Artist / Author
Image Comics, Inc.
Jason Latour is a comic book writer and artist whose current projects include co-creation and authorship of BLACK CLOUD as well as co-creation and art duties on SOUTHERN BASTARDS, a 2015 Eisner nominee for Best Continuing Series, at Image Comics. Projects for other publishers include scripting and co-creating Spider-Gwen at Marvel comics. In 2015 he won the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award for Best Comic Book Artist. Charlotte, NC is where he learned to draw(l).
Jason Latour's ALA Events Calendar
Friday, June 22nd, 2018
Friday Forum: What Makes A Book Adult? (Graphic Novel Member Interest Group)
11:00a-3:00p (EXACT 1 HOUR TIME, TBD) / Meeting Room TBD
“Figuring out whether a book belongs in a public library’s adult, teen, or children’s collection, or if a book is suitable for an academic library can be tricky. This session will discuss things you should look out for, what publisher ratings mean, and how to consider the differences in comics from countries outside your own with different cultural references and expectations. Our panelists will discuss fanservice, nudity, violence, language, themes, LGBTQIA content, sophistication versus content, and teaching your community and staff about visual media.”
Sunday, June 24th, 2018
Meet the Creators: Jason Latour
2:20p-3:20p / Exhibit Hall, Image Comics, Inc. Booth #549
“Come meet the creators at the Image Comics booth during a 1 hour signing. ”
Image Comics: Southern Gothic
3:30p-4:20p / Exhibit Hall, Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
“If the Spanish Moss is swinging in the night’s breeze; If the insects are buzzing balefully in the sultry heat of Summer; If that book you’re reading puts you in mind of a mint julep, then it must be Southern Gothic. Image Comics presents a discussion with genre luminary Jason Latour of SOUTHERN BASTARDS. Join us as we examine how comics approaches the American South."
Friday, June 22
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM