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!

Cecil Castellucci

Faith Erin Hicks

Jason Shiga

Chris Giarrusso

Dave Roman discusses his design (seen above)…

…and why kids enjoy his books!

Gabrielle Bell talks about her new book, Voyeurs

Jen Wang

Keith Knight

Alexis Fajardo

Matt Dembicki

Anthony Del Col

MK Reed

Nathan Hale

Bob Boyle

Darren Gendron

James Burke

Jerzy Drozd

The Houghton Brothers

Tom Kaczynski

Raina Telgemeier

Derek Kim, Gene Yang, Thien Pham

Christina Strain

Jacob Chabot


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!


  1. Torsten, thanks for posting the links and letting more people see these videos. I was one of the librarian interviewers, and I had so much fun. Although, next time I WILL use a tripod! The upper arm muscles started burning about 5 minutes into each interview …

    Also, my thanks to all the wonderful creators who let us interview them for ALA!