Tillie Walden, Shobo & Shof Coker to Keynote LibraryCon Live 2022

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CLEMENTINE’S TILLIE WALDEN & NEW MASTERS SHOBO & SHOF COKER TO KEYNOTE LIBRARYCON LIVE 2022 AHEAD OF EXCITING LINEUP OF PANEL PROGRAMMING

PORTLAND, Ore. 11/08/2022 — Image Comics is pleased to announce that Nigerian brothers and New Masters co-creators Shobo Coker (Buckhead) and Shof Coker (“Moremi” feature in Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire) and Tillie Walden (Clementine) will keynote at the upcoming LibraryCon Live free virtual event hosted by Library Journal and School Library Journal on November 17 from 10 AM-5 PM ET.

The event will also showcase a number of additional bestselling Image talent on a variety of panels.

PROGRAMMING FEATURING IMAGE COMICS TALENT:

10:30 – 11:00 AM ET | Opening Keynote

  • Shobo Coker & Shof CokerNew Masters (Image Comics)
  • Tillie WaldenClementine: Book One (Image Comics/Skybound Comet)

Moderator: Dr. Grace Gipson, PhD, Assistant Professor of African American Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University

11 AM – 5 PM ET | Studio Spotlights
Step inside artists’ studios as they discuss their work, from technique and medium to design and collaboration. Available on demand all day!

  • Claudia Aguirre, Sweet Valley Twins: Best Friends (Random House Children’s Books)
  • Maureen Burdock, Queen of Snails: A Graphic Memoir (Penn State University Press/Graphic Mundi)
  • Amanda Castillo, Mapmakers and the Lost Magic (Random House Children’s Books)
  • Asiah Fulmore, Family Time (Ablaze)
  • Carson Grubaugh, Strange Death of Alex Raymond (Living the Line)
  • John Gurney, Fuzzy Baseball, Vol. 5 (Mad Cave)
  • Matthew Holm, Big Adventures of Babymouse (Random House Children’s Books)
  • Ryan Lang, Issunboshi (Oni Press)
  • Sarah Sax, Picture Day (Random House Children’s Books)
  • Stephen Shaskan, Pizza & Taco series (Random House Children’s Books)
  • Chip ZdarskyPublic Domain (Image Comics), Stillwater (Image Comics/Skybound)

11:05 – 11:55 AM ET | Crime Scene
Learn the latest on the crime scene from these panelists whose latest works run the gamut from murder mysteries to occult noir.

  • Jumata Emill, The Black Queen (Random House Children’s Books)
  • Jay FaerberElsewhere (Image Comics), Area 510 (Oni Press)
  • Marcos Martín & Ed BrubakerFriday, Book Two: On A Cold Winter’s Night (Image Comics)
  • Andrew WheelerSins of the Black Flamingo (Image Comics)

Moderator: Crystal Chen, Teen Center Coordinator, YA Services, NYPL

2:05 – 2:55 PM ET | Haunting Horror
Experience thrills and chills as these panelists examine what inspires their writing and why tales of terror resonate.

  • Mark Bouchard, It Took Luke (Oni Press)
  • Nick Medina, Sisters of the Lost Nation (Penguin Random House)
  • Kyle StarksI Hate This Place (Image Comics/Skybound)
  • Alec Worley, John Carpenter’s Night Terrors: The Coffin Road (Storm King)

Moderator: Becky Spratford, Readers’ Advisor

3:30 – 4:20 PM ET | Growing Into Your Power(s)
Coming of age can be a perilous journey; these panelists, whose works are aimed at middle grade and teen readers, will discuss using elements of the fantastic to portray characters who still feel real.

  • Maiya Ibrahim, Spice Road series (Random House Children’s Books)
  • Tehlor Kay Mejia, Lucha of the Night Forest (Random House Children’s Books)
  • Maria Ingrande Mora, The Immeasurable Depth of You (Peachtree Teen)
  • Gabe Cole Novoa, The Wicked Bargain (Random House Children’s Books)
  • Mairghread ScottSea Serpent’s Heir (Image Comics/Skybound Comet)

Moderator: Monisha Blair, Head Librarian, Key Middle School, Fairfax County (VA)

3:30 – 4:20 PM ET | Superheroes
Delve into the world of superheroes with this panel of novelists and comics authors.

  • Deniz Camp20th Century Men (Image Comics), Bloodshot Unleashed (Valiant Entertainment)
  • Cherish ChenRadiant Red (Image Comics)
  • Mackenzi Lee, The Winter Soldier: Cold Front (Disney Publishing/Marvel Press)
  • Alex Segura, Araña, Spider-Man 2099: Dark Tomorrow (Disney Publishing/Marvel Press)

Moderator: Ashley Rayner, Librarian at NORC, University of Chicago (IL)

IN-BOOTH CREATOR CHATS:

10-10:30 AM ET
Wes CraigKaya, Deadly Class (Image Comics)

1:20 – 1:50 PM ET
Kyle StarksI Hate This Place (Image Comics/Skybound)