Tucson Festival of Books

Franco Aureliani (he/him/his)


Franco Aureliani is a New York Times bestselling and multiple Eisner award-winning artist and illustrator. His works include Tiny Titans, Superman Family Adventures, Young Justice, Green Lantern the animated series, Itty Bitty Hellboy and the Dino-Mike series. Franco's most recent titles include "Superman of Smallville," "Arkhamanics" and "The Ghost, the Owl." He has worked for Dark Horse Comics, Archie Comics, IDW, Action Lab Entertainment and Cartoon Network. Franco is also owner of the AW YEAH COMICS publishing and retail stores featuring Action Cat and Adventure Bug. His new book is "Fae and the Moon" for middle grade readers. 

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Awards: (Multi) Eisner Award winner Harvey Award winner


Scheduled events:
A Call to Adventure: Allies and Enemies
Join in for high-octane action where the characters encounter allies who support their journeys and enemies who stand in their way. Whether adventures of fantasy or history, join these authors and their characters in journeys to the moon, magical kingdoms, and the Silk Road to experience fast-paced action and heart-squeezing adventures.

Education Room 353 (Seats 92, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Franco Aureliani, Arnée Flores, Daniel Nayeri
Moderator: Michelle Mohrweis
Middle Grade Carousel: Challenging the Odds
Meet a bunch of authors in 60 minutes and find out how their characters are challenging the odds in their lives and worlds. Each author will be seated at a table to talk with a small group about their newest book. Every eight minutes the authors will rotate to a new table in our version of author speed-dating.

College of Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Franco Aureliani, Kelly J. Baptist, Jonathan Case, Roshani Chokshi, Arnée Flores, Scott Magoon, Janae Marks, Michelle Mohrweis
Moderators: Magdalena Castillo-Cockrum, Caryl Crowell
Creating Comics and Graphic Novels
Three creators of comics and graphic novels for middle grade and young adult readers share their processes of creating these books and their perspectives on what makes a successful graphic novel.

Education Room 351 (Seats 46, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Franco Aureliani, Scott Magoon, Molly Mendoza
Moderator: Elizabeth O'Donnell

Books:
Fae and the Moon
Children / Teens
little bee books
February 2023
ISBN 9781499813289
144 pages

Deadman Tells the Spooky Tales
Children / Teens
National Geographic Books
September 2022
ISBN 9781779503848
160 pages