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WorldCon, Dublin IR

August 15, 2019 - August 19, 2019

I will be in Dublin attending my very first World Con in Mid-August. Here’s my schedule:

Comic Creators’ Tools
Format: Panel
15 Aug 2019, Thursday 14:30 – 15:20, Odeon 2 (Point Square Dublin)
Does the artist choose the tool or the tool choose the artist? Many artists are making the shift to digital, partly due to the increased pace of deadlines but also in large part to the additional freedom that the ‘undo’ button allows. The downside is the lack of a physical ‘original’ to sell, and some artists just prefer the physical interaction between brush and canvas, pen and paper. How do we discover what works best for each artist, and is there a clear advantage to one over the other?
With Oisin McGann (M), Sana Takeda, Lee Moyer, Charles Vess.

From Concept to Screen
Format: Panel
16 Aug 2019, Friday 20:00 – 20:50, Wicklow Hall-1 (CCD)
What are the unique challenges of creating art for film-makers? From static ideas on a flat surface to 3D in real life, and then back to two dimensions on the big screen, what surprises have these artists encountered?
Gregory Norman Bossert (bossert@suddensound.com), M V Melcer, Charles Vess, Norman Cate (M), Mr Greg Chivers.

Autographs: Charles Vess
Format: Autographing
17 Aug 2019, Saturday 15:30 – 16:20, Mezzanine – Signing space (Point Square Dublin)
Charles Vess

Interview with Charles Vess
Format: Interview
18 Aug 2019, Sunday 11:30 – 12:20, Odeon 2 (Point Square Dublin)
The hugely accomplished artist talks about his life and career in a one-to-one interview with William Simpson. Charles Vess is an award-winning illustrator and a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Artist. From his work on Sandman with Neil Gaiman and his covers for Charles de Lint to the beautifully illustrated volume of Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Books of Earthsea, Charles’s art spans not only book covers but comics as well.

I’ve known Will for donkey’s years so this should be fun!

Reading: Charles Vess
Format: Reading
19 Aug 2019, Monday 11:30 – 11:50, Liffey Room-3 (Readings) (CCD)
Charles Vess (Green Man Press)

Mythology in Comics
Format: Panel
19 Aug 2019, Monday 14:30 – 15:20, Odeon 1 (Point Square Dublin)
It would surprise many people to learn that Thor isn’t traditionally beardless or blond, since that is how he has been portrayed in Marvel Comics for nearly 60 years. How have world mythologies influenced comics – and vice versa?
Paul Carroll (M), D Franklin, Ms Sultana Raza, Charles Vess.

WorldCon is the royal presenter of the annual Hugo Awards and Charles is a finalist in 2 categories this year: Best Professional Artist and Best Art Book! 🤞 


August 15, 2019
August 19, 2019
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