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Saturday, December 2
 

9:30am

Kids' Con Book Signing: Brian Anderson
Brian Anderson's Zack Proton Series:
  • The Adventures of Commander Zack Proton and the Red Giant!
  • The Adventures of Commander Zack Proton and the Warlords of Nibblecheese!
  • The Adventures of Commander Zack Proton and the Wrong Planet

Speakers
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Brian Anderson

"Brian was born during the Mercury space program of the early 1960's. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, but moved to Austin, Texas when he was 25 years old and has been here ever since. Brian has a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, a... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 9:30am - 10:10am
Library 1100 Building

9:45am

Kids' Con Book Signing: Nathan Hale
Books/Graphic Novels Written and Illustrated by Nathan Hale: 
  • The Devil You know
  • Yellowbelly and Plum Go to School
  • The Twelve Bots of Christmas
  • One Trick Pony
  • Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series

Books/Graphic Novels Illustrated by Nathan Hale Include: 
  • The Dinosaurs' Night Before Christmas
  • Animal House
  • Balloon on the Moon
  • The Dinosaur Sterobook
  • The Jungle Book series
  • Frankenstein's Fright Before Christmas
  • Rapunzel's Revenge - Eisner nominated, "Best Book for Teens," CYBIL  Award winner, YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, Al Roker's Book Club Pick
  • Calamity Jack

Speakers
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Nathan Hale

"Nathan Hale is an award winning children's book illustrator and author with a background in scientific and natural history illustration. Nathan has worked in natural history museum display, painting scientific murals for museums around the U.S. He studied illustration at Cornish... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 9:45am - 10:15am
Back Hall 1100 Building

10:05am

Kids' Con Author Signing: Dave Roman
Dave Roman's Astronaut Academy Series
  • Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity
  • Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry

Other Titles by Dave Roman

  • Teen Boat! 
  • Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery
  • X-Men: Misfits (co-author)
  • The Last Airbender: Zuko’s Story (co-author)

Speakers
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Dave Roman

Dave Roman is the author/illustrator of the Astronaut Academy series (winner of Maryland’s Black-Eyed Susan Book Award) and writer of the graphic novels Teen Boat! Race for Boatlantis and Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery. He has contributed stories and art to Goosebumps Graphix... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 10:05am - 10:50am
Back Hall 1100 Building

11:15am

Kids' Con Book Signing: Sara Varon
Books by Sara Varon:
  • Sweaterweather
  • President Squid
  • Odd Duck
  • Bake Sale
  • Chicken & Cat
  • Robot Dreams
  • Chicken & Cat Clean Up
  • The Present
  • Sweaterweather (& other short stories)

Speakers
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Sara Varon

Sara Varon is a printmaker, graphic novelist, and children's book author/illustrator living in Brooklyn. Her books include Odd Duck, Bake Sale, Robot Dreams, Chicken & Cat, and Chicken & Cat Clean Up. They have received many accolades--among others, Odd Duck was selected by Kirkus... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
Back Hall 1100 Building

11:15am

Book Signing: Mariko Tamaki, Nidhi Chanani, & Leah Lovise
Books by Nidhi Chanani:
  • Pashmina
  • Misty: The Proud Cloud
  • Everyday Love: The Art of Nidhi Chanani


Books by Mariko Tamaki:
  • Saving Montgomery Sole
  • The Secret Loves of Geek Girls: Expanded Edition
  • This One Summer
  • Fake ID
  • Emiko Superstar
  • (You) Set Me on Fire

Books by Leah Lovise:
  • Couri Vine Book 1: Young People for the Leader
  • Couri Vine Book 2: Journey to the Planet Earth


Speakers
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Nidhi Chanani

Nidhi Chanani was born in Kolkata, India, and raised in Southern California. She holds a degree in literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She creates illustrations that capture the love in everyday moments. In 2012 she was honored at the White House as a Champion... Read More →
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Leah Lovise

Art Director, Moon City Media
Leah Lovise is a local illustrator, graphic designer, motion graphic artist, and co-creator of the independently published comic book series called, COURI VINE. Some of her projects include animation for Warner Independent Pictures' A SCANNER DARKLY, post-production graphics for The... Read More →
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Mariko Tamaki

Mariko Tamaki is a Canadian writer. Her works include the graphic novels This One Summer (Printz Honor and Caldecott Honor Book) and Skim, both with Jillian Tamaki, and Emiko Superstar (DC Comics), with Steve Rolston. Her solo projects include the young adult novels (You) Set... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Library 1100 Building

1:45pm

Book Signing: George O'Connor, Dave Roman, Brian Anderson, Sara Varon, & Tony Salvaggio
Books by Dave Roman:
  • Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity
  • Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry
  • Teen Boat! 
  • Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery
  • X-Men: Misfits (co-author)
  • The Last Airbender: Zuko’s Story (co-author)


Books by Brian Anderson:
  • The Adventures of Commander Zack Proton and the Red Giant!
  • The Adventures of Commander Zack Proton and the Warlords of Nibblecheese!
  • The Adventures of Commander Zack Proton and the Wrong Planet


Books by Sara Varon:
  • Sweaterweather
  • President Squid
  • Odd Duck
  • Bake Sale
  • Chicken & Cat
  • Robot Dreams
  • Chicken & Cat Clean Up
  • The Present
  • Sweaterweather (& other short stories)


Books by George O'Connor:
  • The Olympians series
  • Fable Comics
  • Journey Into Mohawk Country
  • Ball Peen Hammer
  • If I Had a Triceratops
  • If I Had a Raptor
  • Uncle Bigfoot
  • Sally and the Some-thing
  • Ker-splash!
  • Kapow!


Books Co-authored by Tony Salvaggio:
  • Clockwerx
  • Psy-Comm





Speakers
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Brian Anderson

"Brian was born during the Mercury space program of the early 1960's. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, but moved to Austin, Texas when he was 25 years old and has been here ever since. Brian has a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, a... Read More →
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George O'Connor

"George O'Connor is an author, illustrator and cartoonist. His first graphic novel, Journey Into Mohawk Country, used as its sole text the actual historical journal of the seventeenth-century Dutch trader Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert, and told the true story of how New York... Read More →
avatar for Dave Roman

Dave Roman

Dave Roman is the author/illustrator of the Astronaut Academy series (winner of Maryland’s Black-Eyed Susan Book Award) and writer of the graphic novels Teen Boat! Race for Boatlantis and Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery. He has contributed stories and art to Goosebumps Graphix... Read More →
avatar for Tony Salvaggio

Tony Salvaggio

Tony Salvaggio is a VFX artist, designer, and writer. In addition video game art and design, he is also an internationally published author as well as a former columnist for Comic Book Resources.com. The graphic novels he co-authored for Tokyopop and Humanoids have been sold in the US, UK, Turkey, Germany, Spain, Italy, Australia, Croatia and digitally in China and Japan. He has also written essays for the Korea Creative Content Agency and has made appearances speaking about... Read More →
avatar for Sara Varon

Sara Varon

Sara Varon is a printmaker, graphic novelist, and children's book author/illustrator living in Brooklyn. Her books include Odd Duck, Bake Sale, Robot Dreams, Chicken & Cat, and Chicken & Cat Clean Up. They have received many accolades--among others, Odd Duck was selected by Kirkus... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Library 1100 Building

3:00pm

Book Signing: Tillie Walden, Nathan Hale, Gregg Schigiel, David Bowles, Drew Edwards
Books by Tillie Walden:
  • Spinning
  • A City Inside
  • I Love This Part
  • The End of Summer
  • On a Sunbeam (Fall 2018)


Books by Nathan Hale:
  • The Devil You know
  • Yellowbelly and Plum Go to School
  • The Twelve Bots of Christmas
  • One Trick Pony
  • Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series


Pix by Gregg Schigiel:
  • Pix, Vol. 1: One Wierdest Weekend
  • Pix, Vol. 2: Too Super for School


Books by David Bowles:
  • Clockwork Curandera 
  • Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico
  • Chupacabra Vengeance
  • Lords of the Earth
  • Ghosts of the Rio Grande Valley
  • A Kingdom Beneath the Waves (Garza Twins, Bk. 2)
  • Border Lore: Folktales and Legends of South Texas 
  • The Smoking Mirror (Garza Twins, Bk. 1)
  • Strange Texas Tales That Never Die, Vol. 1-4
  • Shattering and Bricolage
  • Creature Feature: 13 Frightening Folktales of the Rio Grande Valley
  • Mexican Bestiary
  • The Seed: Stories from the River’s Edge


Halloween Man series by Drew Edwards:
  • Issue #1: Cry Havoc and let slip the APES of war!
  • Issue #2: Eye of the Beholder Part 1
  • Issue #3: Eye of the Beholder Part 2
  • Issue #4: The Bombshell Experiment
  • Issue #5: Burlesque Theater of Blood!
  • Issue #6: Monster-sized Halloween special!
  • Issue #7: The Terrible Fruit Bats Part One
  • Issue #8: The Terrible Fruit Bats Part Two
  • Issue #9: The Terrible Fruit Bats Part 3
  • Issue #10: Wake Me Up When September Ends...
  • Issue #11: 15th Anniversary Special!
  • Issue #12:  Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Issue #13: Welcome to the World of Tomorrow!
  • Issue #14: American Nightmare: Part 1: The Town the Dreaded Sundown!
  • Issue #15: American Nightmare Part 2: The Devil Rides Out!
  • Issue #16: American Nightmare Part 3: Drag Me to Hell!

Speakers
avatar for Dr. David Bowles

Dr. David Bowles

Author, Cinco Puntos Press | Tu Books
A product of an ethnically diverse family with Latino roots, I have lived most of my life in the Río Grande Valley of south Texas, where I teach at the University of Texas. Recipient of awards from the Texas Institute of Letters and Texas Associated Press, I have written several... Read More →
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Drew Edwards

"Comic book writer, horror film historian, music journalist , rock promoter, and showman extraordinaire; these are all guises of the creative force known as Drew Edwards. Edwards is best known as the writer and creator of the long-running underground comic, Halloween Man."- htt... Read More →
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Nathan Hale

"Nathan Hale is an award winning children's book illustrator and author with a background in scientific and natural history illustration. Nathan has worked in natural history museum display, painting scientific murals for museums around the U.S. He studied illustration at Cornish... Read More →
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Gregg Schigiel

Gregg Schigiel is the author/illustrator of the PIX graphic novels (PIX, Vol. 1: ONE WEIRDEST WEEKEND and PIX, Vol. 2: TOO SUPER FOR SCHOOL) about a teenage superhero who believes that she's a fairy princess. Gregg is also a regular contributor to SPONGEBOB COMICS. Beyond making comics... Read More →
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Tillie Walden

Tillie Walden is a cartoonist and illustrator from Austin, Texas. Born in 1996, she is a recent graduate from the Center for Cartoon Studies, a comics school in Vermont. Over the course of her time at CCS she published three books with the London based Avery Hill Publishing. She has... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library 1100 Building