Superstar Jeff Kinney appear Sunday only at the Abrams booth, while Mark Chiarello, Kyle Baker, Mark Evanier and legenadry Joe Simon appear throughout the weekend.
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., is excited to announce their participation in New York Comic Con 2008. This year marks Abrams’ third year holding court at New York Comic Con, having hosted a booth each year since the New York Con launched in 2006. In addition to hosting their own booth (#1825) devoted to the HNA imprints Abrams, Abrams Image, and Amulet Books, a number of the publisher’s authors will be participating in panels and signings. Wimpy Kid (#1 New York Times children’s bestseller) author Jeff Kinney, revered comic artist Kyle Baker (Nat Turner), and Mark Evanier (author of the landmark biography Kirby: King of Comics) and comics legend Joe Simon are among the authors scheduled. (See schedule of events below).
Harry N. Abrams publishes innovative works in the areas of comics, graffiti, fantasy and science fiction, and film. Their Spring 2008 list includes the immensely successful Kirby: King of Comics; the stunning graphic novel M by Jon J Muth; Kyle Baker’s highly anticipated graphic novel Nat Turner (in both paperback and hardcover); Wordless Books: The Original Graphic Novels by David A. Beronä; Erotic Comics by Tim Pilcher; Graffiti Paris by Fabienne Grevy; The Animation Bible by Maureen Furniss; Child’s Play: The Berenstain Baby Boom by Mike Berenstain; and Wacky Packages by the Topps Company (which includes an introduction by Art Spiegelman). Says Senior Editor Charles Kochman, “There really is something for everyone on this list—books for all ages and for all tastes—each title unique and crafted in the classic Abrams tradition that readers have come to expect from us.”
Since the company’s inception in 1949, Harry N. Abrams has identified and celebrated contemporary and groundbreaking art, championing burgeoning creative forms and presenting them to the public in high quality, beautifully produced, and authoritatively written illustrated books.
In 1973, Harry N. Abrams published The Art of Walt Disney, clearly defining animation as fine art and presenting it to the public and media in that light. The book was a success, with 50,000 copies printed in its first year of publication. Since then Abrams and its imprints have been responsible for many books on comics art, championing the genre in the world of fine art with titles such as Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman by Patrick McDonnell, and Marvel: Five Fabulous Decades by Les Daniels.
Harry N. Abrams New York Comic Con 2008 Events Schedule
Friday, April 18
1:00―3:00 PM: Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules signing at Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th St., New York, NY. 212-989-3270
1:00–2:00 PM: Mark Evanier, author of Kirby: King of Comics, signing at Abrams booth (#1825)
2:30–3:30 PM: Kyle Baker, author of Nat Turner, signing at Abrams booth (#1825)
5:00–6:00 PM: Mark Evanier, author of Kirby: King of Comics, moderates panel “The State of Animation” in room 1E16
7:00―9:00 PM: Mark Evanier, author of Kirby: King of Comics, signing at Jim Hanley’s Universe, 4 West 33rd St., New York, NY. 212-268-7088
Saturday, April 19
11:00 AM–12:00 PM: Mark Evanier, author of Kirby: King of Comics, moderates panel “Steve Gerber Memorial” in room 1E16
12:00 noon–12:30 PM: David Beronä, author of Wordless Books: The Original Graphic Novels, signing at Abrams booth (#1825)
1:00–2:00 PM: Joe Simon joins Mark Evanier, author of Kirby: King of Comics, for a special signing at Abrams booth (#1825)
2:30–3:15 PM: Mike Berenstain, author of Child’s Play, signing at Abrams booth (#1825)
3:15–4:00 PM: Mark Chiarello (artist) & Jack Morelli (author)… Heroes of the Negro Leagues, signing at Abrams booth (#1825)
Sunday, April 20
10:00 AM–11:00 AM: Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules signing at Abrams booth (#1825)
11:30–12:00 PM: Jeff Kinney participating in Comic Con Workshop as part of Kids Day, at Kids Stage on the main floor of NYCC
12:00 noon–1:00 PM: Author Mark Evanier hosts panel on Kirby: King of Comics in room 1E10-1E11
1:00–2:00 PM: Mark Evanier, author of Kirby: King of Comics signing at Abrams booth (#1825)