Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes when making a Marvel comic? You can find out at 7 pm, Monday, October 23, when poet and writer Yona Harvey presents "Visible Pictures." Yona was a sporadic comics and graphic novel reader—off and on since her college years—and considered herself a fan rather than creator. Then Yona’s friend and author of Marvel’s current Black Panther run, Ta-Nehisi Coates, tapped Yona on the shoulder, asking her to try her hand at comics script writing for World of Wakanda. He thought a poet writing comics would be a fun experiment. Yona thought it would be madness. It turned out to be a little bit of both. Whether you’re a comics fan, zine maker, occasional reader or simply curious about comics, you’ll want to hear about Yona’s adventures. She’ll discuss what it’s like collaborating with accomplished female artists like Afua Richardson (All Star Batman, Mad Max, World of Wakanda) and Alitha Martinez (Iron Man, Archie Comics, World of Wakanda), Marvel’s decision to diversify its comics content and creators, her experience working on a Marvel creative team, the process of learning-as-you-go script writing, and more. She may not have all the answers, but she welcomes your questions and conversation. Join us! We'll also have a free raffle for a signed copy of Black Panther & The Crew!
This event is a part of the Lebo Comic Fest Series that includes the following programs:
John Kelley and the Toonseum 10/12/17 at 7:00 p.m.
Yona Harvey: Visible Pictures: Tales of Comics Script Writing 10/23/17 at 7:00 p.m.
Wayne Wise: Suffrage and Sappho 75 Years of Wonder Woman 11/16/17 at 7:00 p.m.
Lebo Comics Fest: Learn, Make, Play 11/18/17 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Yona Harvey is the author of Hemming the Water, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award in poetry. Her poems and essays have been anthologized in The Force of What’s Possible: Accessibility and the Avant-Garde and Writing Away the Stigma: Ten Courageous Writers Tell True Stories About Depression, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, OCD, PTSD & more. She contributed to Marvel's World of Wakanda, a companion series to the bestselling comic, Black Panther. She also co-wrote Marvel's Black Panther and The Crew. She is the inaugural winner of the Lucille Clifton Legacy Award in poetry from St. Mary's College of Maryland.