Magic and Mayhem: Adventures in Graphic Novels

Join us for a special Crowdcast online event celebrating magic and mayhem in kids and teens graphic novels. Creators Sophie Escabasse (Witches of Brooklyn), Reimena Yee (Séance Tea Party), and Nathan Page and Drew Shannon (The Montague Twins: The Witch’s Hand) share why gothic, magical stories are the absolute best--the perfect read for this fall!  Our moderator for this awesome panel discussion will be Nicole Herviou (@NicoleHerviou) a journalist for AiPT! and Comicsverse. This event is free and recommended for comics and graphic novel fans 8 to adult! Registration is required! Register here. Email with questions. Since the event is free, do us a solid and order the creators' books from The Book Stall! You can order books at or by calling us at 847-446-8979.

About our Guest Stars:

Sophie Escabasse is a French author and illustrator who has lived in Brooklyn for 12 years, and recently relocated  to Montreal with her husband, three children, and their black cat Terrence. She has illustrated many books for middle grade readers, including Kit Rosewater's Derby Daredevils series (Amulet books); and  the Spotlight Club Mysteries series (Albert Whitman) by Florence Parry Heide and Roxanne Heide Pierce. She has been a graphic novel lover for as long as she can remember and she enjoys fun and expressive characters. Witches of Brooklyn is her debut graphic novel as author and artist. You can find her online @essoffi. 

Reimena Yee is an illustrator, writer, and designer. Hailing from the dusty metropolis of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She once was a STEM student, but left to pursue her passion for the world and all of the histories and cultures within it, which she weaves into her art and stories. She is the co-founder of UNNAMED, a comics collective that builds community and resources for visual-literary creators in Southeast Asia. She is the author-illustrator of the gothic comics The World in Deeper Inspection and the Eisner and McDuffie-nominated The Carpet Merchant of KonstantiniyyaSéance Tea Party is her debut middle-grade graphic novel. You can find her online @ReimenaYee. 

Nathan Page was born in Kingston, Ontario, where he began writing and performing at an early age. He moved to Toronto in 2010, and now, in addition to writing The Montague Twins, he is a therapist for children who have autism. This is his first graphic novel. You can find him online @Aproposnothing

Drew Shannon is a Toronto-based illustrator born in London, Ontario, who moved after graduating from Sheridan's illustration program in 2011. Some of his clients include the Globe and Mail, the Washington Post, Reader's Digest, NPR, UNICEF, and more. His first children's book, Extreme Battlefields, with author Tanya Lloyd Kyi, was published in 2016 by Annick Press. See more of his work at You  can find him online @Montadrew 

Event date: 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Online Crowdcast event!
Witches of Brooklyn Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593119273
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Random House Graphic - September 1st, 2020

There's a new witch in town! Life in Brooklyn takes a strange turn when Effie discovers MAGIC runs in the family.

A middle-grade graphic novel adventure filled with magical hjinks for fans of Phoebe and Her Unicorn and Making Friends.

Could there really be witches in Brooklyn?!

Séance Tea Party Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984894151
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Random House Graphic - September 15th, 2020

Lora wants to stay a kid forever, and she'll do anything to make that happen . . . including befriending Alexa, the ghost who haunts her house. A middle-grade graphic novel about growing up that's perfect for fans of Ghosts and Making Friends.

Growing up sounds terrible.

The Montague Twins: The Witch's Hand Cover Image
By Nathan Page, Drew Shannon (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780525646778
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 14th, 2020

Brothers. Detectives. Witches? Meet Pete and Alastair Montague in the first installment of a new graphic novel duology that is the Hardy Boys meets Paper Girls.