SF – Lily Renée Signing

Press Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes writer and herstorian Trina Robbins as she discusses her latest graphic novel, Lily Renée, Escape Artist: From Holocaust Survivor to Comic Book Pioneer on Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 7:00-9:00pm. This historic volume, illustrated by Trina’s frequent collaborator Anne Timmons and mo oh, is published by Graphic Universe™, a division of Lerner Publishing Group. Robbins’s lecture and booksigning are free and open to the public.

About Lily Renée:
In 1938, Lily Renée Wilheim is a 14-year-old Jewish girl living in Vienna. Her days are filled with art and ballet. Then the Nazis march into Austria, and Lily’s life is shattered overnight. Suddenly, her own country is no longer safe for her or her family. To survive, Lily leaves her parents behind and travels alone to England. Escaping the Nazis is only the start of Lily’s journey. She must escape many more times—from servitude, hardship, and danger. Will she find a way to have her own sort of revenge on the Nazis?

In Lily Renée, Escape Artist: From Holocaust Survivor to Comic Book Pioneer, written by Trina Robbins, illustrated by Anne Timmons and mo oh, and published by Graphic Universe™, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, readers can follow the story of a brave girl who grows up to become an artist of heroes and a true pioneer in comic books who still serves as an inspiration for women in the comic book industry today.

About the Author:
Trina Robbins is the author of numerous nonfiction and fiction books and comics for children and adults, including several histories of women cartoonists. A pioneer in comics herself, she took part in the underground comix movement of the 1960s and illustrated the Woman Woman comic book. Most recently, she authored the Chicagoland Detective Agency graphic novel series. She lives in San Francisco with her partner, comics artist Steve Leialoha.

About the Artists:
Anne Timmons was born in Portland, Oregon, and received her BFA from Oregon State University. In addition to her collaboration with Trina Robbins on the Lulu Award-winning GoGirl!, Anne’s work includes the Eisner-nominated Dignifying Science, as well as Pigling: A Cinderella Story.

mo oh likes to draw. She also likes to read, bake, eat (mostly eat), make plants grow (mainly for eating), and sit in the sun. She recently graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont with an MFA in cartooning and works occasionally as a sketch/concept artist for a small game company. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

About the Publisher:
Graphic Universe™, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, creates high-interest fiction and nonfiction titles through supreme graphic novel artwork and story lines created by experienced artists of this genre. Founded in 1959, Lerner Publishing Group is one of the nation’s largest independent children’s book publishers with thirteen imprints and divisions. For more information, visit www.lernerbooks.com or call 800-328-4929

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