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Toon Talk: Kim Dwinell

Kim Dwinell, photo by Seth Berger

Kim Dwinell, photo by Seth Berger

The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes Kim Dwinell, creator of the popular Surfside Girls graphic novel series, for a presentation and booksigning on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 1-3pm. Dwinell will discuss her creative process and will sign copies of her graphic novels in the Cartoon Art Museum's Bil Keane Family Lobby. Dwinell's discussion and booksigning are free and open to the public. The Emerging Artist Showcase: Kim Dwinell’s Surfside Girls exhibition is on display at the Cartoon Art Museum July 13 - November 10, 2019.

About Kim Dwinell

Kim Dwinell is the author and illustrator of the Surfside Girls middle-grade graphic novel series (Top Shelf/ IDW.) Part mermaid, she spent much of high school and college in the ocean, both as a surfer and as a beach lifeguard. She then had a career in animation, on the films Hercules, Mulan, Tarzan and more, and now makes “animated films in a book.” Dwinell also teaches Animation at CSU Long Beach. When she's not in the classroom or at her desk, she might be running a 10K or out on the ocean in her boat or on her board, getting one more freckle. She lives on a tree-lined street in sunny Southern California with her husband, son, and Springer Spaniel.


About Toon Talks

Toon Talks are a monthly presentation series held at the Cartoon Art Museum, featuring local, national and international professionals from the illustration, animation or comics industry. Topics range from studio feature film previews to panel discussions and intimate artist interviews to expert talks and emerging creators to anniversary celebrations and book launches.

Earlier Event: October 5
Fall Cartooning Academy
Later Event: November 2
Fall Saturday Cartooning for Kids