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WORD presents: Jillian Tamaki’s SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 7:00pm

You're invited to join best-selling author Jillian Tamaki (Skim, This One Summer) for the launch of her new Drawn and Quarterly graphic novel, SuperMutant Magic Academy! Jillian will be interviewed by literary scout and Rookie staff writer Estelle Tang, with a signing to follow.

SuperMutant Magic Academy paints a teenage world that is moody and ennui-filled but also wry and irreverent: the SuperMutant Magic Academy is a prep-school for mutants and witches but their paranormal abilities take a back seat to everyday teen concerns. Wendy, Marsha, Cheddar, Frances, and the other students will be your guides through the D&D games, performance art, unrequited crushes, and spell class tests that are the staples of life at the Academy.

Jillian Tamaki is a Canadian cartoonist and illustrator. She is the co-creator of the graphic novel Skim (with Mariko Tamaki), which was listed as one of the New York Times' Best Illustrated Books of 2008 and was nominated for four Eisner Awards. Her second collaborative work with Mariko Tamaki, the graphic novel This One Summer, was a New York Times Bestseller and won the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award. Tamaki has won two Ignatz Awards for her work on SuperMutant Magic Academy. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

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