This month's Kids Day will showcase TOON Books, Françoise Mouly's own imprint of hardcover comics for emerging readers, which have received universal praise and multiple awards for their innovative approach.
The day after Art's conference at Concordia, both Mouly, Publisher and Editorial Director of TOON Books, and Spiegelman, advisor and contributor, will be in store; and there will be readings, colouring, cookies, juice and fun for the whole family! Come at 11am, bring your kids, this is free and open to everyone!
Expect something like this, but with Françoise Mouly and Art Spiegelman behind the DJ booth, and with no DJ booth:
Françoise Mouly has been the Art Editor of The New Yorker since April 1993. She was the founder, publisher and designer of the pioneering avant-garde comics anthology “RAW,” which she co-edited along with her husband, cartoonist Art Spiegelman.
In the spring of 2008, Ms. Mouly launched TOON Books, her Benny and Penny in The Big No-No! by Geoffrey Hayes was nominated by the ALA as the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award in 2010 as “the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.” Two other TOON Books, Stinky by Eleanor Davis and Little Mouse by Jeff Smith were also chosen as Honor books to the Geisel Award.
Art Spiegelman has almost single-handedly brought comic books out of the toy closet and onto the literature shelves. In 1992, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his masterful Holocaust narrative Maus, which portrayed Jews as mice and Nazis as cats. His comics are best known for their shifting graphic styles, their formal complexity, and controversial content.