The 2017 Brooklyn Book Festival Showcases Comics and Graphic Novels
The 2017 Brooklyn Book Festival opens, September 11-17, with an all-star lineup of comics and graphic novel programming featuring thirty great artists participating in panels, workshops, signings and childrens day events.
Look for such artists as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang, Gabrielle Bell, Seymour Chwast, Mark Seigel, Julia Gfrörer, Alitha Martinez, Jonathan Coultan and Amy Chu in a weeklong series of events that will showcase graphic works by a new generation of comics artists.
Check out the Full Schedule for Comics and Graphic Novels at the Brooklyn Book Festival on the BKBF website.
The Brooklyn Book Festival will offer an inclusive slate of programming featuring graphic narratives and creators focused on the issues around identity and social justice, women’s rights, the LGBTQ community, and the refugee crisis.
BKBF’s Bookends presentations, a variety of book events held leading into the weekend, include a reading by Yang at the Chatham Square Library on East Broadway.
Children’s Day at the Brooklyn Book Festival is September 16 and will feature Gene Yang in conversation with National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson on a panel focused on Reading Without Walls, Yang’s national program to encourage young people to read books that open them to new experiences.
Sunday September 17 will feature a full day of panels and discussion that includes: “Shapeshifters: Novelists Write Comics”, a panel moderated by cartoonist Alitha Martinez with novelists Victor LaValle, Gabby Rivera and Ben Percy. “The Mothers and Other Monster Myths” panel features Gabrielle Bell (Everything is Flammable) and Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do).
And Sunday’s “See It to Believe It” panel will look over some of the newest and hottest graphic novels by a group of international creators that include French star Alex Alice (Castle in the Stars), Jessica Abel (Trish Trash) and Tony Medina (I Am Alfonso Jones) (moderated by Scholastic/Graphix editor Cassandra Pelham.