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ABRAMS Books at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2017

Saturday May 13th 

9:30-11:30AM
Thi Bui signing The Best We Could Do in the ABRAMS Books/SelfMade Hero booth (#126-128)

11:00AM—Teamwork: Comics and Collaboration
Making comics by yourself can be lonely. But what happens when you do it with a friend? Or if you’re hired to help tell someone else’s story? Working together can be a tricky thing! Join some high profile comics collaborators as they talk about the joys and pitfalls of making comics with another person. Panelists: John Jennings, Nate Powell, Molly Ostertag, Metaphrog, Fanny Britt. Moderator: Erica Friedman. Learning Centre, Toronto Reference Library

12:30-2:30PM
John Jennings signing Kindred: The Graphic Novel Adaptation in the ABRAMS Books/SelfMade Hero booth (#126-128)

02:45 PM—Spotlight: Marceling Truong x Thi Bui
With Such a Lovely Little War and The Best We Could Do, Marcelino Truong and This Bui share their powerful and compelling stories about the Vietnam War. Following their families’ experiences in getting out of the country, to the struggles of immigration, these creators explore the traumas of war. Join Marcelino and Thi as they discuss what drew them to comics to tell their stories, and what challenges they still see ahead for Vietnamese communities around the world. Learning Centre, Toronto Reference Library

4:00-5:00 PM
Thi Bui signing The Best We Could Do in the ABRAMS Books/SelfMade Hero booth (#126-128)


Sunday May 14th

11-1:00PM
Thi Bui signing The Best We Could Do in the ABRAMS Books/SelfMade Hero booth (#126-128)

02:45 PM—Uncovering Comic Book Histories
From the very beginning of comics to present day, stories and creators have been marginalized, overshadowed, and forgotten. Many readers and comics makers often have a hard time finding themselves in stories, fandoms, and the publishing industry. Join publisher/curator Hope Nicholson (Bedside Press) in conversation with artist/academic John Jennings (Kindred: The Graphic Novel Adaptation) as they discuss comic book histories, and connecting with audiences who have been ignored by the mainstream for too long! Summerhill Ballroom, Marriott Bloor-Yorkville

3:30-5PM
John Jennings signing Kindred: The Graphic Novel Adaptation in the ABRAMS Books/SelfMade Hero booth (#126-128)