A modern-day mixer for the literary minded. Our staff will share their faves from indie presses. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served!

This month we feature:

Graphic Novels from Independent Publishers

Dan bows low to Ponent Mon, a Spanish publisher created February 2003, Ponent Mon together with Fanfare, aims to introduce comic book readers to the latest graphic and story telling tendencies coming out of Japan's alternative comics scene.

While they focus on the "Nouvelle Manga" movement formed by Frédéric Boilet, their hope is to survive long enough to be able to publish a long list of major Japanese artists including new works previously unpublished anywhere.

Darren delves deep into IDW Publishing which currently publishes a wide range of comic books and graphic novels including titles based on Angel, Doctor Who, GI Joe, Star Trek, Terminator: Salvation, and Transformers. Creator-driven titles include Fallen Angel by Peter David and JK Woodward, Locke & Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, and a variety of titles by writer Steve Niles including Wake the Dead, Epilogue, and Dead, She Said.

Another imprint of IDW, Worthwhile Books, focuses on character-driven children’s books. Michael Recycle, a story about a super-hero who teaches a town how to recycle, is one of the company’s best-selling titles. Other titles in the line include Vigfus the Viking, written by the Golden Globe Award winning writer David Sacks and Brian Ross, The Town of Zack, written by the Emmy Award winning writer Dava Savel, Seamus McNamus, written by the People’s Choice Award winning writer Rob Kurtz, and Carl the Frog, written by Shrek 2 writer David Weiss.

Justin talks about DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT which was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including Red Sonja, Project Superpowers, The Boys, Army of Darkness, Battlestar Galactica, The Lone Ranger, Zorro and more!

In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael Turner, Jim Lee, Michael Avon Oeming, Brian Reed, Mel Rubi, Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner­ and a host of up and coming new talent and fan favorite creators!

Event date: 
Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont
90027 Los Angeles