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Unstoppable Forces

The CBC Graphic Novel Committee presents our final San Diego Comic-Con 2023 panel: Unstoppable Forces

This panel focuses on graphic novels featuring a Filipino-American take on Depression-era noir featuring mistaken identities, speakeasies, and lost love; finding safe space as a queer teen; the historic struggle for gender equality in high school sports; and a fantastic take on underrepresented history provide inspirational and empathetic stories of overcoming adversity. With all of these different perspectives dealing with conflicting times, these authors discuss how they wanted to change things up and bring in a different point of view and the challenges and joys in creating their works. Come and watch to see how these authors and their stories became unstoppable forces.


  • Matthew Noe – Lead Collection & Knowledge Management Librarian, Harvard Medical School


  • Rina Ayuyang (The Man in the McIntosh Suit) – Drawn & Quarterly
  • Kate Glasheen (Constellations) – Holiday House
  • Matt Tavares (Hoops) – Candlewick Press
  • Jasmine Walls (Brooms) – Levine Querido

We thank the San Diego Public Library for sending us the video footage so we can share these wonderful panels with all of you!

Find more videos of our 2023, as well as our 2022 panels, on our YouTube channel! Learn more about the CBC Graphic Novel Committee.

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