Every Hero Has a Story
Get your ComicCon on at this year’s Family Reading Festival, where “every hero has a story”! The Family Reading Festival will be on Saturday, November 3. This year, the Festival will move to Iola High School.
will include author presentations, storytimes, Make ‘n’ Take room, a Talk Read and Play Allen County room and more. Chase and Marshal from Paw Patrol will again make an appearance!
The keynote will be given by Brian McTavish, on the history of comics.
Comic Books Road Show
A “Comics Book Road Show” will be provided by Frank Mangiaracina of Be-Bop Comics in Kansas City. Bring in items from your comics collection, and he can help appraise their value and share some information about them.
Batman & Bill; Marc Tyler Nobleman
Graphic novelist Marc Tyler Nobleman will speak via Skype. We will also have a screening of a film in which he was involved “Batman & Bill”. The film tells the story of the co-creator of Batman, Bill Finger, who received little credit for Batman during his lifetime.
Wear a Costume! (if you want)
We encourage people to attend wearing a superhero costume of their choice!
We have seven authors confirmed for the Festival. They are:
Josh Cotter, author of Nod Away and other graphic novels
Mark Eberle, author of Kansas Baseball, 1858-1941
Stephen Gilpin, illustrator of Wires and Nerve graphic novel series
Michael Graves, author of To Leave a Shadow, a mystery set in 1930s Kansas
Marc Tyler Nobleman, author of Batman and Bill and other graphic novels
Ian Michael Spurgeon, author of Soldiers in the Army of Freedom: the 1st Kansas Colored, the Civil War’s First African American Combat Unit
Roderick Townley, author of A Bitter Magic and other young adult novels.
Thanks to our funders for the 2018 Festival!
Helen Gates Whitehead Testamentary Trust