Important Update: Due to Nicole's huge popularity, this event has been moved to the Swedish American Museum (5211 N. Clark St.). Come early to browse their new exhibit, "Outside the Lines: Comics from Sweden to Chicago". You can learn more about this exhibit HERE.
Join us for a presentation with Nicole Hollander in celebration of her graphic memoir, We Ate Wonder Bread. Register for this free event HERE.
This is veteran cartoonist Hollander's first long-form work; her coming-of-age story, starring the gangsters, the glamorous, the bed bugs, the (enviable) Catholic girls, the police, the jukebox, the fortune teller, and the blue Hudson--the family car, always at the ready for frequent drives into better neighborhoods. Not only does this illustrated memoir give insight into how Hollander developed her style and wit, it's a chronicle of a Chicago community that has since disappeared into an expressway.
Nicole Hollander is best known for her syndicated comic strip, Sylvia. Her work has been archived in the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library at Ohio State University, alongside Roz Chast’s, Bill Watterson’s, and other greats. She has published fifteen books and blogs at badgirlchats.com. She lives in Chicago.