Programs by Subject - Comic Books

11:15 am to Noon
Capitol Park Museum Auditorium
A Conversation with Rodney Barnes
Brannon Costello talks with award-winning writer, producer, and comic book creator Rodney Barnes whose work includes comic books such as Killadelphia, Blacula: Rise of the King, and Nita Hawes’ Nightmare Blog, and the HBO series Winning Time: Rise of the Lakers.

2:15 pm to 3:00 pm
State Library Seminar Center
Afrofuturism: What It Is and Why It Matters
‘Afrofuturism’ is a term coined by Mark Dery in a 1994 essay entitled “Black to the Future,” but what exactly does it mean and how is it shaping culture today? Join noted comic book creators Rodney Barnes (Killadelphia, Monarch) and Rob Guillory (Mosely, Farmhand) and assistant professor of English at Southern University Dr. Taylor Scott as they discuss this important movement.


Book-loving volunteers are essential to the Louisiana Book Festival's success. Whether it's escorting authors, guiding visitors, selling refreshments, working with children in the Young Readers Pavilion or other fun and rewarding assignments, the Louisiana Book Festival wants you to join the volunteer team.

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