Posted on 12/28/2018 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Tillie Walden didn’t specifically set out to write the book she wished she could have read, but that’s exactly what she ended up doing.
Her graphic memoir Spinning — which won an Eisner Award earlier this year — started out as an assignment from the Center for Cartoon Studies to make the best comic she could.
Spinning recounts Walden’s years as a figure skater and her disillusionment with the sport; as she tells NPR’s Mallory Yu, the process of writing and drawing it was incredibly emotionally intense.
And if it had been a book she could’ve read at age thirteen, she says, “it would have changed my life.”
Learn more about Walden and her work so far on NPR’s website.
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