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This November, join local cartoonists and educators Sharon Lee de la Cruz and Ellen Lindner for a series of fun, free comics lectures! Through this series, you will learn how best-selling author Sara Varon has documented COVID life in NYC with diary comics (11/8), talk agents and book proposals with editor and graphic novelist Jonah Newman (11/1), hear political cartoonist Niccolo Pizarro’s thoughts on making topical comics in the fastest-moving news cycle in history (11/22), and listen to memoirist and educator Breena Nuñez talk about their work on the boundaries between the personal and the political (11/18.)
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Sunday, November 1 @ 1PM EST: Jonah Newman
Sunday, Novmeber 8 @ 1PM EST: Sara Varon
Sunday, November 15 @ 1PM EST: Breena Nuñez
Sunday, November 22 @ 1PM EST: Nicoolo Pizarro
ABOUT THE FEATURED ARTISTS
Jonah Newman is a cartoonist and editor based in Brooklyn. He’s the author and illustrator of the historical fiction webcomic Empire On Edge, many short self-published comics, and the young adult graphic novel Out of Left Field, forthcoming from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. He’s also an editor at Scholastic, working on picture books and graphic novels including Dav Pilkey’s blockbuster Dog Man series. When he’s not creating, editing, or reading graphic novels, you might find Jonah binge-listening to history podcasts, petting his two sons (who are cats), or getting way too invested in his fantasy baseball team.
Sara Varon is a graphic novelist and children’s book author/illustrator living in Brooklyn. Her books include Robot Dreams, Odd Duck, Bake Sale, New Shoes, and My Pencil and Me. They have received many accolades - among others, Odd Duck was selected by Kirkus Reviews as one of the Best Children’s Books of 2013, Bake Sale was named a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for 2012, and Robot Dreams was on Oprah’s Kids’ Reading List in 2008. In 2013, Sara Varon was a recipient of the Maurice Sendak Fellowship. You can visit her online at www.saravaron.com or on Instagram @sara.varon
Niccolo Pizarro is a pinoy cartoonist from the borough of Queens in New York City. He makes comics about politics, race, baseball, and his (fictionalized) everyday experiences. He lives in Queens with his partner and wonderful pet rats. Check him out at webtoon.superingat.com on Instagram @superingat
Breena Nuñez is a cartoonist and professor from the San Francisco Bay Area. She creates comics that center on the nuances of existing as an AfroCentral American person from the U.S. as well as using comics to articulate what queerness means to her as well. You can some of Breena's journalism and memoir comics on The Nib, The New Yorker: Daily Shouts and anthologies like Tales From La Vida: A Latinx Comics Anthology, Drawing Power: Women's Stories of Sexual Violence (Eisner Nominated), Harassment, and Survival and Be Gay, Do Comics!