Saturday, February 10th at 10AM-10:50AM
Pop Top Stage - Main Exhibit Hall
TOON's 10th Anniversary: Françoise Mouly, Ivan Brunetti and Nadja Spiegelman celebrate the new comics that get kids to “TOON into Reading!” in schools and libraries.
“Toon” into a publishing success story: ten years ago, when every major publisher rejected Françoise Mouly’s idea of early reader hardcover comics, she set out to publish herself. TOON Books enrolled top-notch talent such as Eleanor Davis, Jeff Smith, Harry Bliss, Lilli Carré, Liniers, Art Spiegelman, Ivan Brunetti, and now Jaime Hernandez of 'Love and Rockets' fame. Today, thanks to the embrace of many librarians, children’s comics are one of the most vital area of publishing. Join Ms. Mouly, art editor of The New Yorker, and authors Nadja Spiegelman and Ivan Brunetti, as they discuss how comics enhance visual literacy and show the TOON Comics Curriculum which is now used in more than 1,200 schools.
Join editorial director, Françoise Mouly as she shares our exciting list for 2018—with new books by superstar cartoonists Jaime Hernandez and Ivan Brunetti, another installment in the Giggle & Learn series by Kevin McCloskey. She'll also share our growing collection of high-quality, award-winning comics now available in Spanish by Liniers, Jaime Hernandez, and Nadja Spiegelman.
Saturday February 10th at 1:30PM
Sunday February 11th at 1:30PM
Beloved Giggle and Learn series author Kevin McCloskey will sign his Spring 2018 release, Snails Are Just My Speed! (Plus a few of the other Giggle and Learn favorites!)
Friday February 9th at 6PM
Saturday February 10th at 2:30PM
Master Cartoonist Ivan Brunetti will
sign his breakaway hit, Wordplay.
(Plus catch a glimpse of a new book for Fall!)
--Kirkus Reviews STARRED REVIEW
★★★ "Perfect for individual or small group sharing.
What's not to love?"
--School Library Journal STARRED REVIEW
Saturday February 10th at 3:30PM
Najda Spiegelman, author of Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure (one of TOON's most award-winning books!) will sign her hit title for fans—in English and in Spanish.
(Plus signing copies of her beloved Zig & Wikki series!)
SIX STARRED REVIEWS!
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