Drawn Together: Bestselling Cartoonists Jeff Kinney, Dav Pilkey, Lincoln Peirce, and Stephan Pastis Are Joined By Modern Family Star For Fund-Raising Charity Event
(June 3, 2015) Los Angeles — Four of the world’s biggest
cartoonists, Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants),
Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine, Timmy Failure), and Lincoln Peirce (Big
Nate), team up to support school libraries in the Los Angeles area. The event
will be moderated by Modern Family star Julie Bowen.
Proceeds from the event go to Access Books, a charitable
organization whose objective is to provide books to inner-city schools where
the overwhelming majority of students are below the poverty line. Their mission
is “to provide quality, high-interest books to school, classroom, and community
libraries in the greater Southern California area.” Access Books has donated more
than one million books and has helped to refurbish 216 libraries in need in the
greater LA area.
Drawn Together: Cartoonists Benefit Los Angeles School
Libraries comes to LA on Saturday, June 20 at the Walt Disney Concert
Hall, 111 South Grand Avenue. Actress Julie Bowen will moderate a spirited
event with Kinney, Pastis, Peirce, and Pilkey.
Doors will open at noon, and the program will
begin at 1:00 p.m. Each author will discuss his inspiration and creative
process for approximately 15 to 20 minutes, followed by a question-and-answer
session and poster signing. Tickets are $35 each. Parking is available
directly underneath the Walt Disney Concert Hall, with entry points at either Second
Street or Lower Grand Avenue. You can purchase tickets at the Walt Disney
Concert Hall box office or at www.drawntogetherla.org.
This event is sponsored in part by Abrams Books, Scholastic Books, HarperCollins Publishers, and Candlewick Press, which all donated 400 autographed books to be sold at the event. One-of-a-kind posters featuring artwork from each author will also be for sale, as well as event T-shirts.
For more information on Drawn Together: Cartoonists Benefit
Los Angeles School Libraries, visit the event webpage at www.drawntogetherla.org.