Destination Comics 2015

Love comics and graphic novels? Make Destination: Comics your fave MBF destination. Look for comics publishers among the exhibitors, but don’t miss panels with creators such as Craig Thompson, Scott McCloud, Jennifer Hayden and others — most taking place in the MAGIC Screening Room (first floor of building 8).

Past Events

November 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 6:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

On American Civil Rights: March: Book Two

Co-authored by civil-rights legend Congressman John Lewis and his Digital Director & Policy Advisor, Andrew Aydin, March: Book Two is the long-awaited sequel to The #1 New York Times best-selling graphic memoir series. Presented in partnership with: Tickets for this event are no longer available online. Please visit the ticket booth at the venue for more information on availability of tickets. Free tickets will be required for admission to this presentation. Seating with a ticket is on a “first come,…

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On American Civil Rights: March: Book Two

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 7:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

A Talk with Comics Legend Bill Griffith

Underground and Zippy the Pinhead cartoonist Bill Griffith uncovers his mother’s hidden past in his first graphic memoir, Invisible Ink: My Mother’s Love Affair With A Famous Cartoonist.…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 8:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Body Politic in Comics

A discussion on putting personally and politically difficult topics from real life on the comics page. Jennifer Hayden’s graphic novel about her life and her experience with breast cancer is the aptly named The Story of My Tits. Leah Hayes‘ graphic novel, Not Funny Ha-Ha, presents two young women from different backgrounds as they go through the process of having an abortion. Moderated by editor Joan Hilty.…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 9:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Tru-ish Tales: Comics

Authentic experiences become dynamic narratives: From Harvey-and-Eisner-nominated cartoonist and editor Glenn Head comes the graphic memoir Chicago, the hilarious and harrowing tale of a nineteen-year-old virgin who drops out of everything and into the unknown. In Trashed, garbage collector turned comic artist Derf Backderf shares tales about his experiences collecting garbage in a rural Midwest town after graduating from high school.…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 10:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Civil War, Graphically

The graphic novel Battle Lines has been called “a Civil War comic Hollywood can learn from” by the Atlantic and “a remarkable achievement both as a work of history and visual literature” by Salon. Learn about its making from its authors, award-winning historian Ari Kelman (A Misplaced Massacre) and historical graphic novelist Jonathan Fetter-Vorm (Trinity). Moderated by Battle Lines editor Joan Hilty.  …

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 11:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Best American Comics, 2015

The Best American Comics 2015 — the tenth annual volume in the New York Times bestselling series — was guest edited this year by novelist Jonathan Lethem, who selected a dazzling variety of work from the celebrated to the obscure. In this special panel discussion, series editor Bill Kartalopoulos will talk to contributing artists Gabrielle BellJulia Gfrörer and Anders Nilsen.…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 6:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Grown Ups LOVE Comics, Too!

Remember watching an old cartoon as an adult and understanding there was so much more going on than you’d realized as a kid?  Just because it’s in the children’s section doesn’t mean it’s JUST for kids. These stories from Craig Thompson, Martin Olson, Matt Holm and George O’Connor go beyond their bookstore age bracket. Moderated by Conor McCreery.…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 7:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Scott McCloud and Cory Doctorow: A Conversation

Award-winning author Scott McCloud wrote the book on how comics work; now he vaults into great fiction with a breathtaking, funny, and unforgettable new work in The Sculptor. From acclaimed teen author Cory Doctorow and rising star cartoonist Jen Wang, In Real Life is a sensitive, thoughtful look at adolescence, gaming, poverty, and culture-clash. Moderated by Calvin Reid.…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 10:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Legacies of Comics Legends Eisner and Schulz

Three time Eisner Award-winner Chip Kidd teams up with Geoff Spear and Jeff Kinney to honor the most popular and influential comic strip of all time, in Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts. Former president and publisher of DC Comics, Paul Levitz celebrates the man who changed comics forever in Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel. Moderated by Charles Kochman, Executive Editor, Abrams Comics Arts.…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Crossing Over: Comics and Prose

Crossing between comics and prose: why and how? An all-star lineup explores their experiences writing both across multiple genres. With Alex Segura (Silent City, Archie), Cory Doctorow (Homeland, In Real Life), and Jeff Burandt (Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad). Moderated by editor Joan Hilty.

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