Thank You For An Amazing ALA!

That’s a wrap, Chicago! After a busy weekend spent in McCormick place, it’s safe to say ALA Annual 2023 was one for the books. We’d like to thank everyone who came to spend time with us at our booth, from incredible creators to librarians and devoted readers alike, along with the American Library Association for bringing book-lovers from all corners together!

Art Baltazar, Jeremy Whitley, and Jennie Wood signing together at the Mad Cave Studios booth.

From busy signings to creator panels, and even D.I.Y. button-making, we had a weekend full of action in Chicago! You can check out our full event recap below!
We had the privilege of hosting Jennie Wood, award-winning author of Paper Planes, at our booth over the weekend!

It was our honor to celebrate the upcoming release of Paper Planes at the 2023 Indie Book Awards, where Paper Planes took home the award for Best Young Adult Fiction!

Pictured above:
1. Jennie Wood, signing Paper Planes at the Mad Cave Studios booth.
2. Jennie Wood, signing Paper Planes (close up)
3. Jennie Wood hosting their panel, The Inspiration Behind Paper Planes
4. Jennie Wood signing at ALA Author Autographing Station
5. Lauren Hitzhusen, Jennie Wood, and Allison Pond at the 2024 Indie Book Awards reception

We had the chance to get spaced out with Jeremy Whitley, previewing the upcoming School For Extraterrestrial Girls Vol. 2 with a select few lucky readers! Readers also got the chance to connect with Jeremy at the Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table lounge for meet and greets, signings, and photos!

Pictured above:
1. Jeremy Whitley and Spenser Nellis hanging out at the Mad Cave Studios booth
2. Jeremy Whitley signing School For Extraterrestrial Girls at Mad Cave Studios booth
3. Jeremy, Spenser, and Lauren meeting and greeting School For Extraterrestrial Girls fans at booth
4. Jeremy Whitley at Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table Signing
5. Jeremy Whitley signing School For Extraterrestrial Girls at Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table lounge

The legendary Art Baltazar dropped by for author signings, meet and greets, and panels on bringing Art & Humor into classrooms and libraries! Readers also got to preview Art’s upcoming original graphic novel, YAHGZ, while revisiting classic tales like Gillbert in Mad Cave’s Papercutz bookcase!

Pictured above:
1. Art Baltazar signing his upcoming graphic novel, YAHGZ, at the ALA Author Autographing Stations
2. Art Baltazar next to YAHGZ podium at Mad Cave Studios booth
3. Art Baltazar taking photos with a reader at ALA Annual 2023
4. Art Baltazar hosting panel, Bringing Art and Humor Into Your Classroom with Art Baltazar
5. Art Baltazar signing his upcoming graphic novel, YAHGZ

While our adventures in the windy city may have come to an end this year, we’re looking forward to an even bigger and better ALA Annual 2024, in sunny San Diego, California! We hope to see you all there!

The madness continues from July 20th through the 23rd, when we make our next stop in San Diego for the illustrious San Diego Comic Con International. Keep your eyes peeled, and make sure to follow our socials for updates on where we’re headed to next!

See you next year, ALA!

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“Showdowns culminate in an emotional conclusion as hubris meets personal sacrifice. The twists will keep readers on their toes in what proves a captivating tale.” -Publisher’s Weekly
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“The story is vibrant and fresh, just what the comic book world needs... It’s smart, refreshing, and a great addition to the already great library Mad Cave has amassed.” -Nolan P. Smith


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