The Vancouver Writers Fest presents
67. The Pictures of Adult Life
SARAH LEAVITT, TERESA WONG
Moderator: Izzy Laird
How can we use the boundary defying form of graphic novels to discuss some of the most challenging events of adult life—such as homicide and mental illness? Two engaging artists discuss.
Mental illness and murdering madams might not strike one as obvious subjects for an absorbing graphic novel, but Sarah Leavitt and Teresa Wong test the boundaries of the genre, using it to share stories that are equally surprising, entertaining and moving. A 2019 CBC writer to watch, Wong captures the candid realities of motherhood in Dear Scarlet, an intimate portrait of life with postpartum depression. Internationally acclaimed illustrator Leavitt turns her to pen to one of Canada’s most infamous legends, serial killer Agnes MacVee, in Agnes, Murderess. Sharing their art and their unique processes they speak to the importance of playing with form—and how the graphic novel offers new ways to tell serious stories.
Presented in collaboration with the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival
Saturday, October 26 at 2:00pm
Revue Stage, 1601 Johnston St
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