This June Europe Comics is heading to the American Library Association’s Annual Conference held in New Orleans. The event will take place from June 21 to 26 and Europe Comics will be there for the second time to promote European comics and graphic novels among American librarians and educators, bringing along three European creators.
First up, joining Europe Comics is Berenika Kolomycka from Poland (Timof Comics), who will be promoting her heartwarming Tiny Fox and Great Boar.
Joining from Italy (Tunue) is Christian Cornia and his adventurous Brina, the latest and cutest addition to the Europe Comics collection.
And joining all the way from Sydney, Australia is award-winning Italian artist Thomas Campi, who will be promoting Macaroni! and Tears of an Afghan Warlord from the Europe Comics collection, Magritte: This is Not a Biography (published in English by SelfMadeHero), as well as his latest book – The Joe Shuster Story: The Artist Behind Superman – published in English by Papercutz (NBM Graphic Novels).
Here is the latest event schedule:
FRIDAY, JUNE 22
5:30 pm – 7 pm – Conference opening
Berenika Kolomycka, Thomas Campi and Christian Cornia signing at booth #453
SATURDAY, JUNE 23
9 am ‘European Comics: A Strange Animal?’ @ Morial Convention Center, room 297
With Sophie Castille (Mediatoon Licensing / Europe Comics), Elise Gravel , Mark Siegel (First Second), Thomas Campi and Charlotte Moundlic (Rue de Sèvres / French Comics Association); moderated by Andrew Woodrow-Butcher (TCAF)
10 am – 11 am Thomas Campi signing at booth #453
12:30 pm ‘Story of Life: Graphic Biographies and Autobiographies’ @ Graphic Novel and Gaming Stage
With Thomas Campi, (Magritte and The Joe Schuster Story); Peter Tomasi (The Bridge: How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York), Ellen Forney (Rock Steady) and Benjamin Reiss (Super Tokyoland); moderated by Candice Mack.
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Berenika Kolomycka and Christian Cornia signing at booth #453
SUNDAY, JUNE 24
10 am – 12 pm Thomas Campi signing at booth #453
2:30 pm ‘Children’s Comics Crossing Continents’ @ Graphic Novel and Gaming Stage
With Eve Tharlet (Mr. Badger & Mrs. Fox; France), Berenika Kolomycka (Tiny Fox & Big Boar; Poland), Christian Cornia (Brina; Italy), Hamish Steele (DeadEndia, UK), and Vera Brosgol (Be Prepared; USA); moderated by Betsy Bird (Evanston Public Library)
3:30 pm – 5 pm Berenika Kolomycka and Christian Cornia signing at booth #453
6 pm – 7:30 pm Thomas Campi signing @ Crescent City Comics
MONDAY, JUNE 25
12 pm – 12:30 pm ‘What Can Europe Comics Do For YOUR Library?’ @ Book Buzz Theatre
With Nazeli Kyuregyan-Baron (Europe Comics), Berenika Kolomycka, Thomas Campi and Christian Cornia
12:30 pm – 2 pm Berenika Kolomycka, Thomas Campi and Christian Cornia signing at booth #453
1 pm Screening of Tears of an Afghan Warlord documentary by Pascal Bourgaux @ Section C, Morial Convention Centre
Header image: Tiny Fox and Great Boar © Berenika Kolomycka