Another month – another event in the Europe Comics calendar! This time we are heading to Chicago with the French Comics Association to participate in the ALA Annual Conference as well as other comics events around town. We are bringing one of our favorite creative duos – authors of Globetrotting Viola – Stefano Turconi & Teresa Radice, while the French Comics Association is also bringing a whole array of European comics talent – Guy Delisle, Marguerite Abouet, Jérémie Royer, Pénélope Bagieu & David Etien. For author signings and comics goodies visit us at booth #1229!!!
And here is the list of events to watch out for:
THURSDAY JUNE 22
FRIDAY JUNE 23
11 am – 4 pm Read More, Read Better: Learning with Comics and Graphic Novels @ McCormick Place, W183a
Panels taking place during the day:
11:00 am – 11:15 am Opening keynote by National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature – Gene Yang.
11:20 am – 12:10 pm The Grammar of Comics: How Teaching Visual Literacy Can Open New Conventions
With Pascal Mériaux, Teresa Radice, David Etien, Adam Elbert & Adan Avarado; moderated by Michael Gianfresco.
12:15 pm – 1:05 pm Publisher and Librarian Talk-back Session
1:10 pm – 2:00 pm Problem Solving: Teaching STEM with Comics
With Jeremie Royer, Mike Espinos & Jim McClain; moderated by Gene Yang.
With Marguerite Abouet, Guy Delisle, Russels Guldin & Jason Nisavic; moderated by Eric Kallenborn.
3 pm – 4 pm Meet the Makers
With Teresa Radice, Stefano Turconi, Guy Delisle, Gene Yang, Joe Weiser, David Etien, Jeremie Royer & Marguerite Abouet; moderated by Meg Lemke & Ronell.
SATURDAY JUNE 24
9:30 am The Rise of Graphic Novels for Kids in Europe and the USA panel @ McCormick Place, Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
10:30 am Graphic Memoires: How Non-fiction Graphic Novels Bring Real Lives to Life @ McCormick Place, W175b
With Guy Delisle, Pénélope Bagieu & Jérémie Royer; moderated by Meg Lemke.
4 pm Drawn In Europe: The Art of European Comics Comes to Chicago @ CIAO Chicago
Author presentations and signing session, drinks and snacks to accompany the opening of a month-long exhibition.
With Stefano Turconi, Teresa Radice, David Etien, Jérémie Royer & Federico Bertolucci.
6:30 pm Book Lovers Extravaganza @ The Book Cellar, Lincoln Square
With Pénélope Bagieu and Marguerite Abouet.
SUNDAY JUNE 25
9:30 am How to Write for Children and Young Adults panel @ McCormick Place, Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
With David Etien, Marguerite Abouet & Jérémie Royer; moderated by Betsy Bird.
1 pm International Comics – Culture & Creation Beyond America @ Hyatt Regency McCormick, Jackson Park/CC 10AB
With Teresa Radice, Marguerite Abouet, Nazeli Kyuregyan-Baron (Europe Comics); hosted by Tina Coleman.
3:30 pm French Comics on Screen: Film Adaptations of Franco-Belgian Graphic Narratives panel @ McCormick Place, Exhibit Hall – Chapter 1 Stage
3:30 pm Liberties at Work and Creator’s Ownership panel @ McCormick Place, Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage