Tucson Festival of Books

The Intricate and Magical Design of an International Picturebook/Graphic Novel

The Enchanted Lion editors of "The Magicians," a graphic-novel-art book-fantasy adventure created by French artist Blexbolex, talk about the highly intentional design and unusual construction of this book that is a cross between a picturebook and a graphic novel. The construction includes Japanese binding, delicate comic-book paper, copper foil endpapers, and silkscreen-inspired Pantone ink layers.They will also share translation issues in this book about magic, creativity, imagination, and mystery.

Emilie Robert Wong

Emilie Robert Wong is an associate editor at Enchanted Lion, where she edits many works in translation. With Karin Snelson, she co-translated French picture books "You Can’t Kill Snow White" (shortlisted for the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative's Translated YA Book Prize) and "At the Drop of a Cat" (a Kirkus Best Book of 2023 and a NYPL Best Children's Book of 2023)....

You Can't Kill Snow White
Beatrice Alemagna

Enchanted Lion Books, LLC
January 2022
ISBN 159270381X
96 pages