Dramacon author Svetlana Chmakova & Yen Press Publishing Director Kurt Hassler
Day one of YALSA’s Pre-conference on graphic novels and manga was full of great panel discussions and individual presentations including:
- A panel on manga with Dramacon author Svetlana Chmakova, Yen Press Publishing Director Kurt Hassler, teen librarian Angela Frederick, and teens from Nashville Public Library.
- Teacher Librarian Stella Farris who talked about what manga is.
- Keynote speaker author Gene Yang on the invasion of comics in the United States.
- Peggy Burns, the associate publisher at Drawn & Quarterly on graphic novels for adults – and teens.
The pre-conference ended with a one-on-one interview of author Gene Yang, interviewer was Gregory Lum, on comics in education.
Teens & Their Librarian Talk Manga
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