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Pop-up: Dylan Meconis

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm PST
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Dylan Meconis pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her new graphic novel, Queen of the Sea

Meconis is paired with the artwork Marine by William Trost Richards; found in the American Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.


Cult graphic novelist Dylan Meconis offers a rich reimagining of history in this beautifully detailed hybrid novel loosely based on the exile of Queen Elizabeth I by her sister, Queen Mary.

When her sister seizes the throne, Queen Eleanor of Albion is banished to a tiny island off the coast of her kingdom, where the nuns of the convent spend their days peacefully praying, sewing, and gardening. But the island is also home to Margaret, a mysterious young orphan girl whose life is upturned when the cold, regal stranger arrives. As Margaret grows closer to Eleanor, she grapples with the revelation of the island’s sinister true purpose as well as the truth of her own past. When Eleanor’s life is threatened, Margaret is faced with a perilous choice between helping Eleanor and protecting herself. In a hybrid novel of fictionalized history, Dylan Meconis paints Margaret’s world in soft greens, grays, and reds, transporting readers to a quiet, windswept island at the heart of a treasonous royal plot.

Dylan Meconis

Dylan Meconis is a cartoonist, writer, and illustrator who created the graphic novels Family Man, Bite Me!, The Long Con, and Outfoxed,which was nominated for a Will Eisner Comic Industry Award. Her most recent book is Queen of the Sea. She lives with her wife in Portland, Oregon.
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