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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!

Learn more about the CBC Graphic Novel Committee.

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