Presenting Local Authors and Marginalized Voices in Graphic Novels and Comics
Session D3 1:00 – 2:00
Comics and graphic novels have gained increasing recognition in recent years as a creative medium as well as a tool for promoting youth literacy, and most libraries have dedicated space to substantial collections of graphic literature. Nevertheless, visibility for comic artists from diverse backgrounds has not always kept pace with the popularity of the medium. In this presentation, Rebecca Lloyd of Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (Montreal’s leading purveyor of graphic novels for over a decade) will offer an introduction to a broad and exciting range of comics and graphic novels by BIPOC, Queer and local creators who are enriching and expanding the form.
Rebecca Lloyd has been at Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore for 5 years. She oversaw the opening of the Children’s and Events space 176 Bernard West in 2017 and has helped organize over 500 in store and offsite events for crowds of up to 1000 people. Having founded the very first D+Q book club in 2015 she now coordinates 9 in store clubs and helps facilitate others. Originally from Saskatchewan, she has lived in Montreal’s Mile End for the past 20 years. Her favourite graphic novel is Petty Theft by Pascal Girard.