Lance Festerman announces that this year’s BookExpo America will include in its programming a graphic novel breakfast event on Saturday, May 31 featuring Jeff Loeb, Mike Mignola, Jeff Smith, and TOON Books’ Art Spiegelman. The event will be followed by a full-slate of comics related programming. Panel discussions will cover the following topics:
  • Designing a Graphic Novel: From Concept to Comic
  • Graphic Novel Distribution, Bookstores, and the Direct Market
  • What’s Hot, What’s Good, What’s Next in Graphic Novels
  • The New Comic Book to Film Machinery: What’s Next and Who is Buying What from Whom
  • What Retailers & Librarians Should Know About Video Games and Gamers
  • Manga’s New Generational Trade-Up: The Publishers’ Quest for New Readers
  • Emerging Voices & Artists: The Graphic Novel Edition
  • Building a Graphic Novel Section for Kids and Teens
  • Sex in Graphic Novels
  • Graphic Novel Buzz: Editors Share List Highlights
  • The New Literacy: How Graphic Novels, the Web, and Video Games are Changing the Way We Process Information

BookExpo America will take place May 29 through June 1, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.



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