Here’s a list of the major comics and graphic novel publishers exhibiting at the American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans.  This list is not exhaustive…many publishers offer the occasional graphic novel in their catalog, and all of the major publishers have graphic novel imprints as part of their larger catalog. If you’re there, try and wander every aisle…you never know what you’ll find!

ṦẄÊ̄ḜṮ ⱩĬŖḂɎ ƘɌÃČḴḸἚ!   DC Entertainment is actually exhibiting at a trade show! Usually, in the past, they’ve had a few books on display at the Penguin Random House booth, and signed a few comics (yes, actual comic books, not graphic novels). Now, with Zoom and Ink and Black Label and Young Animal, it looks like DC is really serious about the Big Picture of graphic novels everywhere.
Marvel, meanwhile, hasn’t shown up at a trade show since… Marvel Classics? (I remember Laurel K. Hamilton doing a signing once, back in 2008?) Disney Press will have various Marvel prose novels, DK has various reference works, and other publishers will have licensed material from the “House of Ideas”.

Most of the publishers are grouped near the graphic novel and gaming stage, nestled in a geeky corner of gaming, comics, and zines. Penguin Random House will have their distributed clients nearby, where you’ll find DC and Dark Horse.

This icon  First Time Exhibitor  indicates a first-time exhibitor at an ALA conference, but not necessarily a new company.

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Exhibitor Name Booth
ABDO 1538
Abrams The Art of Books Since 1949 3515
AfterShock 552
Alexis Marie Chute, Author of Above the Star and Expecting SunshineFirst Time Exhibitor 3759
Andrews McMeel Publishing 1541
ARCHIVOS Story Development & PresentationFirst Time Exhibitor 639I
Arsenal Pulp Press 3142A
Baker & Taylor/Follett 2347
Bellwether Media 3854
Black Sands EntertainmentFirst Time Exhibitor 455
BOOM! Studios 431
Candlewick Press 1439
Combined Book Exhibit 1840
Crabtree Publishing Company 3456
Dark Horse Comics 2038
DC Entertainment 2040
Diamond Book Distributors 554
Disney Book Group 1438
Drawn & Quarterly 3434
Dynamite Entertainment 555
Europe ComicsFirst Time Exhibitor 453
Fantagraphics Books 3531
Follett/Baker & Taylor 2347
French Comics Association 451
Green Ronin Publishing 553
Headline Books IncFirst Time Exhibitor 3656
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 3514
Humanoids 3155
Icon 3149
IDW Publishing 449
Image Comics 549
Independent Publishers Group 1531
Iron Circus Comics 3142B
iVerse Media / Comics PlusFirst Time Exhibitor 456
Kingstone ComicsFirst Time Exhibitor 652
Lerner Publishing Group 3522, 3523
Library Comic 450
Lion Forge Comics 548
Mackin Educational Resources 3749
Midwest Tape 2852
No Starch Press 2052
Nobrow Press/Flying Eye Books 2158
Oni Press 457
Owlkids Books 3250
Papercutz/NBM 3425
Publisher Spotlight 3350
Quarto Group, The 523
Rebellion Publishing Ltd. / 2000 ADFirst Time Exhibitor 458
Scholastic Inc. 3614, 3615
Texas BookmanFirst Time Exhibitor 1734
Titan Publishing 2054
TOKYOPOP 541
Tor/Forge Books 3421
UDON Entertainment/Manga Classics 448
Uncivilized Books 3136A
Valiant Entertainment 557
VIZ Media 543
Voya- Teacher Librarian 3537
W. W. Norton & Company 3531
Yen PressFirst Time Exhibitor 452
Zenescope Entertainment 654