The Houston Public Library and Domy Books presents Graphic Novel Day on Saturday, September 18 from 11 AM till 5 PM. This is an exciting day of discussion and workshops featuring your favorite graphic noveliestt. All events are FREE and open to the public. The event will be located at the Central Library on the 4th Floor.

Brown Bag Author Panel/ @ Noon

Enjoy your own lunch during a special visit from critically-acclaimed graphic novelists Terry Moore, Barbara Slate, Esther Pearl Watson, and Gene Luen Yang. All of whom will be available to sign copies of their books after the panel discussion. The panel will be moderated by Tuan Nguyen.

Author Talks and Q&A

Terry Moore/ 1:30 PM

Graphic novelist Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise) will discuss his work and take questions from the audience.

Esther Pearl Watson/ 2:30 PM

Esther Pearl Watson best known from for her Tammy is Unlovable series, will discuss her work and take questions from the audience.


Comics Medium Workshop by Gene Luen Yang/ 11 AM

Join us for a special workshop led by graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese), who will discuss creating stories using comics as a medium. The focus will be on the features of the comic medium that that distinguish it from other media, defining fey terms such as comics, panel size, panel transitions and panel composition, and direct participants as they work in groups to solve storytelling problems.

You Can Do a Graphic Novel by novelist Barbara Slate/ 3:30 PM

Being led by graphic novelist Barbara Slate (You Can Do a Graphic Novel), participants will receive the inspiration and know-how to get their stories from their head onto paper through the graphic novel.