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Thursday, September 7th

Derf Lectures on Kent State at the Library of Congress

09/07/2023 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Library of Congress – Jefferson Building

Derf will give a presentation at the Library of Congress about the deep research that went into his award winning graphic novel, Kent State.

The presentation is part of the Live at the Library series .

Panelists: Derf

Event Talk – Jillian and Mariko Tamaki’s Roaming

09/07/2023 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm | Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library – DCPL

Join the D.C. Public Library and Loyalty Bookstores for the debut of the brand new graphic novel, Roaming, by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki. Roaming marks a triumphant return to the graphic novel and deft foray into new adult fiction for Caldecott Medal-winning authors Jillian Tamaki (Boundless) and Mariko Tamaki (Cold).

Cousins Jillian and Mariko Tamaki will be in conversation with American University’s Melissa Scholes Young.

Panelists: Jillian and Mariko Tamaki

Friday, September 8th

Bill Griffith Meet & Greet — Three Rocks: The Story of Ernie Bushmiller: The Man Who Created Nancy – at Union Market

09/08/2023 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | Poilitics & Prose – Union Market

From Bill Griffith, creator of Zippy the Pinhead and Nobody’s Fool, comes Three Rocks, a biography of cartoonist Ernie Bushmiller, creator of the iconic comic strip Nancy. But this graphic novel is about more than a single comic book artist. It is the story of this American art form, tracing its inception in 1895 with the Yellow Kid, the creation of Nancy in 1933, and all the strips that followed, including Peanuts and The Far Side. When Bushmiller died in 1982, Nancy was running in almost 900 daily newspapers—a number few syndicated cartoonists ever achieve.

Bill will be signing his latest book at the Union Market Politics & Prose.

Panelists: Bill Griffith

MariNaomi In Conversation With Keith Knight

09/08/2023 | 7:00pm – 8:00pm | People’s Book

MariNaomi will discuss their incredible new graphic memoir/mystery I THOUGHT YOU LOVED ME and other topics with Keith Knight, author of the new I WAS A TEENAGE MICHAEL JACKSON IMPERSONATOR. This event will be held at People’s Book, located at 7014-A Westmoreland Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912. It can be reached at the Takoma stop on the Red Line of the DC Metro system.

Panelists: MariNaomi, Keith Knight

SPX Sponsor’s the World Premiere of Married to Comics

09/08/2023 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm | AFI – Silver Spring

Come to the World Premier of MARRIED TO COMICS. This is a rare glimpse into the life and art of two giants of autobiographical comics, who are also married to one another. Laying their personal lives bare in comics, including the intimate details of their troubled marriage, Justin Green and Carol Tyler pioneered and set the bar for one of comics’ most important genres. Special appearances by Art Spiegelman, Phoebe Gloeckner, Denis Kitchen, and other luminaries of the comics field.

Afterwards there will be a Q&A with filmmaker John Kinhart and artist Carol Tyler, moderated by Fantagraphics’ publisher, Gary Groth.

You can watch the trailer on YouTube.

Panelists: Carol Tyler, Jon Kinhart, and Gary Groth

Sunday, September 10th

Ellen Lindner at People’s Book for “Baseball and Bagels”

09/10/2023 | 10:30am – 11:30am | People’s Book

Baseball fan Ellen Lindner will give a talk while you can eat your fresh bagel about her baseball comic, Lost Diamonds: A History Of Gender Rebellion In Baseball. 

Panelists: Ellen Lindner

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