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Welcome to the 2021 Get Lit! Virtual Festival
Thursday, April 15 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Graphic Novels: Life Illustrated

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Join us for a reading and discussion from five graphic novelists who have combined their talents of writing and visual art to create powerful narratives covering a wide range of topics including friendship, LGBTQ+ coming of age stories, race, gentrification, the prison system, World War II-era Japanese internment camps, and navigating life through fairytales. This reading and discussion on what it takes to write and illustrate graphic novels is sure to be as vibrant and engaging as each artist’s work.

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avatar for Trung Le Nguyen

Trung Le Nguyen

Trung Le Nguyen, also known as Trungles, is a Vietnamese-American comic book artist and storyteller from Minnesota. He was born in a refugee camp somewhere in the Philippine province of Palawan. Trung has contributed work for Oni Press, Boom! Studios, and Image Comics, largely in... Read More →
avatar for Sloane Leong

Sloane Leong

Sloane Leong is a self-taught cartoonist, artist and writer of Hawaiian, Chinese, Mexican, Native American and European ancestries. She explores themes of survival, displacement, relationships, spirituality, identity and mental illness through genres like science fiction, horror... Read More →
avatar for Kiku Hughes

Kiku Hughes

Kiku Hughes is a cartoonist and illustrator based in the Seattle area. Her work has been featured in Beyond Anthology volumes 1 and 2, Short Box #6 and Team Avatar Tales. Her first graphic novel, Displacement, was published by First Second in 2020.
avatar for Mike Curato

Mike Curato

Mike Curato loves drawing and writing almost as much as he loves cupcakes and ice cream (and that's a LOT!). He is the author and illustrator of everyone's favorite polka-dotted elephant, Little Elliot. His debut title, Little Eliot, Big City, released in 2014 to critical acclaim... Read More →
avatar for Ben Passmore

Ben Passmore

Ben Passmore lives on the island of New Orleans. His comics are about crime, monsters, anarchism, sexual dysfunction, police brutality, art theory, and his feels. Author of DAYGLOAYHOLE, Goodbye, and Your Black Friend.


Thursday April 15, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
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