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Pop-up: Mike Lawrence

Sat, Nov 11, 2017 from 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm PST
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Portland-based illustrator and graphic novelist, Mike Lawrence, pops-up with his recent work, Star Scouts

Lawrence is paired with Tam on the Craig Face by N.C. Wyeth; found in the Wyeth family exhibit, floor 2, gallery 209. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.


About Star Scouts: Avani is the new kid in town, and she’s not happy about it. Everyone in school thinks she’s weird, especially the girls in her Flower Scouts troop. Is it so weird to think scouting should be about fun and adventure, not about makeovers and boys, boys, boys?

But everything changes when Avani is “accidentally” abducted by a spunky alien named Mabel. Mabel is a scout too―a Star Scout. Collecting alien specimens (like Avani) goes with the territory, along with teleportation and jetpack racing. Avani might be weird, but in the Star Scouts she fits right in. If she can just survive Camp Andromeda, and keep her dad from discovering that she’s left planet Earth, she’s in for the adventure of a lifetime.

Mike Lawrence

Mike Lawrence is the award-winning illustrator of Muddy Max: The Mystery of Marsh Creek (with Elizabeth Rusch) and the novel The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl (by Melissa Keil). The Star Scouts series (published by First Second) is his debut as a solo graphic novelist. In addition to making comics, Mike has created several pieces of public art for his hometown of Portland, Oregon, where he lives with his wife and two sons.
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