DC – Growing Up With Graphic Novels

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Eleanor Davis, Nathan Hale, Andrés Vera Martínez, Mark Siegel, and moderator Michael Cavna appear at Politics & Prose on Thursday April 25th at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

Moderated by Michael Cavna, author of “Comic Riffs,” a blog of the Washington Post, this event features a panel discussion on the importance of the graphic novel by prominent and award-winning graphic artists, authors, and editors.

Eleanor Davis, cartoonist, author/illustrator. Eleanor is the winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor for Stinky, a TOON publication, and is also the author of The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook for middle grade readers.

Nathan Hale, graphic novelist for middle grade readers. Nathan is the illustrator of Rapunzel’s Revenge and Calamity Jack, and the author/illustrator of the non-fiction series Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales, published by Abrams.

Andrés Vera Martínez, graphic novel illustrator for older readers. His most recent book is Little White Duck: A Childhood in China, written with his wife Na Liu.

Mark Siegel, editorial director of First Second, a publisher of graphic novels for all ages. He is the author of To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel with his wife Sienna Siegel. His most recent adult book is the best-selling Sailor Twain.

Connect wih the Panelists

Following the event, join the panelists for an intimate gathering at our limited-seating reception. Authors and illustrators will be available to chat, connect, and celebrate the pleasure of reading graphic novels. Get to know the authors and illustrators and continue the discussions ignited during the panel. Seating is extremely limited. Registration required.

Graphic Artists Fan Reception
9 p.m. at Terasol (across the street from P&P)
Tickets are $30, and include access to the panelists, one drink ticket, and light hors d’oeuvres.
To register, call the Children and Teens Department at (202) 364-1919.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

NYC – All-Ages Signing

Name: Chris Giarrusso, Eric Wight, Jacob Chabot, Misako Rocks, Andres Vera Martinez

Date(s): May 20, 2009

Description: WEDNESDAY, MAY 20th, Jim Hanley’s welcome CHRIS GIARRUSSO for the new G-MAN collection from Image Comics. Joining him will be ERIC WIGHT (Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom), JACOB CHABOT (Mighty Skullboy Army), ANDRES VERA MARTINEZ (BTWF: Babe Ruth), and MISAKO ROCKS (Biker Girl)!

The time is 6:00 to 8:00, so keep the kids out on a school night! (They’ll think you’re cool!) This one is for the kids, so bring them in! Actually, this is an ALL-AGES signing!

Jim Hanley’s Universe
4 West 33rd St., NYC
(Opposite the Empire State Building)
(212) 268-7088

Location: Jim Hanley’s Universe, 4 West 33rd St, New York, NY

Website: http://www.JHUniverse.com

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