A Morning of Cozy Classics

Event Number: 64

Free (pay what you can)
Thanks to the support of the Y.P. Heung Foundation, Government of British Columbia and Raincoast Books.

A Morning of Cozy Classics

Saturday, Oct 26
10:30am - 11:45am
The Revue Stage

1601 Johnston Street

Whether Pride and Prejudice or The Empire Strikes Back, Holman Wang’s beautifully-detailed books abridge literary and cinematic classics into just 12 words and 12 needle-felted images. These original, exquisite and joyful interpretations have earned accolades in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, People, and The Globe & Mail, amongst others. Who would guess that Wang is also a lawyer by day? In this family-friendly event, the felt artist and author shares how he discovered his passion for children’s books, creates his art and juggles careers. He’ll also talk about his newest books, Great Job, Mom! and Great Job, Dad!, hailed by the School Library Journal as “masterpiece[s]”. Bring your little ones—and your own creative ambitions!

Presented in collaboration with the Vancouver International Children’s Festival.

Event Participants:

Holman Wang

British Columbia

Holman Wang is a lawyer who also makes children’s books. He is the co-creator of the board book series Cozy Classics and Star Wars Epic Yarns, featuring unique needle-felted artwork. His new picture books, Great Job, Mom! and Great Job, Dad! (Tundra Books), celebrate all the tiny unpaid labours that accumulate to make us who we are as parents. Wang’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and People, and exhibited around the world.

holmanwang.com, @holman_wang