Jerry Bennett

Jerry Bennett is a full-time comic-book artist, illustrator, and art director currently drawing Glamorella’s Daughter with co-creator Charles J. Martin for Literati Press Comics, and writing and illustrating his own graphic novels.

He was the 2018-19 Paseo Arts Association Artist in Residence at the historic Skirvin Hilton, teaching the comic-art process and creating gallery comic art. He recently finished as the 2021-22 Artist in Residence at the University of Science and Arts in Oklahoma, where he taught illustration and mentored advanced students.

Jerry is the Illustrator Coordinator for the Oklahoma/Arkansas region of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators.

2:00 PM | Location: University C

Creating Compelling and Unique Book-Cover Illustrations

Artists, illustrators, and comic creators share the business of book covers. What matters to both publishers AND writers when selling and making cover art? Do these considerations clash with reader expectations?

Moderator: Jan S. Gephardt

Panelists: Jan S. Gephardt, Jerry Bennett, Chaz Kemp, Elizabeth Leggett

Tracks: Art

7:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma A

Friends of SoonerCon Reception

Friends of SoonerCon membership-exclusive social event with SoonerCon 30 guests of honor and featured guests. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages provided. Thank you to our 2022 Friends of SoonerCon and Kickstarter supporters!

Moderator: John Eads

Panelists: John Eads, Beku.Cos, Jerry Bennett, Johnny Yong Bosch, Dr. Donna J. Nelson, FRSC, FACS, Muriel Fahrion, Knightmage, Elizabeth Leggett, Mace Kendu, Jamie Marchi, A. Lee Martinez, Larry Nemecek, Cory J. Phillips, Porcelain Vahjeen, Remy Domino, Rynaga, Syren, J. Michael Tatum

Tracks: Meetup, General Interest

Noon | Location: Sooner B

Elevator to Success! What’s Your Pitch?

What’s an elevator pitch? It’s a brief explanation, presented in the time it takes to take an elevator ride. This skill is invaluable in sharing your work without being a bore or being too aggressive. Our panelists help you develop your own elevator pitch for fun and profit!

Moderator: Rosemary Clement-Moore

Panelists: Rosemary Clement-Moore, Jerry Bennett, Caleb Masters, Alan J Porter

Tracks: Maker, Art, Performing Arts, Music, Gaming, Business & Marketing, Cosplay, Writing & Publishing

1:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma A1

Build Your Own Comic-Book Hero/Villain

Join the fun—help cast a villain or hero in the next big comic book. We'll create a superhero or supervillain in under an hour. (Supplies provided. Kid-friendly.)

Moderator: Jerry Bennett

Panelists: Jerry Bennett, Chaz Kemp, Mike Kennedy

Tracks: Art, Kids, Comics