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Events // Comics

September 22, 2019
4:00 pm

Feed Your Head

When life is messy and makes no sense going forwards or backwards in time, why be tidy about how we cope? David Heatley (Qualification), Kevin Huizenga (The River at Night), Kelsey Wroten (Cannonball), are here to channel the forces of personal chaos with stories of 12-step program binging, art school meltdown, and existential insomnia. Moderated by Joan Hilty, comics editor at Nickelodeon.

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09/22/2019 4:00 pm 09/22/2019 America/New_York Feed Your Head - Brooklyn Book Festival

When life is messy and makes no sense going forwards or backwards in time, why be tidy about how we cope? David Heatley (Qualification), Kevin Huizenga (The River at Night), Kelsey Wroten (Cannonball), are here to channel the forces of personal chaos with stories of 12-step program binging, art school meltdown, and existential insomnia. Moderated by Joan Hilty, comics editor at Nickelodeon.

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September 22, 2019
3:00 pm

We Need to Talk

The age of division has reawakened the art of conversation. Which doesn’t make it any easier! In three breathtakingly honest new graphic memoirs, Erin Williams (Commute), Mira Jacob (Good Talk), and Ebony Flowers (Hot Comb) draw—literally—on the experience of pushing themselves and others to speak truth to race, gender, and class privilege in everyday life. Moderated by Alexander Chee (How to Write an Autobiographical Novel).

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09/22/2019 3:00 pm 09/22/2019 America/New_York We Need to Talk - Brooklyn Book Festival

The age of division has reawakened the art of conversation. Which doesn’t make it any easier! In three breathtakingly honest new graphic memoirs, Erin Williams (Commute), Mira Jacob (Good Talk), and Ebony Flowers (Hot Comb) draw—literally—on the experience of pushing themselves and others to speak truth to race, gender, and class privilege in everyday life. Moderated by Alexander Chee (How to Write an Autobiographical Novel).

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September 22, 2019
3:00 pm

The Living City: Graphic Narratives on Place, People, and Soundtracks

In these graphic works, cities are a character, as much as the vivid lives they hold. Join a discussion between Summer Pierre, 2019 Eisner-Award nominee for All the Sad Songs, her memoir and travelogue drawn with a unique soundtrack; Ted Fox, whose classic Showtime at the Apollo is now a graphic tribute drawn by James Otis Smith; and Frank Santoro, who in Pittsburgh charts the unraveling and attempts at reconstruction of both his family and their city. Moderated by Calvin Reid, Publishers Weekly.

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09/22/2019 3:00 pm 09/22/2019 America/New_York The Living City: Graphic Narratives on Place, People, and Soundtracks - Brooklyn Book Festival

In these graphic works, cities are a character, as much as the vivid lives they hold. Join a discussion between Summer Pierre, 2019 Eisner-Award nominee for All the Sad Songs, her memoir and travelogue drawn with a unique soundtrack; Ted Fox, whose classic Showtime at the Apollo is now a graphic tribute drawn by James Otis Smith; and Frank Santoro, who in Pittsburgh charts the unraveling and attempts at reconstruction of both his family and their city. Moderated by Calvin Reid, Publishers Weekly.

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September 22, 2019
12:00 pm

Everything is Horrible: Comics as Satire and Witness

A psychedelic chronicle of 1970s New York paves the road for even trippier Washington D.C. satire; a meditation on casual bigotry feeds a gentrification horror story; and a daily conversation in an African hotel blossoms into the epic survival story of one of Guantanamo Bay’s youngest detainees. Ben Passmore (BTTM FDRS), Jérôme Tubiana (Guántanamo Kid), and Mark Alan Stamaty (MacDoodle Street) discuss the art of stepping outside reality in order to depict it. Moderated by Sarah Glidden (Rolling Blackouts).

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09/22/2019 12:00 pm 09/22/2019 America/New_York Everything is Horrible: Comics as Satire and Witness - Brooklyn Book Festival

A psychedelic chronicle of 1970s New York paves the road for even trippier Washington D.C. satire; a meditation on casual bigotry feeds a gentrification horror story; and a daily conversation in an African hotel blossoms into the epic survival story of one of Guantanamo Bay’s youngest detainees. Ben Passmore (BTTM FDRS), Jérôme Tubiana (Guántanamo Kid), and Mark Alan Stamaty (MacDoodle Street) discuss the art of stepping outside reality in order to depict it. Moderated by Sarah Glidden (Rolling Blackouts).

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September 22, 2019
5:00 pm

YA on Fire: A Teen Comics Showcase

What makes a book “YAlit”? Leave that thorny cataloguing question to libraries — from the readers’ perspective, these new graphic novels are just plain lit, whether you’re a teen or still reading YA, while (supposedly) adulting. Stories of friendship, fantasy, adventure, romance, and the other-wordly all come together in new books by MariNaomi (Life on Earth), Melanie Gillman (Stage Dreams), Magdalene Visaggio (Morning in America), and Dylan Meconis (Queen of the Sea). Moderated by Jerry Craft (New Kid)

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09/22/2019 5:00 pm 09/22/2019 America/New_York YA on Fire: A Teen Comics Showcase - Brooklyn Book Festival

What makes a book “YAlit”? Leave that thorny cataloguing question to libraries — from the readers’ perspective, these new graphic novels are just plain lit, whether you’re a teen or still reading YA, while (supposedly) adulting. Stories of friendship, fantasy, adventure, romance, and the other-wordly all come together in new books by MariNaomi (Life on Earth), Melanie Gillman (Stage Dreams), Magdalene Visaggio (Morning in America), and Dylan Meconis (Queen of the Sea). Moderated by Jerry Craft (New Kid)

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September 22, 2019
1:00 pm

Anxious in Public: Serious (and/or Hilarious) Comics About Real-Life Tough Stuff

These three cartoonists have won over legions of online fans as they take their truth from the digital to the printed page. Through wonderfully relatable cartoon posts, they’ve told never-ending stories of serious life transitions–about living with mental illness, how relationships develop day-to-day, and how the body and mind transform on the road to becoming a mother. Some of it’s surprising, some of it’s funny, some of it’s poignant, and parts will break your heart. Join Catana Chetwynd (Little Moments of Love), Adam Ellis (Super Chill: A Year of Living Anxiously) and Lucy Knisley (Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos). Moderated by cartoonist Connie Sun.

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09/22/2019 1:00 pm 09/22/2019 America/New_York Anxious in Public: Serious (and/or Hilarious) Comics About Real-Life Tough Stuff - Brooklyn Book Festival

These three cartoonists have won over legions of online fans as they take their truth from the digital to the printed page. Through wonderfully relatable cartoon posts, they’ve told never-ending stories of serious life transitions–about living with mental illness, how relationships develop day-to-day, and how the body and mind transform on the road to becoming a mother. Some of it’s surprising, some of it’s funny, some of it’s poignant, and parts will break your heart. Join Catana Chetwynd (Little Moments of Love), Adam Ellis (Super Chill: A Year of Living Anxiously) and Lucy Knisley (Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos). Moderated by cartoonist Connie Sun.

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