One of the highlights of this years Miami Book Fair International is the Comix Galaxy presented in partnership with Diamond Book Distributors. The unique partnership will introduce comprehensive programs on graphic novels and the comics world that will celebrate its legacy and recent rise in popularity and integration into the mainstream via bookstores, libraries and educational curricula all over the country.
Comix Galaxy activities will begin at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 13 and continue through Nov. 15, 2009, at Miami Dade Colleges (MDC) Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. Some of this years Comix Galaxy activities include: a New York City-favorite Kids Comic Con, an instructional exercise for children and teens taught by renowned artists; an artist alley where comics creators from all over the country will draw and sell artwork; two shows of original comics and graphic novel art; a panel discussion on the life and art of Harvey Kurtzman, legendary cartoonist and MAD Magazine creator; comics art exhibits; and more than 35 comics and graphic novel artists, writers, and other industry professionals.
Additionally, experts in the field of education will participate in “The School of Comics,a day-long program that includes six sessions for teachers, librarians, parents and others who want to learn more about the format. There will also be a special training session for creators.