Image Highlights All Ages Comics At ALA Midwinter 2018

by Gary Catig

 

The American Library Association (ALA) will be holding their ALA Midwinter 2018 conference from February 9 – 13 in Denver, Colorado. Among the publishers that will be present will be Image Comics. The company known for such titles as Southern Bastards, Saga, and The Wicked + The Divine, will be showcasing, instead, some of their all ages series.

Team Moonstruck, Shae Beagle and Grace Ellis, and authors Jay Faerber and Sebastian Girner, who write Elsewhere and Scales & Scoundrels respectively, will be in attendance for panels and signings.

Comicon.com have highlighted that last two series here and here.  You can check out Image’s entire schedule below.

ALA MIDWINTER 2018 PANEL SCHEDULE

Signing Team Moonstruck

Location – Exhibit Hall – Booth #2002

Date/Time – Saturday, Feb 10th 10:00am – 10:30am

Speakers – Shae Beagle, Grace Ellis

“Come by the Image Comics booth and get a book signed by the creative team behind the all ages magical romance title, MOONSTRUCK.”

 

Signing – Jay Faerber

Location – Exhibit Hall – Booth #2002

Date/Time – Saturday, Feb 10th 10:30am – 11:00am

Speakers – Jay Faerber

“Come by the Image Comics booth and get a book signed by the author of the time traveling teen title,

ELSEWHERE and the interplanetary adventure title, COPPERHEAD.”

 

Signing – Sebastian Girner

Location – Exhibit Hall – Booth #2002

Date/Time – Saturday, Feb 10th 11:00am – 11:30am

Speakers – Sebastian Girner

“Come by the Image Comics booth and get a book signed by the author of the all ages adventure title,

SCALES & SCOUNDRELS and the adult bear title, SHIRTLESS BEAR FIGHTER.”

 

Panel – Image Adventure Comics

Location – Colorado Convention Center – Meeting Room – Mile High 4A

Date/Time – Saturday, Feb 10th 1:00pm – 1:50pm

Speakers – Shae Beagle, Grace Ellis, Jay Faerber, Sebastian Girner

“Planes, trains, and automobiles… and dragons?! Image comics is pulling out all the stops with adventure stories for kids of all ages. Authors and artists present new titles that will have you making magic with your friends, soaring through the sky, braving epic quests, engaging in international intrigue, and fighting bears! Bears?! BEARS.” Other speakers – Chloe Ramos-Peterson (Moderator)

 

Panel – Infinite Worlds for Younger Readers

Location – Exhibit Hall – PopTop Stage

Date/Time – Sunday, Feb 11th 9:00am – 9:50am

Speaker –  Shae Beagle, Grace Ellis, Jay Faerber, Sebastian Girner

“Known for the variety and quality of their mature titles, Image is bringing the best and the brightest to an expanding catalogue of youth-oriented books. Creators working across a wide range of topics and styles will discuss their exciting new projects and talk about what it’s like to work in the fantastic and fun world of comics for the younger set!” Other Speakers – Chloe Ramos-Peterson (Moderator)

 

At the Booth – Meet Sebastian Girner!

Location – Exhibit Hall – Booth #2002

Date/Time – Sunday, Feb 11th 11:00am – 11:50am

Speakers – Sebastian Girner

“Come by the Image Comics booth and meet the author behind the all ages adventure title, SCALES &

SCOUNDRELS and the adult bear title, SHIRTLESS BEAR FIGHTER. Creator will be signing items per

request.”

 

At the Booth – Meet Jay Faerber!

Location – Exhibit Hall – Booth #2002

Date/Time – Sunday, Feb 11th 12:00pm – 12:50pm

Speakers – Jay Faerber

“Come by the Image Comics booth and meet the author behind the time traveling teen title, ELSEWHERE

and the interplanetary adventure title, COPPERHEAD. Creator will be signing items per request.”

 

At the Booth – Meet Team Moonstruck!

Location – Exhibit Hall – Booth #2002

Date/Time – Sunday, Feb 11th 1:00pm – 1:50am

Speakers – Shae Beagle, Grace Ellis

“Come by the Image Comics booth and meet the creative team behind the all ages magical romance title,

MOONSTRUCK. Creators will be signing items per request.”

Although the conference may be geared towards librarians, anyone who is passionate about books, libraries, and eager to learn and shape the future of the industry are encouraged to attend. More information can be found here.

Gary Catig

Gary Catig is west coast raised, east coast educated, and has a touch of southern charm. He has spent most of his adult life making science fiction a reality as an engineer conducting research in the military, microprocessor, and biotechnology fields. While currently living in San Diego, he enjoys all facets of pop culture including but not limited to comics, TV, movies, and music.