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Featured Guests: Digital Programming

TCAF is not only offering in-person programming June 17-19, 2022 at the Toronto Reference Library, we're also continuing the fun with a series of Digital Programs, releasing June 18-26, 2022!

We're thrilled to announce the following featured guests for our Digital Programs: Hope Larson, Neil Gaiman, Maggie Edkins Willis, Ben Passmore, and Gord Hill!



Hope Larson is the author of All Summer Long, which was a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018 and an Eisner Award Nominee, as well as the recently published sequel, All Together Now. She also adapted and illustrated A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel, which spent forty-four weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and for which she won an Eisner Award. She is additionally the author and illustrator of Salamander Dream, Gray Horses, Chiggers, and Mercury, and the author of Compass South and Knife's Edge, both illustrated by Rebecca Mock. She lives in North Carolina.



Neil Gaiman is an author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, nonfiction, audio theatre, and films. His works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book.



Maggie Edkins Willis was born in St. Louis, Missouri and grew up in southern Maine. She designed and art directed books for children's publishers for seven years before embarking on a career crafting stories of her own. She now lives in Princeton, New Jersey with her husband, a college football coach, and their husky mix, Mozzarella. When she's not writing or drawing, you can usually find her reading, running, or botching muffin recipes. Her debut graphic novel, Smaller Sister, is based on her own experience as the youngest of three sisters.



Ben Passmore's work contains cold takes on politics, riots, anarchism, police brutality, history, sports, identity, and the unrelenting awareness of all of that. His work has wandered on to the New York Times, Believer magazine, and LAAB magazine, as well as frequent contributions to The Nib. His book Sports Is Hell, a story about football riots, political tensions, and kneeling, won the 2021 Eisner award for Best Single Issue. His latest graphic novel following the lives of seven armed Black insurrectionaries, These Black Arms To Hold You Up, is in the works he swears.



Gord Hill is an Indigenous writer, artist and activist of the Kwakwaka'wakw nation. He is the author and illustrator of The 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance Comic Book, The Anti-Capitalist Resistance Comic Book, and The Antifa Comic Book (all three published by Arsenal Pulp Press in Vancouver, Canada), as well as the author of the book 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance, published by AK Press in Oakland, California. His art and writings have also been published in numerous periodicals, including Briarpatch, Canadian Dimension, Redwire, Red Rising Magazine, The Dominion, Recherches Amerindiennes au Quebec, Intotemak, Seattle Weekly, and Broken Pencil.

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