2012 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL: COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVEL PROGRAMMING MORE THAN DOUBLES, WITH HUGE NAMES AND INNOVATIVE PANELS ON SEPTEMBER 23RD. PLUS COMICS FEATURED AT “BOOK END” EVENTS MAKE A MUST-SEE WEEK!
Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez, Adrian Tomine, Carla Speed McNeil, Gabrielle Bell, Derek Kirk Kim, Peter Kuper, Becky Cloonan, Mark Siegel, Leela Corman, Molly Crabapple, Bob Fingerman, James Romberger, Colleen Doran, Spike, Jamie Tanner, Mr. Fish, Fly, Ron Wimberly, Michael Kupperman, Julia Wertz, Bob Sikoryak, Lauren Weinstein, Charise Mericle Harper, Tracy White, Jerry Craft, Sean Howe, Lisa Hanawalt, Aaron Diaz, Jeffrey Lewis, and the Graphic Canon anthology editor/contributors
On Sunday, September 23, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., a record 280+ top national and international authors and participants will join bibliophiles, booksellers and literary organizations on 14 stages at Brooklyn Borough Hall (209 Joralemon Street) and Plaza, Columbus Park, St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights Public Library, Brooklyn Law School, the Brooklyn Historical Society and St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church for the seventh annual Brooklyn Book Festival. The Festival is supported by AT&T, which is providing an exciting new app to help guide Festival-goers (details to be announced shortly!).
Comics and Graphic Novel Programming has more than doubled in 2012, with major headliners like the Hernandez Bros and recent LA Times Book Prize award-winner Carla Speed McNeil. The Festival’s unique programming approach integrates comics artists on panels with authors and journalists, recognizing and advocating for comics as literature that crosses genres. These pairings offer fresh takes from the usual con fare–and give readers of traditional prose insight into the appeal and power of graphic narratives. In addition, fans will also have a full-day of panels just focused on comics to choose from. There’s something for everyone–from Comics Quick Draw on the Youth Stoop to the all-star cartoonist line-up in Worlds Built Over Time in the St. Francis auditorium. See full listings attached.
All Festival events on Sunday, September 23, are free and—for the first time this year—there will be “Clix not Tix,” meaning no more tickets or ticket lines. Additionally, for the first time ever, the expanded “Bookend” literary-themed events comprise a full week of more than 50 happenings at venues that include clubs, bookstores, theaters and libraries across the borough from September 17 – 23. Most Bookend Events are free (a few charge a modest admission). Comics Book End events include a celebration of the landmark Graphic Canon publication; Adrian Tomine’s gallery opening for New York Stories; a live comics reading with favorites like Michael Kupperman and Julia Wertz, and a Comics Rock event with the Hernandez Bros at The Rock Shop. See full listings attached.
The Brooklyn Book Festival, one of the premier literary events in the country, is an initiative of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz presented by Brooklyn Tourism and the Brooklyn Literary Council. This hip, smart, diverse—and free—gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the Festival’s lively literary marketplace.
“With an entire week of literary events celebrating the written and spoken word, the seventh annual Brooklyn Book Festival will be bigger and better than ever,” said Johnny Temple, chair of the Brooklyn Literary Council. “The Festival has matured into one of the world’s premier literary destinations, attracting renowned authors, publishers of all sizes, musicians, humorists, graphic novelists, and all of the creative forces that make up our eclectic and constantly evolving literary universe.”
Visit www.brooklynbookfestival.org for the latest information on the Brooklyn Book Festival.