Stephen McCranie, local cartoonist is at the UNM Bookstore Saturday, April 30 from 1-4 p.m. to talk and sign copies of his brand new, all-ages graphic novel, Mal and Chad: The Biggest, Bestest Time Ever!. This event is open to the public.

Mal, a super kid genius, and Chad, his talking dog, were originally created as a comic strip for UNM's school paper, the Daily Lobo. This comic strip inspired the fun adventure, Mal and Chad: The Biggest, Bestest Time Ever! a story full of time traveling, rocket packs and dinosaurs.

McCranie has been drawing comics since before he could read or write. He graduated from UNM with a degree in Fine Arts and currently lives and works out of Albuquerque.

The UNM Bookstore is located at 2301 Central Ave. NE at the intersection of Cornell and Central. Parking will be validated in the parking structure for up to one hour with purchase. Please call Lisa Walden at 505-277-7494 for more information.