Françoise Mouly: TOON Books and Young Readers


May 20, 2013
4:00 pm


Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Theater
1871 N. High Street
Columbus Ohio 43210

Wexner Center for the Arts
May 20, 2013

Françoise Mouly, the art editor at the New Yorkermagazine since 1993, discusses her efforts to promote literacy in children through such efforts as founding TOON Books, a series of hardcover comic books for children.

Mouly has been a key figure in comics since the early 198-s. when she cofounded the alternative comics’ magazine RAW, which featured the work of Charles Burns, Gary Panter, and Chris Ware, to name just a few. In 2008, she launced TOON Books, with projects drawn by such acclaimed artists as Jeff Smith, Jay Lunch, Art Spiegelman, and Nadja Spiegelman (Mouly and Art Spiegelman’s daughter). The line of books have been a huge success with libraries, educators, and, most importantly, young readers.

Presented by the Wexner Center for the Arts in conjunction with Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.