Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Visiting Waupaca, WI

Today, I spoke to nearly 2,000 K-12 students. Thank you to the librarians, teachers, and students of Waupaca, WI, for such an inspiring day!‬

‪At another recent event, a woman came up to me and said, “I wanted you to meet an octogenarian who wasn’t allowed to read comics as a kid but I finally read a graphic novel and it was yours and I loved it.”
At that same event? A teenager who told me they felt seen in HEY, KIDDO.

Hey, Kiddo at Shea Theater Arts Center

Last night was truly remarkable—we had a group reading of HEY, KIDDO in front of a packed house. What a performance by all of the readers, including my brother who came up at the end to read our father’s lines. Like true theater, you needed to be in the room to experience it. The chemistry between everyone as we brought the lines to life, accompanied by the panels flashing on the screen, was an unparalleled experience.
(For those wondering, the production was a little over two hours including intermission.)
Thank you so much to Shea Theater Arts Center for hosting!