SDCC 2019: Art Directors Guild Announces SDCC Line-Up

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) returns to San Diego Comic-Con with an exciting 2019 line-up of panels about the world building artists who worked on Black Panther, Westworld, Captain Marvel, and many more. Audiences can expect to meet these insiders, learn rarely-heard insights, and discover behind the scenes explanations from key art department members like Production Designers, Art Directors, Illustrators, Graphic Designers, and Set Designers.

Additionally, the ADG will present two awards at the 2019 Masquerade, Comic-Con’s annual costume competition. The two winners will each receive a $500 prize for: The Art Directors Guild Cosplay Award for Original Concept Design, presented to an entry with the most originality. The other award, The Art Directors Guild Cosplay Award for Best Graphic Design, is based on superior implementation and craftwork.

See details below for the schedule of events.

WOMEN OF THE HOLLYWOOD ART DEPARTMENT
Friday, July 19 from 11:00 – 12:00 p.m., Room 9
Hear from a panel of talented women from the Art Directors Guild whose careers span a variety of design roles within the film and TV industries. They will discuss their professional journeys in the industry, how they envision the Art Department of the future, and the unique challenges they face as visual storytellers, creating distinct and wondrous worlds for today’s most popular films and TV shows. Oscar®-winning Production Designer Hannah Beachler (Black Panther, Moonlight), Art Director Aashrita Kamath (Avatar 2 and 3, Kong: Skull Island), Graphic Designer Ellen Lampl (Bumblebee, Jurassic World), Specialist Set Designer Andrea Onorato (Avatar 2 and 3, Westworld), Art Director Erin E. Riegel (Birds of Prey, Captain Marvel), and moderator Kate Weddle (Set Designer).

WOMEN OF THE HOLLYWOOD ART DEPARTMENT – AUTOGRAPH SESSION
Friday, July 19 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Booth AA03
Oscar-winning Production Designer Hannah Beachler (Black Panther, Moonlight), Art Director Aashrita Kamath (Avatar 2 and 3, Kong: Skull Island), Graphic Designer Ellen Lampl (Bumblebee, Jurassic World), Specialist Set Designer Andrea Onorato (Avatar 2 and 3, Westworld), and Art Director Erin E. Riegel (Birds of Prey, Captain Marvel).

BUILDING CINEMATIC DREAMS
Friday, July 19 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Room 9
Everyone dreams of adventures in other places, on other worlds, and in other times – especially the people of Comic-Con. Could it be genre movies and TV? Where do those astonishing worlds come from? They begin with the Production Designer dreaming about the best possible world in which to set a story. There’s research, and plenty of collaboration; with the Director, Cinematographer and an army of art department and visual effects artists, of course. The Art Directors Guild brings you some of the foremost designers to share with you their techniques, thoughts, and dreams: Jeffrey Beecroft (Transformers: The Last Knight, 12 Monkeys), Todd Cherniawsky (Star Trek Discovery, Pet Sematary), Caylah Eddlebute & Steve Joyner (Alita: Battle Angel, Predators), and moderator John Muto (Species, Terminator 2 – 3D).

BUILDING CINEMATIC DREAMS – AUTOGRAPH SESSION
Friday, July 19 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Booth AA03
Jeffrey Beecroft (Transformers: The Last Knight, 12 Monkeys), Todd Cherniawsky (Star Trek Discovery, Pet Sematary), Caylah Eddlebute & Steve Joyner (Alita: Battle Angel, Predators), and John Muto (Species, Terminator 2 – 3D).

ARTWORK TO SCREEN: COMICS COME TO LIFE!
Saturday, July 20 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Room 23ABC
Comic pages, storyboards, and production illustration have developed together since the invention of film, with each influencing the others. What skills do film artists bring to the job that are comparable between the printed page and the moving pictures? The Motion Picture Film Illustrators of the Art Directors Guild will share their experiences working on major films, television, and streaming shows based on comic book, fantasy, and sci-fi adventures. What was once only possible on the printed page can now be brought to life by these talented artists. Panelists include David Lowery (The Lion King, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Matthew Cunningham (Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Doom Patrol), Danelle Davenport (Baby Driver, Ant-Man), Aaron Sowd (Spider-Man: Far From Home, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil), and moderator Tim Burgard (Rampage, Justice League).

ARTWORK TO SCREEN: COMICS COME TO LIFE! – AUTOGRAPH SESSION
Saturday, July 20 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Booth AA09
David Lowery (The Lion King, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Matthew Cunningham (Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Doom Patrol), Danelle Davenport (Baby Driver, Ant-Man), Aaron Sowd (Spider-Man: Far From Home, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil), and Tim Burgard (Rampage, Justice League).

2019 MASQUERADE: COMIC-CON’S ANNUAL COSTUME COMPETITION
Saturday, July 20 from 8:30 p.m., Ballroom 20
Tickets are required for Ballroom 20. To ensure that no one waits in the long line only to discover that all seats are taken, free tickets will be distributed beginning at noon on Saturday to those lining up near Ballroom 20. Please click here for more information.

ART DIRECTORS GUILD BOOTH – San Diego Convention Center
July 18-21 – Booth #5563
The Art Directors Guild has partnered with Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA), to occupy booth #5563 in the Exhibit Hall. Throughout the convention, visitors will have the opportunity to talk to ADG members, experience live demonstrations and pick up a special Comic-Con issue of the guild’s magazine Perspective.