Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2012 about Comics

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Saturday 10th March 2012

  • Anime: More Than Cartoons

    by Justin Rojas, Craig Crossley, Ryo Yamaguchi, Margo Yabs and Mike Laidlaw

    Back in the day, the American anime experience was limited to a couple shows on TV and a small selection at your local comic book shop. Now, anime is a multi-million dollar industry, and traditional entertainment outlets turn to anime to tell their stories with increasing frequency. Join representatives from leading anime, gaming, and digital media companies as they gather to discuss anime’s impact on pop-culture, and find out how anime impacts your life in ways you might not even suspect. From your mobile device to the movie theater, in your video games and on your DVR, anime is everywhere. It’s more than cartoons – It’s a thriving, influential culture.

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Room 12AB, Austin Convention Center

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Sunday 11th March 2012

  • Arcade Stage: Marvel - House of Ideas

    FREE and Open to the Public. For the first time ever, Marvel - the world’s #1 comics publisher and one of the world’s leading entertainment companies - has joined forces with SXSW to deliver a panel like no other for all kinds of fans. Featuring Axel Alonso (Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief), Jeph Loeb (Head of Marvel Television) and Peter Phillips (SVP & GM, Marvel Digital Media Group), the three will unveil Marvel’s bold new multimedia plans that includes the premiere of Marvel's revolutionary new ways to read comics. Marvel is coming armed with big news AND exclusive animation footage so no Marvel fan can miss out on this exciting panel!

    At 1:00pm to 1:45pm, Sunday 11th March

    In Exhibit Hall 1, Palmer Event Center

  • How Comics Journalism Is Saving Your Media

    by Ronald Wimberly, Susie Cagle, Matt Bors, Sarah Jaffe and Erin Polgreen

    While traditional journalism struggles to find its footing, comics journalism is inherently stylish, uniquely suited to sharing via social media, and popular as hell. During this panel, we'll share findings gleaned from editors, journalists and artists who have stretched the limits of comics to tell complicated stories in a variety of formats, from traditional paneled storytelling to interactive web pieces. We’ll also discuss how this creative nonfiction can impact public policy and reach a broader audience.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Sunday 11th March

    In Creekside I & II, Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol