Jillian and Mariko Tamaki, the critically acclaimed and Caldecott Medal-winning graphic novelists, are turning their hand to a new story with Roaming, which Gabby Rivera explained, “made me wanna be 17 all over again.” This literary, elegantly illustrated work from Drawn & Quarterly shares the consequences of a trip with three friends to New York, including an unexpected fling that blossoms between casual acquaintances and throws a long-term friendship off-balance. For graphic novel fans, or readers who are just exploring the genre after falling in love with Ducks, this promises to be a future classic. The authors will discuss why they’re now making a foray into adult fiction, the growth of graphic novels… and why they chose the Big Apple for such a rich, layered work. Moderated by Sarah Leavitt.
Presented in partnership with SFU’s Master of Publishing Program.