Talking Volumes with Drew Brockington, Author and Illustrator, Catstronauts Series and Waffles and Pancake Series
Saturday, May 6 at 2:00pm
at the Mayo Civic Center – Dr. Charles H. Mayo Presentation Hall, Rochester, MN
Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune are proud to announce a special spring series of Talking Volumes. We are taking Talking Volumes on the road with two special events in Greater Minnesota. These special Talking Volumes pop-up events will be hosted by award-winning journalist Kerri Miller.
About the Author
Drew graduated from Kalamazoo College with a degree in Art and Art History, and soon found himself in Central Park working for Christo and Jeanne Claude on “The Gates” artwork installation in the winter of 2005. He went on stay in New York as a graphic designer, using his illustration talents to help create custom logos and stationery pieces. In his spare time, he continued to doodle in his sketchbook, as well as, participated in cheese eating contests.
In late 2012, Drew and his wife relocated to Minneapolis, where he refocused his efforts into writing and illustration. He currently draws in his home studio, while his dog, Leroy, snores next to him.
His work has been featured at Shirt.Woot, The New York Pops, Central Park SummerStage, and Bisquick. He has a special love for comics and will never shy away from a pun.
About his latest book
Go back in time to when everyone’s favorite Catstronaut, Waffles, was a kitten! Fans of Narwhal and Jelly will love this fun, cat-tastic early graphic novel series.
Waffles and Pancake are at Cape CatNaveral, waiting to watch a CatStronauts shuttle launch. But when the liftoff is delayed, the kittens and their family go home to pass the time. Dreaming of joining the CatStronauts one day, they decide to build a rocket themselves before a snack. Space waits for no cat! But when it doesn’t launch, Grammers may have the answer they’re looking for….and it may involve lunch.
Together the kittens launch themselves into problem-solving with hilarious creativity. Time for takeoff!
Tickets for this event will be $25 with a $2 discount available for MPR members and Star Tribune subscribers. We also have a $15 ticket for kids under 12. Ticket On Sale Monday, March 13, 2023, at 10am.
Talking Volumes would like to thank our season sponsor Becker Furniture World.