This April, NBM Publishing, one of the pioneers in graphic novel publishing in the US for 37 years and a leader in literary comic art, proudly launches a sweepingly beautiful biography docudrama of the life of Christian Dior from the launch of his house and his “New Look” in Girl in Dior.
One of France’s grand dames of comic art, Annie Goetzinger, will be on hand for the premiere of Girl in Dior at MoCCA Arts Festival, one of her many appearances while visiting the United States. Other appearances include a panel at the French Embassy co-sponsored by Christian Dior Couture US and moderated by Dior House illustrator, Bil Donovan and a signing/art display at New York’s Kinokuniya Bookstore.
The Girl in Dior is Clara, a freshly hired chronicler, fan of fashion and our guide in the busy corridors of the brand new house of Christian Dior. It’s February 12, 1947 and the crème de la crème of Paris Haute Couture is flocking to the momentous event of Dior’s first show. In a flurry of corolla shaped skirts, the parade of models file down the runway. The audience is mesmerized: it’s a triumph! Carmel Snow of Harper’s Bazaar cries out: “It’s quite a revolution, your dresses have such a new look!“ Dior’s career is launched and Clara’s story begins. Soon, she is picked by Dior himself to be his model…
A biography docudrama marrying fiction and the story of one of the greatest couturier in history, it is also a breathless and stunning presentation of his best designs such as Lauren Bacall wore, rendered by bestselling artist Annie Goetzinger, seen for the first time on this side of the Atlantic.
Below please find Annie Goetzinger’s appearance schedule.
April 10, 2015 6:00 PM
Kinokuniya Bookstore, 6th Ave. Between 40th and 41st Street. New York
Signing and Exhibit of Original Art from the Book (The art will be up early April through the middle of the month)
April 11 and 12, 2015
MoCCA Fest, Center 548, W. 22nd Street. New York
Premiere of Girl in Dior and signing at NBM Booth (401, 402) throughout the weekend. Original art will also be on display.
Annie will appear on the panel, Biography: The Lives of Artists on Sunday at 12:30 alongside James Romberger, Marguerite Van Cook and Barbara Stok.
April 13, 2015 7:00PM
French Embassy, 972 Fifth Avenue (at the corner of 79th), New York
Dior House artist Bil Donovan will moderate a discussion with Annie, followed by a signing at the new “Albertine” bookstore. Event co-sponsored by Dior.
April 14, 6:30PM
Cambridge Public Library
Talk and signing. Organized by Million Year Picnic, Boston
April 15, 4:00PM
Conference at Smith College
“Girl in Dior: A Conversation With Annie Goetzinger About Fashion, Art, and Her Latest Graphic Novel”.
April 16, 4:00 PM
Annie Goetzinger Discusses Girl in Dior.
April 19, 2:00PM
University of Florida
Annie Goetzinger Discusses Girl in Dior.
April 21, 8:00PM
Books & Books, 65 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL
Inauguration of the French Corner, signing.
April 22, 6:30PM
Books & Books, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, FL
Presentation and Signing. Cocktail hour
Meet artist/writer Sean Gordon Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus, The Wake) at the Kinokuniya Bookstore on Saturday, March 21st at 2:00 pm for an event to commemorate the launch of his new series written by superstar writer Mark Millar (Kingsman, Kick-Ass), Chrononauts! Sean will also talk about his awesome apprenticeship project launched on Kickstarter in which he enlisted six art students to apprentice their work and help create Cafe Racer! As a bonus, a FREE GIVEAWAY will be included at the event where you can also purchase prints of Sean’s original artwork and get them signed during the event!
Chrononauts #1: From MARK MILLAR and SEAN GORDON MURPHY comes a bromance for the ages! Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly are two buddies who love to have fun. They’re also scientific geniuses. When their research leads them to a time-traveling adventure, will they use their knowledge for the good of all mankind? Or use the space-time continuum for their own ends? This is the story of man’s first, televised steps through the time-stream and everything going wrong in the process.
1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018
Ponyo, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Castle in The Sky are now available on Blu-ray and DVD, and to celebrate, Kinokuniya Bookstore in NYC is throwing a special Ponyo Day this Saturday, March 6!
Headlining the day will be Mr. Roland Kelts author of Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the US, and the forthcoming novel, Access. Kelts has interviewed Hayao Miyazaki on several occasions, most recently this past summer in California. Kelts will share clips and insights of his meetings with Miyazaki-san.
In addition to Mr. Kelts’s appearance, Ponyo Day will include…
Learn to Draw Ghibli Characters with Misako Rocks!
Learn Japanese through Ponyo with Hills Learning
Samurai Beat Radio interactive Ponyo discussion
How We Grew Up With Ghibli panel with anime industry professionals
Kid-friendly activities all day long
The day runs from 1-5 PM and wraps at 5 with a raffle from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and the New York Anime Festival.
Kinokuniya Bookstore is at 1073 Avenue of the Americas in NYC