LAPL Central Library Presents: Parable of the Sower: The Graphic Novel with John Jennings and Damian Duffy

Come meet the adaptation team for the Parable of the Sower graphic novel, John Jennings and Damian Duffy. The graphic novel has been nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story for 2021. The team is currently working on Parable of the Talents. They will be showing how a graphic novel is made.

Presented online by the LAPL Central Library. Registration required via this Zoom link.

More information here.

Damian Duffy is a cartoonist, scholar, writer, curator, lecturer, teacher, and a Glyph Comics, Eisner Comics, and Bram Stoker Award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novelist. He holds an MS and Ph.D. in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he teaches courses on computers & culture, and social media & global change.

John Jennings is a Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California at Riverside. Jennings is co-editor of the Eisner Award-winning collection The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of the Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art. Jennings is also a 2016 Nasir Jones Hip Hop Studies Fellow with the Hutchins Center at Harvard University. Jennings’ current projects include the horror anthology Box of Bones, the coffee table book Black Comix Returns (with Damian Duffy), and the Eisner-winning, Bram Stoker Award-winning, New York Times best-selling graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s classic dark fantasy novel Kindred.

This event is part of the Octavia E. Butler Celebration.

Event date: 
Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Parable of the Sower:  A Graphic Novel Adaptation: A Graphic Novel Adaptation Cover Image
By Octavia E. Butler, Damian Duffy (Adapted by), John Jennings (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419731334
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - January 28th, 2020

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation Cover Image
By Octavia E. Butler, John Jennings (Illustrator), Damian Duffy (Adapted by)
ISBN: 9781419709470
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams ComicArts - January 10th, 2017