Graphic Novel Lineup for the Miami Book Fair
Our friends at the Miami Book Fair have announced the comic-related content for the fair. Here are the events you can look forward to, and hopefully plan on attending if you're in the area. I'm very much looking forward to my talk with Michael Goodwin at 11 a.m. on Saturday!
All sessions take place in Centre Gallery, Room 1365 (Bldg. 1, 3rd Floor) unless otherwise noted.
Saturday, November 17
11 a.m. - Show Me the Money: Michael Goodwin on Economix: How the Economy Works (and Doesn’t Work) in Words and Pictures in conversation with John Hogan, editor, GraphicNovelReporter.com
12 p.m. - Into the Unknown: New Graphic Novels: Ilan Stavans on El Iluminado and Mark Siegel on Sailor Twain or The Mermaid in the Hudson and Derek Kirk Kim on Tune
1 p.m. - My Friend Dahmer: A Graphic Novel Memoir: Derf Backderf in conversation with Charlie Kochman, executive editor, Abrams ComicArts
2:30 p.m. - Graphic Lives: Aline Crumb, Drawn Together: The Collected Works of Aline & R. Crumb, in conversation with Hillary Chute, Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics in Batten, Room 2106 (Bldg. 2, 1st Floor)
3:30 p.m. - A Conversation on Comics: Charles Burns, The Hive, Chip Kidd, Batman: Death By Design, and Chris Ware, Building Stories in Batten, Room 2106 (Bldg. 2, 1st Floor)
5 p.m. - Promised Lands: Leela Corman on Unterzakhn, Lila Quintero Weaver on Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White and JT Waldman on Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me in Batten, Room 2106 (Bldg. 2, 1st Floor)
Sunday, November 18
12 p.m. - Craft Talk for Writers and Artists with Conor McCreery, creator, Kill Shakespeare
1 p.m. - Panel Discussion: Comics and Social Change: From revolution to racism and GLBT issues, from super heroes to memoir, a look at this genre’s growth in tackling real-world issues. With Marjorie Liu, Dan Parent, Ellen Forney, Stephanie McMillan, Riva Hocherman. Moderated by Joan Hilty.
2:30 p.m. - Classics: Noah Van Sciver, The Hypo: A Graphic Portrait of the Melancholic Young Lincoln, and Russ Kick, The Graphic Canon—The world’s great literature interpreted by the world’s great artists, from The Epic of Gilgamesh to Infinite Jest, and everything in between.
All events take place at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus in Downtown Miami.-- John Hogan