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  • Graphic Novels: 2018 National Book Festival


  • Patrick McDonnell discusses "The Mutts: Spring Diaries," Pénélope Bagieu presents "Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World," Tillie Walden presents "Spinning" and Ed Piskor discusses "X-Men: Grand Design" at the 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Event Date

  • September 01, 2018


  • -  Ed Piskor is the writer and artist behind "X-Men: Grand Design" (Marvel). This deeply personal and heavily researched reimagining of the origins of the world famous X-Men incorporates the past 40 years of the title's history and has been met with critical acclaim from all corners of the comics world. Piskor is also the creator behind "Hip Hop Family Tree," the New York Times best-selling series that won the 2015 Eisner Award for best reality-based work. Piskor's other published works include "Wizzywig" and, in collaboration with Harvey Pekar, "American Splendor" and "The Beats: A Graphic History." Ed teaches classes on comics and lives in Pennsylvania.
  • -  Tillie Walden is a cartoonist and illustrator from Ausin, Texas. She is a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies and is a two-time Eisner nominee and Ignatz Award winner. She is the author of the graphic novels "Spinning" (First Second) and "On a Sunbeam." "Spinning" is about Walden's years as a competitive figure skater. She lives in Los Angeles.
  • -  Pénélope Bagieu was born in Paris in 1982 to Corsican and Basque parents. She is a best-selling graphic novel author, and her editorial illustrations have appeared all over the French media. In America, her graphic novels include "Exquisite Corpse," "California Dreamin'" and, most recently, "Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World" (First Second). She blogs, plays drums in a rock band and watches lots of nature shows. Bagieu is also the creator of the animated film "No More Laughter," and she has done work on many advertising campaigns.
  • -  One of the most popular comic strips of all time, Patrick McDonnell's "Mutts" is syndicated in more than 700 newspapers in 20 nations. Peanuts creator Charles Schultz once called "Mutts" "one of the best comic strips of all time." McDonnell has won the highest honor from the National Cartoonists Society, the Reuben, among many other awards. More than 20 "Mutts" compilations have been published in the United States and worldwide. His newest book is "The Mutts: Spring Diaries" (Andrews McMeel).

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