Photo of Art Spiegelman at the Alternative Pre...Art Spiegelman via WikipediaBy Colleen Dougher
City Link Metromix
November 5, 2008

While comic books and graphic novels aren’t new to the Miami Book Fair, they’re being highlighted this year in Comix Galaxy, a program that will include panel discussions with more than two dozen artists, as well as editors, distributors, publishers and others in the comics industry.

“We’ve always had graphic novelists at the fair,” says Lissette Mendez, the program coordinator for Comix Galaxy. “But it’s true that in the past few years, there’s been an explosion of graphic novels and comics into the mainstream.”

Scott McCloud, Art Spiegelman, Ariel Schrag and David Heatley will participate in panel discussions at Comix Galaxy, which will kick off with “A Celebration of the Life and Work of Comic Book Legend Will Eisner” Wednesday, Nov. 12 and run through Nov. 16 at Miami-Dade College, 300 N.E. Second Ave., in Miami. Call 305-237-3258 or visit Contact Colleen Dougher at

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