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Artist Talk and Reception with Maris Wicks: Gorillas, Guts, and Gastropods (A2CAF Opening Event)


Friday June 15, 2018: 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

For Whom

Grade K - Adult


Maris Wicks will be at AADL to talk about her art exhibit Gorillas, Guts, and Gastropods and to kick off the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF). We'll journey to the jungles of Africa, to the inside of human intestines, and to the sanctuary of slugs and snails…all with cartoons!  Fascinated by life on this big blue marble we call Earth, Maris Wicks shares the wonders of the world through her science-y comic strips and graphic novels. After the talk, stick around for some hands-on comics-themed activities and mingling.

Her books include Primates (2013) (written by Jim Ottaviani), Human Body Theater (2015) — a 240-page rollicking romp through the major systems of the human body (told in comics format, of course), as well as Spongebob Comics, Marvel Comics, and DC Comics. Her newest book is Coral Reefs (2016). Recently, she was in Antarctica as a part of the USAP Artists & Writers grant, working on a graphic novel about life and science in Antarctica.

This reception will include light refreshments.