Presented as part of the 2018 Prairie Comics Festival.
Join us for an intimate gathering with two of the most respected creators in the comics industry. Writer Mariko Tamaki and artist Valentine De Landro sit down to discuss the ins and outs of publishing for very different audiences.
This event is free and open to the public. The presentation will be followed by a book signing.
Mariko Tamaki is the co-creator of Skim and This One Summer with Jillian Tamaki. This One Summer received Eisner and Ignatz Awards as well as Caldecott and Printz Honors. Mariko has also written for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tomb Raider, Hulk and Supergirl. She is currently working on a Lumberjanes prose series for Abrams books with Brooklyn Allen and a novel about losing your virginity, amongst other things. Mariko lives in Oakland.
Valentine De Landro is a Canadian comic book artist, illustrator, and designer. His credits include titles from Marvel, DC Comics, IDW, Valiant, and Dark Horse. He’s known for Marvel Knights: 4 and X-Factor. He is the co-creator of BITCH PLANET with Kelly Sue DeConnick.