Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Comic-Con Development Panel

I'll be on a development panel this weekend at the San Diego Comic-Con. This is my 4th consecutive year doing panels! I love the chance to help young and old artists who are thinking of pitching an idea for a show.

(Comic-Con 2005)

I'm showing some exclusive development art! See ya there!

Here's the details:

Saturday 1:30-2:30 Pitching an Animated Show— How do you get your cartoon on the air? Selling an animated series isn’t as easy as it seems. The process is as creative as it is frustrating—and equal parts unpredictable. The major networks get thousands of pitches every year, so is there a secret recipe to getting your idea on the top of the pile? Maybe, and these are the people to tell you: the executives responsible for shepherding new shows at the major studios, including Eric Coleman, VP animation, development & production at Nickelodeon; Heather Kenyon, senior director of development original animation for Cartoon Network; Mike Moon, vice president, animated series at The Disney Channel; Halle Stanford, head of children’s programming for The Jim Henson Company; and creators Jorge R. Gutierrez (Nickelodeon’s upcoming 2007 series El Tigre) and Gabe Swarr (Big Pants Mouse), both industry veterans currently in development on several projects. This will be an hour chock-full of wisdom, woes, and even a few “you-saw-it-here-first” surprises, moderated by animation writer/creator Jon M. Gibson, also in development. Room 5AB


Blogger Edward S. Smith Jr. said...

Gabe! You are amazing, i wish that i could be there for the panel and get to shoot a few questions at you, as well as shake your hand. You rock! Huge fan! HUGE!!

1:17 PM  
Blogger Boogervampire said...

Which day is the panel going to be on? I didn't see it listed in your post.

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His panel is on Saturday, July 22.

See you Saturday, Gabe!

4:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

have fun. you know it's been 5 years since i was there last. i really wish the wife and i could go.

1:38 AM  
Blogger Gabe Swarr said...

I love the Comic-Con--oh all the wonderous people and toys and books...

The panel is going to be on Saturday.

I can't wait to see all ya's there!

9:37 AM  
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9:26 PM  
Blogger Mark Ackland said...

Man, I wish I could be there to party!

7:13 AM  
Blogger the doodlers said...

Ditto! Yup, sure sounds like a fun time. Maybe we'll make it next year...We'll check back to hear how it went later. Cheers!

PS: Just luuuuuv the familly portrait you did below. So sweet. We'll be adding you to our links now.

7:20 AM  
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2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was good seeing you today- great panel discussion. I hope you also had a blast at the show! That place was packed.

7:47 PM  
Blogger maxi said...

me encanta tu trabajo!!!!
pasate a visitar mi blog.

5:59 AM  
Blogger Alan said...

Hey you guys all look sober up there. What gives???

11:44 PM  
Blogger Franfou said...

seems to have been very interesting..Im gonna publsh my own comicstrip soon but still dont know how to present it for tv...I will read about it ! Maybe next year I would like to get the budget to go to San diego and this great comic-con rendez-vous ! :-) Salutation !

1:30 PM  
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