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ComiXology Reveals SDCC Programming & Revives Creator Trading Cards

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ComiXology Reveals SDCC Programming & Revives Creator Trading Cards

For this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, comiXology is looking to spark interest with a full slate of comics-friendly programming and a surprise callback to the 1990s comics trading card craze.

CBR has the exclusive first look at comiXology’s programming for SDCC, which features How To talks on making comics, starting publishers and more as well as desert island picks from top creators and talkback sessions on their popular digital apps.

The digital powerhouse will also be releasing a set of creator-centric “Comic Book All-Stars” trading cards featuring modern talent from Matt Fraction and G. Willow Wilson to Mike Mignola and Los Bros Hernandez. The set of cards will be available at the comiXology booth and their ten panels over the SDCC weekend.

“We want to make everyone on the planet a comics fan,” comiXology CEO David Steinberger said in a statement. “And we like to have fun while doing it. These cards are a fun throwback, and hopefully collectors will discover their next favorite creator while collecting the whole set.”

Though borrowing the style of late ’80s/early ’90s Topps trading cards, the cards are in many ways a callback to Eclipse’s somewhat infamous 1992 comic creator set which featured everyone from Jack Kirby to a shirtless Todd McFarlane. Those have become internet favorites in the age of Tumblr and inspired a similar promotion from the CBLDF in 2011.

CBR also has the first look at comiXology’s booth banners for the show:

Check out the full rundown of the company’s SDCC programming below!

Thursday, 7/21/16

11:30-12:30pm – Marguerite Bennett signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

12:00pm-1:00pm – The ComiXologist Traveling Podcast Party – Room: Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Public Library
Speakers: Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Young Avengers), and Hope Nicholson (Publisher Bedside Press)
Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)

1:00-2:00pm – Tsutomu Nihei signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

2:30pm-3:30pm – ComiXology Ask Me Anything – Room: 8
Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder and CEO), Chip Mosher (comiXology Senior Director Communications)
Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)

4:00pm-5:00pm – Essential Deserted Island Comics – Room: 28DE
Speakers: Chris Roberson (co-creator iZombie, writer Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953), Jamal Igle (Molly Danger, Supergirl), Frank J. Barbiere (Avengers World, The Revisionist), and Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly, Manga Comics Manga)
Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)

6:30pm-7:30pm – Comics PR & Marketing 101 – Room: 8
Speakers: David Hyde (Founder Superfan Promotions), Hunter Gorinson (Valiant Director of Marketing, Communications & Digital Media) and Hope Nicholson (Publisher Bedside Press)
Moderated by: Chip Mosher (comiXology Senior Director Communications)

8:00pm-11:00pm – ComiXology Co-Sponsors the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party
Location: The Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Friday, 7/22/16

10:30-11:30pm – Gene Yang signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

11:30-12:30pm – G. Willow Wilson signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

12:30-1:30pm – Matt Fraction signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

2:00-3:00pm – Hope Larson signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

2:30pm-3:30pm – How to Start a Comic Book Company – Room: 8
Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology CEO and co-founder), Ross Richie (Founder & CEO BOOM! Studios), Dinesh Shamdasani (Valiant Entertainment CEO & Chief Creative Officer), Mike Marts (Editor-in-Chief AfterShock Comics), Alvin Liu (Publisher Kodansha Advanced Media), Jimmy Palmiotti (Co-founder Paperfilms), Joe Glass (Principal Queer Comix) and Hope Nicholson (Publisher Bedside Press)
Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)

4:00-5:00pm – Shawn Martinbrough signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

6:00pm-7:00pm – Comic Book Secret Origins: How the Industry’s Best & Brightest Began – Room: 9
Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology CEO and co-founder), Denis Kitchen (Cartoonist/Publisher/Agent, The Best of Comix Book), Derf Backderf (Cartoonist, Trashed, My Friend Dahmer), and Ed Luce (Cartoonist, Wuvable Oaf)
Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)

8:00pm-10:30pm – ComiXology co-sponsors the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
Location: Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront, 1 Park, San Diego, CA 92101

Saturday, 7/23/16

11:30-12:30pm – Stan Sakai signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

1:30-2:30pm – Simon Hanselmann signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

2:30-3:30pm – Tula Lotay signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

3:00pm-4:00pm – ComiXology Unlimited – Room: 29AB
Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO)
Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)

5:00pm-6:00pm – Comics 101: Making Sense of the World of Comics – Room: 28DE
Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO), G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel), Calvin Reid (Publishers Weekly), Frank J. Barbiere (Avengers World, The Revisionist), Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly, Manga Comics Manga)
Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)

Sunday, 7/24/16

11:00am-12:00pm – Guide to Illustrating Comics – Room: 24ABC
Speakers: Derf Backderf (Trashed, My Friend Dahmer), Megan Levens (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10), Denis Kitchen (Cartoonist/Publisher/Agent, The Best of Comix Book), Cara McGee (Over the Garden Wall), Shannon Wheeler (The New Yorker, Too Much Coffee Man).
Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)

12:30-1:30pm – Katie Cook signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

2:00pm-3:00pm – ComiXology Ask Me Anything Special Sunday Edition! – Room: 29AB
Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology CEO and co-founder), Chip Mosher (comiXology Senior Director Communications)
Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)

3:30-4:30pm – Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

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