Worlds within Worlds: When Fantasy Gets Real

What do you draw on — literally — to put an imaginary world with real stakes on the graphic novel page? Carey Pietsch discusses pulling readers into the D&D world of the #1 New York Times best-selling Adventure Zone series; Isabel Greenberg’s Glass Town reveals how the Brontë children co-created a fictional world out of […]

Makers of the Road: Writing Hidden History

What are the histories we don’t hear? A jazz legend shines brightly during a dark time in his career; a mother tells moving stories of China’s Cultural Revolution to her daughter; and, in a master comics journalist’s latest epic, the Dene Nation of Canada’s sprawling Northwest Territories grapples with the economic reward and devastating cultural […]

Stand Up, Speak Out, Make Comics

From humor to horror, from journalism to first-person POV, these authors explore connections between uprisings of the past and speaking out loud in the present day. Travel from the protests against war and incarceration in the 1970s with Jared Reinmuth (Big Black: Stand at Attica) and Derf Backderf (Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio) to […]

Draw Me a Story

Do you want to see two illustrators live-drawing a story as Pura Belpré Award Winner Carlos Hernandez (Sal and Gabi Fix the Universe) spins a tale right before your eyes? Come watch bestselling creator Ben Clanton (Narwhal and Jelly) and Pura Belpré Honoree Angela Dominguez (Stella Díaz Never Gives Up) as they sketch some wacky […]

Graphix Con

Friendship can be super complicated, really intense, and totally embarrassing—especially when magic sketchbooks, broken hearts, alien adventures, and loads of family drama are involved! Join comics expert Calvin Reid as he celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Graphix imprint with Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright (Twins), Maria Scrivan (Nat Enough), Kristen Gudsnuk (Making Friends: Back […]

Carousel: Comics Performances

Readings of graphic novels and comics, with images, presented by the authors Glynnis Fawkes (Charlotte Bronte Before Jane Eyre), Shary Flenniken (Trots and Bonnie), Mikki Kendall (Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists), Sophie Yanow (The Contradictions), and more. Hosted by R. Sikoryak (Constitution Illustrated). 

ILLUSTRATOR SMACKDOWN

Let’s get ready to rumble! You won’t want to miss this epic live-action drawing competition refereed by the brilliant and award-winning artist Raúl The Third (VAMOS! Let’s Go Eat) and featuring talented illustrators Ebony Glenn (Not Quite Snow White), Ruth Chan (The Great Indoors), Juana Medina (We Are the Change), and Kevin Sherry (Squidding Around: […]

LET’S MAKE COMICS!

Break out the art supplies and join Mika Song (Donut Feed the Squirrels) in a comics-making workshop for ages 5 and up! Mika will give tips on the basic tools in a comic-creator’s toolbox, alongside her best pals, Norma and Belly. All you need to bring is a piece of paper, something to draw with, […]