CANCELED: Marjorie Liu: Monstress
Friday September 14: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.
MONSTRESS is a comic book series Marjorie makes with Japanese artist (and X-23 collaborator) Sana Takeda. It is set in an alternate, matriarchal 1920’s Asia and follows a girl’s struggle to survive the trauma of war. With a cast of girls and monsters and set against a richly imagined aesthetic of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS #1 debuted to critical praise. The Hollywood Reporter remarked that the longer than typical first issue was “world-building on a scale rare in mainstream comics.”
MONSTRESS VOL 1 spent 4 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, debuting at #3 and #2, respectively; and in 2017 won the Hugo and the British Fantasy Award for Best Graphic Novel. MONSTRESS VOL 1 and VOL 2 have collectively been nominated for 9 Eisner Awards.