LILRC Webinar: Whistle – A New Gotham Hero with Creator E. Lockhart
September 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Can DC’s first Jewish teen superhero in 40 years take on legacy villains Killer Croc, Poison Ivy, and the Riddler? New York Times #1 and USA Today bestselling author, E. Lockhart introduces Gotham and YA fans to sixteen-year-old activist Willow Zimmerman, and her loyal stray Great Dane, Lebowitz.
Join LILRC as we welcome Willow’s creator and best selling author, E. Lockhart (We Were Liars) who writes about morally complicated heroines navigating emotional situations. Lockhart will discuss the character of Whistle and the history of Jewish characters and Jewish female comic book characters in particular.
E. Lockhart is the New York Times #1 and USA Today bestselling author of We Were Liars and other acclaimed novels. She is a Printz-honoree, National Book Award finalist, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist. A longtime comics fan, her work caught the attention of DC Comics through superhero material contained in Fly on the Wall and Genuine Fraud. Whistle is her first graphic novel. Born in New York City, she grew up in Cambridge, MA and Seattle and has a doctorate in English from Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn with her family and a team of cats.