Chicago Wizard World Panels and Programs

I will be at Chicago Wizard World August 23rd-26th! I will be signing copies of my books, providing free sketches, and offering several panels and performances.

If you are interested in attending use code WOSTOON at checkout for 20% off your tickets! (

I will be at booth B38 right next to Cyanide and Happiness!

Here is my schedule for the con!

Thursday, Aug. 23, 20186:00 PM – 6:45 PM location: ROOM 13

Cinema’s Best Of The Worst

“Oh hai Wizard World.” Join pop culture historian, Joe Wos, for a discussion on what makes for a truly “great” bad movies. Joe will share a few of his picks for movies you will love to hate and welcomes audience discussion for picks on the best of the worst! From the “Citizen Kane” of bad cinema- Plan 9 from Outer Space to more obscure awful fare, we will watch previews and clips that will leave you writhing in the aisles.


  • Friday, Aug. 24, 20182:00 PM – 2:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    How To Toon

    Join Joe Wos, the visiting resident cartoonist of the Charles M. Schulz Museum, for a hands on cartooning workshop for all ages.

    The workshop breaks down the art of cartooning into easy to follow instructions for all ages. It is a fast paced class that covers the art of visual storytelling from basic line work to developing characters.


  • Friday, Aug. 24, 20183:30 PM – 4:15 PM location: ROOM 13

    Evil Animated

    “Mirror, mirror on the wall who’s the baddest of them all?” Find out as cartoon historian Joe Wos list the top ten meanest of the mean animated movie villains to ever terrorize the silver screen. From devilish Disney denizens to more surprising forgotten fiends, we will discuss the finer points of what makes a truly great cartoon villain.

  • Saturday, Aug. 25, 20181:00 PM – 1:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    Once Upon A Toon

    Cartoonist and storyteller Joe Wos present his program featuring storytelling and live cartoon illustration. This all ages show features original stories and folktales with a twist. Joe draws the stories as he tells them! It’s like watching a picture book be created before your very eyes.

    Join Joe on a pun-filled adventure for all ages!


Saturday, Aug. 25, 20184:30 PM – 5:15 PM location: ROOM 13

Disney Princess (Twisted) Coronation

The Disney Universe’s continued expansion has brought  Marvel, LucasFilms and even the Muppets into the house of mouse. With Fox now entering the fold there are new opportunities to bestow one of Disney’s highest honors upon classic characters by coronating them as Disney Princesses! Pop culture historian Joe Wos takes a tongue in cheek look at characters now eligible for this prestigious honor. From the Xenomorph Alien Queen to Princess Leia we will explore the traditional role of the Disney Princess and how it could be transformed by the annexation of new realms into the Disney Kingdom.


Sunday, Aug. 26, 201812:30 PM – 1:15 PM location: ROOM 13

Animation Celebration: Top Ten Animated Cartoon Characters

Cartoon historian and former executive director/founder of the ToonSeum, Joe Wos gives a sneak peek at the top ten animated television characters from his upcoming book “Animation Celebration: The 100 greatest characters in television animation.” Did you favorite make the top ten? Attend this presentation to find out! The list is sure to trigger a lively debate! Joe will be joined by his co-author Martin Gitlin.




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