University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Zeke Pena


Zeke Peña is a cartoonist and illustrator from El Paso, Texas. His work remixes history and reclaims stories using satire and humor; resistencia one cartoon at a time. He received the 2018 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for a graphic biography he illustrated titled Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide. He recently finished illustratingMy Papi Has A Motorcycle,a children’s book written by Isabel Quintero that will be published by Kokila (Penguin) in summer 2019.

Peña studied Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Texas, Austin. He has published work with VICE.com, Latino USA, The Believer Magazine, The Nib, Penguin Random House, Holt/Macmillan and Cinco Puntos Press.

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Scheduled events:
What Do You Mean? It's My Book!
Illustrator Zeke Peña and author David Bowles discuss their experiences working with both small and large publishers to produce books for young people using their recent collaboration "They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems."

Nuestras Raíces/Presentation Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Nuestras Raices
Signing area: Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Craft Tent & Signing Area (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: David Bowles, Zeke Pena
Moderator: Mel Dominguez
Tips for Creating a Graphic Novel
Three creators of graphic novels will share their tips for writing and illustrating a graphic novel for children and adolescents.

Education Room 333 (Seats 40, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Cathy G. Johnson, G. Neri, Zeke Pena
Moderator: Seemi Aziz
On Your Mark, Get Set, Draw: Illustrator Draw-Off with Adam Rex
This interactive session is a competition between illustrators to complete a drawing that incorporates suggestions from the audience.

Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Molly Idle, Suzanne Kaufman, Juana Martinez-Neal, Zeke Pena, Booki Vivat
Moderator: Adam Rex

Book:
Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide
Nuestras Raices
Harry N. Abrams
March 2018
ISBN 9781947440005
96 pages
$19.95, INSTOCK
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Graciela Iturbide was born in Mexico City in 1942, the oldest of 13 children. When tragedy struck Iturbide as a young mother, she turned to photography for solace and understanding. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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