Tee Franklin is a Queer disabled Black woman comic writer: “The Outfit” (NAILBITER #27), “Tears” (in the Eisner-winning and New York Times best-selling LOVE IS LOVE), and Inclusive Press’ Queer romance graphic novella, BINGO LOVE. Franklin won the 2017 Queer Press Grant for BINGO LOVE and raised almost $60,000 via Kickstarter. Franklin signed a deal with Image Comics in 2017, to publish BINGO LOVE which was released on Valentine’s Day 2018; this bestseller is currently on its third printing. Franklin is an activist who fights for inclusion, accessibility and representation.
ALA Events Calendar
Friday, June 22nd
Friday Forum: What Makes A Book Adult?
1:40p-2:55p / MCC, Rm 353-355
“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.”
Saturday, June 23rd
Fall in love with Romance Comics!
4:00p-5:00p / MCC, Rm 278
“Fall in love again… with comics! From puppy love to senior sweethearts, Image Comics is bringing readers a romance comics renaissance. Join authors and artists as they discuss romance comics!”
Sunday, June 24th
Strong Female Protagonists
12:30p-1:20p / Graphic Novel Stage
“What do we want? Strong, diverse female protagonists in comics! When do we want it? Now--and now's the time to meet these diverse creators of graphic novels, with books represented for readers young and old and young at heart."
Meet the Creator: Tee Franklin
1:20p-2:20p / Booth #549
"Come meet the creator!"
Image Comics: Southern Gothic
3:30p-4:20p / Graphic Novel Stage
"Speakers Chris Brunner, Tee Franklin, Jason Latour"
Friday, June 22
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday, June 23
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 24
12:30 PM – 1:20 PM