Comics Round Up – San Diego Comic Con 2023 Comic Book Panels

We normally like to talk about our favorite panels taking place at conventions before they happen, but with me specifically attending San Diego Comic Con this year, I wanted to dedicate this week’s Comics Round Up to my stand-alone comic book panel suggestions for the convention.

This list of panels are all dedicated to or around the realm of comic books, so if comics are more then a way of life for you, check out my suggested list of panels!


Wednesday July 19, 2023 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm PDT
Teaching and Learning with Comics: An Interactive Workshop

Looking on how you can incorporate comics in a classroom. Peter Carlson, Susan Kirtley, and Antero Garcia have the plan with curriculums, mini-lessons, and complete units that include comics as a teaching tool. Room – Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library


Thursday July 20, 2023 10:00 am – 11:00 am PDT
Comics to Concept

Wanted to know how to take your favorite comic book items and costumes and bring them to the real world? Chase Gallarza, Jake Garabedian, Brittany Wood, Matt Mullis, Eros Patino, and Nicole Bandit showcase the issues, and solutions to creating modern cosplay. Room – Marquis Grand 12 & 13

Thursday July 20, 2023 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm PDT
Finding Your Voice: How to Use Comics as a Tool for Mental Health and Wellness

Lydia-Rae Wehmeyer talks about how someone can use comics as a tool to help and educate about mental health and wellness. Room – 23ABC

Thursday July 20, 2023 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm PDT
Comic Pitch Review

Got a comic to pitch? Well now is your chance to learn how to improve that pitch! The pitch review will be conducted by professional speaker and speechwriter Douglas Neff. Room – Marina D


Friday July 21, 2023 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm PDT
Jamie Lee Curtis’s Mother Nature: A Candid Discussion of Her All-New Graphic Novel/Movie

Jamie Lee Curtis is debuting her graphic novel, Mother Nature at SDCC. This eco-horror graphic novel is an adaptation from her script. Curtis and will be joined with Russell Goldman, Karl Stevens, and Andrew Sumner will talk about the book ahead of it’s motion picture release. Room – 6A

Friday July 21, 2023 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm PDT
Invincible 20th Anniversary Panel

Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker, Ryan Ottley, Sean Mackiewicz, Marge Dean, and Mike Rogers get together to talk about Invicible ahead of it’s 20th anniversary. Find out about it’s coming comics, animations, video games, tabletop games, and maybe even some information about the new season release date! Room – 6BCF


Saturday July 22, 2023 10:00 am – 11:00 am PDT
Image Comics: Comics Storytelling, Genre and Craft

Skilled professionals in the field, Dustin Nguyen, Zoe Thorogood, Daniel Warren Johnson, Alex de Campi, Ryan Stegman, and Pornsak Pichetshote comes together to share tricks and tips from the world of Image Comics. This even includes discussions about genre, storytelling, and industry secrets. Room – 28DE

Saturday July 22, 2023 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm PDT
Writing and Publishing Graphic Novels

Lincoln Peirce, Max Brallier, Sarah Sax, Jose Pimienta, and John Gallagher talk about writing and publishing graphic novels. They’ll walk you through the publishing process, from the initial concept through to publishing it. Room – 10

Saturday July 22, 2023 3:00pm – 4:00 pm PDT
Defiant: The Robert Smalls Story

The story of Robert Smalls is an amazing heist from stealing a Confederate warship, and how that one act lead to him securing his freedom, his time within the Northen Army, and then his time in Congress. Now Legion M is turning the story into an inspiring graphic novel titled Defiant, before releasing a film down the line. This panel will include Rob Edwards, Marvin Jones, Chris Robinson, Nikolas Draper-Ivey, and Ray-Anthony Height. Room – 6DE


Sunday July 23, 2023 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm PDT
Figure Drawing for Comics, Storyboards, and Illustration

Ron Lemen shows off some skills and tools to simplify motion, expression, and adjust the level of realism or caricature new artists have the interest in producing in their art. Room – 11

Did we miss any panels that you think we should have listed? Let us know below!

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