I've got a few promotional joint speaking engagements coming up for the "Native Lad: Benny Benson Tells Alaska's Story".
Tuesday November 9, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
UAA Campus Bookstore
A Native Lad: Graphic Illustrators Workshop and Discussion with Lee Post and Dimi Macheras.
Each will give a demonstration on how they approached their chapter of A Native Lad. The event will be an informal lesson on how one can bring art, Alaskan history, and living portraits of people together. Children are invited to try their hand at sketching too.
A Celebration of A Native Lad: Benny Benson Tells Alaska’s Story
Author Sarah Hurst and cartoonists Stanley McCauley, Lee Post and Evon Zerbetz discuss the collaborative effort in the creation of the graphic novelwith the guidance of moderator John Weddleton, the owner of Boscov’s Comics. KNBA newscaster Joaquin Estrus will feature with a group reading of a scene about an Alaska school segregation case from Hurst’s original play, which is the inspiration for the book. Vocalist Sandy Cunningham will open the festivities with her performance of the Alaska Flag Song. Books will be available for purchase and signing. This event is in celebration of Alaska Native Heritage Month and is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.