“Toon” into a publishing success story: ten years ago, when every major publisher rejected Françoise Mouly’s idea of early reader hardcover comics, she set out to publish herself. TOON Books enrolled top-notch talent such as Eleanor Davis, Jeff Smith, Harry Bliss, Lilli Carré, Liniers, Art Spiegelman, Ivan Brunetti, and now Jaime Hernandez of Love and Rocket fame. Today, thanks to the embrace of many librarians, children’s comics are one of the most vital area of publishing. Join Ms. Mouly, art editor of The New Yorker, and authors Nadja Spiegelman and Ivan Brunetti, as they discuss how comics enhance visual literacy and show the TOON Comics curriculum which is now used in more than 1,200 schools.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA, UNO
Meeting Type: PopTop Stage
Cost: Included with full conference and exhibits only registration.