Art of Storytelling: Graphic Novels & Illustrated Works for All Ages

Sat. March 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

McGuffey Art Center

201 2nd Street Northwest, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Hosted by: McGuffey Art Center

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Marguerite Dabaie (The Hookah Girl and Other True Stories), Laura Lee Gulledge (Sketchbook Dares), and Gareth Hinds (POE) discuss their graphic novels and other illustrated works as well as the role of visual art in storytelling.

Why should you attend?

“The cultural differences she has felt between Arab and American cultures heavily informs [Dabaie’s] work. She strives to combine comics with academia, something that dovetailed into her work.”—Rosarium

“The most striking feature about Gulledge’s [work] is the organic nature of the layouts. Action and dialogue flow smoothly from panel to panel, barely acknowledging their confines. Thick, sumptuous lines separate characters from richly detailed backgrounds.”—Library Journals

“Hinds adds to his impressive ­library of graphic novel adaptations with this collection of stories and poems… A spellbinding adaptation of one of America’s most legendary authors. This volume can easily be worked into literature courses and is a fantastic way to introduce Poe to new readers.”—School Library Journal