Cover Story Panel
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Cover Story Panel
Mar 11, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
In conjunction with the current Cover Story exhibit, the Comic-Con Museum is delighted to announce that three of the people responsible for the creation of many of the SDCC Souvenir Book covers will be on hand at the Museum on Saturday, March 11. Jackie Estrada, Bill Morrison, and Bill Stout will share Comic-Con memories and behind-the-scenes stories about the covers in a panel discussion. The program will be followed by a signing.
Attending this program is free with your Museum admission purchase.
About the Panelists:
Jackie Estrada has been the administrator of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards (the “Oscars” of the comics industry) since 1990. She has attended every San Diego Comic-Con, starting in 1970, and has held numerous positions with the event, including having edited a dozen of the Souvenir Books in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s and co-authored Comic-Con: 40 Years of Artists, Writers, Fans & Friends (Chronicle, 2009). Her two Comic Book People books contain photos taken at Comic-Con and other events in the 1970s–1990s.
Bill Morrison has spent his career as an artist and writer working with the most iconic characters in popular culture. He began his career painting movie posters, including many for Walt Disney, such as The Little Mermaid, Bambi, and The Jungle Book. He also spent several years drawing The Simpsons for all kinds of merchandise and writing, drawing, and editing The Simpsons and Futurama comics for Bongo Comics. He was also art director on the Futurama TV series and character artist on Disenchantment. He contributed three covers to the Comic-Con Souvenir Book: 1990, 1994, and 2022’s Rocketeer cover.
William Stout is one of a handful of people who have attended every San Diego Comic-Con. Early in his career he assisted Russ Manning, Harvey Kurtzman, and Will Elder. Stout drew the Wizards poster and about 120 other film ads. His 70+ film career includes both Conan movies, Predator, Masters of the Universe, Return of the Living Dead, and Pan’s Labyrinth. His book The Dinosaurs: A Fantastic New View of a Lost Era inspired Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park. The hardcover Fantastic Worlds: The Art of William Stout covers his 50-year career. Bill contributed three covers to the Comic-Con Souvenir Book: 1991, 2000, and 2020.