The WLT’s “Beyond the Strip” panel was a big hit! Despite the sultry evening and being moved around a bit at Spiderhouse, we had a crowd of around 50 people. The panelists gave a fascinating look at the world of comics, graphic novels, manga, etc. Kudos to our panelists: Paul Benjamin (who switch-hit as a moderator and panelist), Scott Kolins, Alan Porter, Tony Salvaggio, and Matt Sturges. All are heavy-hitters (there’s that metaphor again) and live right here in Austin! Among the highlights: A dissection of how writers work with illustrators and editors and how this hugely popular segment of publishing continues to encourage reading and creativity. I also want to give a big thanks to Brad Bankston of Austin Books & Comics for hauling and selling books. Check out the coverage in The Daily Texan for more details.
Photo: Alan Porter (left) and Scott Kolins (taken from The Daily Texan)