Oblong Online: Marika McCoola and Aatmaja Pandya talk about their new graphic novel.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
EST. via Zoom

For Ages 14 and up.

In conversation with Jean David Michel of Megabrain Comics.

If you like to write stories, are a comics fan or an aspiring artist or simply like reading graphic novels - this event is for you!

Free. RSVP Required.


SLIP by Marika McCoola and Aatmaja Pandya with Jean David Michel of Megabrain Comics

Marika McCoola is an illustrator, educator, and the New York Times bestselling author of Baba Yaga's Assistant. She studied illustration, art history, creative writing, and ceramics at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland and received her BFA in Illustration in 2009. Marika then went on to study creative writing and children's literature at Simmons College, receiving an MFA in Writing for Children in 2012. In addition to writing, illustrating, editing, and consulting, Marika works in publishing. She is one of the former owners of Porter Square Books and has taught online for the State University of New York: Empire State College, Skidmore College, and Bard College at the Care Center. She currently resides in Somerville, MA, where she enjoys cooking adventurously and bicycling everywhere. Marika is passionate about effective education, hybrid storytelling mediums, and access to outdoor spaces.

Aatmaja Pandya is a cartoonist and illustrator from New York. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2014 with a BFA Illustration degree. Her current project is Travelogue, a fantasy “diary” comic with a focus on worldbuilding. She likes drawing comics about wizards and video games and surly teens.

Jean David Michel is the co-owner and founder of Megabrain Comics & Arcade in Rhinebeck. Jean feels that comic books are one of the most versatile mediums in the world today and that there is a comic book out there for everyone. He hopes to empower and connect people through comics as an educational tool and art form, as well as encourage literacy in those who may normally be averse to reading as a form of learning and or entertainment.

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Slip By Marika McCoola, Aatmaja Pandya (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Marika McCoola, Aatmaja Pandya (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781616207892
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - June 7th, 2022