We’d like to welcome alternative comics artist Ed Piskor to Thurber House! Ed is the latest resident of our (slightly haunted) third floor apartment as the winner of Thurber House and the Columbus Museum of Art’s second annual Graphic Novelist Residency.
Ed began his career at the young age of 21, drawing the well-known American Splendor comics written by Harvey Pekar. He’s also published the graphic novel Wizzywig, about the history of hacking, and he’s currently working on the weekly comic The Hip Hop Family Tree on culture website boingboing.net.
Ed will be here for three weeks while he works on his latest project, and he’ll be participating in a few events while he’s here. On Wednesday, March 20, Ed will talk with our Young Writers’ Studio about his work – Young Writers’ Studio is our group of 9th through 12th graders who meet every other week to share what they’ve written, critique their peers’ writing, learn new writing techniques, and enjoy the company of their fellow writers.
The Museum of Art also has an exhibit of Ed’s art on display, which will be up until June 2. In conjunction with the exhibit, he will give a free artist’s talk and interview about his creative process on Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m. Be sure to stop by the museum on Sunday and hear what Ed has to say!