Join WORD for an evening with Joe Ciardiello, author of the new book A Fistful of Drawings, on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 7:30 PM. In this gorgeous graphic memoir, Joe Ciardiello gracefully weaves together his Italian family history and the mythology of the American West while paying homage to the classic movie and TV Westerns of the ’50s and ’60s. Featuring Ciardiello’s signature sinuous ink line and vivid watercolors, A Fistful of Drawings illuminates the oversized characters that dominated the cinematic American West—featuring John Ford, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Claudia Cardinale, Sophia Loren, and many more. A paean to Hollywood, a love letter to the Western, and a tribute to its Italian influences.
Please note that there is a $5 admission fee for this event. Your $5 ticket can be purchased online or at the door; online orders will be available for pickup at the store on the day of the event. Your ticket functions like a gift card and is good toward $5 off anything in store at WORD on the day of the event, including A Fistful of Drawings. If you purchase A Fistful of Drawings directly from WORD at the event or via pre-order there is no need to purchase an event ticket.
ABOUT JOE CIARDIELLO
Joe Ciardiello is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator based in New Jersey. Since 1974, Ciardiello has worked for most major magazines, newspapers, and book publishers, including Entertainment Weekly, The Nation, The New Yorker, The NY Times Book Review, and Rolling Stone. His drawings have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the country and his awards include the prestigious Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators in 2016.
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