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The 20th Annual Texas Book Festival: Wimmin’s Comix

  • Auditorium Texas Book Festival Austin, TX (map)

Come listen to graphic novelists Marisa Acocella Marchetto, Anne Opotowsky, and illustrator Aya Morton as they discuss the process of telling stories through art. It is a common misconception that graphic novels are just for children, but graphic novelists Marisa Acocella Marchetto, Anne Optowsky, and illustrator Aya Morton proof of the depth and power behind this timeless storytelling medium. Marchetto is the author of Cancer Vixen, named one of the New York Times’ Top Ten Graphic Memoirs, and the new graphic novel Ann Tenna: the story of a leading gossip columnist who is forced to come face-to-face with her own humanity. Optowsky and Morton collaborated on the Walled City trilogy, a graphic novel series set in imperialist Hong Kong. Join these women as they discuss using art as a means of storytelling and their experience with this unique genre.