October 21, 2017

Defying Definitions: Top Graphic Novels for Fall

Presented by: Diamond Book Distributors, Penguin Random House, Penny-Farthing Productions, Viz Media & Library Journal
Event Date & Time: Wednesday, October 4th, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT

Libraries are poised for another record-breaking year of graphic novels sales in 2017, the upward trends including more genre blending, emerging voices, and as LJ reviewer Douglas Rednour observed in his recent graphic novel preview, truly fantastic material for every occasion, every mood, and every reader.

From sf/fantasy and coming of age (The Tea Dragon Society) to shonen/shojo manga (My Hero Academia), superhero twists of fate (Terminals), an accidental adventure (Cosmic Commandos), and YA memoir (Lighter Than My Shadow), the hottest titles for fall offer a mashup of genres and characters from all walks of life. Join Library Journal Assistant Managing Editor Annalisa Pešek and leading publishers as they discuss the latest must-have graphic novels.

Panelists

  • Emily Botica – Director of Publisher Relations and Trade Marketing, Diamond Book Distributors
  • Rachel Wease – Assistant Manager, School & Library Marketing, Penguin Random House
  • Christopher Eliopoulos – Author and iIlustrator of Cosmic Commandos, Illustrator of the NYT bestselling series Ordinary People Change the World
  • Julia Ahadi – Marketing Coordinator, Penny-Farthing Productions
  • Trainor Hougton – Creative Director, Penny-Farthing Productions
  • Mark de Vera – Publishing Sales Manager, VIZ Media

Moderator

  • Annalisa Pešek – Assistant Managing Editor, Library Journal

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