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Sunday, June 14 • 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Draw Us A Story: Why comics and graphic novels matter

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Christopher Weyant

Husband-and-wife team Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant are the creators of You Are (Not) Small, which won the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award and was named a Notable Children’s Book by the American Library Association. Their follow-up book, That’s (Not) Mine, will be published by Two Lions in September 2015. They live in New Jersey with their two daughters, Kate and Lily, a guinea pig named Athena, and a hermit crab named Olaf. | Anna, a native... Read More →


Mark Basso

Mark is a project manager and editor on all Marvel Custom Solutions projects, and editor on the Disney Kingdoms and Marvel Universe all-ages comic book series including Avengers Assemble and Ultimate Spider-Man.  As editor, Mark leads the writers and artists through the comic book creation process from conception to final printed (or digital) version.

Richard B. Knight

Richard B. Knight (The "B" stands for "Brandon") teaches Language Arts during the day and writes fiction at night. He decided that he wanted to be a novelist back in the fourth grade. It was all quite spontaneous. Back then, his teacher asked all of the students what they wanted to be when they grew up, and while many students chose "doctor", or "lawyer", or "astronaut", Richard, wanting to be funny, chose "drag queen garbage man". It wasn't... Read More →

Buddy Scalera

Buddy Scalera is a comic book writer, editor and photographer. He is the author of the popular Comic Artist’s Photo Reference book series for IMPACT Books, and he is also known for his best-selling series of photography CD-ROMs, Visual Reference for Comic Artists. | His latest release is “Creating Comics from Start to Finish,” an educational book that details the complete continuum of comic book publishing. It includes detailed interviews... Read More →

Don E. Smith, Jr.

Don Everett Smith Jr. is a Bergen County based writer. His work has appeared in local newspapers and magazines and he has gone on to author two local history books. He has gone on to independently publish comic books and work with Bluewater Comics where has written several biographical and horror comics, have gained national attention. | Currently, he is working with up-and-coming comic book publishers Outpouring Comics where his new comic... Read More →

Sunday June 14, 2015 2:20pm - 3:00pm

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