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November 11, 2012


FFF Results Post #315 -- One-Man Show

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Four Comics-Makers Living Or Dead Around Whom They Could Build A One-Man Convention You'd Want To Attend; In Slot #5, Give Some Details Of One Of The Shows." This is how they responded.

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Tom Spurgeon

1. R. Crumb
2. Charles Schulz
3. Jim Davis
4. Harvey Pekar
5. Muncie, Indiana puts on its finest to host the Garfield-Con in the downtown Cornerstone Center For The Performing Arts. The Garfield films and the Garfield musical are shown. Tours of Davis' amazing-looking studio run every hour on the hour. TK Ryan is a special guest of honor. At the end of the show, five cartoonists win a gigantic downtown home in the former manufacturing hub.

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Buzz Dixon

1. Wally Wood
2. Alex Raymond
3. Leiji Matsumoto
4. Daniel Torres
5. A cross country train trip in a locomotive decked out like Galaxy Express 999 with everyone in costume as a character from a Matsumoto manga. At each stop a trip to the local art house theater for a screening of a Matsumoto anime feature.

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Dave Knott

* Garry Trudeau
* Harvey Kurtzman
* Jules Feiffer
* Enki Bilal
* Trudeau would of course be in attendance at his event and would take part in a lengthy dedicated Q&A. There would be 'sketch panel' in which he would take a topic from the moderator or audience and produce a relevant cartoon featuring Doonesbury cast members. The resultant strip would be auctioned off with the proceeds going to a charity of Trudeau's choosing. There would be dedicated political panels with guests including public figures who have been featured in Doonesbury. There would also be panels featuring debate among newspaper editors who have either stuck with Doonesbury or dropped it due to a controversial storyline. The main room would have a huge mural showing the evolution of the strip's cast over the years, including a timeline. Evening entertainment would feature a revival of the Doonesbury stage musical and a screening of the animated special.

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Gerry Alanguilan

1. Francisco V. Coching
2. Tony Velasquez
3. Larry Alcala
4. Alan Moore
5. A Francisco V. Coching convention would be like a comic book/film festival event. More than 40 motion pictures were made out of Coching's stories, not counting TV serials and modern remakes. There would be an extensive exhibit depicting his biography, artwork, impact and influence presented in a chronological timeline from the time of his birth to the present day. Collections of Coching's digitally remastered stories will be made widely available for the first time to the general public.

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Michael Dooley

1. Harvey Kurtzman
2. Victor Moscoso
3. Gary Panter
4. Chris Ware
5. Moscoso-Con at San Francisco's Moscone Center, with presentations, panels, workshops, etc., appealing to people interested in alternative comics; music posters; illustration; film and animation storyboarding; advertising; entrepreneurship (Neon Rose); graphic design (Bauhaus > Josef Albers > visual perception > color theory, etc.); typography (Vienna Secession > Alfred Roller, etc.); fine art (Op > Bridget Riley, etc.); etc.

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Chris Pepin

1. Bill Watterson
2. Jack Kent
3. Carl Barks
4. Warren Kremer
5. A small intimate show of twenty guests or less with Bill Watterson. A selection of original Calvin and Hobbes and other art on display along with some of his paintings. A short question and answer session with the whole group and everyone gets a short individual meeting with Bill in a small room with comfy chairs and a fireplace. Several presentations by Bill on subjects he is passionate about. One of the sessions would be about his favorite comic strips and the reasons he likes them.

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Trevor Ashfield

1. Charles Burns
2. Dave Sim
3. Jim Woodring
4. Seth
5. The "Seth Retro-spective" would spin off the Toronto Comic Arts Festival and feature displays of Seth's artwork, that of John Stanley and other influences, and presentations and re-creations of the artist's model buildings and townscapes. One special guest would be a representative of the real life CKCK television station, who could deliver an appreciation of Seth's take on old-time broadcasting in "George Sprott". Interested attendees could opt to take a VIA passenger train from Toronto to Strathroy, Ontario, for a guided tour of the community from "It's a Good Life if You Don't Weaken".

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Josue Menjivar

1. Jack Kirby
2. Alex Toth
3. Steve Ditko
4. Charles Shulz
5. Alan Moore

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Eric Knisley

1. Gary Panter
2. Basil Wolverton
3. Jack Kirby
4. Winsor McCay
5. MoCCA, in association with SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group: GRAPHics) presents a special exhibit on the works of legendary cartoonist and animator Winsor McCay. Rare full-page Sunday sheets of McCay's work will be on display, as well as restored versions of many of his animated classics. Computer imaging technology will allow viewers to virtually enter and explore some of McCay's wildest imaginary worlds.

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J. Schwind

* George Herriman
* Theodor Seuss Geisel
* Jerome Siegel (and Joseph Shuster)
* Harvey Kurtzman
* Ed Dodd

DoddCon 2013 is a campout in the Mark Trail Wilderness. Features, under a big top tent, include an exhibit of MARK TRAIL art, a panel discussion led by Gary Larson on THE GREAT OUTDOORS of GEORGE HERRIMAN & WALT KELLY, and the 20 km. Fursuit Pursuit.

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JE Cole

1: Craig Thompson
2: Maurice Sendak
3: Osama Tazuka
4: Jean Giraud (Moebius)
5: Posy Simmonds: Run and organized by Paul Gravett and held in London, the show is used as an opportunity to showcase the work of female cartoonists from every corner of the globe. Stretching over five weeks, guests and speakers include: Karen Berger, Marie Severin, Colleen Doran, Jo Chen, Diana Schutz, Claire Wendling, Amy Reeder, Fiona Staples, Ayami Kojima, Rumiko Takahashi, Marjane Satrapi......

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Jason Green

1. Scott McCloud
2. Erik Larsen
3. Craig Thompson
4. Rumiko Takahashi
5. Sunday is usually a wasted day at most cons, but for McCloudCon, Sunday would be a 24 Hour Comic event. The resulting comics would be works of shear brilliance because all of the participants are, like most Sunday morning con attendees, monstrously hungover/still drunk.

*****

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Matt Allison

5) Jim Woodring
4) Alejandro Jodorowsky
3) Bob Burden
2) Gary Panter (even though I'm not a huge fan - I just imagine he'd have an amazing guest list)
1) Tanino Liberatore - this would be a recreation of one of the futuristic, Bacchanalian disco parties you'd see in a Ranxerox comic, complete with mega-violence...and a panel on page layouts plus free tote bags.

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Douglas Wolk

1. Peter Blegvad
2. Ellen Forney
3. Alan Moore
4. Winsor McCay
5. McCay shows his films (with commentary), performs his chalk talks, and has onstage conversations with Brad Bird and Sigmund Freud. As they leave, all attendees are presented with McCay's quick-draw portraits of them.

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Mark Mayerson

1. Walt Kelly
2. Will Eisner
3. Harvey Kurtzman
4. Carl Barks
5. Manhattan hosts Kirby-Con. Local field trips include a trip to Kirby's birthplace at 147 Essex Street, followed by a tour of the Tenement Museum, so that everyone can see the conditions that Kirby grew up in. A military historian presents a talk on Kirby's movement through Europe and experiences as an infantryman during World War II. A field trip to the basement of the home in East Williston, Long Island, where Kirby designed the look of the Marvel Universe. A panel on Kirby influences includes specialists in Norse mythology, 20th century science fiction, gangster movies, and soap operas.

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Sean Kleefeld

1. Jack Kirby (unoriginal, but mandatory, idea for this)
2. Matt Groening
3. Walt Kelly
4. Katsuhiro Otomo
5. Alternating venues between Lower Manhattan and Thousand Oaks. The show floor would be built like the imagined sets from Science Fiction Land, and would be broken up into three main sections, each isolating a period of Kirbys oeuvre. Plenty of panels examining different aspects of Kirby's work, with discussions about his ongoing influence. Costume contests with awards for the most Kirby-esque executions. Galleries set up showcasing original Kirby art. Art auctions for both Kirby and Kirby-inspired work. Ongoing film room showing serials, TV shows and movies using Kirby's characters. All convention proceeds go to the Kirby Estate.

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M. Emery

1. Peter O'Donnell
2. Pat Mills
3. Frank Hampson
4. Gary Panter
5. An extensive exhibition of artwork from the five contributing artists to Modesty Blaise as well as Frank Hampson's tryout pages is hosted in London during The Peter O'Donnell weekend. Featured speakers include Modesty Blaise expert Laurie Blackmore and Blaise artists Erique Badia Romero, Pat Wright and John Burns. O'Donnell's work on James Bond, Romeo Brown and Garth comic strips and as a novelist and screenwriter are also examined and all attendees receive a complimentary reprint of Romero's adaption of O' Donnell's short The Dark Angels.

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modified slightly from a suggestion by Mark Coale; thanks, Mark

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