BCAF XI Schedule - Sunday

Idaho State Museum 

Sunday SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 10am – 3pm

Portfolio Reviews

Idaho State Museum – Idaho Room

10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Portfolio Reviews. Interested in getting feedback and advice from professional comic creators? Sign up for a spot to have your portfolio reviewed! BCAF XI guest creators will be on-hand offering art critiques and insights on how to break into the comics industry. Guest creators providing portfolio reviews - Alexis Ziritt, Andrew Kafoury, Baldemar Rivas, Chan Chau, Greg & Fake, Jeremy Whitley, Jess Smart Smiley, Jim Terry, Lee Moyer, Muriel Fahrion, and Rye Hickman. Space is limited and registration is encouraged. Walk-ins will be accepted as space allows.

10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Session registration.
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Session registration.
11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Session registration.

Panels & Workshops

Idaho State Museum – Idaho Room

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Dungeons and Drawing. Hark! A great blight plagues the fields of the fantasy kingdom of Odahi! Will three plucky hero adventurers be able to brave this great rot? Will three special guests be able to play at the same time as they draw their adventure on the spot?

Featuring local cartoonist and GM Vannotes with players Madeline McGrane, Alex Graudins, and Bones Leopard, this epic Dungeon World and live drawing session set in a fantastical Idaho is sure to make you laugh, cry, and cheer.

1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Character Creation & Design. Where do the comic characters we love…and love to hate, come from? And how do they end up looking the way they do? To answer these questions, and more, we’ve assembled a crack team of comic artists to talk about the ins and outs of character creation, where they take inspiration from, and what it’s like collaborating with a creative team. Benjamin Dewey (The Autumnlands, Beasts of Burden), Jorge Corona (Middlewest, Batgirls), Morgan Beem (Crashing, Swamp Thing: Twin Branches) Rye Hickman (Buzzing, Moth & Whisper), and Baldemar Rivas (Unearth, DC Mech) have all been making unique and recognizable characters for years and are here to fill you in on how it’s done.

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. The Indie Publisher Perspective. Independent comics publishers have existed for decades and have produced some of the most stylistically innovative, engaging, and boundary-pushing stories in the industry. Explore what it takes to start, operate, and grow a small press in an ever-evolving publishing ecosystem with founders Tony Weaver, Jr. (Weird Enough Productions), Joamette Gil (Power & Magic Press), and Andrew Kafoury (Battle Quest Comics).

Idaho State Museum – Classroom

10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Inking with Traditional Materials. Farel Dalrymple (The Wrenchies, Proxima Centauri) and Soph Franz (Slumber Party, Xino) like to keep things old school. Join them as they demonstrate how to ink with traditional materials and share tips and tricks for using physical mediums to create art.

11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Telling your Story: Using Comics to Explore Cultural Heritage. Shing Yin Khor (The Legend of Auntie Po, The American Dream?), Dani Colman (The Unfinished Corner), and Terry Blas (Hotel Dare, Reptil) have all created comics that draw deeply from the well of their individual cultural heritages and histories – from an exploration of Jewish mythology, to reimagining the stories of Paul Bunyan starring an elderly Chinese matriarch, to centering the experiences of a Mexican super-hero. While sometimes celebrating, sometimes questioning, each has told stories that open up a space for investigating cultural heritage, identity, and that allow for self-reflection and understanding.

12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m. The Art of the Game. Gone are the days of generic mass market art, cheesy photos of fake families, and only using shades of beige to color in all the details. Amazing art not only helps publishers sell their game, it can help tell stories, make the game easier to play and create a pleasing table presence. Join Lee Moyer (13th Age, Dungeons & Dragons, Cursed Court), Chan Chau (Discover: Lands Unknown, The Initiative), and Alexis Ziritt (Magic: The Gathering) - as they discuss their work, what’s involved in creating for the gaming industry, and what makes truly stellar game art.

1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Flipping the Fantasy Script. We all know the story right, dragon captures princess, locks princess in tower, knight rescues princess, they live happily ever after. Which is fine, but it’s kinda…well…boring. What about the princesses who rescue themselves (Extraordinary, Princeless)? And wouldn’t you like to know what goes on at the ale house when the heroes are out questing (Quests Aside)? How does a wooden knight find their place in the world (Gutless)? What if the fate of the world were determined by the best puppers ever (The Dog Knight)?

Hear from creators Jeremy Whitley, Brian Schirmer, Rose Bousamra, and Cassie Anderson, who’ve all taken the well-worn fantasy tropes everyone knows and flipped them on their head (or at least on their side).

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