The Comic-Con Inauguration of Congressman And Civil Rights Pioneer John Lewis

It’s hard to imagine someone more out of place at Comic-Con than a politician. But Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis took the pop culture and comic convention by storm with an autobiographical graphic novel and a new arena to deliver his message of tolerance and acceptance. It wasn’t John Lewis’ first brush with authority, but he was never this happy about it. The 26-year veteran of the U.S. Congress (D-Ga.) and civil rights icon made his first visit to San Diego Comic-Con last month to sign advance copies of his graphic novel, March (Book One), the first installment of an autobiographical trilogy that was officially published August 13 by Top Shelf Productions.Read Full Story     Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2013-08-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Lewis, Heroic Civil Rights Leader, Dies at 80

Rep. John Lewis, a fearless leader during the Civil Rights Movement, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Honor, and the author of the March trilogy, a graphic memoir of the Civil Rights Movement and the first work of comics arts to receive a National Book Award, died on July 17. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA 2016: Congressman John Lewis Inspires In Orlando

Fresh off leading a “sit-in” on the floor of the House of Representatives, author and Civil Rights leader Congressman John Lewis spoke to librarians at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference this weekend, delivering a message of hope and perseverance. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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San Diego Comic-Con 2015: Is Comic-Con Too Big for Small Publishers?

With Comic-Con International: San Diego (informally known as SDCC) a week away, its staff and comics publishers are grappling with critical questions about the value and location of the country’s largest comics and pop culture convention. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Comic-Con returns this weekend to San Diego. But where are the comic book sellers?

After a COVID-19-forced hiatus, San Diego comic book store owners are looking forward to the return of an IRL Comic-Con — even if they won't attend. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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On the Pros and Cons of Comic Cons

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The Perfect Books and Comics for Comic Con Lovers

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Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians at Comic-Con

Once again SDCC is teaming up with the San Diego Public Library to host the annual Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians, a free five-day conference on graphic novels and libraries, held during SDCC, Wednesday–Sunday, July 17–21. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Comics in Libraries and Schools at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

A select listing of panels for each day of the Comic Conference for Librarians and Educators, to be held July 19–23. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Kids' Comics at New York Comic Con: Super Hero Girls to Big Nate

This year's New York Comic Con featured plenty of children's comics – and plenty of children. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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New Children's, YA Comics and Imprints Debut at Comic-Con 2016

From Comic-Con guests like Cece Bell and Noelle Stevenson to the debut of new series and new imprints, children's and YA graphic novels continue to have a strong presence at the mammoth pop culture festival. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Kids Comic Con: Celebrating 10 Years of Kids and Comics in the Bronx

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Keeping the Comics in Comic Con

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No Shortage of Kids' Comics at New York Comic Con

Remember when comics grew up and got serious? Publishers have come full circle and now cater to young readers with new comics and graphic novels and tie-ins to old favorites. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Vertical Inc. Debuts New Comics Line at New York Comic Con 2014

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Did Comics Take Back Comic-Con?

The circus came to town, yet again: this year’s Comic-Con: International ran from Wednesday through Sunday, July 23–27 and brought 130,000 attendees, hundreds of exhibitors, and thousands of professionals to San Diego, Calif. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Kids' Comics Grow Up at San Diego Comic-Con 2014

Scholastic’s Graphix imprint celebrated its 10th anniversary while Abrams, IDW, Viz, and Papercutz showcased old and new kids' and YA properties at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The 14 Best Panels About Comics at Comic-Con

Overwhelmed by all the programming at Comic-Con this year? Here are our picks for the best comcis panels, and a list of where to find PW’s own Heidi MacDonald and Calvin Reid at the show. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Comic-Con's Rarest, Most Bizarre Comic Books

WIRED's special correspondent Cara Santa Maria hits the convention floor in search of the strangest comics ever published. Yep, DC actually put out a Superman vs. Muhammad Ali book in the late '70s. Super weird!     Continue reading at Wired

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Comic-Con 2013: A look at past comic books and a glimpse of the genre's future (+video)

Gerard Jones, author of 'Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book,' explains the origins of comic books, the hardships they went through, and where they are apt to go next.  Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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