Today was the first day of New York Comic Con – more on that later – and it is PACKED full of things to do and see. Make some time in your weekend to catch some of Reading with Pictures’ panels, featuring Josh Elder (he’s been writing Scribblenauts these days), Action Philosopher’s Ryan Dunlavey and Fred Van Lente, Albert the Alien’s Trevor Mueller, Chris Giarusso, Dan Mishkin, Jerzy Drozd, and more industry pros.
Friday (Oct 10th), we’ve got Josh, Jerzy, and Dan doing a panel on Library-Based Comic Cons. I’ve been looking into pulling a comic con together for my library, so better believe I’ll be front and center, taking notes at this one.
Library-Based Comic Conventions, Fri. October 10
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM | 1A01
The future of libraries and the future of comics are converging: not only through ever-growing graphic novel sections, but through comics-focused programming, particularly programs aimed at youth and teen patrons. Libraries now host full-fledged comic book conventions that have drawn hundreds, sometimes thousands of attendees, as well as popular comics creators as guests.
Sunday, we’ve got the biggie. Josh and a stellar cast of industry pros are talking about Reading With Pictures: Comics That Make Kids Smarter!
Sun. October 12| 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM | 1A01
Join the Creators of this groundbreaking, standards-aligned educational comics anthology as they discuss its creation and answer YOUR questions on how it can be put to use in the classroom. Moderated by Reading With Pictures Founder Josh Elder and featuring Fred Van Lente, Ryan Dunlavey, Jim McClain, Rose McClain and Chris Giarrusso.
Swing by Booth 441, say hi to the Reading with Pictures group, and check out the new Comics Make Kids Smarter textbook – they’re in, and they’re gorgeous!