Random House Graphic Announces a Graphic Novel Celebration Coming This September [Press Release]

Random House Graphic Announces a Graphic Novel Celebration This September

The new graphic novel imprint at Random House Children’s Books is partnering with indie bookstores for themed panels every week.

 

(New York, NY, August 20, 2020)—Random House Graphic is announcing an exciting kickoff to the fall season with “Falling for Graphic Novels,” a series of virtual events in September hosted by five indie bookstores across the United States.

The panels will feature Random House Graphic’s creators and allow attendees to discover and virtually visit new stores around the country. Each panel will focus on a theme in kids and YA comics, allowing readers to immerse themselves in stories of magic and heroes, queer and diverse representation, and even an interactive art class.

The celebration will give attendees an in-depth look at this exciting medium that continues to grow in popularity and show the power and breadth of visual storytelling. The series begins Wednesday, September 2, with a new event each week. You can see the full schedule with links to reserve your place below:

September 2, 2020 (Wednesday) @6PM PT

“Heart Happy! Tales of Friendship, Family, and Fun!”

Featuring Laura Knetzger, Jose Pimienta, and Jeffrey Brown

Hosted by Vroman’s Bookstore (Pasadena, CA)

Moderated by Oliver Sava

Hosted on Crowdcast

Reserve your spot now

Join Random House Graphic for a super-fun panel celebrating friends, family, and fun! We love stories that touch our hearts and leave us with all the feels! Join creators Laura Knetzger (Bug Boys), Jose Pimienta (Suncatcher), and Jeffrey Brown (Once Upon a Space-Time! and Lucy and Andy Neanderthal) as they dive into creating stories filled with humor and good feelings and discuss why graphic novels are the best.

September 10, 2020 (Thursday) @4PM CT

“Random House Graphic Doodle Draw!”

Featuring Mika Song, Kaeti Vandorn, Stephen Shaskan, and Brian Yanish

Hosted by BookPeople (Austin, TX)

Moderated by Alex Lu

Hosted on Zoom

Reserve your spot now

It’s time to doodle draw with Random House Graphic! In this fun and interactive event, meet and draw with some fantastic new graphic novel creators. Join Mika Song (Donut Feed the Squirrels), Kaeti Vandorn (Crabapple Trouble), Stephen Shaskan (Pizza & Taco: Who’s the Best?) and Brian Yanish (Shark and Bot) as they discuss introducing graphic novels to kids. The artists will share how to draw characters from their stories and compete in a doodle-duel! Grab some paper and pencils and join us!

September 16, 2020 (Wednesday) @7PM CT

“Magic and Mayhem: Adventures in Graphic Novels!”

Featuring Sophie Escabasse, Reimena Yee, and Nathan Page and Drew Shannon

Hosted by The Book Stall (Winnetka, IL)

Moderated by Nicole Herviou

Hosted on Crowdcast

Reserve your spot now

Witches! Ghosts! Magic! Oh my! Join a very special event to celebrate magic and mayhem in kids’ and teens’ graphic novels. Creators Sophie Escabasse (Witches of Brooklyn), Reimena Yee (Séance Tea Party), and Nathan Page and Drew Shannon (The Montague Twins: The Witch’s Hand) share why magical, gothic stories are the absolute perfect reads for fall!

September 22, 2020 (Tuesday) @6PM MT

“Celebrating LGBTQ+ Representation in Comics!”

Featuring Trung Le Nguyen, Jessi Zabarsky, and Chad Sell

Hosted by BookBar (Denver, CO)

Moderated by Samantha Puc

Hosted on Crowdcast

Reserve your spot now

Today, queer stories can be found everywhere—especially on the bookshelves of kids and teens! More than ever, readers are able to see themselves and their identities reflected in fantastic stories. Join creators Jessi Zabarsky (Witchlight), Chad Sell (Doodleville), and Trung Le Nguyen (the upcoming The Magic Fish) as they discuss a range of fantastic graphic novels celebrating LGBTQ+ identities. 

September 27, 2020 (Sunday) @2PM ET

“RH Graphic: Pick Your Hero!”

Featuring Judd Winick, Mark Siegel, J. C. Phillipps, and John Gallagher

Hosted by Books of Wonder (New York, NY)

Moderated by Mike Avila

Hosted on Crowdcast

Reserve your spot now

It’s time to pick your hero! Join Random House Graphic as we celebrate stories about heroes—from traveling through epic worlds to alien boys landing on earth to fighting evil unicorns and superhero cats—there are so many great graphic novels for kids to jump into! Join creators Judd Winick (HILO series), Mark Siegel (5 Worlds series), J. C. Phillipps (Pacey Packer: Unicorn Tracker), and John Gallagher (the upcoming Max Meow: Cat Crusader) to learn more about their exciting new adventures!

Random House Graphic is an imprint of Random House Children’s Books dedicated to the growth of graphic novels in the publishing industry. Launched in January 2020, Random House Graphic publishes graphic novels of all genres for ages four and up. To learn more about Random House Graphic or to find your next read, visit rhkidsgraphic.com or follow @RHKidsGraphic on Twitter and Instagram.

Random House Children’s Books (rhcbooks.com) is the world’s largest English-language children’s trade book publisher. Creating books for toddlers through young adult readers in all formats, from board books to activity books to picture books, novels, and nonfiction, the imprints of Random House Children’s Books bring together award-winning authors and illustrators, world-famous franchise characters, and multimillion-copy series. Random House Children’s Books is a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

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