Visiting Author for Schools: Judd Winick

Judd Winnick

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 (Judd will visit two schools; one in the morning and one in the afternoon.) 

Judd Winick

Judd Winick is an amazing presenter with a fun presentation that kids and adults will enjoy. His books are perfect for fans of graphic novels like Bone and Amulet; are funny, highly illustrated commercial middle grade books like Jedi Academy and Big Nate; and readers who are ready to step up from Babymouse, Squish, and Lunch Lady.

ABOUT THE BOOK: HILO: The Great Big Room 
HILO’s BA-ACK—in the third adventure of the series HILO: The Great Big Room by award-winning cartoonist Judd Winick. Funny, action-packed, and full-color, this new middle-grade graphic novel series is “delightful” claims Bone creator Jeff Smith and Lincoln Peirce says “every kid will love!” Hilo may look like an ordinary kid, but he’s DEFINITELY not! When we last saw Hilo, Gina had been sucked into a mysterious portal to who knows where! But friends don’t let friends disappear into NOWHERE! It’s up to DJ and Hilo to follow her. Will there be danger? YES! Will there be amazing surprises? OF COURSE! Will Gina end up being the one to save them? DEFINITELY! With the help of Polly, the magical warrior cat, the friends will have to battle bad guys and face disgusting food, an angry mom, powerful magic, and more! Will they survive... and make it back to Earth before the portal closes again?! HILO is Calvin and Hobbes meets Big Nate and is just right for fans of Bone and comic books as well as laugh-out-loud school adventures like Jedi Academy and Diary of a Wimpy Kid!

Instructional Guides!

Visit for a sneak peek inside the book, meet the characters, downloadable activities, and a graphic novel educators’ guide.

Judd Winick has scripted bestselling characters including Batman, Green Lantern, and Green Arrow and characters for Justice League, and Star Wars. Judd also appeared as a cast member of MTV’s The Real World: San Francisco and is the author of the highly acclaimed graphic novel, Pedro and Me, about his Real World roommate and friend, AIDS activist Pedro Zamora.

Meet Judd Winick in this video!

The length of Judd's presentation is 20-30 minutes. Judd describes why he created the HILO series and talks about the characters.

Elementary schools; grades 3-6 (ages 8-12)

100+ students

Judd has a slideshow presentation for his school visits, which he'll be running off his 2011 13-inch Macbook Pro using the KEYNOTE app. He will need a VGA cord to connect his laptop to the projector. He'll also need a projector, projector screen and a microphone. And, a bottle of water.

Link to share with students and their families to order Judd's books: Please be sure to ask them to the name of your school in the Notes section of the order.

Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees. 

Hilo Book 3: The Great Big Boom Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385386203
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 21st, 2017

Hilo Book 2: Saving the Whole Wide World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385386234
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 17th, 2016

Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385386173
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 2015