DEAL NEWS: NYT bestselling author Robin Ha‘s debut graphic novel memoir for teen readers ALMOST AMERICAN GIRL, sold at auction to Alessandra Balzer of Balzer + Bray, HarperCollins, in a good deal.
When Korean born, non-English speaking, 14-year old, Robin Ha is abruptly transplanted from Seoul, Korean to Huntsville, Alabama with her single mom, she must grapple with culture shock, learning English, and her new Korean stepfamily. In the tradition of graphic novel memoirs such as AMERICAN BORN CHINESE by Gene Yang, ALMOST AMERICAN GIRL is a deeply moving, funny, and insightful story about how art can save a life.
The deal for North American rights was negotiated by Samantha Haywood. For publication in Winter 2020.
Photo credit: Michael Z. Daryabeygi
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Capital Artist Collective SHOWCASE
June 20th, July 18th, August 20th, and September 19th Thursdays 10 am to 2 pm
Moynihan Plaza at Ronald Regan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004
This is a free event with dozens of arts and craft vendors and food vendors.
For more info: https://itcdc.com/capital-arts-collective
American Library Association Annual Conference Artist Alley
June 21st Friday to 24th Monday at Table 3904
Pavillion at Walter E Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001
Friday, June 21 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, June 22 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, June 23 9:00am – 5:00pm
Monday, June 24 9:00am – 2:00pm
THE ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE, through its 58,000+ members, serves as the nation’s top resource for public, academic, private, and school libraries. The Annual Conference is the industry leader, the oldest, largest, best-attended tradeshow for the library marketplace.
Artist Alley is located on the exhibit floor, it includes the best from all genres. Past exhibitors have included many of today’s leading artists, illustrators, and creators of comics, games, and graphic novels showcasing original artwork.
For more info: https://2019.alaannual.org/artist-alley
Musical Chairs Art Workshop
June 27th Thursday 7 to 9 pm
Femme Fatale DC
3224 11th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20010
Musical Chairs Art Workshop Is Back On Popular Demand!
No Experience needed and all supplies (& HAPPY HOUR) included. This is a one of a kind, a collaborative workshop where you start a canvas and when the music stops, you move on to your neighbors', like a game of musical chairs!
Have a drink, sing along to the tune, dance and paint some canvases, and take a unique piece of art home. This would be a great chance to check out the awesome new venue of Femme Fatale DC in Columbia Heights.
You must be 21 or over to participate in this event.
Workshop lead by Violet Red's Studio and Robin Ha.
Cook Korean! At Guthrie Memorial Library
June 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Guthrie Memorial Library | John & Joan Bare Center,
2 Library Pl Hanover, PA 17331 United States + Google Map
Robin Ha is the author of “Cook Korean! A Comic Book with Recipes”. She will be giving a book talk presentation and cooking demonstration. All ages are invited.
For more info: https://www.yorklibraries.org/event/author-robin-ha/
DC Art Book Fair
July 7th Saturday 12 to 5 pm
National Museum of Women In The Arts
1250 New York Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
This curated, kid-friendly event in NMWA’s Great Hall brings together small presses, artists, and more to sell their independently published (largely paper-based) works. More than forty artists will be selling creations from zines to books, from comics to prints, and plenty in between.
This event is organized by the DC Art Book Collective, and the participants are chosen by a panel of judges: Nguyên Khôi Nguyễn, an artist and educator based in Baltimore; Christopher Kardambikis, assistant professor in printmaking at George Mason University; Malaka Gharib, an artist and writer based in Washington; Alison Michael Baitz, a graduate student in library science and children’s literature at Simmons University; LA Johnson, artist, illustrator and creative director at NPR; and Elizabeth Graeber, an illustrator based in Washington.
For more info: https://nmwa.org/events/dc-art-book-fair-2019