Mike Mignola signs at Dark Delicacies on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
About Joe Golem and the Drowning City
In 1925, earthquakes and a rising sea level left Lower Manhattan submerged under more than thirty feet of water, so that its residents began to call it the Drowning City. Those unwilling to abandon their homes created a new life on streets turned to canals and in buildings whose first three stories were underwater. Fifty years have passed since then, and the Drowning City is full of scavengers and water rats, poor people trying to eke out an existence, and those too proud or stubborn to be defeated by circumstance.
Among them are fourteen-year-old Molly McHugh and her friend and employer, Felix Orlov. Once upon a time Orlov the Conjuror was a celebrated stage magician, but now he is an old man, a psychic medium, contacting the spirits of the departed for the grieving loved ones left behind. When a seance goes horribly wrong, Felix Orlov is abducted by strange men wearing gas masks and rubber suits, and Molly soon finds herself on the run.
Her flight will lead her into the company of a mysterious man, and his stalwart sidekick, Joe Golem, whose own past is a mystery to him, but who walks his own dreams as a man of stone and clay, brought to life for the sole purpose of hunting witches.
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
Mike Mignola signs at Mysterious Galaxy in Redondo Beach on Tuesday March 27, 2012 from 7:30 – 8:30pm.
Best known for his creation of the character Hellboy, Eisner award-winning illustrator and writer Mike Mignola began his career doing spot illustrations in The Comic Reader. Inspired at the early age of 13 by reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Mignola never lost his fascination with ghosts, ghouls and all things supernatural. Since then Mignola has spread his sinister artwork across different genres and mediums including creating award-winning comic books and working as a production designer for Disney’s Atlantis and a visual consultant for Guillermo del Toro. Joe Golem and the Drowning City reunites Mignola with award-winning author Christopher Golden for another supernatural thrill ride in this beautifully illustrated novel. A limited number of bookplates signed by Golden will be available.
2810 Artesia Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278