On Thursday, February 25th, 2021 at 4:00 pm Pacific Time, you can attend an online event hosted by the Charles M. Schulz Museum, featuring an all-star lineup of Scholastic Graphix cartoonists discussing the process behind creating graphic novels that speak to and empower the girls who read them.

Drawing the Line: Girls in Graphic Novels has an all-star line-up!

While the event is free, you do need to register by midnight on February 24th, 2021 in order to attend, which you can do right now at the Charles M. Schulz Museum’s website. With registration completed, a link to the Zoom will be sent via email three days before the event takes place.

The panel will include a panel discussion on topics like representation and why graphic novels are such an ideal medium for capturing the imagination of young readers.

Without further ado, here are the cartoonists who will be taking part in the live “Drawing the Line: Girls in Graphic Novels” Zoom panel:

This is one great batch of graphic novels!

Gale Galligan, the creator behind four of the Graphix adaptations of Ann M. Martin’s The Baby-sitters Club (including Logan Likes Mary Anne!).

Michelle Mee Nutter, the illustrator of the upcoming graphic novel Allergic (you can read an interview with Nutter and her co-creator Megan Wagner Lloyd here).

And Molly Knox Ostertag, whose trilogy of graphic novels, beginning with The Witch Boy, are currently being adapted into an animated musical for Netflix.

Maria Scrivan, who published two graphic novels with Graphix in 2020: Nat Enough and Forget Me Nat.

And Shannon Wright, the illustrator and cartoonist behind Twins (with Varian Johnson), which was named one of The Beat’s Best Comics of 2020 last year.

Will you be attending the “Drawing the Line: Girls in Graphic Novels” Zoom event hosted by the Charles M. Schulz Museum? Let The Beat know in the comment section or on social media @comicsbeat!

 

 

 

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