The US Book Show is coming later this month (May 22nd-25th) as an in-person event for the first time. And also for the first time it will have a dedicated day for Comics and Graphic Novels, on Tuesday, May 23rd. Today Image Comics announced all-star comic creators set to appear at the event including James Tynion IV (W0RLDTR33, Vol. 1), Tillie Walden (Clementine Book Two), and Alex De Campi (Parasocial).

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In addition, Image Comics unveiled the details for the panels where you can find these creators. These include the closing keynote moderated by the Beat’s own EiC Heidi MacDonald.


“Adult Big Books of Next Season” from 2:20–3:15 PM
Panelists: Mattie Lubchansky (Boys Weekend), Edel Rodriguez (Worm: A Cuban American Odyssey), Jillian Tamaki (Roaming) & James Tynion IV (W0RLDTR33, Vol. 1).
Moderator: Tahneer Oksman, author and Associate Professor at Marymount Manhattan College

“Alex De Campi in conversation with Joan Hilty” from 3:50–4:10 PM
Panelist: Alex De Campi (Parasocial, Dracula, Motherf**ker)
Moderator: Joan Hilty, Executive Editor, Avatar Studios/Nickelodeon Animation
“Closing Keynote” from 4:30–5:00 PM
Panelists: Jeff Smith (Bone) & Tillie Walden (Clementine Book Two)
Moderator: Heidi MacDonald, Editor-in-Chief of The Comics Beat

As previously announced, a limited number of free in-person tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Use promo code BEATCOMP when registering. Select the Comics Day Pass in-Person and click “Buy Tickets.” On the next screen, enter BEATCOMP in the discount code field under “Ticket Information” at the bottom of the page. The promotion is still available so if you have interest, better get on it ASAP!

The US Book Show is being run by Publishers Weekly, and it’s a hybrid event (online and in person) that is attempting to fill the gap of the departed Book Expo – although on a much smaller scale. This will be its first outing in this format since the pandemic.