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Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Modern Times Coffeehouse opens daily at 8 a.m.
Moderated by Michael Cavna, author of "Comic Riffs," a blog of the Washington Post, this event features a panel discussion on the importance of the graphic novel by prominent and award-winning graphic artists, authors, and editors.
Eleanor Davis, cartoonist, author/illustrator. Eleanor is the winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor for Stinky, a TOON publication, and is also the author of The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook for middle grade readers.
Nathan Hale, graphic novelist for middle grade readers. Nathan is the illustrator of Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack, and the author/illustrator of the non-fiction series Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales, published by Abrams.
Andrés Vera Martínez, graphic novel illustrator for older readers. His most recent book is Little White Duck: A Childhood in China, written with his wife Na Liu.
Mark Siegel, editorial director of First Second, a publisher of graphic novels for all ages. He is the author of To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel with his wife Sienna Siegel. His most recent adult book is the best-selling Sailor Twain.
Connect wih the Panelists
Following the event, join the panelists for an intimate gathering at our limited-seating reception. Authors and illustrators will be available to chat, connect, and celebrate the pleasure of reading graphic novels. Get to know the authors and illustrators and continue the discussions ignited during the panel. Seating is extremely limited. Registration required.
Graphic Artists Fan Reception 9 p.m. at Terasol (across the street from P&P) Tickets are $30, and include access to the panelists, one drink ticket, and light hors d'oeuvres. To register, call the Children and Teens Department at (202) 364-1919.
Save the Date!
Illustrated books have a special way of enriching children's experience with the printed page, introducing them to both reading and art. Join us Sunday, May 19 at 5 p.m. when Leonard Marcus, author and editor of many books including Show Me a Story and Minders of Make-Believe, will moderate a panel about the history and future of picture books. Joining Marcus are editor Neal Porter; authors Mac Barnett, Meg Medina, and Jon Scieszka; and authors/illustrators Christopher Myers and Laura Vaccaro Seeger. Adult event.