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Watch Raina Telgemeier Talk at the 2019 National Book Festival

Watch Raina Telgemeier discuss “Share Your Smile: Raina’s Guide to Telling Your Own Story” at the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival. Telgemeier was introduced by Warren Bernard.

Telgemeier is the best-selling author of graphic novels such as Smile, Drama, Sisters, and the upcoming Guts.

The National Book Festival is hosted by the Library of Congress taking place at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The 2019 festival took place on August 31 this year.

Raina Telgemeier, Ngozi Ukazu, Jim Ottaviani head to the National Book Festival courtesy of the Small Press Expo

Small Press Expo 2019

Small Press Expo (SPX) has announced it is again a sponsor of the Library of Congress National Book Festival. As a part of this sponsorship, SPX is supporting both Ngozi Ukazu and Jim Ottaviani in their appearances at the Library of Congress National Book Festival.

Long-time SPX creator Raina Telgemeier will present on the prestigious Main Stage, where she will be introduced by SPX Executive Director Warren Bernard.

Raina will also be a Special Guest at SPX 2019, to be held September 14 & 15 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.

The National Book Festival, the largest book festival in the United States, takes place Saturday, August 31, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

There will be 145 authors across all genres giving talks and signing their books at the festival.

Raina Telgemeier

1:30-2:30PM – Book Signing
6:00-7:30PM – Poetry Slam
4:00-5:00 PM – Main Stage Presentation – “Share Your Smile: Raina’s Guide to Telling Your Own Story” (Graphix/Scholastic)

Raina Telgemeier

Ngozi Ukazu

2:15-2:50PM – Presentation – “Check, Please! Book 1: #Hockey” (First Second)
3:30-4:30PM – Book signing

Ngozi Ukazu

Jim Ottaviani

11:00AM-11:45AM – Presentation – “Hawking” (First Second)
12:30-1:30PM – Book Signing

Jim Ottaviani

Around the Tubes

It was a pretty quiet Monday due to the holiday but we’ve still got some news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup. We’ve still got lots of tap for the week, so lets get the day rolling!

Sequart – Always Number One? – Really interesting read about first issues. Agree? Disagree?

Washington Post – National Book Festival in Washington breaks attendance and sales records – Could be time to go back to two days.

 

Review

Talking Comics – Catwoman/Tweety & Sylvester Special #1

Small Press Expo Announces Tillie Walden and Ed Piskor at the National Book Festival

Small Press Expo (SPX) is proud to announce it is again a sponsor of the Library of Congress National Book Festival. As a part of this sponsorship, SPX is supporting both Tillie Walden and Ed Piskor in their appearances at the Library of Congress National Book Festival.

The National Book Festival, the largest book festival in the United States, takes placeSaturday, September 1, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. There will be over 100 authors across all genres giving talks and signing books at the festival.

Tillie and Ed will be part of the Graphic Novel portion of the Genre Fiction Pavilion, along with Roxanne GayPatrick McDonnell, and Pénélope Bagieu.

Tillie Walden

Ed Piskor

  • Onstage at Genre Fiction 3:40-4:10PM
  • Signing at 5:30-6:30PM

Small Press Expo Sponsors Lincoln Peirce, Ann Telnaes and Mike Lester at the National Book Festival

Small Press Expo (SPX) has announced it is again a sponsor of the Library of Congress National Book Festival. As a part of this sponsorship, SPX is supporting Lincoln Peirce, Ann Telnaes and Mike Lester at the Library of Congress National Book Festival.

The National Book Festival takes place Saturday, September 2, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

Lincoln Peirce is a cartoonist and writer for the popular comic strip, Big Nate. It currently appears in over 400 newspapers, including The Washington Post, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is also the author and illustrator of a best-selling series of Big Nate novels based on his comic strip. His books have been honored by the American Library Association, the Children’s Book Council and the American Booksellers Association. Peirce’s most recent book, that stars sixth-grade student Nate and his friends, is Big Nate: A Good Old-Fashioned Wedgie from Andrews McMeel.

Lincoln Peirce will be signing his books from 5:00PM-6:00PM, and from 6:55PM – 7:30PM will be have a talk in the Graphic Novel Pavilion with Michael Cavna of the Washington Post.

Ann Telnaes is an award-winning editorial cartoonist for The Washington Post who works in various mediums—animation, visual essays, live sketches and traditional print. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for her print cartoons and the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year for 2016. In 2004, she donated 81 of her original drawings to the Library of Congress, which then showed her work in a solo exhibition. Also in 2004, the Library of Congress and Pomegranate Press published her first book, a collection of her editorial cartoons titled Humor’s Edge: Cartoons by Ann Telnaes. She is the current president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.

Mike Lester is an award-winning editorial cartoonist and illustrator whose work is syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group. His children’s book A Is for Salad was a New York Times best-seller in 2000. In 2012, he created and launched the comic strip Mike du Jour. He has received the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben award for best book illustration four times, in 2000, 2006, 2008, and 2010, and the Reuben for best advertising illustration in 2004. He also received the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award for editorial cartoons in 2007 and 2010.

Ann Telnaes and Mike Lester will be signing books from 4:30PM-5:30PM and from 5:55PM-6:30PM will be in a panel discussion with Michael Cavna.

 

SPX’s sponsorship goal is to bring creators from the indie comics community to the National Book Festival to provide greater exposure for them and their works to the diverse audience that attends this prestigious festival.

SPX also supports the Small Press Expo Collection at the Library of Congress, which preserves the history of both the artistic output of the creators who come to SPX, as well as the art that SPX itself generates as part of its yearly festival. It the first program of its type by a major institution in the United States to preserve the works of the indie comics community.

Raina Telgemeier at the 2016 National Book Festival

Raina Telgemeier discusses Ghosts at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Raina Telgemeier is an author, illustrator, and cartoonist. Her graphic novels “Smile” and “Drama” are both No. 1 New York Times best-sellers. “Smile,” Telgemeier’s autobiographical account of her childhood dental drama, is a Boston Globe-Horn Award Honor title and an Eisner award winner for Best Publication for Teens. “Drama” won the 2013 Stonewall Book Award Honor from the American Library Association. Telgemeier has also adapted and illustrated four graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin’s “Baby-Sitters Club” series. Her latest graphic novel is “Ghosts”.

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.

Schedule

Main Stage

5:30 pm-6:30 pmRaina Telgemeier4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Graphic Novels

TimeAuthorSigning
5:10 pm-5:50 pmAndrew Aydin6:30 pm-7:30 pm
5:10 pm-5:50 pmRep. John Lewis6:30 pm-7:30 pm
6:00 pm-6:40 pmBerkeley Breathed4:00 pm-5:00 pm
6:50 pm-7:30 pmNoelle Stevenson5:00 pm-6:00 pm
7:40 pm-8:20 pmMichael Ramirez6:00 pm-7:00 pm
7:40 pm-8:20 pmDarrin Bell6:00 pm-7:00 pm
8:30 pm-9:10 pmEd Piskor6:30 pm-7:30 pm
9:20 pm-10:00 pmGene Luen Yang3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Note that the some signings are BEFORE the event.

Children I

2:00 pm-2:30 pmJuana Medina12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Children II

Noon-12:30 pmKate Beaton1:00 pm-2:00 pm
2:00 pm-2:30 pmShannon Hale3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Teens

2:30 pm-3:00 pmGene Luen Yang3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Poetry & Prose

6:00 pm-6:45 pmYuko Shimizu4:00 pm-5:00 pm

 

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Small Press Expo Sponsors Keith Knight, Miss Lasko-Gross and Diane Noomin at the National Book Festival

National Book FestivalSmall Press Expo (SPX) is proud to announce it is again a sponsor of the Library of Congress National Book Festival. As a part of this sponsorship, SPX is bringing Keith Knight, Miss Lasko-Gross and Diane Noomin to the National Book Festival.

Keith Knight is a musician and cartoonist. His works include The K Chronicles, (Th)ink and The Knight Life series. He has received the Comic-Con Inkpot Award for career achievement, multiple Glyph Awards for best comic strip and the Harvey Kurtzman Award for best syndicated comic strip. His art has appeared in various publications worldwide, including The Washington Post, Daily KOS, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon.com, Ebony, ESPN the Magazine, L.A. Weekly, MAD Magazine and the Funny Times. The first collection of his Knight Life strip is The Knight Life: Chivalry Ain’t Dead (Grand Central).

Miss Lasko-Gross is a comics artist and author known for her semiautobiographical graphic novels Escape from Special and A Mess of Everything. Her first graphic novel was nominated for YALSA’s Great Graphic Novel award, and A Mess of Everything was named by Booklist among the top 10 graphic novels of 2009. Lasko-Gross has contributed to and worked on a variety of comics and collections. Her latest graphic novel, Henni (Z2 Comics), features a girl with cat-like ears and a tail who questions the religious rules of her community.

Diane Noomin is a comics artist best known as the creator of Didi Glitz. She is one of the original contributors to Wimmen’s Comix and is the editor of the anthology series Twisted Sisters. Her work has appeared in many books, magazines and underground comic publications, including Weirdo, Young Lust, Short Order, Arcade, El Perfecto, True Glitz, Aftershock, Real Girl, Lemme Outta Here, Mind Riot, Titters, Dangerous Drawings, The Comics Journal/Special Editions, The New Comics Anthology, The Nose and The Nation. Noomin has received an Inkpot Award and been nominated for Harvey and Eisner awards. Her book Glitz-2-Go (Fantagraphics) is the first collection of more than 40 years of Didi Glitz comics.

The primary goal of this sponsorship is to bring creators from the indie comics community to the National Book Festival to provide greater exposure for them and their works to the diverse audience that attends this prestigious festival.

The National Book Festival takes place Saturday, September 5, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

Keith Knight will be in the Graphic Novel Pavilion, signing his books from 6:00PM-7:00PM, and from 7:15PM – 8:05PM will be on a panel with his fellow cartoonists Lalo Alcaraz and Scott Stantis.

Miss Lasko-Gross and Diane Noomin will be in the Graphic Novel Pavilion signing books from 6:00PM-7:00PM, and will be on a panel with Trina Robbins from 8:10PM-8:55PM.

National Book Festival Announces Guests

NatBookFestThe National Book Festival is a fantastic convention in Washington, DC that began in 2001. Over the 15 years, it has welcomed numerous guests including some of the top comic/graphic novel creators.

This year’s guests have been announced, and the guests for the “Graphic Novels” track include:

This year is certainly an interesting group, and includes many award winning creators. The convention usually includes panels followed by signings, as well as a large book store. This year’s National Book Festival takes place Saturday, September 5, 2015 from 10am to 10pm at the Washington Convention Center. It’s free to the public.

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