Comic
English

Spinning

Tillie Walden (author)
Target audience:
15 years and up
Subject
Schaatsen
Title
Spinning
Author
Tillie Walden
Language
English
Publisher
New York: First Second, 2017
395 p. : ill.
ISBN
9781626729407 (paperback) 9781910593417 (paperback)

About Tillie Walden

Tillie Walden (born 1996) is an American cartoonist who has published five graphic novels and a webcomic. Walden won the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based Work for her graphic novel Spinning, making her one of the youngest Eisner Award winners ever.

Early life

Tillie Walden grew up in New Jersey and Austin, Texas. Walden was shaped by her childhood move from New Jersey to Texas. She was a competitive ice skater.

Walden is named after her paternal grandmother, an artist who died before Walden was born. Walden's first comic was a black-and-white comic "about never knowing her [grandmother] but following in her footsteps." A workshop led by Scott McCloud had been a major turning point in her career, given it "really inspired [her] to draw some comics, and around this time [she] was also becoming increasingly bored with fine art".

Growing up, Walden read a lot of manga. This greatly influenced her work, le…Read more on Wikipedia