The Comix Galaxy at Miami Book Fair International

Posted: September 16, 2008 in Scifi
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This year, Miami Book Fair International has partnered with Diamond Book Distributors to present the Comix Galaxy, a universe’s worth of comprehensive programs on graphic novels and the comics world that will celebrate their historical place in our country’s literary life, as well as their recent rise in popularity and integration into the mainstream via book
stores,  libraries and educational curricula all over the country.

With the participation of the format’s most respected and beloved figures, including Art Spiegelman (who this year designs Miami Book Fair’s official poster), as well as Brad Meltzer, Ariel Shrag, Frank Beddor and other established authors, creators and newer talent, Miami Book Fair will include educational programs for librarians, educators, creators and publishing professionals on Thursday, Nov. 13.

During the weekend Street Fair, Nov. 14, 15 and 16, there will also be expanded programming for the children’s and teens’ portions of the Fair, as well as publisher/exhibitor participation.

Additionally, sessions with creators/authors will take place over this weekend, when nearly 400 authors present their works to standing-room-only audiences every year.

Participating authors/creators (as of August 29)

Jessica Abel and Matt Madden, DRAWING WORDS AND WRITING PICTURES

Alex Baladi, FRANKENSTEIN

Frank Beddor, THE LOOKING GLASS WARS trilogy and HATTER M

David Hajdu, THE TEN-CENT PLAGUE, THE GREAT COMIC BOOK SCARE AND HOW IT CHANGED AMERICA

Mim Harrison, THE HAPPY WARRIOR, THE LIFE STORY OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL AS TOLD THROUGH GREAT BRITAIN’S EAGLE COMIC OF THE 1950s

David Heatley, MY BRAIN IS HANGING UPSIDE DOWN

Chip Kidd, BAT MANGA!

Youme Landowne, PITCH BLACK

Regis Loisel and Mohamed Aoumri, LA QUETE DE L’OISEAU DU TEMPS

Scott McCloud, ZOT!

Stephanie McMillan, AS THE WORLD BURNS: 50 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO STAY IN
DENIAL–A GRAPHIC NOVEL

Jordan Mechner, PRINCE OF PERSIA

Brad Meltzer, IDENTITY CRISIS

William Rosemann, Marvel, editor of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY; HOUSE OF M:
CIVIL WAR; NOVA; SECRET INVASION: INHUMANS; SHE-HULK; THUNDERBOLTS; WAR
MACHINE; WAR OF KINGS

Ariel Shrag, AWKWARD, DEFINITION, POTENTIAL, and LIKEWISE

Art Spiegelman, BREAKDOWNS, PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG, %@?*! And his newest graphic novel for beginning readers from TOON Books, JACK AND THE BOX

Check back often. Names will be added as authors and creators are confirmed.

Coming soon: Full listing of educational program panel discussions and
weekend sessions.

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