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Modern Tales and Keenspot panels at San Diego Comic-Con

From the San Diego Comic-Con Program:

Saturday, July 19

4:30–6:00 Keenspot: From the Web to the Moon— The green-lovin' uberbrains behind Keenspot.com, the most popular site for original comics on the web, will be breaking news on the keenest happenings and discussing Keenspot's slow but steadily continued expansion from the web to other forms of media, including print comic books and graphic novels, wireless content, animation, toys, and eventually maybe even the moon itself. Panelists will include Maritza Campos (College Roomies From Hell!), Mike Rosenzweig (Everything Jake), Clint Hollingsworth (Wandering Ones), Brad Guigar (Greystone Inn), Steve Troop (Melonpool), Howard Tayler (Schlock Mercenary), Alan Foreman (SSDD), Darren Bleuel (pnes), and a tentative appearance by the sasquatch-like Chris Crosby (Superosity), who may or may not be a giant rubber suit filled with super-intelligent puppies. All attendees will receive at least two free Keenspot comic books, as well as the thanks of a grateful nation. Room 7A

6:00–7:00 ModernTales.com— Modern Tales is the leading provider of commercial web comics, offering a number of anthology and single-series websites to paying subscribers, including, among others, ModernTales.com and James Kochalka's AmericanElf.com. Panelists will discuss the aesthetic and commercial opportunities these websites afford cartoonists, and at least one major announcement will be made. Panelists include Cayetano Garza Jr. (Whimville), Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma), Shaenon K. Garrity (Narbonic), Rick Hoberg (Gizmo & Geers), Donna Barr (Desert Peach), and T. Campbell (Rip & Teri). ModernTales.com’s Joey Manley moderates. Room 7A