We've got a couple of comics-related items to share with you! First, our comics guru, Dave Burbank, will be part of a panel discussing comics and graphic novels in libraries this Sunday afternoon, Sept. 11, hosted by the Small Press Expo (SPX) at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. Other panelists include: Charles Brownstein (Comic Book Legal Defense Fund); Sara Duke (Library of Congress); Annette Klause (Montgomery County Public Library); and Caitlin McGurk (The Schulz Library). The panel will be led by Gina Gagliano of First, Second, a leading comics publisher, and will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Brookside Conference Room.
The SPX actually begins on Saturday, Sept. 10; admission is $10 for one day, $15 for both days. As Dave describes it: " If you don't know SPX, it's the nation's premier comics convention for Independent publishers. Admission is very cheap and includes access to all panels and discussions, but the most fun for those of us who like comics comes from shuffling the show floor and chatting with the eager and earnest artists and writers who are genuinely excited to meet the audience for their work."
So, come and hear Dave on Sunday while enjoying a unique comics experience! For more info about SPX, go to: http://www.spxpo.com/
Also, our monthly Comics Jam will take place at the Library on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. All are invited to our comics book club as we read together some great illustrated books on the big screen, via our ELMO document camera. Participants are invited to bring books to share during the program, which will conclude with Dave’s popular "drawing requests " segment. No registration required for this program -- just show up to have fun reading comics.Posted by at September 8, 2011 12:32 PM