PRISM PANELS AT COMIC-CON@HOME 2020
PRISM COMICS IS HOSTING THREE VIDEO PANELS ON COMIC-CON@HOME Comic-Con International is not happening in San Diego this year. But we’re pleased that Comic-Con is holding a virtual online Con with video panels, booths, a souvenir book and more – Comic-Con@Home.
Read about our Prism Comics Comic-Con@Home panels plus more panels and people of LGBTQ+ interest in our Prism Comics LGBTQ+ Guide To Comic-Con@Home. You can download the digital guide HERE. The Guide has clickable hyperlinks so you can quickly jump to each panel online. You can buy books signed by some of our panelists and more at our new Prism Pop Up Shop opening soon. We also have a limited number of copies of The Complete Wendel specially signed for us by the late Howard Cruse. Our Prism panels feature a wonderful, diverse group of creators from major publishers, television, features and independent comics. The videos premiere online on the dates and times listed below. Click the links below to go right to the videos: Panels will remain online for viewing afterward the premiere dates. A big Thank You to the marvelous moderators who organized the panels and to the stellar panelists who participated. Enjoy our panel presentations, and we hope that you all stay safe and well. A TRIBUTE TO Howard Cruse: The Godfather OF QUEER COMICS Friday, July 24 – 10 AM PDT and after Watch on YouTube Howard Cruse, widely recognized as the “godfather of queer comics,” passed away on November 28th, 2019. He left behind a remarkable legacy as the creator of Gay Comix, Wendel, and Stuck Rubber Baby. Howard Cruse not only broke open doors with his prodigious talent, but he held them open for those who came after him. Join Prism Comics, Queers & Comics and moderators Justin Hall (No Straight Lines, Professor, California College of the Arts), Jennifer Camper (Juicy Mother, Queers & Comics Conference Organizer) and Karen Green (Curator for Comics and Cartoons at Columbia University) for three panels discussing Cruse’s life and work featuring creators worked with or knew Howard – Trina Robbins, Denis Kitchen, Roberta Gregory, Robert Triptow, Diane DiMassa, Robert Kirby, Ivan Velez Jr., Rupert Kinnard, Ajuan Mance, Steve MacIsaac, Tara Madison Avery, William O. Tyler and Andy Mangels. For a historical tribute to Howard Cruse written by Andy Mangels please visit Comic-Con and download the Comic-Con@Home 2020 Souvenir Book. To learn more about Howard Cruse visit howardcruse.com
OUT IN COMICS YEAR 33: VIRTUALLY YOURS Saturday, July 25 – 6 pm PDT and after Watch on YouTube. The comic world’s longest-running panel turns 33 this year and enters the virtual age with Comic-Con@Home! How do LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly writers, artists, directors, producers, actors, entertainers and journalists create diverse representation, characters and storylines? In our politicized and polarized world, what kind of heroes do we need behind-the-scenes, and on the page and our screens? Join founding moderator and bestselling author Andy Mangels (Wonder Woman ‘77 Meets The Bionic Woman, Star Trek and Star Wars books and comics), Prism Comics and panelists Christian Cooper (famous bird-watcher, co-creator and writer: Darkhold, Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, editor of the Marvel Swimsuit Specials, Queer Nation), Hazel Newlevant (If This Be Sin, No Ivy League), Noelle Stevenson (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Nimona, Lumberjanes) and Tim Sheridan (Super Hero Girls, Teen Titans Go!, Reign Of the Superman) – as they discuss the past, present and future of being Out In Comics!
LGBTQ COMICS AND POPULAR MEDIA FOR YOUNG PEOPLE Sunday, July 26 – 2 pm PDT and after Watch on YouTube. Comics and animation are universal mediums that have recently made huge leaps in presenting LGBTQ-inclusive stories and characters for young audiences. Join Prism Comics, moderator Cort Lane (Marvel Rising, Ultimate Spider-Man) and talented panelists Gina Gagliano (Publishing Director, Random House Graphic), Trung Le Nguyen aka Trungles (The Magic Fish, Twisted Romance), Alex Sanchez (You Brought Me The Ocean), Noelle Stevenson (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power), Mariko Tamaki (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass), Brittney Williams (Goldie Vance, DC Super Hero Girls) and Michael Vogel (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Young Justice) as they look at the world of LGBTQ storytelling for the young fans of today and creators of tomorrow.