Tucson Festival of Books

Judd Winick (he/him/his)


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Judd Winick is the creator of the beloved New York Times best-selling Hilo series. Judd lives in San Francisco with his wife and their two kids. Judd has written best-selling comic book series, appeared as a cast member of MTV's "The Real World: San Francisco" and is the author of the acclaimed graphic novel "Pedro and Me," about his Real World friend, AIDS activist Pedro Zamora.

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Scheduled events:
Entering the Universe of Graphic Novels
Join this exciting conversation between two best-selling author/illustrators of graphic novels loved by kids--Kazu Kibuishi, creator of the Amulet world, and Judd Winick, creator of the Hilo series.

Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kazu Kibuishi, Judd Winick
Moderator: Mary L. Fahrenbruck
Middle Grade Carousel: Action and Adventure
Meet a bunch of authors in 60 minutes as they share their new books filled with action and adventure. Each author will be seated at a table to talk with a small group about their newest book. Every eight minutes the authors will rotate to a new table in our version of author speed-dating.

Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kenny Curtis, Sayantani DasGupta, P. Djèlí Clark, Jillian Hughes, Rajani LaRocca, Lisa McMann, Matt McMann, Jennifer A. Nielsen, Misa Sugiura, Judd Winick
Moderators: Magdalena Castillo-Cockrum, Caryl Crowell
It's Up to Kids to Save the World
In these adventures, kids must step up to save the world. In the Hilo graphic novel series by Judd Winick, Gina must turn back time to save the world, while Lisa McMann's The Forgotten Five series follows abandoned children of supernatural criminals. The Blue Stars mission book by Kekla Magoon and Cynthia Leitich Smith deals with the real world and how kids can make a difference.

Education Room 353 (Seats 92, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kekla Magoon, Lisa McMann, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Judd Winick
Moderator: Elizabeth O'Donnell

Books:
Hilo Book 10: Rise of the Cat
(A Graphic Novel)
Children
Random House Children's Books
February 2024
ISBN 9780593488126
240 pages

Hilo Book 8: Gina and the Big Secret
Children
Random House Children's Books
January 2022
ISBN 9780593379660
224 pages
$13.99
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