BOOM! Studios announced its inaugural presence at ALA Midwinter from January 25th-29th, 2019 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA.
The award-winning publisher will debut an all-new booth (#626) environment with advance looks at key 2019 graphic novel titles including Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Jordie Bellaire & Dan Mora), The Avant-Guards (Carly Usdin & Noah Hayes), The Magicians: Alice’s Story (Lev Grossman, Lilah Sturges & Pius Bak), Waves (Ingrid Chabbert & Carole Maurel), Just Beyond: The Scare School (R.L Stine, Kelly & Nichole Matthews) and more!
Throughout the weekend, attendees will also have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with the writers behind some of the most anticipated graphic fiction of 2019 during signing events including:
- Jordie Bellaire, the Eisner Award-winning writer of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, the hotly anticipated re-imagining of the landmark pop culture franchise.
- Lilah Sturges, the New York Times best-selling author who recently pennedLumberjanes: The Infernal Compass, the first original graphic novel in the history of the franchise, and who will collaborate with Lev Grossman on The Magicians: Alice's Story, an official tie in to the best-selling The Magicians trilogy.
- CB Lee, the award-winning writer who launches Ben 10: The Truth is Out There, the first in a series of original graphic novels that will anchor BOOM! Studios’ publishing program for the global franchise.
Additionally, librarians who visit the BOOM! Studios booth at select times will be able to acquire exclusive Buffy The Vampire Slayer merchandise for free, including a limited edition tote bag and a Buffy The Vampire Slayer #1 ALA Midwinter variant cover edition that will only be available at this show!
BOOM! Studios will also host a star-studded round table panel discussion on graphic fiction, with full details below:
Monday, January 28th BOOM! STUDIOS: DISCOVER YOURS AT ALA MIDWINTER 10:00-10:50AM, Pop Top Stage
Join Jordie Bellaire (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass, The Magicians: Alice's Story) and CB Lee (Ben 10: The Truth is Out There) for a discussion on the diverse, award-winning imprints of BOOM! Studios, Archaia, BOOM! Box, and KaBOOM!. Hosted by Arune Singh (VP Marketing, BOOM! Studios), this round table discussion will tackle the challenges in creating original concepts in the current market; modernizing beloved pop culture icons; and the path forward to a more inclusive industry.
“Libraries are where so many of us begin our most important journey in life – discovering the world around us by opening the doors to a world we’ve just begun to explore and to others we never imagined,” said Arune Singh, VP Marketing, BOOM! Studios. “BOOM! Studios is excited to make our debut at the American Library Association’s Midwinter meeting by bringing a robust selection of graphic novels, some of the most acclaimed authors in comics and some more surprises for everyone attending this important event. We’re looking forward to meeting every librarian in attendance to help them discover the BOOM! Studios graphic novels perfect for their communities – and it’s our guarantee that you’ll leave our booth with more than one.”
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