Appearing in Tent #3 | 11:00 am
Graphic Novel panel with Sharon Lee De La Cruz and Hazel Newlevant, moderated by Rachel Barry.
About the author
V. Gagnon is a freelance comic creator, illustrator, and concept artist based in Northern Virginia. They love exploring stories with intimate character-driven narratives, folklore, and forgotten history. Their artwork often incorporates febrile colors, dynamic shapes, and abstract patterns to create dizzying monsters and environments. Over the course of their career, they have illustrated for Legendary Comics, CAMP, Renegade Arts Entertainment, TO Comix Press, Boom! Studios, and Stacked Deck Press.
MFOB featured book: The Heart Hunter
Gagnon’s skills are on vivid display in their illustrations in The Heart Hunter. On the cursed island of Envecor, everyone is doomed to wear their heart outside their bodies, and are immortal—unable to die, to change, to have children—until they find their soul mate. Paired soul mates are then turned mortal, freed from the curse, and able to leave. But all fairy tales have a dark side: those who don’t want to lose their immortality pay “Heart Hunters” to find their soul mates and kill them so they may remain immortal. Psyche, a Heart Hunter, is hired by the king to kill his soulmate. As she sets out on her quest, she begins her own journey of mending her broken heart and learning to trust again.