12:00 – Training Room 1, 7th floor
Reading & Writing Graphically: Words, Pictures and the 21st Century Reader
Graphic novels appeal to all ages and effectively interweave words, dynamic illustration and story. More than just comic books, graphic novels and books have particular appeal in the 21st century, when visual information increasingly dominates our world. This panel of graphic novelists creates for all ages, from early readers to adults.
Dian Curtis Regan, moderator, is the author of 60 books for young readers. Space Boy and the Space Pirate was a finalist for the Colorado Book award and winner of a Crystal Kite Award, presented by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Other popular titles include Princess Nevermore, Monster of the Month Club, and Ghost Twins.
Todd Mitchell writes books for teens, people who were teens, and people who will be teens. His middle grade novels include The Last Panther (which is a “Best New Book for Kids” pick), and The Traitor King. For slightly older audiences, he’s written The Secret to Lying (a Colorado Book Award Winner), and Backwards (a Colorado Authors League Award Winner). He also created the graphic series Broken Saviors (available now on ComiXology), and co-wrote the graphic novel A Flight of Angels (a YALSA “Top 10 Great Graphic Novels for Teens” pick). Currently, Todd serves as Director of the Beginning Creative Writing Teaching Program at Colorado State University. He lives in Fort Collins with his wife, dog, and two wise daughters.
Many of you might know Stan Yan as the guy who draws zombie caricatures of people at the Denver Comic con, but Stan is also a writer/illustrator, cartoonist and instructor. His credits include work for The Westword, Vincent Price Presents, Show Devils, and most recently his bedtime storybook inspired by his son’s fear of his zombie artwork, There’s a Zombie in the Basement. He’s a former board member of the Colorado Alliance of Illustrators, and current member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
This event has a Google Hangouts video call.