Virtual Author Event: Marlaena Shannon

By Jean Cocteau Cinema (other events)

7 Dates Through Nov 28, 2020

Join Marlaena Shannon as she discusses her children’s picture book BLACK & WHITE CAT, WHITE & BLACK DOG.

Award-winning author and illustrator Marlaena Shannon was born in a small town near San Diego, California. Since then, she has lived in so many other places, that California has mostly worn off. She dreamed of making New Mexico her home, so she moved here, just in time for the pandemic. Yay! Mostly self-taught, Marlaena usually works in traditional media such as oil, watercolor, acrylic, or ink for illustration. Her first book was published in 2013. Now, she is illustrating number seven for another author. Creatures are abundant in her work, whether you see them in this world or another. Themes she returns to often are the friendly monster, and the idea that love is where you find it. She is drawn to sweet, lovable, dark, and creepy all in one, as well as unexpected friendships. Marlena likes to speak at schools and participate in workshops for all ages because it’s important to her to help other creatives keep doing what they love.


A mostly true story about a cat and a dog who did not get along at all when they first met, but when one of them shows kindness and tolerance, everything changes. 

Tickets- $5 , Tickets and Hardcover- $22