Our students, faculty, and staff are looking forward to tomorrow evening when author/illustrator/editor Mark Siegel will visit the school to discuss his just-released graphic novel, Sailor Twain— a “supernatural romance” set in late nineteenth-century New York.
Sailor Twain just got a nice write-up in USA Today yesterday, and novelist John Irving has sung its praises, so we’re keen to hear the inside scoop from Siegel on his creation process.
In addition to his own comics work, Siegel is the editorial director of First Second Books, which has been responsible for publishing such funnybook gems as American Born Chinese, Drawing Words and Writing Pictures, The Photographer, and The Color of Earth. It was recently revealed that the latter, by Kim Dong Hwa, was one of the most challenged books of 2011, so I am curious to hear about that experience from the publishing side.
The event begins at 7pm, and is free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale by Norwich Bookstore. Join us!
–Katie Moody, Schulz Librarian