No one is quite sure how the Miami Book Fair International—held in a city known for its wild and crazy lifestyle—got to be the biggest book festival in the US, but…it’s true and probably has something to do with the tireless and hard-working staff that puts the event together, and the great authors who show up. This year’s event will be held Nov. 17-24 at Miami Dade MDC’s Wolfson Campus. The event always features many comics related guests, and this year is no exception, with Gene Luen Yang, Lucy Knisley, Pete Bagge, Ariel Schrag, Rep. John Lewis and others on hand.
Paul Pope has contributed the poster for the Kids Programming section of the event, and it features Battling Boy, star of his new GN. I think it’s a nice image to end the comics week on, don’t you?
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Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.