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Making Autobiographical Comics with Jonathan Todd @ Central

Making Autobiographical Comics with Jonathan Todd @ Central

Graphic memoirs are one of the most popular types of graphic novels. In this workshop, author Jonathan Todd will share his approach to creating them, and you'll have the opportunity to reflect upon personally meaningful moments in your life and think of precise ways to express these memories—and their significance—in comics form.

Jonathan's debut graphic novel Timid, coming Spring 2024 from Scholastic/Graphix, is about an African-American tween in the 1980s who must overcome shyness to discover the value of being part of a black community in a predominantly white middle school in a Boston suburb. And that’s in addition to learning to stand up to his peers and father in using his talent in cartooning for projects and a hopeful career.

Space is limited to 20 attendees. Registration is required. Register below or contact the library for assistance.

Saturday, July 22, 2023 Show more dates
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Dave Bartos; 401-943-9080 x; davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org
James T. Giles Community Room
Central Library
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Photo of Jonathan Todd, a smiling Black man with short hair and wearing glasses and a buttonup sweater.Jonathan Todd is the author/illustrator of the debut middle-grade graphic novel Timid, a semi-autobiographical tale about about frenemies, fitting in, and finding your voice. (available from Scholastic/Graphix on 4/2/24) He is also the cofounder of the Boston Kids Comics Fest and can be followed on Instagram at @jonathanjtodd.