A few weeks ago, the American Library Association held their Annual conference in Anaheim. Among the many publishers and suppliers on the exhibition floor was GraphiCon, a mini-comic con showcasing comics, games, and an incredible array of creators in Artists Alley! Panels were held on a nearby stage around the clock, and, unlike most comic cons, a lot of video has been made available for streaming!
So, if you weren’t there, here are some YouTube links!
The home page, containing 23 interviews with creators!
Faith Erin Hicks
Dave Roman discusses his design (seen above)…
…and why kids enjoy his books!
Gabrielle Bell talks about her new book, Voyeurs
Anthony Del Col
The Houghton Brothers
Derek Kim, Gene Yang, Thien Pham
In addition, there were amateur videos shot during the show.
Here’s Gene Luen Yang discussing Avatar and his comics.
The Rock Bottom Remainders performing Tambourine Man for the last time (with a special guest):
Derek Kirk Kim interviews creators and attendees at ALA-Anaheim!
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