Enjoy a Q & A with Lee Salem, the man who edited Calvin and Hobbes, For Better or For Worse, Doonesbury, The Far Side, Cathy, FoxTrot, The Boondocks, Cul De Sac, Lio and dozens of other comics. The industry icon is transitioning to the role of President Emeritus of Universal Uclick as of March 2014. He has a wealth of experience and stories that any comics fan and creator will find enlightening. Joining him will be those influenced by his work in the comics industry including Bill Amend, creator of Foxtrot. Plus, a there will be a reading of statements regarding his work provided by Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes), Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse), Jan Eliot (Stone Soup), Richard Thompson (Cul De Sac) and Mark Tatulli (Lio). ROOM 2502 (Lower level)
Creator of the comic strip FoxTrot, cartoonist Bill Amend will be a guest at Planet Comicon 2014! Bill spent a short time in the animation business, when he decided to pursue a cartooning career and signed on with Universal Press Syndicate. FoxTrot first appeared on April 10, 1988. The strip ran daily until December 30, 2006. FoxTrot, would turn into a Sunday-only strip after that.
Bill enjoys anonymously playing the online game World of Warcraft and has often shown his character, Jason, playing “World of Warquest” in his strip.
Bill was presented with the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year in 2007.