Author of Spinning
Wednesday, September 20 at 7:00pm
Twenty-year-old cartoonist and illustrator Tillie Walden from Austin, TX is a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies. She’s been making comics seriously since high school. In the past few years Tillie has published three books. Spinning (First Second Books), her newest, is a graphic memoir tracing Tillie’s journey through the twisted, insular world of competitive figure skating. With the rink as the backdrop for her childhood and teen years, she battles bullies, skaters and coaches. Trying to cope with her sexuality, her identity, the world around her and the trauma of growing up, she loses herself on the ice, and must find a way out.