Comics Fest 3 is only 12 days away! There are so many amazing things planned for this year that words can not really express the awesomeness that is about to happen. I’m going to break this up into a couple of posts because reading tons on info in one mile long post can be a little rough. So we’ll start with the official list of this year’s presenters. (Did I mention this is going to be the best Comics Fest ever?)
Raina Telgmeier is the author of the original graphic novel Drama and the graphic memoir Smile, and she has adapted several Baby Sitters Club books into graphic novels as well. Drama spent 19 weeks on the New York Times graphic books bestseller list, peaking at #2, and won much acclaim from Publishers Weekly, The Washington Post, NPR and more. Read more about Raina at goraina.com.
Ursula K. Vernon is a Pittsboro-based cartoonist and the author of the Dragonbreath graphic novel series for children, the Hugo Award-winning series Digger series, and much more. Read more about Ursula at ursulavernon.com.
Scott Hampton is known for his painterly approach to comic book art, which has been seen in Batman, Hellboy, The Books of Magic (written by Neil Gaiman), and much more. Read more about Scott and view his work right here.
Ben Towle is a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, NC, and is the author of Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean, Farewell Georgia, and Midnight Sun. Read more about Ben at benzilla.com.
Jan Burger is a Pittsboro-based graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, New Hampshire and the author of Uitke and the Magic Penny, as well as a founding member of Paperhand Puppet Intervention.