Tucson Festival of Books

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.


Panelists
Franco Aureliani

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....

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Scott Magoon

Scott Magoon has illustrated several acclaimed picture books, including the New York Times best-selling "Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship" by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, "Misunderstood Shark" by Ame Dyckman, "Spoon" by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and The Nuts series by Eric Litwin....

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Molly Mendoza

Molly Mendoza is an American illustrator and comics artist who is captivated by the relationships she's built over the course of her life. Mendoza sets out to emulate those relationships, from the closeness of love to the turbulence of frayed friendship, through their chaotic yet rhythmic mark making and color....

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

The Extincts: Quest for the Unicorn Horn (the Extincts #1)
Scott Magoon
Children / Teens
Abrams, Incorporated
March 2022
ISBN 9781419752506
160 pages

The Extincts: Flight of the Mammoth (the Extincts #2)
Scott Magoon
Children / Teens
Abrams, Incorporated
March 2023
ISBN 9781419752520
160 pages

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Molly Mendoza
Children / Teens
National Geographic Books
June 2022
ISBN 9781913123062
168 pages