Jason Miles of Fantagraphics on BEA
Fantagraphics Books is a top publisher of graphic novels. Founded 35 years ago, it has brought the work of R. Crumb, Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, Peter Bagge, Dan Clowes, Chris Ware, Jessica Abel, Joe Sacco and many others to shelves. Jason Miles does Fatagraphics' sales and distribution.
I'm used to comic book conventions [which focusing on selling directly to consumers]. For me, BEA is exciting. I get to talk about what I love -- cartooning, comic books -- with bookstores, schools, libraries, movie producers! They're all interested in graphic novels.