Here are some photographs of comics artists and publishers on hand for BookExpo America 2009. Photos by Calvin Reid and J. Culkin

The AfricanAmericans in Graphic Novels panel (l. to r.) PW's Calvin Reid, Kyle Baker, Carol Burrell, Shawn Martinbrough and Alex Simmons.

Archaia publisher Mark Smylie and Archaia director of development Stephen Christy

(l. to r.) Child Heroes Publishing's Harold Buchholz, Kids Comic-con founder Alex Simmons and B&N's Torsten Adair

BEA attendees crowd the Diamond booth

More crowds check out the Image and IDW booths

Diamond Book Distributors's Kuo-Yu Liang (l.) and literary agent and legendary comics pro Denis Kitchen

Novelist and comics writer Barry Lyga (Wolverine: Worst Day Ever) bonds with Diamond's John Shableski (r.).

Comics artist Matthew Loux (Salt Water Taffy) and Cory Cassoni (r.) at the Oni booth

Skotty Young (l.) and Eric Shanower show off Marvel's Wizard of Oz

Image Comics Jim Valentino (l.) shows off Silverline kids comics with CBLDF's Charles Brownstein

PWCW's Calvin Reid, Heidi "The Beat" MacDonald and Carol Burrell of Lerner Graphic Universe at the African Americans in Comics and Graphic Novels panel at BookExpo America 2009.