Conversation with Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell, and L Fury | RUN: BOOK ONE
Conversation with Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell, and L Fury | RUN: BOOK ONEOnline
Join us for an online conversation with the award-winning authors and illustrators of RUN: BOOK ONE, the highly anticipated sequel to the National Book Award-winning MARCH trilogy. All too often, the depiction of history ends with a great victory. But John Lewis knew that victories are just the beginning. In Run: Book One, civil rights icon John Lewis and longtime collaborator Andrew Aydin continue where the March trilogy left off to tell this often overlooked chapter of civil rights history.
Picking up after the signing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, Run: Book One opens with John Lewis and his colleagues facing another arrest as the Ku Klux Klan prepares their largest hooded march in years. Meticulously researched and brought to life in stunning visual detail, Lewis recounts the highs and lows of a movement fighting to harness their hard-won legal protections to become an electoral force as the Vietnam War consumes the American political landscape—all while the forces of white supremacy gather to mount a decades-long campaign to destroy the dream of the “Beloved Community” that John Lewis, Dr. King, and so many others worked to build.
Andrew Aydin is a bestselling and award-winning writer. He was the Digital Director and Policy Advisor and longtime collaborator to the late Georgia congressman John Lewis as well as the creator and coauthor of March. He splits his time between Washington, D.C., and Hendersonville, NC.
Nate Powell is a New York Times bestselling, award-winning graphic novelist; his work includes the March trilogy, Rick Riordan’s The Lost Hero, and Save It for Later. Powell is the first and only cartoonist ever to win the National Book Award. Powell lives in Bloomington, Indiana.
L. Fury is a lifelong resident of Houston, Texas with a BFA in animation from Sam Houston State University. She dove into comics full time in 2015 with the humor webcomic Bastard Comics before shifting her sights to long-form comics, illustrating the unreleased Double Barrel Shogun. Run is Fury’s first graphic novel.
Also joining the discussion is Anthony Dixon. Dixon has been a firefighter with the Los Angeles County Fire Department for over 30 years and is Congressman John Lewis’ nephew.
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- Monday, August 9, 2021
- 5:00pm - 6:00pm Eastern Time
- Lewes Public Library