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Posted at 4:10 PM ET, 07/12/2009

Iron-Man to Otterloop: San Diego Comic-Con Announces Its Schedule

By Michael Cavna

DAVE GIBBONS on Graphic Novels in the Digital Age. The legendary STAN LEE on his new digital motion comic series "Time Jumper." MATT FRACTION on the "Mondo Marvel" universe. And a spotlight on comic-stripper RICHARD THOMPSON.

San Diego Comic-Con has released its July 22-26 schedule, and many of the artists who have been featured in Comic Riffs in the past 12 months will make notable appearances at this year's 40th-anniversary event.

"Cul de Sac's" Richard Thompson will be spotlighted at this month's San Diego Comic-Con. (Courtesy of Richard Thompson)

As Comic Riffs prepares to head to the 'Con in San Diego's Convention Center -- and wade among the 125,000-plus fanboys and fangirls over four days -- there will be the usual embarrassment of comics riches, as well as ever-burgeoning Hollywood "Presence." And this Riffster will also be seeking out the off-site sideshows. Exhibit A: Tom (voice of "SpongeBob") Kenny tells Comic Riffs that he'll be performing a concert that Sunday afternoon -- warbling mostly in-character, we presume -- so we'll be sure to wander over to check out exactly how Bikini Bottom sounds live.

Stan Lee (AP)Enlarge Image

So from the old-time stars like Stan Lee and Jerry Robinson to the younger guns like Stephan Pastis and Gene Yang ("American Born Chinese"), 'Riffs will have literally wall-to-wall news from the event. Until then, you can click here for the full San Diego Comic-Con programming schedule


THE 'RIFFS INTERVIEW: "Watchmen's" Dave Gibbons.

THE 'RIFFS INTERVIEW: "Iron Man's" Matt Fraction.

THE 'RIFFS INTERVIEW: The Marvel-vous Stan Lee.

THE 'RIFFS INTERVIEW: "Cul de Sac's" Richard Thompson.


By Michael Cavna  | July 12, 2009; 4:10 PM ET
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con  
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Got to love those automated line breaks. When I pulled up your blog, the first thing I saw was something about "stripper Richard Thompson."

Posted by: steinmonroe | July 12, 2009 8:46 PM | Report abuse

It's nice to see a picture of the gentleman who is responsible for that odious waste of newspaper space called Spiderman. I assume that the comic books must have been better than the newspaper version. I can't imagine that anyone would actually pay money (even ten cents) for a sappy, drawn-out soap opera, even if there is a web-spinner in it.

Posted by: kilby | July 13, 2009 2:39 AM | Report abuse

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