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Mark Pett: The Boy and the Airplane

Sure, there’s a sense of pride in having been there at the start of something great. Back in the late 1990s, City Weekly showcased the political cartoons of a young upstart named Mark Pett before his syndicated comic strips Lucky Cow and Mr. Lowe brought him even greater recognition.

Nowadays, Salt Lake City resident Pett also creates books, like The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes, which was nominated for the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Awards. His latest picture book, The Boy and the Airplane, wordlessly tells the story of a young boy who receives a toy airplane as a gift—but finds his play interrupted by a unique challenge. The way he addresses that challenge—illustrated with beautiful simplicity—makes for a surprisingly touching story about the special place beloved playthings hold in our hearts. We can say we knew him when. (Scott Renshaw)

Date: Apr 2, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm
Phone: 801-484-9100
Address: 1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City , 84105
Where: The King's English Bookshop