The publisher will meet with book industry professionals from all over the world
The ALA Annual Conference is an annual gathering of publishers, authors, exhibitors, librarians, teachers, bookstore owners, and more to showcase new titles, products, and services. It is not open to the general public. Valiant will have sample single issues available to give away, plus Ayala will be on hand at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 22nd and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 23rd to sign copies of their title, LIVEWIRE.
Amanda McKee, a.k.a. Livewire, is a machine-controlling psiot (a human that has evolved, mind-based powers) trained by the Harbinger Foundation to be the next generation of leadership her people need. In her first solo comic book series, seeking to protect other vulnerable superpowered psiots like herself, Livewire plunged the United States into a nationwide blackout, causing untold devastation. With the whole world hunting her, what kind of hero will Livewire be…or will she be one at all? LIVEWIRE VOL. 1: FUGITIVE collects LIVEWIRE issues #1-4.
GNCRT Friday Discussion Forum – Social Justice and Comics
Art and Activism: The Rich History of Comics and Social Justice
Social justice in comics has a rich history and tradition that carries into the present. Creators confronting and questioning social issues and politics in graphic form brings subjects to audiences who may not have been exposed to the topics before. This panel brings comics creators together to discuss their perspectives on using comics and graphic novels as a way to address social justice topics.
Friday, June 21st
Friday Forum full runtime: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Art & Activism start time: 1:45 pm – 3:00pm
Washington Convention Center, Room 152B
For ALA tickets and more information, visit 2019.alaannual.org.