2020 SOL-CON Schedule

SOL-CON: The Brown, Black, and Indigenous Comix Expo at Ohio State

Please Note: This schedule features all currently available information. It will continue to be updated prior to the start of SOL-CON.

Thursday, September 10, 2020: The Graduate Symposium

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST
Synchronous Zoom Webinar

NOTE: To attend this program, you must register using link below.

The Graduate Symposium

Welcome and sponsor thanks
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. EST
Dr. Frederick Luis Aldama and Katlin Marisol Sweeney

Student Panel A
9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EST

Moderated by Arielle Irizarry, this panel features:

  • Natalia Colón Alvarez, “Cartographies of the Self: The use of maps and mapping practices in graphic memoirs”
  • Preeti Singh, “Infrastructural Emergencies in Indian Graphic Narratives”
  • Gabriel Guzmán Camacho, “Periférica Blvd., complexity, and layers of systematic violence”
  • Melissa Guadrón, “Borderland Monsters: A Reading of My Favorite Thing is Monsters's
  • Karen Reyes as Mestiza Artist”

Student Panel B
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. EST

Moderated by Ayanni C. H. Cooper, this panel features:

  • D'Arcee Neal, “A Black Ghost Made Flesh: Disability and Black Resistance in Spectre AV”
  • Adrienne Resha, "Brown People with Bad Résumés': Arab and Latinx Ethno-Racial Identities in Green Lanterns
  • Kiedra Taylor, “The Dark Fantastic in Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower: Inscribing Black Girlhood into Imagined National Futures”

Student Panel C
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST

Moderated by Andre Williams, this panel features:

  • Ayanni C. H. Cooper, “These Violent Delights: Hunger as Monstrous Desire in Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda's Monstress”
  • Peyton Del Toro, “The Body as Archive: Tattoos as Rebellious Reclamations of the Self”
  • Kay Sohini Kumar, “‘Graphic Justice and Drawing as Thinking”
  • Cass Lynch, “Mandating Critical Race Studies Curriculum in K-12 and Higher Ed”

Pro Scholar Round Table A
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. EST

Co-Moderated by Kiedra Taylor and Katlin Marisol Sweeney, this session features:

  • Professor Craig Campbell, Columbus College of Art & Design
  • Dr. Fernanda Díaz-Basteris, Cornell College
  • Dr. Lee Francis IV, Native Realities, Red Planet Books and Comics, and Indigenous Comic Con
  • Dr. Deborah Whaley, University of Iowa

Pro Scholar Round Table B
2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST

Co-Moderated by Nicole Pizarro Colón and D'Arcee Neal, this session features:

  • Dr. Stanford Carpenter, Institute for Comics Studies
  • Dr. John Jennings, UC Riverside
  • Dr. Margaret Noodin, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Dr. Michal Raizen, Ohio Wesleyan University
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Friday, September 11: The Expo Day

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
Synchronous Zoom Webinar

NOTE: To attend this program, you must register by using the link below.

Expo Day

Creators in Conversation, Panel A
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST

Moderated by Morgan Podraza, this session features:

  • Juan Argil (@thatjuanartist_)
  • Xavier Lopez (@ravduudledood/)
  • Lexi Ramos (@outraged_artist)
  • Jules Rivera (@love.joolz)
  • Maxi Rodriguez (@kasutoproductions)

Creators in Conversation, Panel B
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST

Moderated by Dr. Jennifer Caroccio Maldonado, this session features:

  • Ness Garza (@badhandscomics)
  • Sloane Leong (@sloaneleong)
  • Breena Nuñez (@breenache)
  • Cristy Road Carrera (@croadcore)
  • Nicky Rodriguez (@artofnickyrodriguez)

Creators in Conversation, Panel C
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. EST

Moderated by Katlin Marisol Sweeney, this session features:

  • Majed Badra (https://mbadra1.wixsite.com/majedbadra)
  • Dr. Elvira Carrizal-Dukes (@ecarrizaldukes)
  • Ronnie Dukes (@dukescomics_publisher)
  • J.M. Hunter (@jm_indy_hunter)
  • Robert Liu-Trujillo (@robert_tres)

Creators in Conversation, Panel D
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST

Moderated by Peyton Del Toro, this session features:

  • Khaila Carr (@2oothdust)
  • Zalrix Franco (@zalrixfranco)
  • Lawrence Lindell (lawrencelindell.com)
  • MariNaomi (@marinaomiart)
  • Zeke Peña (@zpvisual)
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Friday, September 11 & Saturday, September 12: Virtual Artist Alley

SOL-CON Social Media
Pre-Recorded

Virtual Artist Alley

SOL-CON Creators Page

The SOL-CON Linktree will feature links to all artists who are participating in SOL-CON this year.

LINK PENDING

Social Media Spotlights

Highlights and introductions to exhibiting artists will be posted to SOL-CON's social media platforms on September 11.

Click on these links to follow SOL-CON on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Five-Minute Features

Videos will air during SOL-CON in the Community on September 12 on YouTube (link below)

In-Depth Features

Videos will air during SOL-CON in the Community on September 12 on YouTube (link below)

Go to the SOL-CON YouTube Channel

Saturday, September 12: SOL-CON in the Community

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
Pre-Recorded Video Premieres

SOL-CON in the Community

Virtual Welcome
12:00 p.m. – 12:02 p.m. EST | Watch on YouTube by clicking this link: LINK PENDING

A brief introduction by SOL-CON Central Coordinator, Katlin Marisol Sweeney, to SOL-CON in the Community and the list of programs that will air. 2 minutes. Click here to learn more about Katlin Marisol Sweeney: https://katlinsweeney.com

The Road to SOL-CON
12:02 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST |Watch on YouTube by clicking this link: LINK PENDING

SOL-CON in the Community opens with a retrospective session on how SOL-CON has developed in the five years since it was founded by the combined powers of Dr. Frederick Luis Aldama (@professorlatinx), Dr. John Jennings (@JIJennings, @johnjenningsart), and Ricardo Padilla (Latino Comics Expo). This session is facilitated by Professor Latinx and features the insight of two SOL-CON veterans: writer and self-publisher, Victor Dandridge, also known as “The Hardest Working Man in Comics!” (@vantageinhouse), and the Glass Axis x SOL-CON 2020 Featured Artist, J.M. Hunter (@jm_indy_hunter). 28 minutes.

Five-Minute Features: Virtual Artist Alley
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST | Watch on YouTube by clicking this link: LINK PENDING

The Five-Minute Features series consists of individual, pre-recorded interviews conducted throughout August with creators residing in the U.S. and Canada. Each installment offers a montage of 5 creators discussing their career, influences, upcoming projects, and how the events of 2020 have shaped their work. Approximately 30 minutes.

The first installment features the following creators: Sloane Leong (@sloaneleong), Jiba Molei Anderson (@jazintellect), Carmen Pizarro (@bizarropizarro), Corey “Roc Bottom” Davis of Roc Bottom Studios (@rocbottomstudios), and Crystal Gonzalez (@comickpro).

Glass Axis x SOL-CON: Mixing the Medias Gallery Spot
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST | Watch on YouTube by clicking this link: LINK PENDING

Glass Axis's very own glass creator extraordinaire, Alex Fresch (marketing and gallery manager), transforms JM Hunter's 2D satirical one panel comic into a 3D glass work of art. Approximately one hour. Click this link to read more about the Glass Axis team: https://www.glassaxis.org/our-crew.

Five-Minute Features: Virtual Artist Alley
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST | Watch on YouTube by clicking this link: LINK PENDING

The Five-Minute Features series consists of individual, pre-recorded interviews conducted throughout August with creators residing in the U.S. and Canada. Each installment offers a montage of 5-6 creators discussing their career, influences, upcoming projects, and how the events of 2020 have shaped their work. Approximately 30 minutes.

The second installment features the following creators: Jaime Crespo (@the_real_comixvato), Flor de Canela (@flordecanela_artist), Paul Meyer and Carlos Meyer (@utctbook), Chandu Tennety (@tennety.art), and Glenn Brewer (@GeeBeezy3).

Five-Minute Features: Virtual Artist Alley
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST | Watch on YouTube by clicking this link: LINK PENDING

The Five-Minute Features series consists of individual, pre-recorded interviews conducted throughout August with creators residing in the U.S. and Canada. Each installment offers a montage of 5-6 creators discussing their career, influences, upcoming projects, and how the events of 2020 have shaped their work. Approximately 30 minutes.

The third and final installment features the following creators: Stanley Wany (@stanwany),

Jay Kalagayan (@messedcomics), Jandro Gamboa (@montygomezcomic), J.N. Monk (@astro.monastery), and Javier Solorzano (@luchacat).

Glass Axis x SOL-CON: Juan Argil Interview
3:00 p.m. – 3:17 p.m. EST | Watch on YouTube by clicking this link: LINK PENDING

Juan Argil (CCAD graduate & comics and illustrative artist) shares his journey becoming a comics creator and walks us through his latest comics, including Labyrinths Borne. Approximately 17 minutes. Click here to visit Juan's website: http://www.thatjuanartist.com/.

Mystique Time-Lapse by Uko Smith
3:17 p.m. – 3:23 p.m. EST | Watch on YouTube by clicking this link: LINK PENDING

Columbus comics creator, illustrator and SOLCON veteran, Uko Smith, shares a time-lapse video of his penciling, inking, coloring, finalizing Mystique. 5 minutes, 40 seconds. To learn more about Uko, click this link: http://www.ukosmith.com/

Corey “Roc Bottom” Davis: Comics to Animation: An Anatomy of JetBoy
3:23 p.m. – 3:26 p.m. EST | Watch on YouTube by clicking this link: LINK PENDING

Ink and pencils maestro, Corey “Roc Bottom” Davis of Roc Bottom Studios takes the viewer through his creative process in producing JetBoy. To learn more about Corey, click this link: https://www.rocbottomstudios.com/

Javier Hernandez Talks: New Mythos, Race, & Latinx Comics
3:26 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST | Watch on YouTube by clicking this link: LINK PENDING

Professor Latinx talks with Javier Hernandez, creator of El Muerto and cofounder and codirector of Latino Comics Expo. Javier shares his journey as a Latinx creator as well as offers insights into his creative decisions, process, and teaching. Approximately 34 minutes. To learn more about Javier, click this link: http://javzilla.com/

Glass Axis x SOL-CON: J.M. Hunter Artist Talk & Rebecca Fox Interview
4:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. EST | Watch on YouTube by clicking this link: LINK PENDING

In case you missed it: This session consists of J.M. Hunter's Artist Talk from the August 14 opening of the Glass Axis x SOL-CON: Mixing the Medias Gallery Show and a never before seen interview with glass artist Rebecca Fox on her Alien-inspired piece that is featured in the gallery. 20 minutes. To view the original Facebook live stream of J.M.'s talk, click this link: https://bit.ly/FeaturedTalkSOLCON2020. To view more of Rebecca's work, click this link: https://rebeccafoxglass.artcall.org/

In-Depth Feature: Black and Brown Comix Expos and Cons Across the U.S.
4:20 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST | Watch on YouTube by clicking this link: LINK PENDING

This montage spotlights expos and cons across the U.S. that center Black, Indigenous, and Brown comics creators. It features seven organizers. 40 minutes.

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