Urbana, Illinois (WCIA)
Urbana free library invites you to join them for a book discussion on the graphic novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower with special guest writer / letter Damian Duffy. Damian Duffy and his co-author, artist John Jennings, co-wrote the award-winning graphic novel adaptations of Kindred and Parable of the Sower.
Damian Duffy is a cartoonist, scholar, writer, curator, speaker, teacher, and a Glyph Comics, Eisner Comics and Bram Stoker Award, New York Times # 1 bestselling graphic novelist. He holds an MA and PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he teaches courses in computer science and culture, as well as social media and global change. His many publications range from academic essays (in comic book form) on new media and learning, to art books on underrepresentation in comic book culture, editorial comics, novel adaptations. Graphics of Kindred and Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler, with her J2D2 Arts counterpart, John Jennings.
This event is part of the Parable Path series of events, coordinated by the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. â