh? How easily does that translate to the written page? Moderator Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) leads Comic-Con special guests Lynn Johnston, Larry Marder, Lonnie Millsap, Noah Van Sciver, and Shannon Wheeler in this no-holds-barred discussion of things hilarious!

4:00-5:00pm – Mysterious Galaxy Booth #1119
Lynn Johnston Book Signing

10:30-11:30am – Room 23ABC
Politics in the Funny Pages: The Legacy of Politics in Classic Newspaper Comic Strips
Join comic strip historians and experts R.C. Harvey, Dean Mullaney, Andrew Farago and Peter Maresca for a far-ranging discussion of the role politics played in newspapers comic strips during the rise and dominance of the art form. In addition to exploring the public-facing messages of creators such as Milton Caniff, Harold Gray, Chester Gould, Al Capp, and many more, listen as panelists apply a critical eye to the legacy these creators left for future generations.

11:00am-12:00pm – Room 25ABC
A Life’s Work: Long Term Comics Projects
Sometimes it is hard to even get started on a project, let alone one that can span weeks, or even years! Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) finds out what it takes to start and finish a long-term comics project. Comic-Con special guests Lynn Johnston, Jason lutes, Scott McCloud, and Terry Moore share their expertise in making it and making it work!

2:00-3:00pm – IDW Booth #2743
Lynn Johnston Book Signing

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