held a packed weekend full of panels and discussions for the attendees, featuring Hollywood
celebrities, comic guests, noted fans, and lots more. LLNN was able to capture just a
tad of the Saturday's and Sunday's event log, but don't let that stop you from coming to CCI
and seeing all the rest across 4 big days!
| Image Comics: Independent comics artists came together to
talk about growing issues in the burgeoning small comics industry. Topics featured
rounds of new and upcoming artists, publishers, freedom of artistic rights left to the
artists, and more freedom of expression aside from the larger corporate standards.
|| Superman on the Couch: How can a comics Joe strive to fix the
world? Hopefully through good comics research, most of us can be inspired to help
out. Topics featured discussion on morals and ethics, cleaning up the environment,
repercussions of heroic actions, and responsible uses of special superhuman gifts.
| Digital Painting vs.
Traditional Painting: Always a
popular topic to discuss as there are two sides to every big debate on computers vs.
humans. Topics featured a more constructive stance of computer-aided tools to enhance
human abilities such as photoshop touch-up tips and tricks, advanced coloring techniques,
customized palettes, using layers, mouse vs. tablets, and much more.
|| Cartoon Voices: Some of the best of the best cartoon voices
graces the stage at this amazing panels as voices from Roger Rabbit, Animaniacs, Teenage
Ninja Mutant Turtles, and The Tick came to life. Topics also featured hilarious
Hollywood celebrity voice impressions, voice auditions, Disney theme park contracts to do
voices for amusement park rides, and voices for various TV commercials.
| Original Comic Art
Collectors: Veteran comics
collectors got together to speak about their professional and personal involvement in the
comics industry with big names and lots of interest in the collectors market. Topics
featured discussions on the Golden Age, Silver Age, and independent publishers, getting
noticed in the Artists Alley, dealing with dealers, using the Internet for online research
and new sources for buying power, and joining more collectors communities.
|| Robot Rumble: One of the most exciting panels this year
featured celebrity robots duking it out with assistance from a judges panels and the
audience. Basically the name of the game is to have robots battle it out on various
features such as strongest, most annoying, ultimate design, and who would be most likely to
join the scrap heap. Featured robots included The Terminator, Small Wonder, Scilons,
Robby the Robot, and much more!
[Panels and Discussions 1] [Panels and Discussions 2]