Tucson Festival of Books

Jonathan Case (he/him/his)


Jonathan Case is an Eisner award-winning cartoonist whose works include "Dear Creature," "Green River Killer: A True Detective Story" by Jeff Jensen and "The New Deal," an Amazon Best Book of the Year which was also nominated for Reuben and Harvey Awards. He lives in Silverton, Oregon, with his family. His latest book, "Little Monarchs," has received starred reviews from five literary journals, is an NPR Book of the Year and a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection.

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Awards: Eisner Award


Scheduled events:
CATS Friday Fiesta
Creative Arts Teen Summit is a special event for teens, which involves an opening panel followed by writing and illustrating workshops and book signing.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 337)  View this venue on the Festival map
Fri, Mar 3, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Lower Level (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Claire McFall, Jonathan Case, Sunya Mara, Andrew Maraniss, Zahra Marwan, Magdalena Mora, Sonora Reyes, Ari Tison
World's Last Hope: Sci Fi Quests
Science fiction books project a future possible world, often a world of dystopia where things have gone very wrong for people and animals. Jonathan Case, Donna Barba Higuera and Scott Magoon use science to explore stories of climate change and what it means for people and animals.

College of Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jonathan Case, Scott Magoon, Donna Barba Higuera
Moderator: Kait DeMoney
Drawing Workshop: Observational Drawing, Ages 9 and up.
Join award-winning cartoonist Jonathan Case for a workshop on observational drawing. Learn how a professional illustrator brings life to characters, props and environments, then try out those skills yourself. Even the most fantastical drawing begins with observation--and with careful observation, there's no limit to what we can draw. Jonathan Case is the illustrator of the graphic novel, "Little Monarchs."

Education Room 349 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Jonathan Case
Moderator: Karen Gabino
Middle Grade Carousel: Challenging the Odds
Meet a bunch of authors in 60 minutes and find out how their characters are challenging the odds in their lives and worlds. 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.

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

Panelists: Franco Aureliani, Kelly J. Baptist, Jonathan Case, Roshani Chokshi, Arnée Flores, Scott Magoon, Janae Marks, Michelle Mohrweis
Moderators: Magdalena Castillo-Cockrum, Caryl Crowell
Art as Activism
Art has a long history of being a tool for activism and social change. Several illustrators of picturebooks, a graphic novelist and an illustrator of nonfiction talk about how the art in their books serves as a tool for encouraging social change around climate change, immigration, labor issues and unjust incarceration.

Education Room 351 (Seats 46, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jonathan Case, Molly Mendoza, Magdalena Mora
Moderator: Loren Reyes

Books:
Little Monarchs
Children / Teens
Holiday House
April 2022
ISBN 9780823451395
256 pages

Dear Creature
Children / Teens
Dark Horse Comics
October 2016
ISBN 9781506700953
192 pages