What a Pair! Johnnie Christmas & Mariko Tamaki
Hosted by Teresa Wong
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2 St SW
You’ve been dealt a pair of aces from the worlds of comics and graphic novels. Johnnie Christmas’s Swim Team made the longlists for The National Book Awards and the Coretta Scott King Awards, and he visually transformed works by Margaret Atwood and William Gibson into graphic novels. Mariko Tamaki’s comics resume is off the charts, creating female superheroes for DC Comics, Dark Horse and Marvel. Then there are her graphic novel collabs, including Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, Skim and This One Summer, which collectively have won Printz and Caldecott Honours, as well as Eisner and Ignatz awards – and are regulars on the American Library Association’s Most Challenged Book Lists. Let’s keep these gifts on our shelves and these authors on our stages! And who better to bring out the best in the best than Calgary comic artist Teresa Wong?
This event is part of Wordfest’s Imaginairium festival, Oct. 11-15, 2023. Connect with 50+ the world’s most arresting writers, thinkers, activators and inspirers, gathered just for you in Calgary, Canada. For more info: wordfest.com