LightBox Expo Exclusive Programming Highlights

The annual LightBox Expo 2022 is coming this fall, October 14-16, 2022, and there’s a wealth of guests and panels in store. Today, AIPT can exclusively reveal two panels that both Disney/Marvel-related fans will want to check out. A virtual event in previous years, this year’s event marks the return of the acclaimed celebration of the arts to Pasadena, CA, for the first time since the show’s inaugural year.

The first panel to be revealed exclusively today will take place on Saturday October 15th, The art of… The proud family: louder and prouder with executive producer Bruce Smith and art director Eastwood Wong. They discuss how the new look and feel of The proud family: louder and prouder was realized. They will share insights into the style evolution from the original series, development and through current installments on Disney+.

Then on Sunday 15 October a discussion about Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur will take place in the panel “Introducing Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.” Moderated by Steve Loter (executive producer), panelists include Rodney Clouden (supervising producer), Ben Juwono (supervising director), Jose Lopez (Character Design Lead), Chris Whittier (Art Director), and Kat Kosmala (Animation Lead). The crew will explain what it took to create this highly anticipated show.

Read the official press release below for even more information about LightBox Expo.

(LOS ANGELES, CA – September 26, 2022) Academy Award-winning co-director of brave, Brenda Chapman, Everett Downing, Jr. (co-director of the Academy Award-winning) Her love and director of the upcoming My father the bounty hunter), James Gurney (creator of Dinotopia), concept designer Mark “Crash” McCreery (Jurassic Park), Star Trek concept design artist Neville Page and Dice Tsutsumi (co-director of the Academy Award-nominated The Dam Keeper and director of the upcoming Oni: Thunder Gods Tale) are among the 500 attendees attending LightBox Expo 2022 this fall. This year marks the return of the acclaimed celebration of the arts to Pasadena, CA, for the first time since the show’s inaugural year. LightBox Expo 2022 will take place from October 14-16, 2022, with over 150 panels and the prestigious Concept Art Awards.

“We are excited to personally host LightBox Expo after two years of virtual events,” said celebrated LightBox Expo character designer, illustrator and Creative Director Bobby Chiu, who co-founded the event in 2019 with Jim Demonakos, one of the directors of the award-winning documentary Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters. “During the pandemic, we experimented with ways to bring artists together online, including the launch of our popular LightBox Expo Discord channel. And while that was a rewarding experience for the LightBox Expo community, which has grown internationally in ways we could never have imagined, there’s absolutely nothing like an event featuring over 500 of the most talented artists, writers and filmmakers out there today. work the day.’

LightBox Expo is a versatile experience for everyone from aspiring artists and students, to professionals and fans, with a focus on animation, illustration and concept art. The organizers of the event have announced that slate of more than 125 panelswith even more programming highlights to be announced closer to the show.

Among the many highlights of the show are The Concept Art Awards, an annual awards ceremony designed to recognize and advance the role of concept artists in the worlds of movies, television, video games and more. This year’s finalists include artists working on projects such as Encanto, Turning Red, Dune, The Batman, Moon Knight, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Apex Legends, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and the awards ceremony will take place in the Pasadena Civic Auditorium with a live band. Among the recipients of this year’s Concept Art Awards Lifetime Achievement Award is Mary Blair, the legendary concept artist of films including Alice in Wonderland, Peter Panand Cinderella, who will receive the award posthumously on Saturday, October 15. The Concept Art of 2022

The Awards finalists can be viewed here:

Finalists for the professional categories include:

Animation: Encanto, Turning Red, Luck, Lightyear, Ron’s Gone Wrong, Vivo, The Sea Beast, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, Arcane, Maya and the Three, Wolfboy and the Everything Factory, The Ghost and Molly McGee, Star Trek Prodigy, The Cuphead Show !, Prehistoric Planet,

Live action: Spider-Man: No Way Home, Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Doctor Strange 2 in the Multiverse of Madness, The Batman, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Nope, Antlers, Eternals, Thor: Love and Thunder, Dune, The Matrix Resurrections, Jungle Cruise, The Suicide Squad, Reminiscence, Foundation, Moon Knight, Wheel of Time, Archive 81, The Book of Boba Fett, Obi Wan Kenobi, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Cowboy Bebop

Video games: The Cycle: Frontier, Lost in Random, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Apex Legends, GRIME, Source of Madness, The Tribes of Midgard, Deaths Door, Risk of Rain 2: Survivors of the Void, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Dying Light 2 Stay Human

“LightBox Expo was created to showcase the creators of your favorite animations, illustrations, games and live-action movies and TV shows, all under one roof,” said Jim Demonakos, LightBox Expo’s Convention Director. “This year’s event feels like a homecoming. After our debut event in 2019, we went online and we can’t wait to get back together to celebrate the arts in person.”

Learn more about the Concept Art Association and the 2022 Concept Art Awards presented by LightBox Expo by visiting their website or follow them Instagram. For more information about LightBox Expo, visit: and follow them Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and disagreement.

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