TOON Books looks forward to attending this weekend’s BookExpo America at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Our books will be on display at Diamond Book Distributors’ booth #4700 and TOON Books principles will participate in the event’s robust slate of comics-related programming.

On Friday at 2:00 pm, TOON Books Series Advisor Art Spiegelman will sign posters for his upcoming book BREAKDOWNS at the Knopf Booth #1130

The BEA’s Graphic Novel Breakfast will take place Saturday morning at 8:00 am. The event, hosted by Jeff Smith, will also include Art Spiegelman, Jeph Loeb and Mike Mignola. Room 403AB.

After the breakfast, BEA attendees are welcome to watch Art Spiegelman’s interview with Daniel Pink for his podcast Upfront & Unscripted at 10:00 am in Room 405.

Art will be giving a BREAKDOWNS presentation later that afternoon, at 2:00 pm, in room 410.

TOON Books Editorial Director Fran├žoise Mouly is on the panel for Building a Graphic Novel Section for Kids and Teens, moderated by Janna Morishima, director of Diamond Kids. Ms. Mouly, as well as panelists Kristen McLean, executive direction of the Association of Booksellers for Children, and Eva Volin, director of children’s services at Alameda Free Library, CA, will discuss how to expand your GN section. 2:30 pm Saturday, Room 406A

At 4:00, Ms. Mouly will participate in an additional panel titled “The New Literacy: How Graphic Novels, the Web, and Video Games are Changing the Way We Process Information.” Other panelists will include John Shableski, Gene Yang, Rex Sorgatz and Dr. Michael Bitz.

And don’t miss the Diamond Book Distributor cocktail reception, sponsored by Marvel, DC, Raw Junior, and Dark Horse, among others. 4:00pm at the Diamond Booth #4700.



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