I will be doing an event at Plymouth State’s Lamson Library & Learning Commons (in the Commons Cafe) from 6pm to 7:30pm, with my friend and City of Saints illustrator Eric Schaller. The library is running an exhibit of my work from October 15 to November 23, which includes highlighting the work Schaller has done for my books. The event will be part reading, part discussion, part Q&A. (Thanks to Matt Cheney.)
Here’s the official description of the event:
Which came first; the story or the illustration? When you think about the illustrated stories that youâ€™ve read, whether they have been in the form of a graphic novel, a picture book, or comic stripâ€“you might ask yourself this question. In an exploration of the collaborative process between an illustrator and author, Plymouth State University presents Illustrating VanderMeer: a glimpse into the collaborative works of Author, Jeff VanderMeer and Illustrator, Eric Schaller, October 15 â€“ November 23 at Lamson Library. Join us on November 23rd from 6pm â€“ 7:30 pm for an event in the Commons Cafe, where you will have the opportunity to meet the author and illustrator and hear VanderMeer talk about, read from, and sign his recently published books Finch and Booklife. The PSU Bookstore will make copies of both books available for sale at this event.