HUMANOIDS Attends 2023 ALA Annual Conference

Jun 12, 2023 Spotlight


Internationally renowned publisher Humanoids announced today their presence at the 2023 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois from June 22-27, 2023.

Readers and fans can find Humanoids at Booth #1326 with new releases from their critically acclaimed imprints and a special guest appearance from writer Stephanie Phillips for the exclusive worldwide debut of her upcoming graphic novel EIGHT LIMBS, available for sale in bookstores everywhere July 11th.


Stephanie Phillips will be signing her exclusive Humanoids debut release, EIGHT LIMBS, at the Humanoids Booth #1326 at 12 PM on Saturday, June 24. Fans who attend the signing will receive a signed bookplate.

Stephanie Phillips is an American writer known for comics and graphic novels such as Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, Grim, and We Only Kill Each Other. She has written critically acclaimed work with some of the industry's major publishers, such as DC Comics, Marvel Entertainment, Dark Horse, Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, and more. 


Humanoids COO, U.S.Operation, Alex Donoghue, will host a FRENCH COMICS AMA at the ALA Graphic Novel Roundtable booth from 4:30-5 PM on Saturday, June 24.

Alex Donoghue was born in Paris, France and moved to the US in his teens. He first joined Humanoids in 2009 as Director of Operations, and now oversees all day-to-day operations for Humanoids’ LA office, in addition to being actively involved in its film & media developments as COO, U.S. Operations. He is also co-editor of the 2023 Eisner Award-nominated The Deluxe Gimenez: The Fourth Power & The Starr Conspiracy.


Humanoids will debut a brand new 2023 ALA-Exclusive tote bag featuring the Black Cat Social Club (illustration by Bob Quinn), as well as making available an array of new releases and global bestsellers ranging in genre from science-fiction, fantasy and thriller to comedy, adventure and children’s tales, including but not limited to:

Worldwide bestselling classics that inspired generations of creatives & visionaries: 

  • THE INCAL by Alejandro Jodorowsky & Mœbius  
  • BARBARELLA by Jean-Claude Forest & Kelly Sue DeConnick

2023 Eisner Award-nominated graphic novels that are breaking the boundaries of storytelling:

  • THE INCAL: PSYCHOVERSE by Mark Russell, Yanick Paquette, Dave McCaig
  • TIKI: A VERY RUFF YEAR by David Azencot, Fred LeClerc, Lucie Firoud, & Nanette McGuinness

Epic, sweeping space adventures that’ll have readers gripping their seats in anticipation: 

  • THE INCAL: DYING STAR by Dan Watters, Jon Davis-Hunt, & Troy Peteri
  • PROJECT ARKA: INTO THE DARK UNKNOWN by Romain Benassaya, Joan Urgell, & Mark Bence

Complex & absorbing slice-of-life fiction, alongside compelling non-fiction from acclaimed imprint Life Drawn:

  • LUISA: NOW AND THEN by Carole Maurel & Mariko Tamaki

Life-changing graphic novels from the beloved all ages imprint BiG: 

  • YOUNG KATHERINE JOHNSON by Augel & Benjamin Crozer
  • THE OATES & THE ELPHYNE by Michael Walsh, Dee Cunniffe, & Clayton Cowles
  • SHY NINJA by Ricardo Sanchez, Arianna Florean & Adara Sanchez   

Humanoids was founded by legendary French creators Jean Giraud (known as Mœbius), Philippe Druillet, and Jean-Pierre Dionnet in 1974, and will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year.