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Dark Horse creators present at Miami Book Fair

Dark Horse Comics is thrilled to have Faith Erin Hicks, Cecil Castellucci, and Eric Grissom presenting at Miami Book Fair November 12-19, 2017

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Faith Erin Hicks is a Canadian writer and artist. Her published graphic novels include The War at Ellsmere, Friends with Boys (First Second Books), Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong (with Prudence Shen), The Adventures of Superhero Girl (which won an Eisner Award in 2014), The Last of Us: American Dreams (with Neil Druckmann), and the Bigfoot Boy series (with J. Torres). She is currently finishing up work on her fantasy adventure trilogy, The Nameless City. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her partner and occasionally helpful cat.


Thursday 11/16
Middle School Visit

Friday 11/17
On-Campus Presentation
11:00 a.m. / MAGIC Screening Room (Bldg. 8, 1st Floor)

Saturday 11/18
Wembly’s Author Stage – Young Readers 12:00 p.m.

Saturday 11/18
Old Heroes, New Powers
2 p.m. / MAGIC Screening Room (Bldg. 8, 1st Floor)

As superheroes surge from the standard avenues of comic stores and blockbuster theaters onto the small screen and bookstore shelf, there’s a new hunger for fresh perspectives on what makes heroes super. Faith Erin Hicks (Adventures of Superhero Girl), Barry Lyga (The Flash: Hocus Pocus) and Jo Whittemore (Supergirl: Age of Atlantis) discuss what they’re doing to deliver that! Moderated by Joan Hilty.

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Cecil Castellucci is the author of books and graphic novels Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, First Day on Earth, The Year of the Beasts, Tin Star, Stone in the Sky, and the Eisner-nominated Odd Duck. She coauthored Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure, and is working on Shade, the Changing Girl, an ongoing comic for Gerard Way’s Young Animal imprint at DC Comics. She is the children’s correspondence coordinator for The Rumpus, a two-time MacDowell Fellow, and the founding YA editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books. She lives in Los Angeles.


Saturday 11/18
The Politics of YA
11 a.m. / MAGIC Screening Room (Bldg. 8, 1st Floor)

Young adult fiction is more popular — and more controversial — than ever. Once there were taboos and book bans; now there’s YA Twitter. How do authors cope with the fine line between being too SJW (Social Justice Warrior) or not SJW enough, especially in the already-opinionated comics world? Matt Holm (Swing It, Sunny), Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes), Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home) and Molly Ostertag (The Witch Boy) talk about the balancing act and challenging the definition of all-ages. Moderated by Conor McCreery.

Sunday 11/19
MDC Live Arts Lab – Upper Middle Grade and YA
1:30 p.m.

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Eric Grissom is a writer whose comic works include Gregory Suicide for Dark Horse Comics, Planet Gigantic for Action Lab, and Deadhorse and Animals for Frankenstein’s Daughter. He resides in River Plaza, New Jersey with his wife and three kids. You can follow Eric on or on Twitter at @egrissom.


Sunday 11/19
Horror, Noir, Immortality
11 a.m. / MAGIC Screening Room (Bldg. 8, 1st Floor)

Terror, death, and rebirth find new life with three authors who all buck genre conventions in their work to explore and explode these terrifying, yet weirdly empowering themes. Start your morning with a little noir alongside Victor LaValle (Destroyer), Jason Shiga (Demon), Conor McCreery (Kill Shakespeare series) and Eric Grissom (Gregory Suicide). Moderated by Alex Segura.

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Ray was born in the early 90's. He loves movies, comics, manga, anime, and 3D modeling. His favorite anime are: Ghost in the Shell, Psycho-Pass, Parasyte, Hellsing, Gundam Wing, G Gundam, Petshop of Horrors, Heroman, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Golgo 13, Saint Seiya, Ultimate Muscle, Baki the Grappler, Soul Eater, Wolf's Rain, Outlaw Star, S-Cry-D, Blue Gender, Ronin Warriors, Sailor Moon, Evangelion, Gatchaman, Speed Racer, and Dragon Ball Z. He is also an avid gamer with his all time favorite being Ratchet and Clank series,
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