BOOM! announce book tour in support of Kate Gavino’s “Sanpaku”
We all have our insecurities. Even the most confident and well-adjusted person can be plagued with self-doubt at one point or another. To that end, it’s always helpful to find common ground with others who have the same insecurities and anxieties, and art can provide a therapeutic outlet to help both yourself and others. That’s the idea behind Sanpaku, an original graphic novel from Kate Gavino, and BOOM! Studios are launching a book tour to promote the book. Check out the details below, including tour dates and a link to an extended preview of the graphic novel.
BOOM! Studios Announces SANPAKU Summer Book Tour With Kate Gavino
Acclaimed Writer and Illustrator Brings New Original Graphic Novel To Audiences Across America in August 2018
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 7, 2018) – BOOM! Studios today announced a summer book tour in support ofSANPAKU, the powerful new original graphic novel from cartoonist Kate Gavino (Last Night’s Reading) gives voice to the insecurities that haunt teens of all cultures. The acclaimed author will travel across America from August 21st to August 31st in support ofSANPAKU, participating in signing events along with moderated panel discussions about the themes of identity, culture and family that the graphic novel beautifully explores.
Kate Gavino, multi-talented writer and illustrator, is the creator of the website, Last Night's Reading, which was compiled into a published collection by Penguin Books in 2015. Her work has been featured in BuzzFeed, Lenny Letter, Oprah.com, Rookie, and more. She was recently named one of Brooklyn Magazine's “30 Under 30.”
An extended first look at SANPAKU can be found right here.
The SANPAKU. Summer Book Tour stops include:
“For this tour, I’ve created a visual glossary of some of the major themes and figures that appear in SANPAKU, covering everything from Asian supermarkets to Selena to the exact definition of ‘sanpaku,’” said Kate Gavino. “It also includes a pretty comprehensive guide to handling Filipino grandmothers. I’m also excited to be in conversation with some of my favorite writers and artists, discussing the inspiration and creation process behind the book.”
SANPAKU is told through the eyes of Marcine, a young woman fascinated with the Japanese idea of Sanpaku—that seeing the white around the iris of your eyes is a bad omen. But it’s everywhere Marcine looks—her grandmother has it, some classmates at Catholic school have it, JFK had it…even Marcine might suffer from this odd condition. Eating a strict macrobiotic diet and meditating is supposed to help, but no matter how much Marcine wants it to, it can’t save her grandmother’s life or make her days at school any easier.
“Kate’s honesty, charm and wit shine through in this powerful coming of age story that shows why she’s such an important literary voice,” said Sierra Hahn, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “I’m excited for audiences across the country to discover the spirit and originality of SANPAKU at these events.”
Sanpaku will hit comic shops on August 15 and other retailers on August 21.