This year Comic-Con At Home has made this a lot easier for fans and spectators to maneuver around virtually and really stretch their legs while checking out each panel. Not having to stress about running from hall room to hall room in order to make it to the panels of their choice has been one of the very few pluses the pandemic has had to offer. In fact, SDCC has also made it a lot easier to find the hidden gems of the event like HIP-HOP AND COMICS: CULTURES COMBINING.
Hip-Hop and comics cultures exist in constant communication: continually name checking and reflecting each other, trading ideas back and forth, and sharing many common inspirations and influences. Both forms reconfigure existing elements to create vital new works; utilize bold imagery and complex storytelling; and form passionate fandoms around their characters and personalities.
Join curator and historian Patrick A. Reed (Depth Of Field Productions, twitter.com/djpatrickareed) as he presents a "visual mixtape" with an all-star cast of musicians, comic creators, and visual artists discussing the cross-generational impacts of these cultural crossovers. Panelists include Pharoahe Monch, Christopher "Play" Martin, Johnny "Juice" Rosado, Vita Ayala, MC Esoteric, Danny Lore, DJ Nu-Mark, Marc 7, Mega Ran, Adam Wallenta, Kenny Keil, LikWUiD, James Reitano, David F. Walker, Ronald Wimberly, Murs, Erin Yoshi, Gloria "Glow" Muriel, P.So The Earthtone King, and Turner Lange.
You can watch the full virtual panel here: