NYC – Chester Brown Signing

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Cartoonist Chester Brown appears at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

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Chester Brown (author of the bestselling Paying for It: A comic-strip memoir of being a john) continues his thoughts on sex work by retelling nine stories from Hebrew scriptures and the Christian New Testament. Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus forms a fascinating and startling thesis about biblical representations of prostitution. With books for sale from WORD!

About Mary Wept Over The Feet Of Jesus:

The idiosyncratic master Chester Brown continues his thoughts on sex work. The iconoclastic and bestselling cartoonist of Paying for It: A comic-strip memoir about being a john returns with a polemical interpretation of the Bible that will be one of the most controversial and talked-about graphic novels of 2016. Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus is the retelling in comics form of nine biblical stories that present Chester Brown’s fascinating and startling thesis about biblical representations of prostitution. Brown weaves a connecting line between Bathsheba, Ruth, Rahab, Tamar, Mary of Bethany, and the Virgin Mother and reassesses the Christian moral code by examining the cultural implications of the Bible’s representations of sex work.

Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus is a fitting follow-up to Brown’s sui generis graphic memoir Paying for It, which was reviewed twice in the New York Times and hailed by sex workers for Brown’s advocacy for the decriminalization and normalization of prostitution. Brown approaches the Bible as he did the life of Louis Riel, making these stories compellingly readable and utterly pertinent to a modern audience. In classic Chester Brown fashion, he provides extensive handwritten endnotes that delve into the biblical lore that informs Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus.

Chester Brown was born in Montreal in 1960 and is best known for his two recent nonfiction graphic novels: the meticulously researched and Harvey Award-winning Louis Riel and the controversial, critically acclaimed Paying for It. Brown began self-publishing his comic book series Yummy Fur at twenty-three, and has been publishing with D+Q since 1991. He is the author of The Playboy, I Never Liked You, The Little Man, and Ed The Happy Clown. Brown lives in Toronto, where he ran for Parliament twice as a member of the Libertarian Party of Canada.

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street New York, NY 10012
(212) 334-3324

NYC – Step Aside, Pops Signing

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Cartoonist Kate Beaton appears at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

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You’re invited to the launch of Kate Beaton‘s Step Aside, Pops, a new Hark! A Vagrant collection. Kate will be joined in conversation by Alexandra Zsigmond, art director for the New York Times Opinion section. A Q&A and book signing will follow.

Kate Beaton’s first collection, Hark! A Vagrant, was an unequivocal hit, spending five months on the New York Times bestseller list; topping best-of-the-year lists from E!, Amazon, Time, and more; and winning the hearts of hundreds of thousands of fans. Kate Beaton returns with a refined pen in Step Aside, Pops, ready to make jokes at the expense of hunks, army generals, scientists, and Canadians in equal measure. Irreverently funny and carefully researched, no target is safe from Beaton’s incisive wit in these satirical strips. With a few carefully placed lines, she captures the over-the-top evil of the straw feminists in the closet, the disgruntled dismay of Heathcliff, and Wonder Woman’s all-conquering ennui. Step Aside, Pops is sharp, insightful, and very funny. Come prepared to laugh!

Alexandra Zsigmond has been an art director and designer for the New York Times Opinion section since 2011, and currently art directs the Sunday Review.  She commissions original illustration by a wide range of international artists and cartoonists to accompany articles in NYT Opinion, both in print and online.She received her BA from Stanford University in Philosophy and the Visual Arts and has a background in classical and modern dance. Alexandra has worked as an arts coordinator, curator, or designer for a variety of notable art organizations, including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Cabinet Magazine, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street New York, NY 10012
(212) 334-3324

 

NYC – The Rise of Aurora West Signing

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Eisner award-winning author and cartoonist Paul Pope appears at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in conversation with art critic and editor Jillian Steinhauer of Hyperallergic on Tuesday, September 30th at 7:00 pm!

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Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St, New York, New York 10012
(212) 334-3324

NYC – We’re All Mad Here Signing

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Bestselling authors Lauren Beukes (Broken Monsters), Lev Grossman (The Magician’s Land), and Jeff VanderMeer (Acceptance) talk the weird, the fantastical, and the magical, followed by a Q&A and signing at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe on Monday, September 22nd from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Presented by WORD.

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Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St, New York, New York 10012
(212) 334-3324

NYC – Marble Season Signing

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Gilbert Hernandez signs at the Housing Works Bookstore on Tuesday, April 16th AT 7:00PM.

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Join beloved cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez (Love & Rockets) as he launches his new D+Q graphic novel Marble Season, his first semiautobiographical story of his childhood. Hernandez will present a fascinating slide show “From Funnybooks to Graphic Novels” featuring the comics of his childhood, in addition to a Q+A and signing. These silver age comics not only influenced Marble Season, but also set the course for Gilbert, as well as his brothers Jaime and Mario, to become the legendary comics creators they are today.

Marble Season is the first ever semi-autobiographical novel by acclaimed cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez of Love & Rockets, and is also his first graphic novel for Drawn & Quarterly. Meet Huey. He’s the middle child of a big family, growing up in a California suburb in the 1960s. He stages Captain America plays in the backyard and treasures his older brother’s comic-book collection almost as much as his approval. Set against the golden age of the American dream and the silver age of comics, Marble Season is a subtle and deft rumination on the redemptive and timeless power of storytelling and worldbuilding in childhood.

Housing Works
126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012

NYC – Everything Is Perfect When You’re a Liar

March 29, 2013 by  
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Author Kelly Oxford appears with actress Olivia Wilde at the Housing Works Boookstore on MONDAY, APRIL 1 AT 7:00PM for a conversation about Oxford’s new book, Everything Is Perfect When You’re a Liar.

Housing Works
126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012

NYC – Indie Comix Masters

September 16, 2011 by  
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Daniel Clowes and Seth in conversation at Housing Works with Desert Island

Tuesday October 18th at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby St.

Acclaimed graphic novelists Daniel Clowes and Seth in conversation about The Death-Ray and The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists. This is their only New York City event! Presented by  Desert Island, Drawn & Quarterly, and Housing Works.

The Death-Ray is a brilliant reworking of the superhero genre and a contemporary meditation on the darkness of the human psyche from a master of the graphic novel form, Daniel Clowes (Ghost World, Wilson, Mister Wonderful). In  The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists, Seth (Wimbledon Green; It’s a Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken) intermingles fiction and biography, introducing us to the cartoonists comics collectors love.

Housing Works
126 Crosby Street, New York, NY

NYC – Hark! A Vagrant Signing

August 31, 2011 by  
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Kate Beaton signs at the Housing Works on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00pm

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The official release of Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant, an uproarious romp through history and literature seen through the sharp, contemporary lens of New Yorker cartoonist and web sensation Kate Beaton. Presented by Housing Works, Desert Island, and Drawn & Quarterly.

Hark! A Vagrant is an uproarious romp through history and literature seen through the sharp, contemporary lens of New Yorker cartoonist and web sensation Kate Beaton (harkavagrant.com).

Housing Works
126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012