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Roaming: Jillian Tamaki & Mariko Tamaki

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oct 20

Fri, Oct 20 2023, 7PM - 10PM

Free and open to the public with Eventbrite registration.

Timken Lecture Hall | 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107 View map


Organized by

MFA and BFA in Comics Programs, California College of the Arts; with generous support from Queer Conversations in Culture and the Arts (QCCA) and the BFA Illustration Program

Event description

Join us for this special book launch event! Jillian Tamaki & Mariko Tamaki in conversation with Esmé Weijun Wang! 

Free and open to the public!

ROAMING is the new D+Q graphic novel by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki, the critically acclaimed team behind Skim and Governor General’s Literary Award winner, This One Summer. Catch them in San Francisco on October 20th at CCA's Timken Hall with Esmé Wang. Copies of Roaming will be for sale by Silver Sprocket.

“Roaming perfectly captures so much of what it feels like to be both fully grown and still becoming who you are. The utterly brilliant Tamakis show the highs and lows of friendship and love and what it means to explore. A beautiful book for any 19 year old, yes, but also for anyone who was once 19.” —Emma Straub, author of This Time Tomorrow


Find their full North American book tour here:

Jillian Tamaki is a cartoonist, illustrator, and educator raised in Calgary, Alberta. She is the author of the Eisner Award-winning graphic novels SuperMutant Magic Academy and Boundless, and the author-illustrator of two picture books, including most recently Our Little Kitchen. With her cousin Mariko Tamaki, she is the co-creator of the young adult graphic novels SKIM and This One Summer, which won a Governor General’s Award and Caldecott Honor. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Mariko Tamaki is a Canadian writer living in California. She is the co-creator of the graphic novels SKIM and This One Summer with Jillian Tamaki, and Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me with Rosemary Valero-O’Connell. She writes superhero comics for DC Comics, Darkhorse and Marvel. Mariko was the recipient of the Eisner for Best Writer in 2020. Collectively, her works have received Printz Honors, Eisner, Ignatz, Ringo and Prism awards. She is the curator of the Abrams LGBTQ imprint, Surely Books.

Esmé Weijun Wang is an American writer, speaker, and founder of The Unexpected Shape Writing Academy. She is the author of The Border of Paradise and The Collected Schizophrenias. She is the recipient of a Whiting Award and in 2017, Granta magazine named her to its decennial list of the Best of Young American Novelists.

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