ALA Unit/Subunit: UNO
Meeting Type: Author Event,Exhibitor Session
Creators who have adapted myths, legends, fairytales, and American folklore into the graphic medium discuss how graphic novels are continuing age-old traditions of mythologizing the human experience and how these titles relate to the non-graphic media already housed in libraries. Topics include core collection classics and upcoming titles, how graphic adaptations can be best utilized on their own and as an aid to promote circulation of non-graphic fiction or non-fiction, using comics in programming and education, and the process involved in the books' creation. Speakers: Ace Atkins (CROSSROAD BLUES), Johnnie Christmas (FIREBUG), Kit Seaton (AFAR, NORROWAY), Eric Shanower (AGE OF BRONZE). Session will include audience Q&A and the chance to win Image Comics featured titles!