University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

What Makes a Graphic Novel?

Sketches, cartoons and paintings fill the pages of novels for middle-grade readers. Three author/illustrators share their strategies for filling books with visual images and developing graphic novels and graphic hybrids.

Steven Banks

Steven Banks received an Emmy nomination as head writer on "SpongeBob SquarePants." He has also written for "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron" and "CatDog," and has appeared on TV shows like "Penn and Teller's Fool Us....

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Guillermo Decurgez, "Decur," was born in Rosario, Argentina, in 1981. He is a self-taught cartoonist, illustrator and the author of "Merci!, Pipí cucú, Semillas 1" and "Mi cajón favorito....

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David Slavin

David Slavin's stories for children are featured in the book and CD of Marlo Thomas's "Thanks & Giving: All Year Long" and the 35th Anniversary edition of "Free To Be…You and Me." He is the co-author of three books of satire: "Young Dick Cheney: Great American," "'Twas the Night Before Christmas: 21st Century Edition" and "Dog On The Roof! On the Road with Mitt and the Mutt....

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