Tuesday, October 20, 2020
You might think that illustrating (and in some cases also writing) an entertaining graphic novel for kids is enough of a challenge, but the four talented artists we’ve gathered here have no idea what kinds of challenges we’ve got in store! Host Cagen Luse of Comics in Color will guide our contestants—Jeffrey Brown (Once Upon a Space-Time!), Sophie Escabasse (Witches of Brooklyn), Liz Pichon (the Tom Gates series), and Shannon Wright (Twins)—through a series of zany timed drawing challenges. A hamster doing extreme sports? An over-the-top ice cream sundae? A baby out for revenge? Who knows what they’ll be asked to draw next! Send us your ideas for drawing prompts via Twitter @bostonbookfest or via email at [email protected]. Tune in live to see if your prompt gets picked and to watch the hilarity unfold—and you, the audience, will be the judge of who wins each round and is crowned the victor! This session is sponsored by Candlewick Press and co-presented with Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo, taking place virtually from October 3–25.