Vita Ayala and Valiant Entertainment Head to the
2019 ALA Annual Conference
The publisher will meet with book industry professionals from all over the world
Amanda McKee, a.k.a. Livewire, is a machine-controlling psiot (a human that has evolved, mind-based powers) trained by the Harbinger Foundation to be the next generation of leadership her people need. In her first solo comic book series, seeking to protect other vulnerable superpowered psiots like herself, Livewire plunged the United States into a nationwide blackout, causing untold devastation. With the whole world hunting her, what kind of hero will Livewire be…or will she be one at all? LIVEWIRE VOL. 1: FUGITIVE collects LIVEWIRE issues #1-4.
Art and Activism: The Rich History of Comics and Social Justice
Social justice in comics has a rich history and tradition that carries into the present. Creators confronting and questioning social issues and politics in graphic form brings subjects to audiences who may not have been exposed to the topics before. This panel brings comics creators together to discuss their perspectives on using comics and graphic novels as a way to address social justice topics.
Friday, June 21st
Friday Forum full runtime: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Art & Activism start time: 1:45 pm – 3:00pm
Washington Convention Center, Room 152B
For ALA tickets and more information, visit 2019.alaannual.org.
About Vita Ayala
Vita Ayala is a queer, Afro-Latinx writer out of New York City, where they live with their wife and cat sons. They have written for DC, Dark Horse, Image, and Valiant Comics, and have creator-owned work through Black Mask Studios (THE WILDS) and Vault Comics (SUBMERGED). They’re non-stop, like Hamilton!