Read-N-Draw with Brian “Smitty” Smith and Chris Giarrusso

Sat, May 20, 2023
Greensboro Cultural Center GreenHill Center (2nd Floor)

Join comic writer/illustrator duo Brian "Smitty" Smith and Chris Giarrusso as they read-n-draw from their book OFFICER CLAWSOME: LOBSTER COP. Crime doesn’t pay in Caper Cove with Officer Clawsome and his partner, Stariana, on the case. Just ask the notorious Catburglarfish—she’ll confirm. But when the beloved bakery Kelpy's goes missing and rumors begin swirling about shark sightings for the first time in a hundred years, the duo is about to find themselves claw-deep in a mystery for the ages.

Will this dynamic duo save the day yet again, or have the citizens of Caper Cove eaten their last kelpcake…for good?

About the authors

BRIAN “SMITTY” SMITH is a former Marvel Comics and DC Comics editor. He is the co-creator and writer behind the New York Times bestselling graphic novel The Stuff of Legend, the creator of the PEA, BEE, & JAY and OFFICER CLAWSOME graphic novel series, and the winner of the Kids Read Comics "Most Epic Adventure" award. Smitty lives in Greensboro, NC. READ MORE ABOUT SMITTY

CHRIS GIARRUSSO is the Harvey award-nominated artist and author best known for creating, writing, and illustrating the G-MAN superhero graphic novel series for young readers and the Mini Marvels comic strips for Marvel Comics. Chris’s work has been published by Andrews McMeel, Harper Collins, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Marvel, Image, IDW, Lion Forge, Valiant, Ahoy Comics, and several independent publishers. READ MORE ABOUT CHRIS

About the Host
Jason Little is a husband and father of 5 and life-long comic book fan. He has been teaching in the classroom and as the school librarian for 25 years and a life-long comic book reader. For the last 19 years, he has been at Claxton Elementary where he regularly uses graphic novels in his lessons and makes sure to have plenty of graphic novels in stock in his library. He has led workshops with parents on Storytelling and created Storyteller Saturday, an annual storytelling event at his school. Chris Giarrusso and friends came this year to show storytelling through comics. In fact, 8 years ago, he brought his kids to ACME Comics to meet Chris Giarrusso for the first time, since his school visit had been cancelled due to weather. Jason has interviewed many authors and illustrators over the last several years for Greensboro Bound and is excited to participate this time with the creators of Officer Clawsome!