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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.
MK Reed is the writer of Americus, The Cute Girl Network, Palefire, and the Eisner-nominated Science Comics: Dinosaurs. Americus was the winner of NAIBA’s 2012 Carla Cohen Free Speech Award, and was a 2011 American Booksellers for Children’s New Voices title. She writes and draws About a Bull, a web-comic adaptation of Irish mythology. Her newest book is the Science Comics: Wild Weather: Storms, Meteorology, and Climate. MK lives in Portland, Oregon, with her very tall husband.