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Matt Phelan


Appearing courtesy of Candlewick

Matt Phelan is the author/illustrator of three previous graphic novels: the Scott O'Dell Award-winning "The Storm in the Barn," Around the World" and "Bluffton," which was nominated for three Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, including Best Graphic Album. He is the author/illustrator of "Druthers" and the illustrator of many books for young readers, including "Marilyn's Monster" by Michelle Knudsen and "The Higher Power of Lucky" by Susan Patron, winner of the Newbery Medal. His latest graphic novel is the New York Times Bestseller "Snow White."

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Scheduled events:
Illustrator Studio: Drawing Techniques
Matt Phelan will demonstrate the drawing techniques he uses to illustrate graphic novels as well as picture books.

Education Room 437 (Seats 65, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Matt Phelan
Moderator: Maria Elena Peterson
Creating Graphic Novels
Join Nathan Hale and Matt Phelan as they talk about how to create graphic novels, answer questions, and share from their new books, Snow White and Alamo All-Stars.

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 88)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Panelists: Nathan Hale, Matt Phelan
The Writer/Illustrator Connection: It Takes Two
Three pairs of award-winning authors and illustrators will talk about the different ways in which they work together as well as separately on a picture book. They will explore their roles and the reasons for why each pair chose to work in a different way within specific books.

Education Kiva (Seats 300)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kelly DiPucchio, Michelle Knudsen, LeUyen Pham, Matt Phelan, Adam Rex, Christian Robinson
Moderator: Cyndi Giorgis
Graphic Novels Rule the World
Graphic novels currently rule the world for many children as readers. Meet three creators of graphic novels whose books range from fantasy to real life and from humorous fun to serious issues. Three best-selling graphic novelists will talk about creating graphic novels and why they have such strong appeal to readers.

Education Kiva (Seats 300)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: James Burks, LeUyen Pham, Matt Phelan
Moderator: Maria Elena Peterson
Marilyn's Monster with Michelle Knudsen
Enjoy a story read by an author as Michelle Knudsen shares her new book, Marilyn's Monster.

Story Blanket Tent  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Panelists: Michelle Knudsen, Matt Phelan

Books:
Snow White: A Graphic Novel
Children / Teens
Candlewick
September 2016
ISBN 9780763672331
Hardcover, 216 pages
$19.99, INSTORE
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Award-winning graphic novelist Matt Phelan delivers a darkly stylized noir Snow White set against the backdrop of Depression-era Manhattan. More/less

Marilyn's Monster
Children / Teens
Candlewick
March 2015
ISBN 9780763660116
Hardcover, 40 pages
$15.99, INSTORE
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Trying to be patient as one of the only kids in her class who has not been chosen by a pet monster, little Marilyn decides to search for her monster even though she is supposed to wait to let a monster choose her. More/less

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