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NYC – Best American Comics 2018 Signing + Q&A


Panelists Bill Kartalopoulos, Julia Gfrörer, Julian Glander, Kevin Hooyman, and Julia Jacquette appear at Strand Book Store on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 7 PM to talk about this year in comics.

Bill Kartalopoulos is a comics critic, educator, curator and editor. He is the Series Editor for the #1 New York Times best selling Best American Comics series published annually by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He teaches courses about comics at Parsons and at the School of Visual Arts and is the programming director for the annual MoCCA Arts Festival in Manhattan. He lives in Brooklyn, NY where he is writing a book about comics, forthcoming from Princeton University Press. For more information, please visit on-panel.com

Julia Gfrörer is a writer and cartoonist. She graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington, and now lives on Long Island. She has published several hand-made comics under her own imprint, as well as two longer graphic novels, Laid Waste and Black Is the Color, with Fantagraphics. Her work has also appeared in numerous anthologies and publications, including Cicada Magazine, Arthur Magazine, and Kramers Ergot 9. She recently translated and illustrated excerpts from a medieval French heraldic text for 2dcloud’s MIRROR MIRROR II anthology, which she co-edited with her partner, writer Sean T. Collins.

Julian Glander is a 3D artist living in New York. His body of work includes animation, illustration, short films, video games, commercials, and uh comics, I guess.

Kevin Hooyman was born in Two Harbors, Minnesota, in 1974. He grew up in the great Northwest and now lives in New York.

Julia Jacquette is an American artist based in New York City and Amsterdam. Her work has been shown extensively at galleries and museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the RISD Museum, among other institutions. Jacquette’s work was featured in solo exhibitions at the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs, New York, and the Wellin Museum in Clinton, New York, publisher of her graphic memoir, Playground of My Mind, and a monograph, Unrequited and Acts of Play. She has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and Princeton University, and is currently on the faculty at the Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC).

Admission Options: Buy a copy of The Best American Comics 2018 or a $15 gift card to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

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