OR – Hostage Signing

Cartoonist Guy Delisle appears in conversation with Sarah Glidden at Books with Pictures on Monday, May 22nd at 6:00 PM.

Press Release:

Join award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle (Pyongyang, Jerusalem, Shenzhen, Burma Chronicles) for the launch of his highly anticipated, non-fiction page-turner: Hostage. Set in the Caucasus region in 1997, Hostage tells the true story of Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe Andre who was held captive for over three months. Recounting his day-to-day survival while conveying the psychological effects of solitary confinement, Delisle’s storytelling doesn’t just show André’s experiences, but brings you into the room alongside him. Hostage is a thoughtful, intense, and undeniably moving graphic novel that takes a profound look at what drives our will to survive in the darkest of moments.

Author Bio:
Guy Delisle is a cartoonist and animator from Québec City, Canada. Delisle spent ten years working in animation, which allowed him to learn about movement and drawing. He is best known for his bestselling travelogues about life in faraway countries, Burma Chronicles, Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City, Pyongyang, and Shenzhen. In 2012, Guy Delisle was awarded the Prize for Best Album for the French edition of Jerusalem at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. Delisle now lives in the south of France with his wife and two children.

Sarah Glidden is a cartoonist and illustrator working primarily in non-fiction and reportage comics. Her debut book, How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less and her most recent release, Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq, have both landed on several best of the year lists, with the former winning an Ignatz Award. Her comics has appeared in The Guardian, The Nib, Ha’aretz, and The Jewish Quarterly. A graduate of Boston University, she now lives in Seattle.

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Books with Pictures
1100 SE Division Street, Portland, Oregon 97202
(503) 498-8499

NYC – Hostage Signing

Join award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle (Pyongyang, Jerusalem) on Wednesday, May 17th at 7:00 PM for the launch of his highly anticipated, non-fiction page-turner: Hostage. He’ll be interviewed by Simon Ostrovsky, investigative reporter at CNN. Guy Delisle’s appearance is supported by the Consulate General of France in New York.

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

CA – Hostage Signing

Join award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle (Pyongyang, Jerusalem, Shenzhen, Burma Chronicles) at Skylight Books on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM for the launch of his highly anticipated, non-fiction page-turner: Hostage. Set in the Caucasus region in 1997, Hostage tells the true story of Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe Andre who was held captive for over three months. Recounting his day-to-day survival while conveying the psychological effects of solitary confinement, Delisle’s storytelling doesn’t just show André’s experiences, but brings you into the room alongside him. Hostage is a thoughtful, intense, and undeniably moving graphic novel that takes a profound look at what drives our will to survive in the darkest of moments.

Guy Delisle is a cartoonist and animator from Québec City, Canada. Delisle spent ten years working in animation, which allowed him to learn about movement and drawing. He is best known for his bestselling travelogues about life in faraway countries, Burma Chronicles, Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City, Pyongyang, and Shenzhen. In 2012, Guy Delisle was awarded the Prize for Best Album for the French edition of Jerusalem at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. Delisle now lives in the south of France with his wife and two children.

David L. Ulin is the author, most recently, of the novel Ear to the Ground. A 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, his other books include Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles, shortlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay; The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time; and the Library of America’s Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology, which won a California Book Award. He is the former book editor and book critic of the Los Angeles Times.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.660.1175

MA – Guy Delisle Speaks

Guy Delisle, Canadian cartoonist of great comics and winner of the Grand Prix d’Angoulême, speaks his book ​”​Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City​” ​at the International School of Boston on Tuesday, May 16th from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. Come with your own books, he will be happy to sign them!

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International School of Boston
45 Matignon Rd, Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 499-1451

MA – Hostage Signing

Harvard Book Store welcomes cartoonist and animator GUY DELISLE—author of Burma Chronicles, Jerusalem, Pyongyang, and Shenzhen— on Monday May 15th at 7:00 PM in conversation with comics scholar HILLARY L. CHUTE—author of Outside the Box, Graphic Women, and Disaster Drawn—for a discussion of Delisle’s latest book, Hostage. This tour is supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.

About Hostage:
How does one survive when all hope is lost?

In the middle of the night in 1997, Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe André was kidnapped by armed men and taken away to an unknown destination in the Caucasus region. For three months, André was kept handcuffed in solitary confinement, with little to survive on and almost no contact with the outside world. Close to twenty years later, award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle (Pyongyang, Jerusalem, Shenzhen, Burma Chronicles) recounts André’s harrowing experience in Hostage, a book that attests to the power of one man’s determination in the face of a hopeless situation.

Marking a departure from the author’s celebrated first-person travelogues, Delisle tells the story through the perspective of the titular captive, who strives to keep his mind alert as desperation starts to set in. Working in a pared down style with muted color washes, Delisle conveys the psychological effects of solitary confinement, compelling us to ask ourselves some difficult questions regarding the repercussions of negotiating with kidnappers and what it really means to be free. Thoughtful, intense, and moving, Hostage takes a profound look at what drives our will to survive in the darkest of moments.

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 661-1515

NYC – Forbidden Planet Mega-Signing

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PAUL POPE, DEAN HASPIEL, NICK BERTOZZI, CHRIS MISKIEWICZ, and *just added* BOB FINGERMAN all four of whom will be celebrating the release of new comics, graphic novels, and/or editions of their iconic work, appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday June 18, 2014 at 6:30 pm!

Purchase of Escapo from Forbidden Planet NYC is mandatory to attend the Paul Pope side of our event. Your receipt, and a voucher we will attach to it at checkout, will be your ticket to Paul’s line. We anticipate a large turnout for him, and are limiting additional autographs ONE ITEM per attendee to keep things moving. Please do not bring more than that.

**If you will be here to see Dean, Nick and/or Chris we also encourage purchase of their books (and will have plenty of ‘em… they’re well worth it), but there will be no limit to additional autographs.

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576