We went to the Brooklyn Book Festival this past weekend!  It was a lot of fun — and we got to spend some time with some great comics creators, including Gene Luen Yang, Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman, Paul Pope, Lucy Knisley, Faith Erin Hicks, and Mike Cavallaro!

Pictures!

Mike Cavallaro (Foiled) and Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong) meet at the Fantagraphics run-up festival party at Bergen Street Comics!

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Gene Luen Yang signs a stack of Boxers & Saints for the CBLDF that’s so large that you can’t actually see him behind it.  He’s there, we promise!

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Raina Telgemeier (who contributed to our amazing just-published-this-week anthology Fairy Tale Comics), Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints), and Jarrett Krosoczka (Lunch Lady) do live drawing with prompts from the kids in the audience!

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And here are all the kids (and adults!) in the audience.

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They’re excited!

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Some excellent art was made (including pigs with mustaches).

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Gene Luen Yang signs a copy of Level Up for a fan.