Comic book authors Raina Telgemeier and Kazu Kibuishi appear at the Seattle Public Library’s Northeast Branch on Friday, September 26, 2014 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. to talk about their new publications and sign books for their fans.
Award-winning authors, artists, and comic creators, Kazu Kibuishi and Raina Telgemeier will be together to talk about their recently released New York Times bestselling graphic novels. Accompanied by a visual presentation, the artists will talk about their books, demonstrate how they create graphic novels, and stage interactive readings with attendees.
“Sisters” by Raina Telgemeier: Raina can’t wait to be a big sister, but once Amara is born, things aren’t quite how she expected them to be. Their relationship doesn’t improve much over the years. But when a baby brother enters the picture, and later, when something doesn’t seem right between their parents, they realize they must figure out how to get along. They are sisters, after all.
“Amulet Book Six, Escape From Lucien” by Kazu Kibuishi: Navin and his classmates journey to Lucien, a city ravaged by war and plagued by mysterious creatures, where they search for a beacon essential to their fight against the Elf King. Meanwhile, Emily heads back into the Void with Max, one of the Elf King’s loyal followers, where she learns his darkest secrets. The stakes, for both Emily and Navin, are higher than ever.
Kazu Kibuishi is the Eisner-nominated creator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Amulet series of graphic novels as well as the graphic novel Copper. He is also the cover artist of the recently released 15th anniversary editions of the Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling, and the founder and editor of the Flight Anthologies, a critically acclaimed comic series.
“Sisters” is the companion to Raina Telgemeier’s critically acclaimed graphic memoir based on her childhood, “Smile.” Her memoir is a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Will Eisner Award for Best Publication for Teens, and the book received a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Books will be available for purchase and signing provided by Secret Garden Books.
Seattle Public Library – Northeast Branch
6801 35th Ave. N.E. Seattle, WA 98115
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Cartoonist Ellen Forney discusses and shows illustrations from Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me at the Central Branch of the Seattle Public Library on Saturday November 10, 2012 from 7:00 till 8:30 pm.
Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Flagrantly manic and terrified that medications would cause her to lose creativity and her livelihood, she began a years-long struggle to find mental stability while retaining her passion and creativity.
Searching to make sense of the popular concept of the crazy artist, Forney finds inspiration from the lives and work of other artists and writers who suffered from mood disorders, including: Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O’Keeffe, William Styron and Sylvia Plath. She analyzes the clinical aspects of bipolar disorder as she struggles with the strengths and limitations of a parade of medications and treatments.
Forney’s graphic memoir provides a visceral glimpse into the effects of a mood disorder on the artist’s work. Her story seeks the answer to this question: If there’s a correlation between creativity and mood disorders, is an artist’s bipolar disorder a curse… or a gift?
“Ellen’s work has always been hilarious and sharp, but Marbles has an emotional resonance that shows new depth as an artist and a writer. This is an extremely personal, brave, and rewarding book.” Dan Savage, syndicated columnist and author.
Forney grew up in Philadelphia and has lived in Seattle since 1989. She created the Eisner-nominated comic books “I Love Led Zeppelin” and “Monkey Food” and collaborated with Sherman Alexie on the National Book Award-winning novel “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.” She has been teaching comics at Cornish College of the Arts since 2002.
Event Notes Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required.
Note: The Library will close at its regular Saturday time of 6 p.m. and will reopen at the Fourth Avenue entrance at 6:30 p.m. for this event. Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for $5 after 5 p.m.
This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with Fantagraphics. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Seattle Public Library – Central Branch
1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104