Graphicon at ALA Annual!

June 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Blog, Workshops and Events

June 22-24 I’ll be exhibiting in the Artist Alley at this year’s American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, California! You’ll be able to find me at booth 575 in the Graphic Novel/Gaming Pavilion, surrounded by incredible artists like:

  • Chris Giarrusso
  • Matt Dembicki
  • Faith Erin Hicks
  • Raina Telgemeier & Dave Roman
  • Chris Schweizer
  • Gene Luen Yang, Derek Kirk Kim, & Thien Pham
  • Mark Siegel
  • Alexis E. Fajardo
  • Darren J. Gendron
  • Lark Pien & Jen Wang
  • Anthony Del Col / Kill Shakespeare
  • Dan Santat
  • Tom Kaczynski & Gabrielle Bell
  • Jacob Chabot

Man, what a lineup!

I’ll be giving away bookmarks (pictured right) with a link to a PDF download of my entire 197-page graphic novel, The Front: Rebirth and a 64-page series of lesson plans to start up a comics workshop whether or not you know how to draw.

(and I’ll also be selling my books and doing sketches)

But I’m also participating in a mess of panels/events during the conference! Here are the ones I’ve committed to so far (full list of events here):


  • 6:30-7:00 pm The Ultimate Iron Artist Tournament


  • 9:30-10:00 am – Kids Read Comics Panel
  • 3:00-4:00 – Comics Quickfire! (Dave Roman’s awesome drawing game show)
  • 4:30-5:00 – 3 Acts in 3 Panels: A Comics Workshop for Your School or Library (Reading with Pictures)


  • 11:00-11:30 – Making Comics Come Alive: A Workshop for Your School or Library (Reading with Pictures)
  • 11:30-12:30 – Graphic Novel Open Forum

I also plan on doing some audio and video updates from the show with pal Dave Roman, with whom I’ve recently launched a podcast about kids’ comics. If you can’t make it to ALA , you can follow our Twitter feed for some fun play-by-plays from the show.

Really looking forward to visiting California again, and excited about this conference. If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll stop by and say hello!



2 Responses to “Graphicon at ALA Annual!”
  1. Sally Carson says:

    Dude, sounds so fun! Have a blast. And, um, if you haven’t gone to Disneyland, you HAVE to go. You have to.