Northshire Saratoga: Marika McCoola and Aatmaja Pandya - Slip

In person at our NY location!
Event date: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


We are delighted to welcome you back to this in person event at our Saratoga Springs, NY store!


Eisner-Award nominated writer - and former Northshire bookseller Marika McCoola will join us along with artist Aatmaja Pandya to celebrate the release of their beautiful and emotional coming-of-age graphic novel.


"Right before Jade leaves for several weeks at a special art camp, she receives a phone call from her friend Phoebe. Phoebe is in the hospital, having tried to hurt herself. This, of course, shocks Jade, leaving her seemingly alone in trying to learn who she is if Phoebe is not there. Through the art she creates, her new friends and some interesting symbolic ceramic pieces, Jade figures out that this summer can open more doors than just being able to win scholarships. While there are trigger issues involved, mature readers will be fine as McCoola has sensitively addressed issues of mental health, sexuality, and emotions. Beautifully created, this graphic novel is a must read for all." — Jeanette

"This gorgeous gentle graphic novel is the perfect read for artistic teens, and for anyone wondering how best to support a friend facing mental health challenges. Jade's summer at an intensive art workshop is shaped by her best friends recent suicide attempt, her own artistic self-doubt, and a budding romance with fellow artist Mary." — Rachel Person


From Eisner-Award nominated writer Marika McCoola and debut artist Aatmaja Pandya, an emotional coming-of-age graphic novel for fans of Bloom and Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me.

Right before Jade is about to leave for a summer art intensive, her best friend, Phoebe, attempts suicide. How is Jade supposed to focus on herself right now?

But at the Art Farm, Jade has artistic opportunities she’s been waiting for her whole life. And as she gets to know her classmates, she begins to fall for whimsical, upbeat, comfortable-in-her-own-skin Mary. Jade pours herself into making ceramic monsters that vent her stress and insecurities, but when she puts her creatures in the kiln, something unreal happens: they come to life. And they’re taking a stand: if Jade won’t confront her problems, her problems are going to confront her, including the scariest of them all—if Jade grows, prospers, and even falls in love this summer, is she leaving Phoebe behind?

Marika McCoola is a writer, illustrator, educator,  and the New York Times bestselling author of Baba Yaga's Assistant. She has spent over a decade working to connect books with readers. She studied illustration, art history, creative writing, and ceramics at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and received her BFA in illustration in 2009.  

Aatmaja Pandya is a cartoonist and illustrator born and raised in New York. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2014 and has been illustrating professionally ever since. Slip is her first graphic novel.


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By Marika McCoola, Aatmaja Pandya (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781616207892
Availability: IN WAREHOUSE - Usually Ships in 3-7 Business Days
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - June 7th, 2022

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