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Middle School Is a Horror Movie: Jonathan Hill & Colin Meloy
General Admission Pass required for entry
Anyone who has been to middle school knows it can be like a horror movie. These new novels take that idea to… extremes.
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Drawing on the experiences of his Vietnamese American family and his love of ’80s sci-fi shows, Jonathan Hill crafts a funny, insightful graphic novel about the immigrant experience and the perils of middle school in Tales of a Seventh-grade Lizard Boy. The Stars Did Wander Darkling is a suspenseful and atmospheric horror set in 1980s Oregon, from New York Times bestselling author and the Decemberists’ lead singer/songwriter, Colin Meloy. Moderated by Emily Chenoweth (Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat).
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Secretary, Literary arts board of directorsCartoonist & Illustrator
Jonathan Hill is an award-winning cartoonist, illustrator, and educator. His work has appeared in The Believer Magazine, Fantagraphics, Powell’s City of Books, and the Society of Illustrators. His graphic novel, Odessa, was a finalist for the 2021 PNBA Book Awards and won the 2021 Believer Book Award for Graphic Literature. His latest book, Tales of a Seventh Grade Lizard Boy, was included on the ALA's Best Graphic Novels for Children Reading List for 2022 and has been named an Oregon Spirit Award Honor Book. Jonathan also serves on the board of directors for Literary Arts.