If you want an advance look at some of the best upcoming graphic novels of 2014, join me on March 19, when I’ll be moderating the SLJ/LJ webcast “From Superheroes to Vampires: The Hottest Graphic Novels of 2014.” I’ll be talking about upcoming releases from DC, Vertigo, Kodansha, Dark Horse, and Archie with some of the most knowledgeable insiders in the biz. Got plans for the 19th? Register anyway and you can listen in later. The press release is below, and the registration page is here.
SPONSORED BY: Random House, Library Journal and School Library Journal
EVENT TIME AND DATE: Wednesday, March 19th, 2014, 2:00-3:00 PM ET/11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT
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Join us for the From Superheroes to Vampires: The Hottest Graphic Novels of 2014 webcast.
You’ll get a sneak peek at some of the great graphic novels hitting the shelves over the next few months, plus you’ll hear tips on how to share the exciting world of graphic novels with your patrons.
We’ll be sharing the insider’s view on what Graphic Novels will be driving up your holds lists this summer! From DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Del Rey, Archie Comics, Kodansha and more, there’s something for everyone. Find out more about a Batman’s BIG birthday party and just what the heck is happening in Riverdale. Are vampires really killing off our favorite teens?
Ailen Lujo – Director of Book Trade Marketing, DC Comics
Ailen Lujo is the Director of Book Trade Marketing at DC Comics. She is an avid reader of comics, is somewhat of a video game connoisseur and is known to throw some dice (of the 20-sided variety) in her spare time. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Kelly Coyle Crivelli – Library Marketing, Random House
Kelly Coyle Crivelli works very closely with the over 30 publishing partners of Random House LLC, including: DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Archie Comics, Kodansha, Vertical and more. She has always been and always will be TEAM BETTY!
John Cunningham – VP of Marketing, DC Entertainment
He has previously worked at St. Martin’s Press.
Dallas Middaugh – Director, Publishing Services, Random House Publisher Services
Currently oversees Kodansha Comics; Launched Del Rey Manga and co-founded Seven Seas Publishing. Lecturer at NYU for a course on Graphic Novels. Previously Associate Publisher, Del Rey Manga.
Brigid Alverson – Editor & Writer, Good Comics 4 Kids
Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.