This event was held on June 17, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Raina Telgemeier ("SMILE," "Baby-Sitters Club") and Dave Roman ("Astronaut Academy," "X-Men: Misfits") discuss how reading comics affected their lives, inspiring them to become full-time cartoonists. This event includes live comics readings from graphic novels with lots of audience participation and silliness! Volunteers from the audience will be chosen to play a few of the comic characters. Raina will talk about how life events inspire autobiographical comics like "SMILE." Dave will talk about his work at Nickelodeon Magazine, where he worked on "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Avatar: the Last Airbender."