Comics & Comedy

Event Number: 03
Tickets: $20.00

Youth under 30: $15.00
Student Groups: $9.50

Comics & Comedy

Tuesday, Oct 22
10:15am - 11:30am
Waterfront Theatre

1412 Cartwright Street

Graphic novels aren’t just for superheroes! Combining laugh-out-loud adventure with eye-catching images, visual storytelling is a dynamic way to spark a passion for reading in young children. Whether battling aliens in space or tending to unexpected antics in a fourth grade classroom, these two authors use the graphic novel format to absorb kids in hilarious, creative worlds. Ashley Spires (P.U.R.S.T. Adventure Series) and Aron Nels Steinke (Mr. Wolf’s Class) each present their acclaimed series in this celebration of art and reading. Young audience members will be endlessly entertained and get hooked on a different way to read.

Event Participants:

Ashley Spires

British Columbia

Ashley Spires grew up in Tsawwassen, BC and now lives in Ladner, having made an educated decision to never move from B.C. again. She is the creator of the Binky The Space Cat series of junior graphic novels and the bestselling The Most Magnificent Thing, soon to be an animated short film. When not drawing, she is often jogging with her dog Gordon or cuddling her growing brood of cats.

ashleyspires.com,@ashleyspires

Aron Nels Steinke

USA

Aron Nels Steinke is the Eisner Award-winning co-author of The Zoo Box and creator of The Mr. Wolf’s Class graphic novel series. The New York Times has called this, “A vibrant, funny new series that charmingly captures the everyday antics of a fourth grade classroom.” Steinke also teaches fourth and fifth grade in Portland, Oregon and has said, “My job is to empower, inform, inspire, and foster creativity, compassion and resilience in my students.”

aronnelssteinke.com,@mrwolfcomics