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Events // Comics

September 16, 2018
5:00 pm

Escape Your Destiny

While breaking out of identity cages, how do you create something new? Acclaimed YA authors Hope Larson (All Summer Long), Jen Wang (The Prince and the Dressmaker), and Tim Fielder (Matty’s Rocket) rise to the challenge with stories of summer rebellion, a gender-bending royal conspiracy, and an African-American Flash Gordon. Moderated by New York Times Children’s Books editor Maria Russo.

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09/16/2018 5:00 pm 09/16/2018 America/New_York Escape Your Destiny - Brooklyn Book Festival

While breaking out of identity cages, how do you create something new? Acclaimed YA authors Hope Larson (All Summer Long), Jen Wang (The Prince and the Dressmaker), and Tim Fielder (Matty’s Rocket) rise to the challenge with stories of summer rebellion, a gender-bending royal conspiracy, and an African-American Flash Gordon. Moderated by New York Times Children’s Books editor Maria Russo.

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September 16, 2018
1:00 pm

TV vs. Reality

When on-air celebrity and imagery shape your earliest memories, how do you reconcile it all with the hard realities of adulthood? Catch the wide-ranging experiences, from quiz kids to musicals to stand-up comedy, of comics creators Michael Kupperman (All The Answers), Box Brown (Is This Guy for Real?), and Rina Ayuyang (Blame This on the Boogie). Moderated by Joan Hilty, Comics Editor at Nickelodeon.

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09/16/2018 1:00 pm 09/16/2018 America/New_York TV vs. Reality - Brooklyn Book Festival

When on-air celebrity and imagery shape your earliest memories, how do you reconcile it all with the hard realities of adulthood? Catch the wide-ranging experiences, from quiz kids to musicals to stand-up comedy, of comics creators Michael Kupperman (All The Answers), Box Brown (Is This Guy for Real?), and Rina Ayuyang (Blame This on the Boogie). Moderated by Joan Hilty, Comics Editor at Nickelodeon.

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September 16, 2018
12:00 pm

Find Your Family

Refugees, outcasts, inheritors of hard history — whoever we are, we all struggle to find the human connections that make us safe. Caldecott Award-winning illustrator/author David Small (Home After Dark), New Yorker cartoonist Liana Finck (Passing for Human), and anthropologist Bessora (Alpha) explore the universal yearning for defining and keeping what we think of as family. Moderated by agent and editor Anjali Singh, Ayesha Pande Literary.

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09/16/2018 12:00 pm 09/16/2018 America/New_York Find Your Family - Brooklyn Book Festival

Refugees, outcasts, inheritors of hard history — whoever we are, we all struggle to find the human connections that make us safe. Caldecott Award-winning illustrator/author David Small (Home After Dark), New Yorker cartoonist Liana Finck (Passing for Human), and anthropologist Bessora (Alpha) explore the universal yearning for defining and keeping what we think of as family. Moderated by agent and editor Anjali Singh, Ayesha Pande Literary.

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September 16, 2018
5:00 pm

New Superstories

Superheroes aren’t what they used to be, and that means the possibilities are endless! Ed Piskor (X-Men: Grand Design), Kwanza Osajyefo (Black), and Sheena Howard (Superb) discuss how to keep what they love about the genre, and how to reimagine the rest. Moderated by artist-creator Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook).

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09/16/2018 5:00 pm 09/16/2018 America/New_York New Superstories - Brooklyn Book Festival

Superheroes aren’t what they used to be, and that means the possibilities are endless! Ed Piskor (X-Men: Grand Design), Kwanza Osajyefo (Black), and Sheena Howard (Superb) discuss how to keep what they love about the genre, and how to reimagine the rest. Moderated by artist-creator Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook).

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September 16, 2018
4:00 pm

The Graphic City

In alternately gripping, funny, and tragic graphic novels about urban history, Julia Wertz (Tenements, Towers & Trash), Peter J. Tomasi (The Bridge), and Jason Lutes (Berlin) take us high up to skyscraper views of two great cities flanking the Atlantic — and beyond. Moderated by Publishers Weekly senior news editor Calvin Reid.

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09/16/2018 4:00 pm 09/16/2018 America/New_York The Graphic City - Brooklyn Book Festival

In alternately gripping, funny, and tragic graphic novels about urban history, Julia Wertz (Tenements, Towers & Trash), Peter J. Tomasi (The Bridge), and Jason Lutes (Berlin) take us high up to skyscraper views of two great cities flanking the Atlantic — and beyond. Moderated by Publishers Weekly senior news editor Calvin Reid.

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September 16, 2018
2:00 pm

Two-Ways — Weird Romance

Two astoundingly accomplished team-ups of authors explore their many attractions to weird romance and speculative fiction, and all the things that happen when you create genre-bending graphic novels in collaboration! Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell (Bizarre Romance) and Alex de Campi and Katie Skelly (Twisted Romance) . Moderated by Tor Books editor Diana Pho.

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09/16/2018 2:00 pm 09/16/2018 America/New_York Two-Ways — Weird Romance - Brooklyn Book Festival

Two astoundingly accomplished team-ups of authors explore their many attractions to weird romance and speculative fiction, and all the things that happen when you create genre-bending graphic novels in collaboration! Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell (Bizarre Romance) and Alex de Campi and Katie Skelly (Twisted Romance) . Moderated by Tor Books editor Diana Pho.

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