COMICS COOKING KOREAN & GOING GREEK
Robin Ha and George O'Connor visit for a pre-TCAF comics talk > MAY 11
Before Toronto’s greatest comics festival, TCAF, happens the weekend of May 13 and 14, two comic writers and artists will be at Type at 883 Queen Street West to talk about their new books on Thursday, May 11. Join Robin Ha, author of the comic book with recipes, Cook Korean, and the very popular artist behind the Olympians books, George O’Connor to get you in the four-colour mood for talking and reading comics.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Robin Ha is the author of cookbook graphic novel, Cook Korean!: A Comic Book With Recipes published by Ten Speed Press. She was born in Seoul, Korea and grew up reading and drawing comics. She moved to the United States when she was 14 years old. Her work has been published in independent comic anthologies such as Secret Identities and The Strumpet, as well as for Marvel Comics and Heavy Metal Magazine. She is currently living in Falls Church, VA, working on several graphic novels including a memoir about her immigration experience in Huntsville, Alabama, as a teenager. Her tumblr Banchan In Two Pages features Korean recipes through comics.
George O’Connor’s first graphic novel, Journey Into Mohawk Country, used as its sole text the actual historical journal of the seventeenth-century Dutch trader Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert, and told the true story of how New York almost wasn’t. He followed that up with Ball Peen Hammer, the first graphic novel written by playwright Adam Rapp. Now he has brought his attention to Olympians, an ongoing series retelling the classic Greek myths in comics form. In addition to his graphic novel career, Mr. O’Connor has published several children’s picture books, including the New York Times best-selling Kapow, Sally and the Some-Thing, and Uncle Bigfoot. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Graphic Novel Event
featuring Robin Ha and George O'Connor
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Thursday, May 11, 7-9pm