Second Saturday Cartoonist: Patrick McDonnell
Saturday, November 11
Cost: $40.00 per person. Each ticket includes a SIGNED COPY of Patrick McDonnell’s new book, The Super Hero’s Journey (retail: $29.99 pretax). Patrick McDonnell will also sign books following the talk. Members receive a 20% discount on all ticket purchases.
Special Offer: The first 60 tickets sold will include a signed Art of Nothing print by Patrick McDonnell!
Join MUTTS creator Patrick McDonnell to celebrate the release of his new original graphic novel The Super Hero’s Journey with a live conversation with Charles Kochman, editor-in-chief of Abrams ComicArts, followed by a book signing.
ABOUT PATRICK MCDONNELL
Patrick McDonnell’s beloved comic strip, MUTTS, has appeared in over 700 newspapers across 20 countries for nearly 30 years. Charles Schulz called it “One of the best comics strips of all time.” MUTTS has received numerous awards both for its artistic excellence and for its animal and environmental protection themes.
McDonnell is the author of New York Times bestselling picture books, including The Gift of Nothing and the Caldecott Honor winning Me…Jane (a childhood biography of Jane Goodall). Both have been adapted as musicals for the Kennedy Center stage.
His latest book, which will be released late September, is The Super Hero’s Journey in which Marvel super heroes go on the ultimate journey: to find the love within. McDonnell has collaborated with spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle on Guardians of Being and with Rumi translator-poet Daniel Ladinsky on Darling I Love You. Heart To Heart, a collaboration with His Holiness the Dalia Lama having an environmental theme, was released in early 2023.
McDonnell was a member of the Board of Directors of The Humane Society of the United States for 18 years and currently serves on the boards of The Fund for Animals, The Charles M. Schulz Museum and D&R Greenway Land Trust.
ABOUT CHARLES KOCHMAN
Charles Kochman is Editor-in-Chief of Abrams ComicArts and editor of the #1 bestselling series Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. For over thirty-five years, Kochman has edited several hundred books for all age groups, including award-winning picture books, middle-grade novels, retrospectives, monographs, graphic novels, and art book collections published by Abrams, DC Comics, MAD magazine, Bantam Books, and Putnam. A member of the National Cartoonists Society, the Society of Illustrators, and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Kochman is on the nominating committees for the Bill Finger Awards, and the Harvey Hall of Fame Awards. He is also a recipient of the Inkpot Award, presented by Comic-Con International for achievement in comics.