Wednesday, July 15, 2015

HIGHLIGHT: Spotlight on Jim Lee Panel SDCC 2015

Spotlight on Jim Lee
July 9, 2015, Thursday, 12:45PM-1:45PM
Room 6DE

"What kind of pencil do you use?"
Find out the answer to that ever-popular question and more as Comic-Con special guest and DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman) sketches live on stage and answers your life-long comic book questions in this fun and interactive panel.

*My Thoughts*
This panel didn't feel like a panel at all. It felt more like a chat session with Jim Lee. He spoke much about drawing, in particular drawing the Joker and Batman. He discussed the different characteristics of each character that he draws. He even called up a couple of aspiring artists to draw their take on the Joker. Moreover, Jim Lee entertained many fans with his sketches of these popular characters in the DC universe. He elaborated on shapes and shadowing when drawing characters. Jim particularly specified how shadowing creates the illusion of shapes and depth... a "matter of tricking the eye." Of course, he shared advice and tips for all the aspiring artists attending this panel.

As he sketched, fans were in awe as he drew the Joker and Batman. From pencil sketches to shadowing, we watched Jim Lee bring out these characters on paper.

Unfortunately, I was not able to get a wristband for his signing at the DC Entertainment booth. I was really bummed, but...hopefully... I can try for a signing next year...haha!

But for now, you can listen to the Q&A!

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