Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage Schedule

Learn about the art of graphic novels, comics, illustration, and how games and gaming inspire creativity and social interaction!

Graphic Novel and Gaming State

Time:

Saturday, June 22

Sunday, June 23

Monday, June 24

9:30am - 10:20amTeaching With Manga Classics: A partnership between public librarians and educators.

Choosing Graphic Novels for Your Community

What's New from First Second Books!

10:30am - 11:20am

Literary comics publishers Spotlight

European Comics: A Melting Pot

BioGraphics: Reading Graphic Novel Biographies

11:30am - 12:20pmImage Comics Competitive Draw

Image Comics Summer Spectacular

 

12:30pm -  1:20pmJack Campbell on the Lost Fleet Graphic Novels

Wordy to Wordless: How Comics Writers Adapt to Different Genres, Ages, and Artists

 

1:30pm - 2:20pmOn writing stories that encourage young people to be superheroes in their own lives and communities.

Coming of Age Stories for Every Reader

 

2:30pm - 3:20pmFrench Comics Association Showcase

Library Gaming with Wizards of the Coast

 

3:30pm - 4:20pmBlack voices in comicsThe Many Paths to Comics 

Saturday, June 22
 

Teaching With Manga Classics: A partnership between public librarians and educators.
Publisher: Manga Classics/UDON Entertainment

A partnership between public librarians and educators. As more titles from classic literature become adapted into the manga/graphic novel format, this session will discuss the application of graphic adaptations in the classroom and on the partnership and support opportunities that help librarians become greater resources for educators.


Literary comics publishers Spotlight
Publisher: Fantagraphics

Discussing upcoming titles to help collection development librarians choose what to put on their shelves. Fantagraphics, D&Q, Uncivilized Books, French Comics Association.


Image Comics Competitive Draw
Publisher: Image Comics, Inc.

Artists Sanford Greene, Nathan Fox, Sarah DeLaine, and a surprise guest play a live, high stakes game of visual charades with YOU, the audience! The winning teams receive free swag and books for their libraries!

Artists - Sanford Greene (BITTER ROOT), Nathan Fox (THE WEATHERMAN), Sarah DeLaine (LITTLE GIRLS), and a surprise guest! Referee - Chloe Ramos-Peterson (Image Comics Library Sales Market Representative).


Jack Campbell on The Lost Fleet Graphic Novels
Publisher: Titan Comics

Jack Campbell is a retired US Navy officer, famous for his bestselling series of military science fiction novels, The Lost Fleet. Described as "military science fiction at its best" by fellow SF author Catherine Asaro and "a Tom Clancy thriller in space" by Publishers Weekly, the series spans both traditional and graphic novels, exploring the future of humanity after the end of a century-old war between two space empires. 


On writing stories that encourage young people to be superheroes in their own lives and communities.
Publisher: DC

DC authors Meg Cabot (Black Canary: Ignite), Mariko Tamaki (Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass), and Minh Lê (Green Lantern: Legacy) discuss how their protagonists find the confidence within themselves—sometimes against all odds—to find their unique voices, make a difference in their own lives, and have a positive impact on their communities.


French Comics Association Showcase
Publisher: The French Comics Association

Bande Dessinée From Diverse Genres and Voices. There's a wealth of translated bande dessinée (Franco-Belgian graphic novels/nonfiction) available in recent years, and this showcase offers a base for collection development, with newly published titles from diverse genres, voices, and publishers. The French Comics Association brings together renowned and star creators on tour from Europe, featuring picture books, middle grade, and adult graphic novels and nonfiction.


Black voices in comics
Publisher: Fantagraphics

A group of Black cartoonists discuss the importance of representation in comics. How they see their work fitting into the medium and the powerful experience readers have when they see reflections of themselves in the books they read. Ezra Claytan Daniels (BTTM FDRS, Fantagraphics), Joel Christian Gill (Fast Enough, Lion Forge), C. Spike Trotman (Publisher of Iron Circus), and special guest! 


Sunday, June 23


Choosing Graphic Novels for Your Community
Publisher: Image Comics, Lion Forge


The panel will include a lineup of creators and librarians discussing the best way to choose graphic novels based on community needs and pop-culture trends.
 


European Comics: A Melting Pot
Publisher: Europe Comics


Asterix, Tintin, The Smurfs and Persepolis are just some of the few that have made it across the Atlantic. But the European comics heritage is much richer and varied, different in every country. As we stress on the importance of diversity and the need for different voices, Europe Comics presents a panel of award-winning European creators and their latest works.

With: Typex from the Netherlands (Andy: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol, SelfMadeHero, 2018) Gol from Spain (Cervantes: The Genius' Fantasy, Europe Comics, 2018), Joanna Karpowicz from Poland (Anastasia, Europe Comics, 2019), Christophe Ferreira from France (Milo's World, Lion Forge 2019), and Flavia Biondi from Italy (Generations, Lion Forge, 2018). Moderated by Heidi MacDonald (The Comics Beat).

 

Image Comics Summer Spectacular
Publisher: Image Comics, Inc.


Authors and artists give you the juiciest details on their current and upcoming projects! David F. Walker and Sanford Greene (BITTER ROOT) have monstrous surprises in store; Nicholas Aflleje and Sarah DeLaine (LITTLE GIRLS) are here to warn you that hyenas are no laughing matter, and Nathan Fox (THE WEATHERMAN) forecasts that there’ll be no cooling off this summer with these hot titles!
 


Wordy to Wordless: How Comics Writers Adapt to Different Genres, Ages, and Artists
Publisher: The French Comics Association

Comics scriptwriters creatively adapt their styles across publishers and partnerships, from realistic to genres including crime/sci-fi/fantasy, to picture books, and even wordless narratives. What guides language choice, dialogue decisions, and pacing for comics writers depending on the age level and audience for a book? How do writers write a wordless script? How do they work in conversation with artists? A shop talk! 


Coming of Age Stories for Every Reader
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly, Iron Circus, Uncivilized Books

It’s never easy growing up. Moderated by librarian Amie Wright, Travis Dandro, Lisa Naffziger, and Kelsey Wroten explore the difficulties of adolescence for very different kinds of teens. In Dandro’s memoir, he’s struggling to break his family’s cycle of substance abuse, trauma, and violence. In Naffziger’s thriller, a freshman-to-be negotiates the darkness behind her parent’s over-protectiveness, and Wroten’s bitingly funny novel spotlights an aspiring queer artist who hasn’t quite found her way to artistic fulfillment.


Library Gaming with Wizards of the Coast
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

Gaming in your library isn't anything new, but keeping organizers motivated and maintaining a strong community can be challenging. Come learn about how Wizards of the Coast uses the depth of Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons to give you the tools to keep your patrons coming back for more!


The Many Paths to Comics
Publisher: Quirk Books, Oni Press, Uncivilized Books

From web comics—to ongoing series—to original graphic novels, there's a path for every new comics reader to explore. On this panel, comic creators and publishing professionals will discuss the different genres and points of access that make up the exciting and fast-growing comics community. 


Monday, June 24
 

What's New from First Second Books!
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Publishing Group / First Second Books

Join Mark Siegel, Creative and Editorial Director of First Second Books, as he discusses the latest trends, topics, and titles coming from First Second in 2019 and beyond. First Second offers an ambitious collection in every age category with talent from all over the world.


BioGraphics: Reading Graphic Novel Biographies
Publisher: Europe Comics

The virtues of graphic biographies are now recognized. Having two visions of a famous person's life in one, that of the biographer and of the artist, adds even more nuance and depth to a person's life story. It might also happen that we pick up a biography we wouldn't usually be interested in, thanks to the appealing art. A panel of award-winning graphic biographers will discuss and present their works.

With Gina Siciliano (I Know What I Am, Fantagraphics Books), Typex (Andy: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol, SelfMadeHero) Gol (Cervantes: The Genius' Fantasy, Europe Comics).