Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Comics and Graphic Novels with Eric Shanower

Date(s) - 11/11/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

University of San Diego, Hahn School of Nursing, Room 106
5998 Alcalá Park, West Campus - San Diego, CA 92110

Comics and Graphic Novels with NY Times Best Selling Author/Illustrator Eric Shanower


What is the medium of comics? Where did it come from? What’s the difference between a comic book and a graphic novel? How do you create comics for publication? Interested in comics but don’t know where to start? Award-winning cartoonist Eric Shanower will answer these questions and more at the November chapter meeting.


Comics and graphic novels are still a growing phenomenon in today’s publishing world. Children’s book editors and agents are increasingly seeking graphic novel projects. Come get an inside view from someone who’s been in the comics business for more than thirty years.


Eric Shanower is the award-winning cartoonist of the graphic novel series Age of Bronze (Image Comics), retelling the story of the Trojan War. With cartoonist Skottie Young, he adapted six of L. Frank Baum’s Oz books to a series of New York Times best-selling graphic novels (Marvel Comics). He wrote the Eisner Award-winning comics series Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland (IDW) with art by Gabriel Rodriguez, based on the classic comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland by Winsor McCay. Shanower’s past comics work includes his own Oz graphic novel series, available as Adventures in Oz (IDW), the story “Happily Ever After” included in the Lambda Literary Award finalist How Beautiful the Ordinary (HarperCollins), and art for An Accidental Death by Ed Brubaker (Fantagaphics Books), The Elsewhere Prince by Moebius and R-JM Lofficier (Marvel), and Harlan Ellison’s Dream Corridor (Dark Horse Comics). In 1994 he co-founded—and through 2002 was co-publisher of—Hungry Tiger Press, which specializes in books and cds reprinting and continuing the works of Oz-creator L. Frank Baum. Shanower has illustrated for television, magazines, and children's books, two of which he wrote himself. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his partner, David Maxine.