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May
12
2014

HeroesCon 2013 Music and Comics Panel

Here’s some great video footage of our Music and Comics panel from last year at Heroes Con.

You can jump directly to my presentation (and see the video much bigger) here.

As usual, we probably went a bit overboard with this panel, but there were tons and tons of great people who participated:

Comics and music share a lot of affinities-both depend heavily on rhythm and intervals,and many cartoonists are also musicians-and cartoonist Ben Towle and blogger Craig Fischer have organized a diverse smorgasbord of a panel to explore these affinities. Ben will discuss the many ways cartoonists represent music visually, and will chair a wide-ranging panel on comics and music with Peter Bagge (Hate, Yeah!), Ed Piskor (Hip Hop Family Tree), Andrew Robinson and Vivek J Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle). Craig will talk about the work of Marc Weidenbaum, an editor, teacher, and musician who’s been combining comics and music in his creative projects for over two decades. And Charlotte, NC avant-duo Ghost Trees (Brent Bagwell on saxophone, Seth Nanaa on drums) will participate in two live comics/music performances, including a soundtrack for Joe Lambert’s “Turtle Keep it Steady,” a rock-n-roll retelling of the Tortoise-Hare fable!

I also want to give a special shout-out of appreciation to Adam Daughhetee of The Dollar Bin who recorded, filmed, and edited this whole thing. You’ll note as you watch this video that–unlike about 99% of recorded or filmed convention panels–you can actually hear clearly what’s being said and that you can see the people talking and what they’re discussing. That’s all because of Adam’s amazing work filming this panel with two cameras, expertly miking everyone, and then editing it all together after the fact–even dropping in JPGs of the powerpoint slides and MP3’s of the audio that was being played.

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