UDON at ALA 2015 in San Francisco 

UDON is proud to be exhibiting at the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco, California this week! From June 26 to June 29, you can find us at Booth #219 in the Graphic Novel Pavilion. We have lots of great events and give-aways lined up, so be sure to come check out all the action!

Win the One Thousand Dollar UDON Library!

That’s right, UDON is giving away one copy of every book on display at our ALA booth! To enter, just stop by Booth #219 and throw your business card in our contest bowl. We’ll draw the winning entry on Monday at noon and ship the books directly to the winning library!

Total retail value of this contest prize is $1,053.45!

The winner will be notified via text, so please be sure that your cellphone number is on your entry card!

  • If you are notified that you have won, you must provide a valid ID that matches the information on your business card.
  • All business cards must include a valid cell phone number.
  • Only one entry allowed per attendee.
  • Entries must represent a library.

Meet UDON Artist Long Vo!

Stop by booth #219 on Saturday, June 27 from 10 am-12 pm and 1-3 pm for your chance to meet senior UDON artist Long Vo, who will be signing copies of his Street Fighter comics and posters. If you buy a book, Long will even do a free sharpie sketch for you!

In addition, Long Vo has kindly provided an awesome original color sketch of Ryu from Street Fighter, which we’ll be raffling off at the show. For more details, come visit UDON at booth #219!

Meet Manga Classics Editor & Writer Stacy King!

The Editor for our Manga Classics line, Stacy King will be at the UDON booth #219 all weekend to answer your questions about this publishing initiative. In addition, she’ll be signing at the booth on Sunday morning, June 28, from 11-12 am. Free copies of selected Manga Classics titles will be given out during the signing, so don’t miss out! (quantities are limited)

Eisner Library Grants Panel

John Shableski, UDON’s Vice President of Sales, will be moderating a panel on the Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries on Saturday, June 27 from 2-3 pm on the Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage in the main exhibit hall. The panel will include the presentation of the 2015 ALA Grants and tons of helpful information on how to apply for future grants, so be sure to stop by and learn how you can get help in building your library’s graphic novel collection!

Eisner Grant Reception

UDON is a proud sponsor of the 2015 ALA Eisner Grant Reception, taking place on Saturday, June 27, at 5:30 p.m. Location is the Cartoon Art Museum (655 Mission Street, San Francisco), a fantastic venue. There will be drinks and hors d’oeuvres, lots of comics publishing people, comics creators, and librarians in attendance, so please join us in this celebration!