Graphic Novel Author Presentation – “Comics and Queerness in Vermont and Beyond” Wed, April 17th @ 4:00

Join us for a presentation by Vermont Cartoonist Laureate, Tillie Walden. She will present a look at the intersection of indie comics with queer identity through her many graphic novels—from science fiction to memoir to historical retelling. Explore process and power through visual narrative and learn why comics are relevant to Vermonters and beyond.

Tillie Walden has published five graphic novels and a webcomic. She won the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based Work for her graphic novel Spinning, making her one of the youngest Eisner Award winners ever. She was named Vermont’s Cartoonist Laureate for the years 2023 to 2026.

Walden’s On a Sunbeam was adapted into a graphic novel that won the 2018 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She is currently working with Vermont Humanities on a historical graphic novel about Charity Bryant and Sylvia Drake, one of Vermont’s earliest queer couples.

Sponsored by The Vermont Humanities Council –