Media Release — Archie Comics is joining the Miami Book Fair for the first time and as their only major comic publisher for 2009. The first Miami Book Fair International, founded by Miami Dade College and community partners, took place in 1984. Since then it has been recognized as the nation’s finest literary festival. The Comix Galaxy Launched in 2008, the Comix Galaxy is a program on graphic novels and the comics world that celebrates their place in our country’s literary life, as well as their recent rise in popularity and integration into mainstream literature, culture and even education.
The Comix Galaxy will feature two exhibits of original comics and graphic novel art displaying the artistry behind the storytelling. More than 35 artists, writers and other industry professional participate in panel discussions – from the life and work of MAD magazine creator Harvey Kurtzman to the biggest comics news of 2009: Archie and Veronica get married!
Archie Comics joins the Kids’ Comic Con road show at the Miami Book Fair! Kids’ Comic Con activities are specifically designed to bring young people and their parents together with artists and educators for fun and illuminating comic book and graphic novel experiences. Archie Comics will supply artists, writers and editors to present hands-on workshops, demonstrations, games, portfolio reviews, and informative panels for children, teens, and all ages in between!
Below is a list of times and dates to find Archie Comics panels at the Miami Book Fair International.
All activities will be at the Lower Plaza, behind Bldg. 1
FRIDAY, Nov 13, 1:00 – 2:00p.m., Sci-Tech Heores – Explore science and technology through comics. Writer: Alex Simmons
SATURDAY, Nov 14, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Creating Sci-Tech Heroes and Villains – Explore science and technology through comics. Writer: Alex Simmons
SATURDAY, Nov. 14, 2:00 – 3:00p.m., Archie Married Whom?!!! – The all-ages panel of the year is a no-holds-barred insiders’ look at Archie’s decision to marry not sweet, blonde Betty but haughty brunette Veronica. Join the Archie Comics team – Mike Pellerito, Fred Mausser, and Fernando Ruiz. Did Archie make the right choice? Why now? How has the world reacted? And what surprises are coming next? Moderated by Archie writer Alex Simmons, founder and producer Kids Comic Con.
SATURDAY, Nov. 14, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Kids’ Drawing Cool Characters Workshop. – Featuring Artist, Fernando Ruiz
SUNDAY, Nov. 15, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Portfolio Review Crew: Get Tips From Comic Book Pros. Reviewer Mike Pellerito
SUNDAY, Nov. 15, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Creating Sci-Tech Heroes and Villains– Explore science and technology through comics. Writer: Alex Simmons
Mark your calendar today and join Archie Comics and the Kid’s Comic Con at the Miami Book Fair International November 8th -15th
Miami Book Fair International
401 N.E. Second Avenue
Suite 4102 (Building 4, 1st Floor)
Miami, FL 33132
November 8th -15th, 2009
Telephone (305) 237-3258
Fax (305) 237-3978