Our friends at The Loft Literary Center (along with the Hennepin County Library) are putting on “The Graphic Novel & Comic Book Writing and Illustrating Conference” June 19th. The event is free but registration is limited. Registration opens May 22nd. Presenters will include Gene Yang, Barbara Schultz, Zander Cannon, Robin Schwartzman, Lars Martinson, Jude Nutter and Linda E. Davis. Also, the Cartoonist Conspiracy will be having a special jam at the end of the conference, open to anyone who wants to participate, as always.