Jen Wang

The Prince and the Dressmaker

Historical Fiction

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.

Jen Wang

Jen Wang is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Los Angeles. She is the author of The Prince and the Dressmaker, Koko Be Good, and the co-author of the New York Times Bestselling graphic novel In Real Life with Cory Doctorow. Her work has also appeared in Los Angeles Magazine, Hazlitt, Slate, and The Believer. She is the co-founder and organizer of the annual festival Comic Arts Los Angeles. See more on her website, jenwang.net.

Schedule

Friday, October 19

10:00-10:45amWorkshop – Make Your Own Zine

Location: DSU Room 3006-07

Learn how to make and publish your own zines and mini-comics using simple everyday tools. Work with friends, or make one yourself! Supplies provided.

6:00-6:45pm • Panel Discussion—Comics & Coffee

Location: Starbucks Coffee (360 E 8th Ave.)

These awesome nerds have found a way to combine their interests and their writing to make adventure-filled books that draw you in from page one. From comics to horror, sci-fi to historical fiction or new spins on fairy tales—these authors are sure to entertain and elevate your imagination.

Along with these authors:
Joe Wos
Jen Wang
Wendy Spinale
Daphne Kalmar
Rebecca Caprara
Moderated by Michael Moreci