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Hit Like a Girl: Three Marvel Writers

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
1010 SW Park Ave Portland, 97205

You might know them for their novels, but these writers have super-secret identities: they also write comics! Kelly Sue DeConnick, writer of Captain Marvel as well as the comics Pretty Deadly and Bitch Planet, leads a discussion with Gabby Rivera, writer of the America comics and the young adult novel Juliet Takes a Breath, and G. Willow Wilson, writer of the Ms. Marvel series and the new novel The Bird King.

Advance Portland Book Festival passes available now.

Kelly Sue DeConnick

Kelly Sue DeConnick (writer): BITCH PLANET (Image), PRETTY DEADLY (Image), CAPTAIN MARVEL (Marvel), OSBORN (Marvel) got her start in the comic industry adapting Japanese and Korean comics into English. Five years and more than ten thousand pages of adaptation later, she transitioned to American comics with 30 DAYS OF NIGHT: EBEN AND STELLA, for Steve Niles and IDW. Work for Image, Boom, Oni, Humanoids, Dark Horse, DC, Vertigo and Marvel soon followed. Today, DeConnick is best known for surprise hits like Carol Danvers' rebranding as Captain Marvel and the Eisner-nominated mythological western, PRETTY DEADLY; the latter was co-created with artist Emma Ríos. DeConnick's most recent venture, the sci-fi kidney-punch called BITCH PLANET, co-created with Valentine De Landro, launched to rave reviews in December 2014. DeConnick lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, Matt Fraction, and their two children.
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Gabby Rivera

Gabby Rivera is a Bronx-born queer Latinx babe on a mission to create the wildest, most fun stories ever. She's the first Latina to write for Marvel comics, penning the solo series AMERICA about America Chavez, a portal-punching queer Latina powerhouse. In 2017, Gabby was named one of the top comic creators by the SyFy network, and one of NBC's #Pride30 Innovators. Gabby now makes magic on both coasts, currently residing in California. She writes for all the sweet baby queers and her mom. Juliet Takes a Breath is her debut novel.
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G. Willow Wilson

G. Willow Wilson is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Alif the Unseen, the memoir The Butterfly Mosque, and the graphic novels CairoAir, and Vixen. Her most recently title is The Bird King. She co-created the celebrated comic book series Ms. Marvel starring Kamala Khan, winner of the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story, and recently debuted as writer of the Wonder Woman comics. She currently lives in Seattle.
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