If you’re in the Chicago area, come hang with Nadja and I tonight at 57th St. Books.
A Year at TOON with Nadja Spiegelman
“A recent college graduate, Nadja Spiegelman is part of a generation that will take just about any job offered: last year, she even accepted to work for her Mom. Her mother, Françoise Mouly, is the art editor of the New Yorker and Editorial Director of TOON Books, a children’s comics imprint she launched in 2008. Nadja will talk about how she became a seasoned writer of kids comics, an editor who reads the early drafts in schools, and an associate editor of Françoise’s Blown Covers book about the “New Yorker covers you were never meant to see.” Nadja’s year culminates with the launch of a blog, Blown Covers, which runs weekly New Yorker Cover themed contests, and just made the Writer’s Guild ‘hot list’ of interesting blogs to follow. From the specific concerns of children’s comics to how to work with your mother, Nadja has more than a year’s worth of wisdom to share.”
When we ran this cover in 1996, there was an angry outcry in the press. “If the Internet had existed, I think my ‘sailors’ kiss’ cover would have become a scandal as big as my White House fist-bump cover,” says artist Barry Blitt. Now, what was once is a shocking image is just another part of our reality. We have evolved.