Around Town: Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival!

As a fan of graphic novels and a Brooklynite, I’m excited to see that this Saturday, November 10th, is the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival!  Held at the Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn), the festival will run all day, and feature a variety of exhibits and programs.  Panels during the day include topics such as “Shape, Line, and Color,” and “Emerging International Comics Networks.”  Exhibitors range from well-known comics companies like Drawn & Quarterly to smaller independent presses, and there will also be art exhibits, film screenings, and readings throughout the whole weekend.

One exciting guest for any comics and graphics fan will be the amazing Art Spiegelman, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel Maus.  He will be one of the panelists at the 11:00 panel, “The Architecture of Comics: Ware, McGuire & Spiegelman.”  Spiegelman and the other panelists will discuss “exploring perception and expressing meaning” through the form of comics.  The best part?  All programming events are free and open to the public.

For more information on the festival, visit their website here!

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