Kindred: A Graphic Novel Book Signing & Talk with Author Damian Duffy

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Event Type: Book & Author
Age Group(s): Adult, Teen
Date: 3/15/2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
 "A glorious tribute to Octavia Butler’s masterpiece. Extraordinary."
— Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

Octavia E. Butler’s bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, is now a critically-acclaimed graphic novel. Our guest will be one of the authors — Damian Duffy — who adapted this intense and timely story (along with co-author John Jennings). Damian — a writer, cartoonist, and lecturer at the University of Illinois — will describe the winding path from novel to graphic novel, discuss the challenges of making comics about slavery, and talk about the problems with thought balloons and sound effects. He’ll also tell us why he thinks Octavia Butler's legacy is important — now more than ever.

Location: The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)