Sergio at Comic-Con

After having to cancel several recent convention appearances while he recuperated from back problems, Sergio will be at the Comic-Con International in San Diego, probably for the entire time. It starts with Preview Night, Wednesday, July 11 and runs until Sunday, July 15. Sergio will be at his table, which is as usual I-7, and he will be selling Sergio books and Sergio art and Sergio smiles.

When he isn’t there, he will be appearing on a number of panels…

Thursday, July 12 – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – The Sergio and Mark Show
An annual Comic-Con tradition! The folks who give you Groo the Wanderer on occasion will tell what’s up with Groo and their other projects and will entertain you with glorious anecdotes and silly stories. Those folks are celebrated cartoonist Sergio Aragonés, his co-conspirator Mark Evanier, Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai, and the hardest-working man in comics, Tom Luth. Room 8

Saturday, July 14 – 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM – Quick Draw!
It’s the annual battle-to-the-death with Sharpies at 20 paces. Three of the fastest cartoonists in the world duel with wit and markers, drawing like crazy to create cartoons based on your suggestions and the evil schemes of the Quick Draw! Quizmaster, Mark Evanier! Competing as usual are Sergio Aragonés (MAD magazine, Groo the Wanderer) and Scott Shaw! (The Simpsons), and they’re joined by guest competitor Keith Knight (The K Chronicles), and maybe a few surprises! This is one of the most popular events at Comic-Con, so get there early. Room 6BCF

Also Saturday, July 14 – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Mad About MAD
Often imitated but never duplicated, MAD is the country’s best-selling humor magazine! Join MAD magazine editor John Ficarra, art director Sam Viviano, artists Sergio Aragonés and Tom Richmond, and Spy vs. Spy artist Peter Kuper for a wise-cracking Q&A that’s bound to be, well, MAD. Room 9

If you see Sergio there, say Buenos Dias.