Europe Comics Takes Off for New York

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September 21, 2018

This year, the Europe Comics team returns for the fourth time to the legendary New York Comic Con, set to take place October 4th – 7th. Over the years we have brought some incredible authors and artists with us across the Atlantic, and this year is no exception. For NYCC 2018, we will be sharing our booth with four of our most talented comics creators: French-Canadian artist Mikaël, author of the awe-inspiring historical drama Giant; the multi-talented Polish creator Mateusz Skutnik (Revolutions); and the gifted Spanish duo Ana Mirallès and Emilio Ruiz (In Search of the Unicorn). Ana Mirallès is also the artist behind the dazzling historical fiction series Djinn, set to be published in October by Insight Comics.

Our authors will be taking part in several panel discussions, which you won’t want to miss. And we will be hosting author signings every day, so make sure to stop by and see us at booth #1558. Ana Mirallès will also be signing copies of Djinn at the Insight Comics booth (#1946). Full details below.

Mikaël
Mikaël
Ana Mirallès
Ana Mirallès
Emilio Ruiz
Emilio Ruiz
Mateusz Skutnik
Mateusz Skutnik

THURSDAY OCTOBER 4

11:00 am – 11:45 am Currents of Inspiration: From America to Europe and Back @ New York Public Library, Celeste Auditorium, The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building in Bryant Park

European and American comics are two distinct branches of sequential art that have been influencing each other for decades. We present a rich panel of US and EU creators who have been strongly influenced by their overseas counterparts. With Mikaël (Giant), Sylvain Runberg (Motorcity, Millennium), Belén Ortega (Millennium), and Kickliy (Musnet, Perdy). 

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Ana Mirallès and Emilio Ruiz signing @ Booth #1558

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Comics Readers Today: Who They Are and Where to Find Them @ Javits Center, Room 1C03

Readership differences in Europe and the USA showcase the medium’s breadth and potential to reach new audiences. A panel of professionals offer their take. With Chris Thompson (Titan/Statix Press), Karen Green (Columbia University Library), Terry Nantier (NBM), Jennifer King (Space Cadets Collection), Nazeli Kyuregyan-Baron (Europe Comics). Moderated by Heidi MacDonald (Publisher’s Weekly/Comics Beat).

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Ana Mirallès signing (Djinn) @ Insight Comics Booth #1946

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Mateusz Skutnik and Mikaël signing @ Booth #1558

FRIDAY OCTOBER 5

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Mateusz Skutnik signing @ Booth #1558

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Ana Mirallès signing @ Insight Comics Booth #1946

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Mikaël signing @ Booth #1558

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Ana Mirallès and Emilio Ruiz signing @ Booth #1558

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm The Beat Presents: The World Comics Invasion @ Javits Center, Room 1A02

Comics from around the world are finding a bigger audience than ever in the US. A look at how creators around the world approach their work and the medium. With Ana Mirallès (Spain), Mikaël (Canada), Mateusz Skutnik (Poland), Emanuela Lupacchino (Italy), and Fabio Moon (Brazil).

SATURDAY OCTOBER 6

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Ana Mirallès and Emilio Ruiz signing @ Booth #1558

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Ana Mirallès signing @ Insight Comics Booth #1946

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Mateusz Skutnik signing @ Booth #1558

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Graphic Novels That Make History @ Javits Center, Room 1C03

Nonfiction graphic novels are more popular than ever, from Persepolis to March. But what does the future of the genre hold? With Peter Tomasi (The Bridge), Nathan Hale (Lafayette!) Ted Fox and James Otis Smith (Showtime at the Apollo), Mikaël (Giant), and Matt Fitch and Chris Baker (Apollo). Moderated by Abraham Riesman, staff writer at New York Magazine.

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Mikaël signing @ Booth #1558

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Ana Mirallès signing (with Sylvain Runberg & Belén Ortega, Millennium) @ Kinokuniya Booth #1665

SUNDAY OCTOBER 7

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Ana Mirallès signing @ Insight Comics Booth #1946

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Mikaël signing @ Booth #1558

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Ana Mirallès and Emilio Ruiz signing @ Booth #1558

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Mateusz Skutnik signing @ Booth #1558

Header image: Giant © Mikaël / Dargaud

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