Destination: Comics – 2016

Love comics and graphic novels? Make Destination: Comics your fave MBF destination. Look for comics publishers among the exhibitors, and an indie artist alley, but don’t miss panels with creators such as Art Spiegelman, George O’Connor, Sarah Glidden, Ben Katchor, Leela Corman, Dean Haspiel, Tim Hart and others — most taking place in the MAGIC Screening Room (first floor of building 8).

Big thanks to our committee of industry professionals, Joan Hilty, and Conor McCreery for their programming support. And to Creature Entertainment for their exhibitor support.

Past Events

November 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 5:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Brave New Worlds: Building Comics Universes

Faith Erin Hicks, Robert Venditti, Eddie Pittman and Jeffrey Brown come together to answer the question: How do you build your own vibrant comics universe and how do you stake out your own ground in the universes of others? Moderated by Conor McCreery.   The graphic novel for children, Lucy and Andy Neanderthal, by Jeffrey Brown, is the a laugh-out-loud adventure featuring Lucy and her goofball brother Andy, as the Paleo pair take on a wandering baby sibling, bossy teens,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 7:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

New Takes on Tales Retold

Pantheons, princesses, plagues, and private eyes: these comics creators give classic tropes new meaning. Featuring George O’Connor with Apollo: The Brilliant God, Matthew Phelan with Snow White, and Julia Gfrorer with Laid Waste.   In Julia Gfrörer‘s graphic novel, Laid Waste, a supernaturally strong, medieval widow must decide how to use her powers in a plague-ravaged medieval city. In Apollo: The Brilliant One, the latest volume of Olympians,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 8:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Teenage Riot: YA Reality with a Comics Kick

Margaret Stohl (Black Widow: Forever Red), Maggie Thrash (We Know It Was You) and Jessica Abel (Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars) talk about their new YA thrillers and how their travels between comics and prose challenge and inspire them. Moderated by Alex Segura, author of Down the Darkest Street. Two hundred years from now, on the newly inhabited Mars, Trish “Trash” Nupindju dreams of only one thing: becoming a hoverderby star,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 9:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Play to Win: Graphic Novel Games

Graphic novels that use puzzle theory, coding and video game history to turn readers of all ages on to science and Shakespeare: Ryan North (Romeo and/or Juliet), Box Brown (Tetris: The Games People Play) and Library of Congress Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Yang (Secret Coders) invite us to play. Moderated by editor Joan Hilty.   In Tetris: The Games People Play,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 10:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Short Stories, Big Ideas

Masters of short-form comics, narrative illustration, and webcomics discuss the world of writing small and thinking big. Leela Corman (We all Wish For Deadly Force), Drew Weing (Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo) and Frank Viva (Sea Change) discuss. Moderated by Jessica Abel (Trish Trash, Artbabe).   We all Wish for Deadly Force is a collection of short stories by Leela Corman, including devastating personal loss,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Celebrating Si Lewin with Legendary Comics Artist Art Spiegelman and Abrams ComicArts Editorial Director Charles Kochman

Parade: An Artist’s Odyssey is a celebration of art and the story of recurring war as Si Lewen experienced it over the past 90 years, watching the joyful parades that marked the end of World War I lead into the death marches of World War II and the Korean War. Join editorial director at Abrams ComicArts, Charles Kochman, and comics great Art Spiegelman in a discussion of Si Lewen’s lost classic, newly discovered, remastered, and presented by Spiegelman.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 6:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Spotlight on Best American Comics

Guest-edited by Roz Chast, the eleventh annual volume of the New York Times bestselling series showcases a wide range of “varied, provocative feats of cartooning”—The Comics Journal. Series editor, comics critic, educator, and curator Bill Kartalopoulos talks to contributors: renowned comics author Ben Katchor , regular contributor to the New Yorker, Richard McGuire; and Canadian cartoonist and artist Marc Bell.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 7:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Investigative History: Comics That Uncover

Nick Bertozzi (Becoming Andy Warhol), Sarah Glidden (Rolling Blackouts), and Trina Robbins (The Complete Wimmen’s Comix) discuss reporting and reliving unanswered questions from the Iraq War, from the life of Pop Art’s most radical and famous figure, and from 30 years of women’s lives as told in underground comix. Moderated by editor Joan Hilty.   In Becoming Andy Warhol, New York Times bestselling writer Nick Bertozzi and artist Pierce Hargan showcase the moment when,…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 8:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Serious Satire

Returning from their startling and hilarious illustrated retelling of the Bible in Apocrypha Now, Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler discuss the art of satire with Benjamin Frisch, whose The Fun Family takes aim at real-world stress on the nuclear family.   Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler take a faithful-yet-irreverent approach to the best parts left out of the canonical Bible, including the Midrash, the Apocrypha, Gnostic Gospels, and more in Apocrypha Now. In his debut graphic novel,…

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Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 9:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Child’s-Eye View: Memories and Memoirs of Youth

Wisdom doesn’t always come with age; what do adult readers learn from challenged lives lived by the very young?  In her graphic memoir, Long Red Hair, Meags Fitzgerald‘s childhood full of sleepovers, amateur fortune-telling and watching scary movies can’t hide her suspicion that she is unlike her friends. Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, Emil Ferris’s My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Chronicling the Urban Landscape

A native New Yorker is fed up with life in the dregs of a drug-addled Alphabet City, where his neighbors are shut-ins and his bicycle is always getting stolen, in Dean Haspiel’s graphic novel, Beef with Tomato. The classic graphic novel Cheap Novelties: The Pleasures of Urban Decay, by the landmark cartoonist Ben Katchor, is back in print for its twenty-fifth anniversary. Sequential Drawings gathers together more than a decade of Richard McGuire‘s “spot”…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 11:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

They Shoot Black People, Don’t They?: A Cartoonist’s Look at Police Brutality in the U.S.

Ripped from today’s headlines, Glyph/Harvey/Inkpot Award-winning cartoonist Keith Knight brings his world-renowned slideshow to the Miami Book Fair. With a deft, humorous touch, Keef highlights 20 plus years of police brutality and racial injustice in the United States with works that originated in his various cartoon series, (th)ink, The K Chronicles, as well as his nationally syndicated comic strip, The Knight Life.  Keef’s funny, yet hard hitting strips about civil rights led him to be named one of the 2015 NAACP History Makers.…

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