Lion Forge announce that “Lighter Than my Shadow” author Katie Green will appear at NYCC

Lion Forge announce that “Lighter Than my Shadow” author Katie Green will appear at NYCC

Comics can be therapeutic, both for the writer and the reader.  The creator can put to paper their thoughts and struggles, using the medium to attain a sense of peace of mind, and the reader can find solace in knowing that they aren’t alone.  After all, we all desire connection, especially on our darkest days, so even if the circumstances aren’t ideal, it helps to know that there’s someone out there who understands what we’re going through.

Katie Green wrote the graphic novel Lighter Than my Shadow to detail her own experiences with eating disorders and abuse, and Lion Forge have announced that she will be attending New York Comic-Con.   Check out the details below.

Per Lion Forge: 

LIGHTER THAN MY SHADOW CREATOR KATIE GREEN COMES TO NEW YORK COMIC CON
Harvey Award Nominated Creator of Amazon’s 2017 Graphic Novel of the Year Makes First American Convention Appearance

 ST. LOUIS—Just over a week ahead of the opening of the exhibit hall at New York Comic Con 2018, Lion Forge is proud to announce hosting artist Katie Green in her first-ever consumer convention appearance stateside!

“I am beyond excited, though I really have no idea what to expect,” says Katie Green. “I'm looking forward to the experience of a lifetime, and it's such an honor to be able to be there because of my book.”

“I first saw Lighter Than My Shadow when it was published in the U.K., and when I went to Lion Forge, I knew that it would be the perfect home for the book and for Katie Green,” says Lion Forge’s VP of Sales, Marketing and Business Development, Rich Johnson. “I am proud that I played a part in bringing her amazing story and beautiful art to a new audience.”

Katie Green’s 2017 Lion Forge graphic novel is nominated for the Harvey Award for Book of the Year, with the award to be given out on Saturday, October 6. A complete list of nominees can be found here.

Lighter Than My Shadow is a hand-drawn story of struggle and recovery, a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weak they prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure and to eventually find happiness.

Lighter Than My Shadow, Green’s moving memoir, will be available for purchase in the Lion Forge booth, with signings throughout the show. Days and times are outlined below:

Thursday, October 4
Health and the Challenges That Inspire Authors
Many graphic memoirs share a common theme of mental health issues that the subject has encountered as a spouse, child, or family member, or that they have overcome or continue to deal with. This session will explore the ideas that inspired these creators to share this experience. How can educators and librarians use these stories as a way to either instill compassion and empathy or to help that reader find a way to resolve their own challenges?
Time: 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Location: New York Public Library, 476 5
th Ave. – Trustees Room

Speakers: Lys Galati, Andi Green, Katie Green, Tracy White, Ezra Claytan Daniels, Chris Hunt

Friday, October 5
Lighter Than My Shadow signing (Booth #1936)
Time: 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 6
Lighter Than My Shadow signing (Booth #1936)
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 7
Lion Forge Presents: Representation in Graphic Storytelling—From the Comic Shop to the Tabletop
Lion Forge Comics strives to publish comics and more that everyone—regardless of background, ethnicity, or gender identification—can connect with. With multiple imprints, including an entire line of books for younger readers and one of the most diverse superhero universes in comics history, the St. Louis publisher makes good on that promise every Wednesday. Join Lion Forge’s Senior Publicist Jeremy Atkins, Rolled & Told editor Christina "Steenz" Stewart, Katie Green (Lighter Than My Shadow), writer and artist Joel Christian Gill (Strange Fruit), writer David F. Walker (Superb), and McDuffie Award winner Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul) for a discussion on what inclusivity and representation truly means for the worlds of comics, gaming, and pop culture at large.
Time: 3:45–4:45 p.m.
Location: 1A02
Speakers: Jeremy Atkins, Christina "Steenz" Stewart, David F. Walker, Katie Green, Ezra Claytan Daniels, Joel Christian Gill

Look for the full slate of Lion Forge events and signings at the 2018 New York Comic Con to be announced tomorrow!

About the Author:
Katie Green is an artist and illustrator living in the south west of England. She studied for a degree in biology before specializing in illustration and going on to create Lighter Than My Shadow, which is her first book. She publishes a bi-monthly zine, The Green Bean, and shares snippets of her other projects on her website, www.katiegreen.co.uk.

New York Comic-Con will be held October 4-7. 

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