ERT/Christopher J. Hoy Scholarship and Artist Alley Silent Auction

Be sure to stop by the auction located in the Level 3 Grand Concourse between registration and the exhibit hall. Bidding ends Sunday, June 30 at 4:45 pm.



The mission of the Exhibits Round Table (ERT) is to study convention procedures in order to set standards for booth rental, space assignment, exhibit hours, leading to effective displays at conferences and to act as an interface between exhibitors and the American Library Association.

The ERT is unique among the ALA units because librarians and exhibitors partner in the leadership positions and membership. This provides a venue for open communication and cooperation between the exhibitors and ALA for the purpose of creating effective and worthwhile conferences.

The Christopher J. Hoy Scholarship Fund

Named for Christopher J. Hoy, who was director of the ALA Conference Services Office for over 20 years, the scholarship was established with donations from the family of Christopher J. Hoy and the Exhibits Round Table (ERT) to honor his memory.

This $5,000 General ALA Scholarship is awarded each year to an individual who will be attending an ALA-accredited program of library and information studies leading to a master's degree.

Each year during the ALA Annual Conference, the ERT hosts the Hoy Silent Auction to raise funds for the scholarship program. Quilts and artwork are donated by librarians and publishers from around the country.

The 2013 Quilt Showcase

What Are You Reading?

Coordinated and Quilted by: Sana Moulder

Dimensions: 44 x 46

Here Today, Read Tomorrow

Coordinated and Quilted by: Erica Stiner

Dimensions: 60 x 50


Story Hours

Project Coordinator: Glenda Alvin

Quilted by: Marueen Boling, Quilter's Attic

Dimensions: 88 x 80


My Bookshelf

Coordinated and Quilted by: Susan McKinney

Dimensions: 12.5 x 42

Someone's Sleepy Bedtime Quilt
Based on the Picture Book Someone's Sleepy

Quilted by author Deborah Lee Rose

Dimensions: 25 x 38

Unshelved Stars

Project Coordinator: Jill Patterson

Quilted by: Kelly Sattler

The T-shirts were generously donated by Unshelved

Dimensions: 82 x 85.5

Biblioquilter's Batik Wheels

Coordinated and Quilted by: Kelly Sattler

Dimensions: 44 x 44

Fool's Gold

Project Coordinator: Jodi Spillane

Quilted by: Sue Spillane

Dimensions: 60 x 75



Quilted by: Barbara Frueh

Dimensions: 96 x 78



Quilted by: Barbara Frueh

Dimensions: 90 x 86


Log Cabin

Project Coordinator: Nann Hilyard

Dimensions: 60 x 60


Artist Alley 

The Silent Auction will also feature more than 20 pieces of original art donated by the participants of Artist Alley in the exhibits. 

 2455 Jacob Chabot, Booth 2455
"Mighty Skullboy Army- Yeah, Books!"; pen and ink, 11"x14"
Jacob Chabot is a New York City based cartoonist and illustrator. His comics have appeared in publications such as MAD Magazine, Spongebob Comics, Voltron Force, and various Marvel titles. His comic The Mighty Skullboy Army was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2008.
Anthony Del Col, Booth 2461
"Kill Shakespeare #12 ("To Thine Own Self Be True") Artwork by Andy Belanger, 11"x17"
The Co-Creator and Co-Writer of Kill Shakespeare, Anthony Del Col has a wide range of experience in the comic, music, film and television industries. He has produced two independent feature films and served as a manager for international pop star Nelly Furtado, helping to supervise her 2007 “Loose World Tour”. He is the co-creator and co-writer of Kill Shakespeare, the acclaimed IDW Publishing comic book series that has been profiled by the New York Times, Washington Post, Publisher’s Weekly, BBC and CBC.
The series has been nominated for a Harvey Award for Best New Series and Joe Shuster Awards for Outstanding Comic Book Writing. Working with co-creator Conor McCreery, Del Col co-wrote the theatrical stage show Kill Shakespeare: Live Graphic Novel, which debuted in 2011 with Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre and has toured through North America since then.
Matt Dembicki, Booth 2356
"Sea Life"; Pen, brush and ink on bristol board; 11"x17"
Matt Dembicki edited the comic anthology District Comics, named one of Washington Post's best books of 2012. Dembicki also edited Trickster: Native American Tales, and was the creator of the graphic novel Xoc: The Journey of a Great White Shark.
Jerzy and Anne Drozd, Booth 2454
"Cap'n Cat #1, page 7"; Pencil and brush pen on bristol; 9"x11"
Jerzy and Anne Drozd are the cartoonists behind Tiny Hamilton and Cap'n Cat: Former Shark Hunter. They help organize the Kids Read Comics Celebration, an annual comics event held at the Ann Arbor District Library.
Alexis E. Fajardo, Booth 2353
"Kid Beowulf and the Rise of El Cid";  pencil and ink
Alexis E. Fajardo is a student of the classics-- whether Daffy Duck or Damocles-- and has created a unique blend of the two in Kid Beowulf. Lex has taught cartooning throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and currently resides in Santa Rosa, where, when not penning Kid Beowulf, he works for PEANUTS at the Charles M. Schulz Studio.



Darren J. Gendron, Booth 2355
"The Cyclops"; glycee; 11"x17", "The HunGIR Games"; glycee; 11"x17"
Dern is the writer of Hello With Cheese (, The Monster Alphabet, and The Monster Numbers. If you come in contact with Dern in the wild, you can calm him and draw his attention with the traditional call of "Heyo Dern!".
Chris Giarrusso, Booth 2354
"G-MAN"; india ink on bristol; 11"x17"
Chris Giarrusso is the author and illustrator of G-MAN, a graphic novel series for young readers about a boy who becomes a superhero when he wears a magic cape.
Christopher Herndon, Booth 2460
"Reading With Friends in Fun!"; ink, watercolor, gouache; 11"x17"
Christopher Herndon has been feeding himself by way of the funnybook industry for a decade. Most recently he has undertaken the gargantuan task of illustrating the Terra Tempo series. This has given him the great opportunity to educate and entertain those young and old about the real life mosnters living in our Earth's past. Smilodons, Mammoths, and Dinosaurs. Oh MY!
Faith Erin Hicks, Booth 2357
"Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong"; ink on paper; 11"x14"
Since 1999, Faith Erin Hicks has written and drawn over 2,000 pages of comics, some published, some online. Her most recent work is the graphic novel Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong (with Prudence Shen) and The Last of Us: American Dreams, the prequel to the upcoming Playstation 3 cideo game. She lives in the mysterious Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
Jason Horn, Booth 2358
"Untitled"; pen and ink with watercolor, 5"x7"
Jason Horn has been making all-ages comics since 2005. He writes and draws the webcomic Ninjasaur as well as the serialized graphic novel, Gru . Ninjasaur is about a dinosaur ninja who fights silly bad guys and Gru  is a continuation of the Three Billy Goats Gru folktale.
Matt Kindt, Booth 2360
"3 Story"; watercolor, ink; 8"x4"
Matt Kindt is the Harvey Award winning writer and artist of the graphic novels MIND MGMT, Revolver, 3 Story, and more. He has been nominated for 4 Eisner and 3 Harvey Awards (and won one.) His work has been published in French, Spanish, Italian, and German.
Michael Mendheim, Booth 2359
"War"; pen and ink; 19"x24"
Michael Mendheim has worked as an Executive Producer and Creative Director in the videogame industry for over twenty years. Some of his projects include the #1 hit, MUTANTLEAGUE FOOTBALL and MUTANT LEAGUE HOCKEY (which spawned a syndicated animated series and toy line), the hugely successful, ARMY MEN series as well as BATTLETANX, DEFJAM:ICON, the critically acclaimed ROBOCALYPSE and the free to play MMORPG shooter, CRIMECRAFT. Michael also produced the graphic novel BLEEDOUT with Archaia Publishing and is the creator / writer for the award winning graphic novel series, THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE published by Heavy Metal. Michael runs MM PRODUCTIONS which is a property development company specializing in character and story development for games and comics and DIGITAL DREAMS ENTERTAINMENT LLC, which is a social media development company, specializing in iOS and Android applications.
Sean O'Neill, Booth 2361
"Gone Fishin'"; digital illustration; 8.5"x11"
Sean O'Neill is a writer, illustrator, and designer living in Chicago. He is the creator of Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh's Fortune, a webcomic and upcoming graphic novel for children.
 Thien Pham, Booth 2457
"Level Up at Your Local Library"; pencil + digital color - original drawing for the 2012 ALA poster
Thien Pham is a comic book and visual artist, based in the Bay Area. He is also a high school teacher. Pham illustrated Gene Luen Yang's LEVEL UP, a YALSA Great Graphic Novel and New York Times Notable Children's Book. SUMO is his first solo work. 
Matt Phelan, Booth 2458
"Jack in the Dust"; pencil, watercolor; 8"x10"
Matt Phelan is the Eisner-nominated author/ illustrator of three graphic novels: BLUFFTON; AROUND THE WORLD; and THE STORM IN THE ABRN, winner of the 2010 Scott O'Dell Award.
Paul Pope, Booth 2459
"Ink drawing in memoriam for Haggard West"; India ink on board; 14"x17"
Paul Pope's first graphic novel for kids, Battling Boy, comes out in October 2013. The author of Batman: Year 100, Heavy Liquid, and 100%, Pope is known for his high-energy artwork and action packed genre-bending storytelling.



Dave Roman and John Green, Booth 2453
Phineas & Ferb Comic Page
Dave Roman is the author of several graphic novels including the Astronaut Academy series, Teen Boat! and Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery. He has contributed stories to Explorer: The Mystery Boxes, Nursery Rhyme Comics, and worked as a comics editor for the groundbreaking Nickelodeon Magazine from 1998 to 2009. He lives in NYC with his wife, and fellow comic artist, Raina Telgemeier. 
John Green grew up on Long Island and has worked in New York City ever since graduating from School of Visual Arts for Graphic Design in 1997. He was the comics consultant for Disney Adventures magazine, and in addition to Disney has written, illustrated, or otherwise worked on comics for Nickelodeon, Dreamworks, Scholastic, DC Comics, and First Second Books. When not drawing comics John creates artwork for video games, such as Emerald City Confidential, Puzzle Bots, and Nearly Departed. See more of John's work at
Chris Schweizer, Booth 2362
"Read Your Way to Adventure!"; ink and watercolor; 11"x17"
Chris Schweizer is the Eisner, Stumptown, and YALSA award-nominated cartoonist behind Ithe Crogran AdventruesI, a historical fiction graphic novel series recounting the exploits of the Crogan family line over the last three hundred years. He lives in Tennessee with his wife and daughter.
Raina Telgemeier, Booth 2456
"Babysitter's Club Graphix Original"; black ink; 11" x14"
Raina Telgemeier grew up in San Francisco, but made her way to New York City when she was 22 to attend the School of Visual Arts as an Illustration and Cartooning student. She received her BFA in 2002, and has worked as a freelance artist ever since. She is the adapter and illustrator of four Baby-sitters Club graphic novels, and the author-illustrator of several #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novels. These include Smile, which won an Eisner Award, a Boston-Globe Horn Book Honor, and many student-voted state book awards; and Drama, which recently received a Stonewall Honor Award. Raina lives in NYC, with her cartoonist husband, Dave Roman.
Laurianne Uy
Bree and Peter; inks + copic markers; 9"x12"
Laur creates comics and blogs about self-publishing, creativity and manga. She loves well-written stories and bubble milk tea. Currently, she lives in Ann Arbor, MI.
Gene Yang, Booth 2457
"Boxers & Saints"; covers for upcoming F13 (September)
Gene Yang is the author of American Born Chinese, the first graphic novel to be nominated for a national book award and to win The Printz Award. His upcoming graphic novel is Boxers & Saints, a story of China's Boxer Rebellion.