On Thursday March 20, 2014 the LA/OC Chapter of Media Communications Association-international (MCA-i) presents an impressive panel of experts to celebrate and discuss comic books and all things related! We've booked three talented people who you won't want to miss. This special event has limited seating and you MUST RSVP http://www.newmedia.meetup.com/82/and pay online in advance.
Here's more background on our three fascinating Panelists…
Jon Bogdanove internationally known artist and writer. As one of the chief architects of the record-breaking epic The Death of Superman, Jon Bogdanove is best known for his long run as penciler and occasional writer on DC’s Superman: The Man of Steel (most issues between #1-#85) where his dynamic, dramatic, sometimes humorous work brought to life many landmark Superman stories, including some of the best-selling comics of all time. While working on Superman, he also co-created Steelwith Louise Simonson.
Bogdanove got his start at Marvel, where he penciled-- and later, wrote-- Simonson’s Power Pack and drew Fantastic Four v. The X-Men, by Chris Claremont. Other comics projects include X-Factor, X-Terminators, Superman v. Savage Dragon 2, Superman v. Aliens 2, and issues of Batman, The Hulk, Alpha Flight, Solomon Kane, etc.
In addition to comics, Jon is responsible for creating many DC character Style Guides and commercial art for Warner Bros, for companies and products as diverse as Six Flags and Band-Aid brand, and to support movies like Green Lantern.
In 2014, Bogdanove became an innovator in the rapidly growing world of enhanced digital comics, with an upcoming issue of DC’s acclaimed Batman ‘66. Read more about Jon Bogdanove at SoCAL showbiz: http://socalshowbiz.com/index.php/art-form/comics/176-man-of-graphite
Marcelo Lewin is an Internet entrepreneur as well as Creator and Chief Geek of IndieComicsTracker.com a website where you can discover indie comics from all over the world written in various languages, track your collection and get notified when new issues are out. Now known as The Indie Comics Dude, Marcelo wasn't into comics books until he started watching and became addicted to The Walking Dead TV show. We all know how that can happen! When the show went on break, he needed to get his fix, so he discovered The Walking Dead comics. He immediately fell in love with comics and quickly realized that comics are much more then super hero stories (which he is not into). The more indie type comics he read the more he realized that there needs to be a site dedicated to Indie comic publishers. That’s when he decided to create IndieComicsTracker.com.
IndieComicsTracker.com is the 4th website Marcelo has created. Previusly, he was the founder and developer of 3 other successful websites —all of them having been aquired— which focused on various verticals, including podcasters, filmmakers and digital media creators.
He is also attempting to write his first comic, The Implant, a story of aliens and dentists, in partnership with another writer and illustrator, which he hopes to publish sometime this century.
Victor Phan, Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Comics & Graphic Novel Artist and co-founder of Torture Chamber Productions http://www.tcpcomics.comPhan works on assignment for studios and production companies as writer and illustrator, as well as producer and writer of his own independent projects. He also serves as a professor at Fullerton College and on the board of Orange County Screenwriters Association.
A native to Southern California, Victor Phan's lifelong dream was to become a comic book artist. However, during his teen years, his focus shifted from the world of graphic novels to film and its ability to reach a wider audience.
While still an undergraduate, Victor interned as a reader at Mark Wheeler Management and Ben Katz Productions. During his internship, Phan impressed Katz with his ability to draw, and was hired by Katz as storyboard artist on a feature film. Phan soon met his long-time editor and print agent, Clark Jones. Through Jones’ guidance, Phan achieved his first publishing, in small circulation magazines and anthologies, establishing a foothold in the world of Horror with a series of short stories.
During his senior year, Phan partnered up with Jones and Ryan Amendt to form Torture Chamber Productions, an independent production company producing thrillers and horror films and adapting screenplays to graphic novels
After graduation, Phan was invited to teach screenwriting at Fullerton College. Phan has since worked on assignment for studios and production companies as writer and illustrator, as well as producer and writer of his own independent projects.
Phan continues to work as a professor at Fullerton College, as well as working freelance in the entertainment industry. Phan is on the board of Orange County Screenwriters Association and is represented by Kelly LaMarr of Nancy Chaidez and Associates Agency.
DEVIANT ART: http://tcpcomics.deviantart.com/gallery/
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.tcpcomics.com
Seating is limited for this Special Event and you MUST RSVP and pay online at the MCA-I Meetup site. http://www.newmedia.meetup.com/82/ We are expecting a large crowd. When you RSVP on line you will receive a Free Parking Pass for the event.
EVENT: MCA-I Presents:Pop! Bam! Kapow! The Art & Influence of Comic Books.
Thursday evening March 20, 2014
Doors open at 6:15 for networking over light refreshments
Program starts at 7:00 PM
COST: $15 at the door$10 for if prepaid online athttp://www.newmedia.meetup.com/82/
$5 for students with valid ID and current Members of MCA-i
Free parking pass included with online pre-payment
This special MCA-I Event is being held at Orange County Digital Media Center in Anaheim. http://www.ocdmc.com The OCDMC is located within the Anaheim campus for the North Orange County Community College District along with its School of Continuing Education/TDI. Look for the highrise office building with North Orange County Community College District sign on the top. It is between the Euclid Ave exit of the 91 fwy and the W. La Palma exit of the I-5 fwy.
North Orange County Community College District
Digital Media Center
1830 W. Romneya Dr.
Anaheim CA 92801