But it is during that programming that an attuned moderator can tease out the personal tales alongside the professional tips — the unexpected insight by a panelist, or the revealing wrinkle tossed out like a sly aside.
And so I readied my sketchbook and tablet for these sessions last weekend, set to capture those flowing moments and unscripted sound bites that speak to the expo’s abundant gifts for the aspiring artist and hungry indie-comics fan alike. And then there was the event’s Ignatz Awards ceremony, which provides its own freewheeling spirit and honesty.
Here are some of those Comic Riffs sketches, as a mere taste of SPX 2015‘s wide and engaging menu options:
(Note: Comic Riffs moderated the animation panel.)