That appearances box on the side of this blog suddenly has things in it! I'm very excited to start promoting Be Prepared as it makes its way out into the world. The very first thing will be Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, WA. My schedule is below:


Title: Great Graphic Novels for Kids

Description: What makes a great kids graphic novel? Four fantastic kids comics authors come together to talk about their work, their creative process, and how they write and draw their books for kids. There will be an opportunity for librarian Q&A.

Time: 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Location:  Seattle Central Library, Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Mtg Room, Level 4, Room 2

Speakers: Vera Brosgol, Mairghread Scott, Melanie Gillman

Moderator: Gene Ambaum



Title: Doing a Great Graphic Novel Program at your Library

Description: How do you host a great graphic novel program at your library? The first step is with you: creating something that works for the audience that you've cultivated with your community. Come listen to a discussion of comics library programming and how to make the best events for your readers.

Time: 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Location:  Seattle Central Library, Washington Mutual Foundation Mtg Room, Level 4 Room 1

Speakers: MK Reed, Vera Brosgol, Dawn Rutherford, Nidhi Chanani


Title: Kids Comics!  

Description: Comics are for kids! Join a group of great kids cartoonists to hear about how they got their own start reading -- and creating -- comics when they were kids themselves. What turned them from a kid to the cartoonists they are today?

Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Location: WSCC 604

Speakers: Vera Brosgol, Nidhi Chanani, MK Reed, Jen Wang

Event Link:

Staff: Gina Gagliano



4:00 - 5:00pm

First Second Booth: 1602

Books and patches!

Oh, did I mention the patches?? HOW COOL ARE THESE:


So that's next week! And the week after I'll be in Hong Kong for the Young Readers Festival! I'll mostly be doing school visits, but I'm doing a public reading/drawing session March 11th as well. Please come see me lose consciousness from jetlag in front of a live audience, it will be great. And give me your tips for Hong Kong!