Celebrating LGBTQ+ Representation in Comics! Virtual Panel

We are thrilled to be partnering with Random House Graphic/Random House Children's Books for a panel with three graphic novelists: Trung Le Nguyen, Jessi Zabarsky, and Chad Sell, celebrating LGBTQ+ representation in comics. The virtual event will take place on Tuesday, September 22 at 6pm, and you can register (for free) at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/celebrating-comics.

Panel Description: Queer stories can be found everywhere today – and especially on the bookshelves of kids and teens! More than ever, readers are able to see themselves, and their identities, reflected in fantastic stories. Join creators Jessi Zabarsky (Witchlight), Chad Sell (Doodleville), and Trung Le Nguyen (the upcoming The Magic Fish) as they discuss a range of fantastic graphic novels celebrating LGBTQ+ representation, and why it’s more important than ever.

About the Authors: Trung Le Nguyen: Trung Le Nguyen, also known as Trungles, is a comic book artist and illustrator working out of Minnesota. He received his BA from Hamline University in 2012, majoring in Studio Art with a concentration in oil painting and minoring in Art History. He has contributed work for Oni Press, BOOM! Studios, Limerence Press, and Image Comics. He is particularly fond of fairy tales, kids’ cartoons, and rom-coms of all stripes. The Magic Fish is his debut graphic novel. You can find him online @Trungles.

Jessi Zabarsky: Jessi Zabarsky lives in Chicago with her cat and forty three plants. She was raised in the woods and will one day return there. Witchlight is her debut graphic novel. You can find her online at @jessizabarsky. 

Chad Sell: Chad Sell‘s first children’s graphic novel was The Cardboard Kingdom, which he illustrated and co-wrote with a team of ten collaborators. This same team came together again to create The Cardboard Kingdom: Roar of the Beast. Chad’s first full-length solo project, Doodleville, is set in Chicago, where he lives with his husband and two cats.  You can find him online @chadsell01. 

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 6:00pm
The Magic Fish: (A Graphic Novel) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984851598
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Graphic - October 13th, 2020

Witchlight: (A Graphic Novel) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593119990
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Graphic - April 14th, 2020

Doodleville Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984894717
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 9th, 2020