The Original Artist Friendly Convention!

April 18-19, 2015

San Jose Convention Center

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Programs & Panels

Big Wow's 2015 Programs & Panels schedule will be jam packed with Artist Demonstrations, Cosplay Instruction and fun, Creator Interviews and Presentations, and so many more exciting opportunities to interact with today's most talented creators! Also, don't forget the Live Art, Vampirella & Swamp Thing Museum Shows, Kid's Corner and so much more going on at the show.

Looking for a handy guide to our program schedule to plan your days at Big WOW! ComicFest? Here you go!

 

April 18, 2015

11:00 AM

Sakura of America: Manga Faces & Chibis
(Program)

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Learn the fundamentals of how to draw a Manga style face and Chibis - cute and small characters.  Using the Manga Start workbooks #1 and #4, discover how to simplify your character bodies to draw this super deformed style.  This 45 minute class will have you asking for more!   

All materials are supplied by the sponsor – Sakura of America.  

Pre-registration ticket required. Class size is limited to 40 students.  

Class starts promptly at 11:00 AM.    

Instructor bio:  Karen Luk has taught Manga style and comic workshops at Cartoon Art Museum (SFO) and local libraries in the Bay Area. Her artwork encompasses steam-punk themes and Asian influences in her comics and illustrations. See her art online at KarenLuk.net.

Note:  $5.00 registration proceeds support the San Jose Public Library Foundation.

April 19, 2015

11:00 AM

Sakura of America: Action Lines
(Program)

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Learn how to graduate from drawing stick figures and advance to 3D shapes with basic action poses. Learn how the "line" of the spine dictates the action in a drawn character. Using the Manga Start  workbook #7, discover the fundamental drawing methods of showing action in your drawings. This 45 minute class will have you asking for more!   

All materials are supplied by the sponsor – Sakura of America.  

Pre-registration ticket required. Class size is limited to 40 students.  

Class starts promptly at 11:00 AM. 

Instructor bio:  Karen Luk has taught Manga style and comic workshops at Cartoon Art Museum (SFO) and local libraries in the Bay Area. Her artwork encompasses steam-punk themes and Asian influences in her comics and illustrations. See her art online at KarenLuk.net.

Note:  $5.00 registration proceeds support the San Jose Public Library Foundation.

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Show Sponsors

New Guest Lisa Marie Varon

March 30, 2015

Lisa Marie Varon is a professional wrestler currently signed with TNA Wrestling (Total Nonstop Action) out of Orlando, Florida.

Sakura of America is Hosting Two Manga Art Classes

March 25, 2015

Sakura of America is hosting two art tutorial classes at Big WOW! ComicFest this year. There will be one class on Saturday and the other on Sunday, both starting at 11AM.

Big WOW! ComicFest Welcomes Weekend Guest Jake Lloyd

March 9, 2015

Best known for his role as Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars The Phantom Menace, Jake will be at the show both Saturday and Sunday.