An ICv2 Release. Six prominent panelists have been added to finalize the roster for the second annual ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference at New York Comic Con in February. The new additions include bestselling graphic novelist Larry Gonick; Kurt Hassler, who recently left his position as graphic novel buyer for Borders Group (where he was ICv2's '#1 Most Powerful Person in Manga' last year) to take a new role as co-publisher of Yen Press; Glenn Kardy, CEO of Japanime, publisher of Kanji de Manga, among many others; Dallas Middaugh, associate publisher of Del Rey Manga; Ted Rall, Pulitzer Prize-nominated cartoonist, and graphic novelist; and Tomoko Suga, Senior Manager, Foreign Rights Department of Kodansha.
ICv2 President Milton Griepp expressed his appreciation for the final roster of panelists. 'These additions bring a lot of expertise and experience to our panels,' he said. 'We're expecting a great discussion of this exploding category.'
'The ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference: The New Trends Shaping Pop Culture' will be held on Thursday afternoon, February 22, 2006 at the
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