Comics Panel and Game Night at the Central Library March 3
release date: 02/24/2017
Comic artists from publisher First Second will talk about their work from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 3 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.
Panelists will include Gene Yang, Scott Westerfeld, Matthew Loux, Penelope Bagieu and Box Brown. Following a discussion of the artists' books and backgrounds, there will be a game of Pictionary where the audience and artists compete for bragging rights.
The programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m.
Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He has written and drawn many graphic novels, including "American Born Chinese," which was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. His graphic novel set "Boxers and Saints" won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He has also written for the hit comics "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and "Superman."
Brown is an Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist, illustrator and comic publisher from Philadelphia. His book "Andre the Giant: Life and Legend" was released in 2014 and spent three weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list. His second graphic novel with publisher First Second is "Tetris: The Games People Play." Brown launched the independent comics publishing house Retrofit Comics in 2011.
Bagieu was born in Paris to Corsican and Basque parents. She is a best-selling graphic novel author and her editorial illustrations have appeared all over the French media. She blogs, drums in a rock band, and watches lots of nature shows. "Exquisite Corpse" was her first graphic novel published in the United States. "California Dreamin'," a graphic novel biography of Mama Cass from the band The Mamas and the Papas, will be published on March 7 for International Women's Day.
Loux is the author and artist of "Sidescrollers" and the five-volume Salt Water Taffy series published by Oni Press. "Sidescrollers" was placed on the 2008 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens list, and in 2009 "Salt Water Taffy" was placed on the Texas Library Association's prestigious Maverick Graphic Novel Reading list. Loux also illustrated the graphic novel "F-Stop" and the board book "Good Night, Gabbaland" based on the Nick Jr. television show Yo Gabba Gabba. He resides in Brooklyn.
Westerfeld is the author of the worldwide best-selling Uglies series and the Locus Award-winning Leviathan series, and is co-author of the Zeroes trilogy. His other novels include the New York Times bestseller "Afterworlds," "The Last Days," "Peeps," "So Yesterday" and the Midnighters trilogy.