Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Out of This World Drawing with Ben Hatke

We are still reeling with excitement from our visit from graphic novelist, Ben Hatke, author of Zita the Spacegirl! Hatke came all the way from Virginia to see us, and instruct a drawing workshop. Before his workshop, Hatke mingled with fans at the library’s pre-party in the children’s room, where we made green capes (just like Zita’s), and plushie space monsters.

Be sure to check out Zita the Spacegirl, it’s a mix between The Wizard of Oz with the drawing style that reminds us of Smile by Rena Telgemeir. Overall it’s a great adventure story, for grades 2-5, however the story has a special read-a-loud quality, that makes this graphic novel distinctly unique. Got guy readers? Don’t let the ‘Spacegirl’ thing bother you – it is dude and dudette friendly!

A big thanks to Ben for visiting us, and to Kim from Barnes and Noble! Check out Ben's Blog, for more Zita news.

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