FEB

15

THURSDAY

THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER: AN EVENING WITH JEN WANG

Thursday, February 15, 2018

6:30pm

Cartoon Art Museum

 

The Cartoon Art Museum’s ongoing Emerging Artist Showcase features Jen Wang’s latest graphic novel The Prince and the Dressmaker, published by First Second Books. A selection of Wang’s original artwork will be on display from February 15 through June 24, 2018, with a discussion, opening reception, and booksigning at the Cartoon Art Museum on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Suggested admission for this event is $5.

About Jen Wang:

Jen Wang is a cartoonist and illustrator currently living in Los Angeles. Her works have appeared in the Adventure Time comics and LA Magazine. She recently illustrated Tom Angleberger’s Fake Mustache. Her graphic novels Koko Be Good and In Real Life (with author Cory Doctorow) were published by First Second.

About The Prince and the Dressmaker:

Paris, at the dawn of the modern age:

Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!

Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairy tale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart.

About The Emerging Artist Showcase:

The Cartoon Art Museum’s Emerging Artist Showcase is dedicated to the presentation of new and emerging voices in comics, from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. This ongoing series of exhibitions is curated by the Cartoon Art Museum and supported in part by the Zellerbach Family Foundation.