June 3, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

We spent this past weekend at BEA, talking to booksellers and librarians about two of our upcoming fall titles — Paul Pope’s Battling Boy and Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers & Saints.  (Here’s the short version of that: they’re both awesome!  You should read them when they come out in the fall.)

Here are pictures!

We kicked off the day on Thursday with a Battling Boy signing.  Paul had a marker that actually wrote on the cover of the galley!

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Gene also did a signing for Boxers & Saints — you can see his line here!

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Then we headed off to a panel about ‘The New Graphic Novel.’  Moderated by Calvin Reid, the panel discussion between Faith Erin Hicks, Paul Pope, and Gene Luen Yang was great.  If you were not there: you were missing out on the inside scoop on today’s graphic literature!

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The next day, we headed over to the Macmillan booth for a Battling Boy signing with Paul.

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Paul: “This is so different from Comic-Con — most of these people aren’t guys in their thirties or forties!”

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Here’s the line-up for the Battling Boy signing — and you can also see the giant poster of the book on the side of the booth!

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Then we headed downstairs to have tea with Gene Luen Yang and some booksellers.

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(These are the booksellers — they are listening to Gene explain the Boxer Rebellion!)

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The end!

Thanks, Gene and Paul and booksellers!  We had a wonderful time.

3 Comments on “ BEA: A Photo-Essay ”

  • Em (Love YA Lit) | June 3rd, 2013 11:20 am

    I’m so glad the ABC/CBC let me infiltrate their bookseller tea! It was great meeting Gene and Gina and learning more about Boxers and Saints.

  • Flora | June 4th, 2013 4:37 pm

    I didn’t go to BEA and was wondering about those shirts that were by Mr. Pope when he was signing. What image is on it and is there a way I could get one?

  • Gina Gagliano | June 4th, 2013 4:40 pm

    The Destroy Comics tumblr is going to be doing a t-shirt give-away over the summer at some point!

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