Celebrate summer’s last sizzle with a special storytelling event. Comic-book artist Sara Varon visits the Walker to share her characters’ adventures and some of the books and films that spark her imagination. Activities are recommended for all ages and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Story Time: Animal Tales
11 am, 12:30 and 2:30 pm
Growing up in suburban Chicago, Sara Varon dreamed of becoming a zookeeper or veterinarian. Now she spends most of her time with animals she’s brought to life in her comic books. Meet the characters in her story Alphabet Sandwiches, then listen as she reads from children’s books that have inspired her work. Stick around after the readings for a book-signing.
Art-Making for the Whole Family: Comic Creations
12 noon–4 pm
Draw your own creature during this entertaining drop-in cartoon workshop.
Family Gallery Tour
Discover the character behind the face on a guided tour of the exhibition Chuck Close: Self-Portraits 1967–2005.
Film: Sara’s Short List
1 and 3 pm
Watch Sara Varon’s Sweaterweather comic book come to life on the big screen, accompanied by a whimsical score. Then, stay tuned for a series of animated shorts selected by the artist.
Family Garden Tour
Be on the lookout for wild beasts as you explore animal sculptures in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
is a printmaker, illustrator, and comics art-ist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her illustrations have appeared in the New York Times and Bust and Nickelodeon magazines. She has recently created an illustrated identity for the Walker’s family programs as well as The Present, a comic book about a visit to the Walker Art Center. Her products, including an exclusive T-shirt, are available in the Walker Shop.