Young readers are spoiled for options in comics and manga today, devouring titles in every genre across multiple formats, but there are just as many options for older readers that frequently fly under the radar. From mature takes on the superhero stories they may have grown up with, to other popular genres like horror, historical and literary fiction, or memoir — older readers can read all the comics, too!

Join us on Tuesday, May 2nd at 3pm ET / Noon PT, for a panel discussion featuring representatives from Image Comics, Silver Sprocket, and Yen Press spotlighting some of their favorite comics for older readers. They’ll also offer tips on recommending readalikes to non-comics readers based on their favorites in other media, and downloadable title lists to make it easy to add them to your own collections.



Chloe Ramos, Image Comics
Chloe Ramos is the Book Market & Library Sales Manager at Image Comics, where they provide resources to librarians and educators looking to utilize comics in their institutions, not only as items to be acquired, but also as keys to facilitate increased patron engagement.

Morgana Santilli, Yen Press
Morgana Santilli is the Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Yen Press. She is a former comic shop manager and buyer, and always particularly loved helping readers find their new favorite series. Other than reading manga, Morgana enjoys drinking lots of tea, snuggling with her two black cats, and collecting too many books for her toddler’s personal library.

Ari Yarwood, Silver Sprocket
Ari Yarwood is the managing editor at Silver Sprocket, a San Francisco-based publisher, gallery, and retail shop championing socially conscious and independently produced comic books, graphic novels, and related arts.

The 60-minute presentation will be moderated by LibraryPass’ Guy LeCharles Gonzalez and include a live Q&A segment where our panelists will answer attendees’ specific questions submitted via the registration form and during the session.

A Certificate of Completion will also be available for live attendees.