DC Comics Spotlights Zoom & Ink Imprints At ALA Midwinter 2019

by Gary Catig

ALA Midwinter 2019 is a celebration of all things books and attracts librarians, creators and publishers alike. We already know there will be a significant comics presence at the show with both Boom! Studios and Diamond attending. Now add DC Comics to the list of companies that will be exhibiting in Seattle in less than a week.

DC’s campaign, “Be a Hero, Read a Book” promotes graphic novels across libraries and schools by providing librarians with DC Super Hero-themed materials, resources and activities. Attending an ALA show is a good opportunity for them to interact with librarians and educators to push their initiative. This year, they are spotlighting their new DC Zoom (middle grade) and DC Ink (YA) imprints to encourage kids to read graphic novels.

They can be found at Booth # 720 where they will have giveaways and a raffle for a DC Comics gift basket containing a Batman Mug, t-shirt, Wonder Woman planner and more. In addition, there will be author signings.

Check out who will be there and their panels below:

RIDLEY PEARSON (Super Sons)

Panels

Saturday, Jan. 26: 1:00 – 1:50pm, PopTop Stage

Real world Issues in fiction—from climate change to political activism to loss and grief

Signings

Friday, Jan. 25: 5:30 – 6:30pm, DC Booth #720

Sunday, Jan. 27: 2:00 – 3:00pm, PRH Booth #700

LAUREN MYRACLE (Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale)

Panels

Sunday, Jan. 27: 4:00 – 4:50 pm, PopTop Stage

Identity and self-discovery in YA fiction

Signings

Saturday, Jan 26: 11:00am – 12:00pm, DC Booth #720

Sunday, Jan 27: 10:00 – 11:00am, DC Booth #720

Saturday, Jan 26: 2:00 – 3:00pm, PRH Booth #700

DANIELLE PAIGE (Mera: Tidebreaker)

Panels

Saturday, Jan. 26: 10:00 – 10:50am, PopTop Stage

Once Upon a Time: Writing modern books inspired by classic fairy tales

Saturday, Jan. 26: 1:00 – 1:50pm, PopTop Stage

Real world issues in fiction—from climate change to political activism to loss and grief

Signings

Saturday, Jan. 26: 2:30 – 3:30pm, DC Booth #720

Other DC Comics activities during the show are below:

GNCRT Publisher’s Breakfast with DC representatives

Sunday, Jan. 27

7:00-8:00am

WSCC, Room 303 (RSVP Required)

Join DC Comics at the first Publisher’s Breakfast hosted by the ALA’s new Graphic Novels Committee Round Table!

HAVE COFFEE WITH DC COMICS AT BOOK BUZZ!

It’s always time for coffee in Seattle–join DC Comics for a book & coffee buzz!

Sunday, Jan. 27

10:30-11:00am

Book Buzz Theater 

We’re bringing back our popular Book Buzz trivia game, this time with coffee. Come equipped with comics knowledge to win a prize and hear about our latest releases from DC Comics, DC Ink, DC Zoom, DC Black Label, and DC Vertigo!

ALA Midwinter 2019 runs from January 25th – January 29th at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

More information can be found here.

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