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Image Comics at ALA Annual 2019

June 13, 2019

PORTLAND, Ore. 6.14.2019 — Image Comics is pleased to announce the full lineup of events at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference this year.

This year represents our biggest and busiest ALA ever. Attending Image Comics all-stars will include, Nicholas Aflleje and Sarah DeLaine (LITTLE GIRLS), Shae Beagle (MOONSTRUCK), Brenden Fletcher (ISOLA, MOTOR CRUSH), Nathan Fox (THE WEATHERMAN), Tee Franklin (BINGO LOVE), and Sanford Greene (BITTER ROOT) for a full slate of panels and signings everyday.

Drop by booth #3833 to meet your favorite creators and pick up free single issues, ARCs, ribbons, and more, including a brand-new Librarian shirt, exclusive to ALA Annual 2019.


ALA Annual 2019 Full Image Comics Schedule:

FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2019

GNCRT FRIDAY DISCUSSION FORUM: SO MANY COMICS, SO LITTLE TIME!
TIME: 12:20 PM
1:20 PM
LOCATION: Washington Convention Center, 152B

How can you possibly keep track of all the titles coming out and all the topics they cover? In this session, you’ll spend time in small groups with creators and colleagues discussing titles that work for different social justice topics. After the session, all the titles will be combined into a totally excellent resource just for you! PANELISTS: Jen Wang, Nicholas Aflleje, Sarah DeLaine, Jon Muth, Tini Howard, Karim Friha, and Gene Ha

MEET THE CREATOR: NATHAN FOX
TIME: 5:30 PM
6:30 PM
LOCATION: Exhibit Hall - Booth 3833

Come meet comic artist Nathan Fox (THE WEATHERMAN) at the Image Comics booth (#3833) and get some swag and a free book signed or just stay and chat! If you've ever wanted to ask your favorite creators a question about their work and how it can fit in your library, now is your chance!
CREATOR: Nathan Fox

SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2019

GNCRT COMICS BREAKFAST
TIME: 8:00 AM
10:00 AM
LOCATION: Renaissance, Grand Ballroom North

Wish you knew who to talk to when you have questions, suggestions, or critiques about comics in your library? Want to meet the people writing and drawing your branch’s most popular graphic novels? Come enjoy breakfast, coffee, and an informal meet and greet with your comics publishing representatives and creators. Hour 1 will be creators and librarians. Hour 2 will be publishing representatives and librarians.
CREATORS: Nathan Fox, Shae Beagle
PUBLISHING REP: Chloe Ramos-Peterson

MEET THE CREATORS: NICHOLAS AFLLEJE & SARAH DELAINE
TIME: 9:10 AM
10:10 AM
LOCATION: Exhibit Hall - Booth 3833

Come meet comic author Nicholas Aflleje (LITTLE GIRLS) and artist Sarah DeLaine (LITTLE GIRLS) at the Image Comics booth (#3833) and get some swag and a free book signed or just stay and chat! If you've ever wanted to ask your favorite creators a question about their work and how it can fit in your library, now is your chance!
CREATORS: Nicholas Aflleje, Sara DeLaine

MEET THE CREATOR: SANFORD GREENE
TIME: 10:20 AM
11:20 AM
LOCATION: Exhibit Hall - Booth 3833

Come meet comic artist Sanford Greene (BITTER ROOT) at the Image Comics booth (#3833) and get some swag and a free book signed or just stay and chat! If you've ever wanted to ask your favorite creators a question about their work and how it can fit in your library, now is your chance!
CREATOR: Sanford Greene

IMAGE COMICS COMPETITIVE DRAW
TIME: 11:30 AM
12:20 PM
LOCATION: Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

Artists Sanford Greene, Nathan Fox, Sarah DeLaine, and a surprise guest play a live, high-stakes game of visual charades with YOU, the audience! The winning teams receive free swag and books for their libraries! ARTISTS: Sanford Greene, Nathan Fox, Sarah DeLaine, and Shae Beagle
REFEREE: Chloe Ramos-Peterson

MEET THE CREATOR: BRENDEN FLETCHER
TIME: 12:30 PM
1:30 PM
LOCATION: Exhibit Hall - Booth 3833

Come meet comic author Brenden Fletcher (ISOLA, MOTOR CRUSH) at the Image Comics booth (#3833) and get some swag and a free book signed or just stay and chat! If you've ever wanted to ask your favorite creators a question about their work and how it can fit in your library, now is your chance!
CREATOR: Brenden Fletcher

MEET THE CREATOR: NATHAN FOX
TIME: 1:40 PM
2:40 PM
LOCATION: Exhibit Hall - Booth 3833

Come meet comic artist Nathan Fox (THE WEATHERMAN) at the Image Comics booth (#3833) and get some swag and a free book signed or just stay and chat! If you've ever wanted to ask your favorite creators a question about their work and how it can fit in your library, now is your chance!
CREATOR: Nathan Fox

MEET THE CREATOR: TEE FRANKLIN
TIME: 2:50 PM
3:50 PM
LOCATION: Exhibit Hall - Booth 3833

Come meet comic author Tee Franklin (BINGO LOVE) at the Image Comics booth (#3833) and get some swag and a free book signed or just stay and chat! If you've ever wanted to ask your favorite creators a question about their work and how it can fit in your library, now is your chance!
CREATOR: Tee Franklin

MEET THE CREATOR: SHAE BEAGLE
TIME: 4:00 PM
5:00 PM
LOCATION: Exhibit Hall - Booth 3833

Come meet comic artist Shae Beagle (MOONSTRUCK) at the Image Comics booth (#3833) and get some swag and a free book signed or just stay and chat! If you've ever wanted to ask your favorite creators a question about their work and how it can fit in your library, now is your chance!
CREATOR: Shae Beagle

WILL EISNER GRAPHIC NOVEL GRANTS FOR LIBRARIES RECEPTION
TIME: 6:30 PM
8:30 PM
LOCATION: Conrad - Grand D

The Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries are presented to three libraries during the American Library Association’s annual Summer Conference. Join us for the award presentation ceremony and a short speech by artist and educator Nathan Fox (THE WEATHERMAN).
CREATOR: Nathan Fox

SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2019

YA AUTHOR COFFEE KLATCH
TIME: 8:30 AM
10:00 AM
LOCATION: Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 1-5

The Coffee Klatch is a ‘speed dating’ style event where authors sit at a table with 8 librarians and talk to them about upcoming projects. Every 4 minutes, organizers blow a whistle and creators move to another table.
CREATOR: Brenden Fletcher

MEET THE CREATOR: SANFORD GREENE
TIME: 9:00 AM
10:00 AM
LOCATION: Exhibit Hall - Booth 3833

Come meet comic artist Sanford Greene (BITTER ROOT) at the Image Comics booth (#3833) and get some swag and a free book signed or just stay and chat! If you've ever wanted to ask your favorite creators a question about their work and how it can fit in your library, now is your chance!
CREATOR: Sanford Greene

CHOOSING GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR YOUR COMMUNITY
TIME: 9:30 AM
10:20 AM
LOCATION: Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

Creators will be talking about their experiences reading comics, how their audience effects what they create, and how librarians can make conscious decisions for their communities about graphic novels. Speakers include Tee Franklin (BINGO LOVE), Dr. Katie Monnin (Pop Culture Classroom), and others.
PANELISTS: Tee Franklin, Dr. Katie Monnin

MEET THE CREATOR: TEE FRANKLIN
TIME: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Exhibit Hall - Booth 3833

Come meet comic author Tee Franklin (BINGO LOVE) at the Image Comics booth (#3833) and get some swag and a free book signed or just stay and chat! If you've ever wanted to ask your favorite creators a question about their work and how it can fit in your library, now is your chance!
CREATOR: Tee Franklin

IMAGE COMICS SUMMER SPECTACULAR
TIME: 11:30 AM
12:20 PM
LOCATION: Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

Authors and artists give you the juiciest details on their current and upcoming projects! Sanford Greene (BITTER ROOT) has monstrous surprises in store; Brenden Fletcher (ISOLA) will take you to another world; Nicholas Aflleje and Sarah DeLaine (LITTLE GIRLS) are here to warn you that hyena’s are no laughing matter; and Nathan Fox (THE WEATHERMAN) forecasts that there’ll be no cooling off this summer with these hot titles!
PANELISTS: Sanford Greene, Nathan Fox, Nicholas Aflleje, Sarah DeLaine, and
Brenden Fletcher
MODERATOR: Chloe Ramos-Peterson

MEET THE CREATOR: NICHOLAS AFLLEJE & SARAH DELAINE
TIME: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Exhibit Hall - Booth 3833

Come meet comic author Nicholas Aflleje (LITTLE GIRLS) and artist Sarah DeLaine (LITTLE GIRLS) at the Image Comics booth (#3833) and get some swag and a free book signed or just stay and chat! If you've ever wanted to ask your favorite creators a question about their work and how it can fit in your library, now is your chance!
CREATORS: Nicholas Aflleje, Sara DeLaine

ALL THE WAYS WE CAN BE: DECONSTRUCTING AND EXPANDING IDENTITY IN
COMICS NARRATIVE
TIME: 1:00 PM
2:00 PM
LOCATION: WCC Meeting Room - Room #206

Top Image Comics authors and artists discuss the broad spectrum of people in their stories and how they approach populating worlds as unique and varied in experience as their own. With an audience Q&A segment and a chance to win copies of all the titles discussed during our panel!
PANELISTS: Shae Beagle, Tee Franklin, Brenden Fletcher
MODERATOR: Chloe Ramos-Peterson

DISCUSSING SOCIAL ISSUES THROUGH SCI-FI COMICS
TIME: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Marriott Marquis, Monument

Since Mary Shelley, science fiction has explored issues of identity, race, inequality, and injustice. Creators in this genre cross boundaries and break barriers. Attendees will hear about the creators and their work, understand the challenges of writing about complex social issues, learn approaches to collecting in the genre, and gain a broader understanding of science fiction that reflects today’scurrent issues.
PANELISTS: Ezra Daniels, Sanford Greene, Delilah Dawson, Greg Pak

MEET THE CREATOR: BRENDEN FLETCHER
TIME: 3:00 PM
4:00 PM
LOCATION: Exhibit Hall - Booth 3833

Come meet comic author Brenden Fletcher (ISOLA, MOTOR CRUSH) at the Image Comics booth (#3833) and get some swag and a free book signed or just stay and chat! If you've ever wanted to ask your favorite creators a question about their work and how it can fit in your library, now is your chance!
CREATOR: Brenden Fletcher

MEET THE CREATOR: SHAE BEAGLE
TIME: 4:00 PM
5:00 PM
LOCATION: Exhibit Hall - Booth 3833

Come meet comic artist Shae Beagle (MOONSTRUCK) at the Image Comics booth (#3833) and get some swag and a free book signed or just stay and chat! If you've ever wanted to ask your favorite creators a question about their work and how it can fit in your library, now is your chance!
CREATOR: Shae Beagle

MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019

CHILDREN’S PLUS CREATOR SIGNING: SHAE BEAGLE
TIME: 10:00 AM
11:00 AM
LOCATION: Exhibit Hall - Booth 1249

Visit the Children's Plus, Inc. booth to meet superstar artist Shae Beagle and pick up a signed copy of the hit YA comic MOONSTRUCK, from Image Comics!
CREATOR: Shae Beagle

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