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Livestream Reading: Deborah Hopkinson with Rosanne Parry

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Portland author Deborah Hopkinson for the livestream launch of her new Middle Grade book, The Deadliest Diseases Then and Now. She will be in conversation with fellow Portland MG author Rosanne Parry, whose latest novel, A Whale of the Wild, is new in paperback. Please register in advance for this Zoom event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpdOirqDsiGtxWk7grb2MaBXmsCqXuG5gX About The Deadliest Diseases Then and Now: Perfect for young readers of I Survived and the Who Was series! Packed with graphics, photos, and facts for curious minds, this is a gripping look at pandemics through the ages. Deadly pandemics have always been a part of life, from the Great Mortality of the Middle Ages, to the Spanish Influenza outbreak of 1918, to the eruption of COVID-19 in our…

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2021 Tin House Virtual Craft Intensive: You Can Do Anything With Words and Images, with Courtney Cook

In the words of Harvey Pekar, from which this course draws its name, “Comics are just words and images. You can do anything with words and images.” This generative course is designed to spark inspiration by providing an exploration of the nearly endless ways text and image can be combined to create a symbiotic relationship that strengthens work as a whole. Created for writers and artists at every level, this course aims to eradicate self-doubt and the belief that one must embody a certain level of artistic skill to employ utilizing illustrated or visual elements in their own work. Through examining graphic narratives by creators such as Kristen Radtke, Yumi Sakugawa, Kevin Huizenga, Allie Brosh, and Theresa Wong, and participating in a series of generative…

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Creating the Graphic Novel: Inception to Publication

Join us for a lively panel discussion about graphic novels and their creators. Moderated by Jonathan Hill, author of Odessa, and featuring winners of the Oregon Book Award in Graphic Literature. Jonathan Hill is an award-winning cartoonist who lives in Portland, OR. His comics and illustrations have been featured in publications by Fantagraphics, Lion Forge, tor.com, Powell’s City of Books, The Believer Magazine, and the Society of Illustrators. His first two books, Americus and Wild Weather, were created with writer MK Reed and published by First Second Books. Jonathan also teaches comics at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and serves on the board of directors at Literary Arts. Odessa is the first book he has written and drawn himself. Cartoonist Barry Deutsch’s 2010 graphic novel Hereville: How Mirka…

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Dr. Jennifer Lincoln in Conversation With Dr. Jen Gunter

Dr. Jennifer Lincoln has been sharing her expertise as an OB-GYN to her millions of followers on TikTok, and now in her accessible, illustrated guide she answers real questions about vaginal, sexual, and reproductive health for fans and new readers alike. Let’s Talk About Down There (Andrews McMeel) is like the health class you wish you had — think evidence-based, myth-busting sex ed where shame gets tossed out the window — in a format that’s as approachable as a 15-second video. Addressing topics such as hormones, menstrual cups, and birth control, all with the help of infographics and illustrations, Dr. Lincoln’s succinct, vibrant handbook answers the questions that you may have been too embarrassed to ask, so you’ll be empowered to make more informed health…

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Delve Readers Seminar: Tove Jansson: The Summer Book

If you already know Tove Jansson as the author and illustrator of the Moominfamily stories and comic strips, you will meet her in this Delve seminar as the author of her superb The Summer Book. This is a novel that is so deep and yet so apparently casual that it will repay the close reading we will give it in this four-week seminar. We will also observe her imagination for fiction in her short stories, letters, and other works. But we won’t forget the Moomins, for life on the island in The Summer Book echoes life in the Moominvalley. These books and a look at Jansson’s artwork will help us understand the fascinating account of the passages of life that The Summer Book gives us.…

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From Concept to Object: The Zine as a Creative Conduit

Self-published, limited distribution, one-of-a-kind works of text and images, zines have been a subculture mainstay for decades and continue to evolve. This workshop will recontextualize this definition as it relates to filmmaking today and examine how zines can become tools in exploring, developing, and materializing your ideas. We will look at examples of filmzines and explore how they can help you get started on a project with no equipment or funding, be a gateway to other mediums, and allow you to visualize an idea from your head to the page. Being works of art in and of themselves, we will touch on the history of the zine and the merits of physical objects in the creative process. Join Mila Matveeva, illustrator, film producer, and zine-maker,…

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‘The Day I Woke Up Different’ Author Reading and Discussion

Join author Andy Nguyen, illustrator Thi Doan, and composer Phuong Nam Doan in this special author reading and discussion of the book, The Day I Woke Up Different. The discussion will focus on the role and importance of self-acceptance, Vietnamese heritage and history, and answering audience questions. Win a copy of the book by attending! Register/join online. Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.

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Marking Making & Comics Appreciation

*IPRC Winter & Spring Creative Writing Workshops will take place on zoom, PST Register here Mark Making and Comics Appreciation is a four-week workshop meeting on Sunday nights in April, taught by Liz Yerby. Each week, Liz will give a short lecture on a comics artist or aspect of the medium of comics, and then participants will do drawing exercises together. Between sessions there will be optional homework, such as doing a few 15-minute drawing exercises throughout the week and reading a comic book. The purpose of this class is to approach drawing in a manner that is experimental and kind. Content covered in lectures includes the work of Tove Jansson, Aya by Marguerite Abouet, the work of David B, and more. Sundays, 7-8:30pm PST April 4th –…

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Julia Kaye in Conversation With Shena Wolf

My Life in Transition (Andrews McMeel) is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed autobiographical comics collection, Super Late Bloomer, documenting transgender artist Julia Kaye’s life post-transition. My Life in Transition is a story that’s not often told about trans lives: what happens beyond the early days of transition. Both deeply personal and widely relatable, this collection illustrates six months of Julia’s life as an out trans woman — about the beauty and pain of love and heartbreak, struggling to find support from bio family and the importance of chosen family, moments of dysphoria and misgendering, learning to lean on friends in times of need, and finding peace in the fact that life keeps moving forward. After the nerve-wracking, anxiety-ridden early transition period has ended and…

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Book Launch for Pobrecitos: New Poems by Eileen Davis Elliott

POBRECITOS A VIRTUAL EVENT FOR LOVERS OF WORDS AND IMAGES A Zoom event and book launch February 5, 2021 First Friday at 4:30 pm A collaborative work written by Eileen Davis Elliott Illustrated by Lily Engblom-Stryker and Ava Town, students and established creators sharing views of “ poor ones,” marginalized people of the world RSVP to Pobrecitos2021@gmail.com to receive a Zoom invitation, or for more information or call 360-433-8515. The poetry collection reflects many years of travel to far-off corners in the world by retired Vancouver, WA psychologist Eileen Davis Elliott. She sought the collaboration of two young artists who are studying at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics. The poems have been illustrated by Ava Town of Ridgefield and Lily Engblom-Stryker of Vancouver. The…

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