CBC Graphic Novel Committee Programming at Emerald City Comic Con
The CBC has put together 2 great panels held at the Seattle Convention Center. Get the details below and book your tickets today!
Adventure Ahoy! In Classrooms and Libraries (Thursday, March 2 at 3:30 PM)
The adventures available via sequential art offer readers a unique combination of visual storytelling combined with their own imaginations. Librarians and educators can stimulate readers with tales of dinosaur buddies, spooky mysteries, magic, and pirates!
- Brenna Shanks – Teen Materials Selection Librarian, King County Library System
- Cecil Castellucci (Shifting Earth & The Plain Janes) – Little, Brown / Graphic Publishing
- Royden Lepp (Jurassic Jeff: Space Invader) – Random House Graphic
- Cynthia Yuan Cheng (The Baby-sitters Club #13: Mary Anne’s Bad Luck Mystery) – Scholastic / Graphix
- Jeff Smith (BONE, TUKI, & RASL) – Scholastic / Graphix
Autographings: 2nd Floor Literary Tables (Thu, Mar 2 at 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM)
Table 1: Cecil Castellucci
Table 2: Cynthia Yuan Cheng
Table 3: Jeff Smith
Comics Creating Connections and Caring (Friday, March 3 at 11 AM)
The stories and characters in these graphic novels provide opportunities for understanding and vehicles for discussion, as well as being resources for educators and librarians. The session will touch on a variety of experiences readers may encounter – grief and loss, the power of storytelling, oppression, and challenges of friendship.
- Maggie Block – Youth Librarian
- Aaron Durán (Season of the Bruja) – Oni Press
- Vikram Madan (Owl and Penguin) – Holiday House
- Brian McDonald (Land of the Dead: Lessons from the Underworld on Storytelling and Living) – Macmillan / First Second
- Catherine Satrun and Sarah Satrun (Fae and the Moon) – Little Bee Books
Autographings: 2nd Floor Literary Tables (Fri, Mar 3 at 12:15 – 1:15 PM)
Table 1: Catherine & Sarah Satrun
Table 2: Aaron Durán, Vikram Madan, Brian McDonald
A special thank you to:
- Maryelizabeth Yturralde, a Southern California independent bookseller and graphic novel expert, for creating the panel themes and organizing the panelists
- Len Vlahos, literary consultant of the wonderful ReedPop, for his guidance and help in organizing the panels
- The brilliant book creators, their publishers, and the CBC Graphic Novel Committee members
- And all the local librarians and teachers, everyday heroes!