Artist / Author
Image Comics, Inc.
Johnnie Christmas is the creator of the graphic novel, FIREBUG, from Image Comics. He co-created the #1 New York Times Best Selling graphic novel series ANGEL CATBIRD with celebrated writer Margaret Atwood. He also co-created the critically acclaimed series SHELTERED. He is a graduate of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, earning a BFA in Communication Design/Illustration. Johnnie makes Vancouver, BC his home.
Johnnie's ALA Events Calendar
Saturday, June 23rd, 2018
Graphic Novel Authors Talk Adaptations: Myths, Fairytales, History, and Urban Legends
9:00a-10:00a / Morial Convention Center, Meeting Rm 209
“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."
When I See Myself In Comics
10:30a-11:30a / Morial Convention Center, Room 297
“As the graphic novel market continues to grow it is creating greater opportunities for stories that explore ideas, subjects and themes that help readers discover what their own identity can mean. Graphic novels have the power to immediately connect readers with stories that reflect how they feel regarding race, gender identity, nationality, or body image. Join these panelists as they talk about moments of revelation in their careers as story tellers."
Meet the Creators: Johnnie Christmas
11:40a-12:40p / Exhibit Hall, Image Comics, Inc. Booth #549
“Come meet the creators at the Image Comics booth during a 1 hour signing."
Saturday, June 23
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Saturday, June 23
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM