Join us as we celebrate the release of cartoonist M. Dean’s gorgeous, lusciously illustrated new book I Am Young. This series of character-driven, musically minded stories is as graphically sophisticated as it is emotionally acute. Tied together by one central narrative about two teenagers who meet and fall in love after a Beatles concert in 1964, I Am Young explores how relationships evolve — both interpersonally as well as our individual and collective relationships with the culture around us. A romance that begins as emphatically as Beatlemania is, like the band that brought them together, on the rocks by the end of the decade, and although the ensuing years may put distance between the two, their shared experience that one night in 1964 endures.
The evening will include a slide presentation, conversation between M. and LA Times Book Prize-winning cartoonist Leslie Stein, followed by a signing.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
M. Dean is a cartoonist and illustrator originally from the west coast of Florida, where she attended Ringling College of Art and Design. She is the inaugural recipient of the Creators for Creators grant, creator and co-creator respectively of the webcomics The Girl Who Flew Away and Coming Soon: Regents Walk. I Am Young is her first full-length graphic novel. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her partner, a dog, and a big black cat.
Please note that there is a $5 entrance voucher for this event which can be purchased online or at the door. The voucher is good toward anything in store at WORD, including I Am Young. Please note that if you purchase the book directly from WORD at the event or via pre-order there is no need to purchase a voucher for admission.