Comic Highlights from This Weekend’s National Book Festival

This weekend is the 2016 National Book Festival in Washington, DC. Sponsored by the Library of Congress the convention takes place September 24 at the Washington Convention Center. The event is so big it was actually moved from the National Mall to the convention center to better handle everything. Yes, it’s that big.

In total there’s over 120 authors and illustrators coming to the event, including an impressive number of those involved in the comic book world.

The convention includes panels and signings and luckily the Library of Congress posts the video of the panels after it all wraps up, of course we’ll post that when available. Check out the comic folks you can find at the convention below.


Main Stage

5:30 pm-6:30 pm Raina Telgemeier 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Graphic Novels

Time Author Signing
5:10 pm-5:50 pm Andrew Aydin 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
5:10 pm-5:50 pm Rep. John Lewis 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
6:00 pm-6:40 pm Berkeley Breathed 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
6:50 pm-7:30 pm Noelle Stevenson 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
7:40 pm-8:20 pm Michael Ramirez 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
7:40 pm-8:20 pm Darrin Bell 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
8:30 pm-9:10 pm Ed Piskor 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
9:20 pm-10:00 pm Gene Luen Yang 3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Note that the some signings are BEFORE the event.

Children I

2:00 pm-2:30 pm Juana Medina 12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Children II

Noon-12:30 pm Kate Beaton 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
2:00 pm-2:30 pm Shannon Hale 3:00 pm-4:00 pm


2:30 pm-3:00 pm Gene Luen Yang 3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Poetry & Prose

6:00 pm-6:45 pm Yuko Shimizu 4:00 pm-5:00 pm






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