KAUKAUNA — Aaron Renier, a Green Bay author of graphic novels for younger readers, has been named as the Kaukauna Public Library’s first creator-in-residence.

The creator-in-residence program, sponsored by the Bank of Kaukauna, gives local makers and artists an opportunity to share their work with others by displaying their art and teaching workshops for the public. 

Help us welcome our first ever Creator-in-Residence to the Kaukauna Public Library!  Hear a brief presentation by Aaron, check out his work, and learn more about the workshops he will be teaching this summer. Light refreshments will be provided.

There will be a welcome meet-and-greet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at the library.

Renier has authored three graphic novels for younger readers: “Spiral-Bound,” “Walker Bean” and “Walker Bean and the Knights of the Waxing Moon,” and has also illustrated books for children by Daniel Pinkwater and Dave Eggers amongst others.

He is the recipient of the Eisner award in 2006 for talent deserving of wider recognition, and was an inaugural resident for the Sendak Fellowship. He lives and works in Green Bay.

Renier says he looks forward to connecting with kids, teens, adults and the community of artists in our area.

During his residency, Renier will be teaching a series of workshops for kids, teens, and adults on drawing and comics, and publishing through a unique format called “zines.” 

His art work will be on display in our gallery space in the non-fiction area.



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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.