CAMBRIDGE: Marika McCoola and Aatmaja Pandya, Slip

Porter Square Books is delighted to present former PSB bookseller and all-around fantastic Marika McCoola and the incredible illustrator Aatmaja Pandya for their book Slip, called "a fierce, transformative graphic novel about art and relationships.” The event will take place on Tuesday, June 7 at 7pm at Porter Square Books: Cambridge edition

Masks are required for all in attendance. Registrations are strongly recommended, but not required! Fill out the RSVP form below to receive event updates and a reminder email the day of the event.

From Eisner-Award nominated writer Marika McCoola and debut artist Aatmaja Pandya, an emotional coming-of-age graphic novel for fans of Bloom and Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me.

Right before Jade is about to leave for a summer art intensive, her best friend, Phoebe, attempts suicide. How is Jade supposed to focus on herself right now?

But at the Art Farm, Jade has artistic opportunities she’s been waiting for her whole life. And as she gets to know her classmates, she begins to fall for whimsical, upbeat, comfortable-in-her-own-skin Mary. Jade pours herself into making ceramic monsters that vent her stress and insecurities, but when she puts her creatures in the kiln, something unreal happens: they come to life. And they’re taking a stand: if Jade won’t confront her problems, her problems are going to confront her, including the scariest of them all—if Jade grows, prospers, and even falls in love this summer, is she leaving Phoebe behind?

Marika McCoola is a writer, illustrator, educator,  and the New York Times bestselling author of Baba Yaga's Assistant. She has spent over a decade working to connect books with readers. She studied illustration, art history, creative writing, and ceramics at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and received her BFA in illustration in 2009.  

Aatmaja Pandya is a cartoonist and illustrator born and raised in New York. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2014 and has been illustrating professionally ever since. Slip is her first graphic novel.

Event date: 

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140

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Slip Cover Image
By Marika McCoola, Aatmaja Pandya (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616207892
Availability: In Stock-Click Title to See Store Inventory
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - June 7th, 2022

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