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Linework: Jillian Tamaki and Lee Lai


In this conversation, Lee Lai and Jillian Tamaki examine the tactile and embodied nature of comics.

About the Event

Whether you impatiently page through panels or fall headfirst into the gutter, comics are a literary form that invite the reader in like no other. A new world appears in a brushstroke; a mark on the page can shift your mood, break your heart, swallow you whole. In this conversation, friends Jillian Tamaki and Lee Lai draw on their years-long artistic practices to think through the pleasures, pains and processes of comics making.


Presented in partnership with Liminal


Full $19
Concession $15
Pay What You Wish tickets are available for this event

75% of proceeds from Liminal Festival events will go towards future Liminal projects.

This event will be available to stream from the Online Events section of your Wheeler Centre online account from 10am Sunday 4 August until 11.59pm Sunday 11 August AEST.


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About Liminal Festival

Bringing together some of the continent’s most talented writers, the Liminal Festival contemplates the language of our shared histories and future.

The Liminal Festival is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.


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Lee Lai

Lee Lai is an Australian cartoonist living in Tio’tia:ke (known as Montreal, Quebec). She has been featured in The New Yorker, McSweeneys, The New York Times and others, and was recently named one of the 5 under 35 honorees by the National Book Foundation. Her first graphic novel, Stone Fruit, was... Read more

Jillian Tamaki

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 cousi... Read more

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