Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA, UNO
Meeting Type: Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Cost: Included with full conference and exhibits only registration.
Graphic treatments of historical figures are a booming area of publishing, becoming ever more popular in schools and libraries. Simultaneously, memoirs of everyday lives continue to flourish in the comics scene, each book as unique as its creator. Creators in both genres are faced with the challenge: how to draw a life? This panel brings together creators behind new biographies of historical figures, including Thomas Campi, (Magritte and The Joe Schuster Story); Peter Tomasi (The Bridge: How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York), with artist-memoirists Ellen Forney (Rock Steady) and Benjamin Reiss (Super Tokyoland). Moderator: Candice Mack