Welcome Leela Corman as a special guest for this year’s festival! We have followed her work since the early 1990’s (starting with “Subway Series”!) She is an illustrator, cartoonist, and Middle Eastern dancer. “Unterzakhn”, a graphic novel set in the tenements, brothels, and vaudeville houses of the Lower East Side NY at the turn of the last century, won Le Prix Millepages in 2013 and has been translated into many languages. Her gorgeous work has recently appeared in Nautilus, The Nib, and Tablet and a collection of these pages (plus more!) was published by Retrofit in 2016 titled, “We All Wish For Deadly Force”.