Destination: Comics – 2018

Love immersing yourself in a treasure trove of comics and graphic novels? Want to dip your toes in the illustrated novel waters? Make Destination: Comics your go-to spot! Destination: Comics features comics exhibitors, publishers, indie artists, and a brand-new Artists’ Cove booth where authors will be selling their wares, doing some on-the-fly illustrating, autographing and chatting with fans about all things comics! Be sure not to miss our dynamic panel discussions with creators, including Jaime HernandezNate Powell, Chip Kidd, Maggie Thrash, David Small, Liana Finck, Kwanza Osajyefo, Shannon Watters, Julia Wertz and so many others – most taking place in the MAGIC Screening Room (first floor of building 8). Check out this year’s lineup below! Big thanks to our committee of comics industry professionals, Joan Hilty and Conor McCreery, for their programming support.

Past Events

November 2018

Saturday, November 17 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Baddest New Superheroes on the Block

We all know the classic heavy hitters in the superhero game — we’ve seen them time and time again in storylines new and old. We love them, but sometimes we just need something new. Join Gabby Rivera (America Chavez series) and Kwanza Osajyefo (Black AF: America’s Sweetheart) as they explore a refreshing vision for stories untold with new superheroes joining the classic pantheon that better reflect today’s populace.…

Saturday, November 17 @ 12:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Graphic Medicine in Miami

The intersection of comics and medicine is creating one of the most exciting new genres for the graphic story. From navigating mental illness and physical disability to the epidemic of myths and misinformation around Big Pharma and public health, Rachel Lindsay (RX), Kriota Willberg (Draw Stronger), Liana Finck (Passing for Human). Moderated by Joan Hilty.  …

Saturday, November 17 @ 1:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Graphic Myths and Folktales

Three bestselling masters of mythology discuss the power of the graphic story to tell old tales in new ways. Join Jaime Hernandez (The Dragon Slayer), George O’Connor (The Olympians), and Johnnie Christmas (Angel Catbird, Firebug).  Moderated by Madeline Miller. …

Saturday, November 17 @ 2:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Odd One Out: Memoirs of Un-belonging

All life stories are unique, but when your origin tale sometimes seems too strange for words, how do you tell it? Whether it’s being a quiz-show prodigy, searching for your cat and your soul, learning human connection from your shadow, or transitioning gender, Michael Kupperman (All the Answers), Maggie Thrash (Lost Soul Be At Peace), Liana Finck (Passing for Human), and Erin Nations (Gumballs) explore the challenges of being the odd one out. …

Saturday, November 17 @ 3:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Beasts of Our Own Making

The seductive pull of love — it’s an endlessly powerful force in literature, creating some of the funniest, bleakest, and most haunting scenarios we can imagine as writers and artists. Pull up a chair with Dean Haspiel and Jonathan Ames (The Alcoholic) and Nate Powell (Come Again) to find out what dark beasts lie on the edges of desire. Moderated by Adrian Todd Zuniga.…

Saturday, November 17 @ 4:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Eye on the Big Apple

In three dazzling new works of New York City history, Pete Tomasi (The Bridge), and Ted Fox and James Otis Smith (Showtime at the Apollo) reveal the amazing true stories of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Apollo Theater, and the endlessly changing visual and cultural landscape of the Big Apple. Moderated by Joan Hilty. …

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Sunday Funnies

Bob Eckstein on The Illustrated History of the Snowman and The World’s Greatest Bookstores: 100 Postcards, and Bob Mankoff, The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons: A Semi-serious A-to-Z Archive.

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Sunday Funnies

Sunday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Webcomics to Print Comics: The Revolution is Here

Webcomics USED to be about finding a way to break in to print, but nowadays the web is all you need to make a living AND tell stories that publishers think “don’t have a market.” Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook), Ngozi Ukazu (Check, Please), Carolyn Nowak (Girl Town), and Farel Dalrymple (It Will All Hurt) will talk about how they build their audience while giving voice to under-served ones,…

Sunday, November 18 @ 1:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Spotlight on Lumberjanes

More than just a girl-centric comic series, Lumberjanes immediately garnered critical acclaim as an all-ages female-led and female-authored title packed with adventure and non-stop entertainment. Join co-creator and Boom! editor Shannon Watters and contributing authors Gabby Rivera and Carolyn Nowak for a journey to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types as they explore all the mystery it holds. Moderated by Kate Schatz.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 2:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Young, Defenseless, and Brave

When you’re young and plunged into unimaginable peril, you can live a hundred adult lifetimes in one wild adventure. From a missing-children epidemic in turn-of-the-century Hong Kong to an ‘Inglorious Bastard-child” in Nazi Germany, to youth gangs in a futuristic wilderness of monsters, Anne Opotowsky and Aya Morton (His Dream of the Skyland), Geoff Moore (Son of Hitler) and Farel Dalrymple (The Wrenchies) take us to new heights of youthful dark fantasy. Moderated by Kwanza Osajyefo.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 3:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Pretty on the Outside: Village Secrets in Fiction

Find out what it’s like to lift the pretty lid of an idyllic community and fall into its dark underside. Nate Powell (Come Again), David Small (Home After Dark), and Maggie Thrash (We Know it was You, Honor Girl) explore tarnished Golden State small-town life, secretive utopian communities, and the deceptive appearances of summer camps and high schools. Moderated by Alex Segura.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 4:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Spotlight: Chip Kidd in conversation with Charlie Kochman on Alex Ross’ Marvelocity

Blasting onto the scene with 1994’s classic, Marvels, Alex Ross brought the denizens of the Marvel universe to life in a way we had never seen before. Decades later, he continues to breathe life into the world’s greatest superheroes and supervillains with his photo realistic depictions. Join author and designer Chip Kidd and Abrams Editorial Director Charlie Kochman as they explore the drawings, paintings, photographs and unpublished stories in the epic new collection, Marvelocity: The Marvel Comics Art of Alex Ross.…

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