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November 18, 2012
Russ Kick, editor of The Graphic Canon, will be presenting at the Miami Book Fair on Sunday, November 18 at 2:30 pm.
The presentation, “Graphic Novels: Noah Van Sciver of The Hypo: A Graphic Portrait of the Melancholic Young Lincoln and Russ Kick on The Graphic Canon“, will be held at the Centre Gallery, Building 1. Russ will talk discuss the entire 3-volume series that makes up what Publisher’s Weekly calls “a must-have anthology for those who wish to lose themselves utterly in visual narrative adaptations of the works of the Western canon”.
The classic canon of Western civilization meets the artists and illustrators who have remade reading in the last years of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first century in Russ Kick’s magisterial, three-volume, full-color Graphic Canon. Visit The Graphic Cannon webpage to learn all about the project.
To learn more about the Miami Book Fair, go to their webiste.
November 18, 2012
Stephanie McMillan, author of The Beginning of the American Fall, will be at the Miami Book Fair on Sunday, November 18 at 1pm.
McMillan will be part of the presentation “Comics and Social Change”. From political revolution and memoir to same-sex marriage, comics and graphic novels are tackling real-world social change on all fronts in 2012. Sometimes it comes from mainstream comics publishers who began addressing social issues in the 1960s and 70s, as with DC and Marvel Comics storylines touching on racism and sexual politics. Recently it’s come from more surprising sources, as Archie Comics, once the last enforcer of the Comics Code, has now featured gay characters and an Occupy Riverdale storyline. And memoir, the most popular genre for graphic novels in traditional publishing, has brought stories of stigmatized identity and political conflict to an increasingly wide readership. The reputation of the medium as a forum for socially conscious literature is growing, as its themes and authors continue to diversify along the lines of gender, racial, sexual, ethnic and political identity.
November 17, 2009On November 15, 2009, Ralph Nader appeared at the Miami Book Fair International to talk about "Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!", and about the power and uses of imagination. Take a look at a clip of his appearance on C-SPAN's BookTV at the C-SPAN site.