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BookExpo America declared Saturday, May 31st Comics and Graphic Novel Day at the expo, and just added a "Graphic Novel Authors Breakfast".

"This breakfast panel will focus discussion on the evolution of graphic novel publishing from the underground comics scene through the category’s current explosion into mainstream bookselling."
Saturday morning breakfast with host Jeff Smith, an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of the self-published comic book series Bone, will feature speakers including:

-Jeph Loeb, American film and television writer, producer and award-winning comic book writer, noted for his Emmy and WGA nominations. Currently the Co-Executive Producer on the NBC hit show Heroes.

-Mike Mignola, comic book artist and writer, famous for his horror comic, "Hellboy".

-Art Spiegelman, an American comic artist, editor, and advocate for the medium of comics, best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel memoir, Maus."

Jeff Smith, Mike Mignola, AND ART SPIEGELMAN. Tickets cost $25.

Somebody needs to tell me it's okay to for me to go, because OMG YES. On the other hand, Jeff Smith (comic shop dude gave me a copy of his newest single-issue, RASL of which my book report is long overdue), Mike Mignola (I'm reading both B.P.R.D.: 1946 and Abe Sapien: The Drowning right now), Art Spiegelman (OMG), AND Neil Gaiman all in the same weekend?

...My heart may explode.

Eww. It's 2:18 and I have to be up at 6 to be at work at 7:30. NO BUENO.
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