Celebrate Banned Books Week with Infidel Writer, Pornsak Pichetshote!

September 25, 2018
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IG squaresv2-2Tonight, 7pm – 8pm EST, tune in to Image’s Library Livestream with Pornsak Pichetshote, writer of Infidel. Don’t miss the unique chance to experience in-depth creator conversations with one of the top comics professionals working today. Celebrate Banned Books Week with Image Comics, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and The Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table of the American Library Association as they bring fun and educational programming to local libraries across the country.

Pornsak Pichetshote was an all-star editor at DC’s Vertigo imprint, ushering bestselling and beloved comics to print like The Sandman, Swamp Thing, Daytripper, Sweet Tooth and many more. Pichetshote left editing to tackle new media and oversaw the TV Department for DC Entertainment. Now he’s added comics author to his repertoire, with the popular Infidel. Listen in as he talks about his impressive career, what it’s like to work in many facets of the comics industry, and much more. Tonight’s Library Livestream will be a 45-minute dialogue between Pornsak Pichetshote and a moderator, followed by a 15 minute Q&A with a live audience. Anyone can tune in!

“Freedom of expression is a core value at Image Comics,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “Banned Books Week is an important opportunity to reflect on why free speech matters, and why this year’s Banned Books Week theme, ‘Banning Books Silences Stories’ is such a resonant one. Not too long ago, comics of all kinds were silenced, and today we see comics by marginalized voices as the most frequently challenged. We’re proud of our creators who are participating in these Library Livestreams and thrilled to be a partner with CBLDF and the ALA Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table to advance the discussion about the power of free expression. In our challenging times, this conversation is one of the most important ones of all.”

IMAGE COMICS LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE:

  • Pornsak Pichetshote – Tuesday, Sept. 25th
  • Nick Dragotta – Wednesday, Sept. 26th
  • Grace Ellis – Thursday, Sept. 27th
  • Charles Soule – Friday, Sept. 28th
  • Skottie Young – Saturday, Sept. 29th

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Simply visit the Image Comics Twitch page at https://www.twitch.tv/imagecomics. All webinars will run from 7-8pm EST and will include a discussion between moderator and creator for 40-45 minutes, followed by 15-20 minutes of Q&A participation with the live audience. No registration is required to view these live streams.
View the original press release. 

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