This weekend Papercutz is headed to the Windy City for the American Library Association’s Annual Conference! Below you will find Papercutz’s schedule, so make sure to pop over to Booth 1319 and say “Hello!”

FRIDAY (Preview Day)

5:30 AM – 6:15 PM Meet the Authors: Dave Scheidt (TROLLS)
Location: Exhibit Hall – Booth 1319

SATURDAY

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Meet the Authors: Dave Scheidt
Location: Exhibit Hall – Booth 1319

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Meet the Authors: Jessica Abel (TRISH TRASH)
Location: Exhibit Hall – Booth 1319

2:30 PM – 3:20 PM Creator Spotlight: Jessica Abel
Location: McCormick Place, Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

Writer/artist Jessica Abel has always been known for work outside the graphic novel mainstream. From her breakout work LA PERDIDA to her comics textbooks, Abel has displayed not only the ability to craft compelling stories but also a deep understanding of the technical aspects of the medium, Her latest series, TRISH TRASH: ROLLERGIRL OF MARS is the story of a mixed-race teenager on Mars, struggling to escape economic oppression through a futuristic version of roller derby. Super Genius publisher Terry Nantier speaks with Abel about her long career and why TRISH TRASH is the heroine America needs right now.

3:30 PM – 4:20 PM Leadership in Innovation: Papercutz and NBM’s 40 years in graphic novels
Location: McCormick Place, Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

Papercutz has been a leader in kids comics for 11 years and sister company NBM a pioneer in establishing graphic novels for 40 years. Join Publisher Terry Nantier and authors Jessica Abel (“Trish Trash”) and Dave Scheidt (Trolls, Nickelodeon Pandemonium) presenting some of the history and the latest news from Papercutz’ acclaimed new Charmz line of ‘early crush’ comics for girls to NBM’s new bestselling non-fiction graphic novels.

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM YA Author Coffee Klatch (featuring Jessica Abel)
Location: McCormick Place, S105

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Meet the Authors: Jessica Abel
Location: Exhibit Hall – Booth 1319