Just a brief guide to some publishers and creators and stuff to look out for!
11:15: PANEL: Kids Comics — with Jorge Aguirre, Giants Beware!
1:15: WORKSHOP: Checklist for a New Comic — with Matt Madden and Jessica Abel, Mastering Comics
2pm: SIGNING: Jorge Aguirre, Giants Beware!
4pm: SIGNING: Joe Infurnari, Mush!
5pm: SIGNING: Derek Kirk Kim, Same DifferenceSunday:
(exhibits 11am – 6pm)
11am: SIGNING: Dave Roman, Astronaut Academy
11:15: PANEL: Young Adult Graphic Novels — with Derek Kirk Kim, Same Difference, and sister-company guest-star Kevin Pyle, Take What You Can Carry
1pm: SIGNING: George O’Connor, Hades: Lord of the Dead
3pm: SIGNING: MK Reed, Americus
Saturday, April 28th
12:00 pm-1:00 pm Josh Simmons / Kim Deitch / Olivier Schrauwen
1:00 pm-2:30 pm Drew Friedman
1:30 pm-3:00 pm Nicolas Mahler
3:00 pm-4:00 pm Michael Kupperman
3:00 pm-4:30 pm Jason
4:30 pm-5:30 pm Fredrik Strömberg / Hans Rickheit
Sunday, April 29th
11:30 am-12:30 pm Fredrik Strömberg / Peter Kielland
12:30 pm-2:30 pm Jason / Nicolas Mahler
2:30 pm-3:30 pm Kim Deitch / Michael Kupperman
3:30 pm-4:30 pm Hans Rickheit / Josh Simmons / Olivier Schrauwen
Saturday April 28th
11 am – 12 pm R. Sikoryak signing
11:15 am “Kids Comics” panel hosted by Sarah Couri of the New York Public Library. Matthew Forsythe, Jorge Aguirre, P. Craig Russell, Colleen AF Venable. Room A.
12 – 1 pm Matt Forsythe signing
12:15 pm Brian Heather interviews Tom Gauld and Nicolas Mahler. Room B.
1 – 3 pm Tom Gauld signing
3 – 4 pm Matt Forsythe signing
5:15 pm “Carousel” hosted by R. Sikoryak with Michael Kupperman, Domitille Collardey, Shannon Wheeler, Leslie Stein, and Lauren Weinstein. Voice actors: Julie Klausner, Dave Hill, and Scott Adsit.
Sunday April 29th
12 – 2 pm Matt Forsythe and Tom Gauld signing
4:45 pm “Euro-Comics: Kiki de Montparnasse and the French comics scene” with Jose-Louise Bocquet and Doug Wallace. Room B.
5:15 pm “Animation from Augenblick Studios and Ugly Americans.” R. Sikoryak with Aaron Augenblick and Devin Clark. Room A.
SPACE DUCKS: AN INFINITE COMIC BOOK OF MUSICAL GREATNESS is Johnston’s debut graphic novel from BOOM! Town and Wieden+Kennedy Entertainment. Johnston, a long-time and dedicated fan of comic books, realizes his life-long dream of being a comic book artist with this release. In addition to the graphic novel, a Space Ducks app available through iTunes allows users to play their way through the comic narrative, game by game, chapter by chapter, unlocking animated films and Daniel’s new album as they go.
The BOOM! Town table will feature artists Daniel Johnston (Sunday only), Shannon Wheeler with a brand-new TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN volume, Rich Tommaso (SATCHEL PAIGE: STRIKING OUT JIM CROW), debuting his new OGN PETE AND MIRIAM, as well as KaBOOM! ADVENTURE TIME artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb.
We’ll be debuting Craig’s new book, the eagerly anticipated fifth volume of The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: The Happy Prince at the show, several weeks before it’s available anywhere else.
We’ll also have ten advance copies of the the signed and numbered edition of the book (How limited? 200 copies and the ten copies for sale will all be within the first twenty-five) which are quarterbound in real cloth and fine paper with a tip-in sheet signed by P. Craig Russell. Also, it’s a tremendous opportunity to have Craig personalize your copy!
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.