Harvard Book Store welcomes novelist JONATHAN LETHEM, the New York Times bestselling author of Dissident Gardens and Motherless Brooklyn, for a discussion of his latest book, A Gambler’s Anatomy. This event will be held at the Cambridge Public Library on Thursday, October 20th at 6:30 PM.
About A Gambler’s Anatomy:
The author of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude returns with a devilishly entertaining novel about an international backgammon hustler who thinks he’s psychic. Too bad about the tumor in his face.
Handsome, impeccably tuxedoed Bruno Alexander travels the world winning large sums of money from amateur “whales” who think they can challenge his peerless acumen at backgammon. Fronted by his pasty, vampiric manager, Edgar Falk, Bruno arrives in Berlin after a troubling run of bad luck in Singapore. Perhaps it was the chance encounter with his crass childhood acquaintance Keith Stolarsky and his smoldering girlfriend Tira Harpaz. Or perhaps it was the emergence of a blot that distorts his vision so he has to look at the board sideways.
Things don’t go much better in Berlin. Bruno’s flirtation with Madchen, the striking blonde he meets on the ferry, is inconclusive; the game at the unsettling Herr Kohler’s mansion goes awry as his blot grows worse; he passes out and is sent to the local hospital, where he is given an extremely depressing diagnosis. Having run through Falk’s money, Bruno turns to Stolarsky, who, for reasons of his own, agrees to fly Bruno to Berkeley, and to pay for the experimental surgery that might save his life.
Berkeley, where Bruno discovered his psychic abilities, and to which he vowed never to return. Amidst the patchouli flashbacks and Anarchist gambits of the local scene, between Tira’s come-ons and Keith’s machinations, Bruno confronts two existential questions: Is the gambler being played by life? And what if you’re telepathic but it doesn’t do you any good?
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
Farel Dalrymple, Barry Deutsch, Ben Fisher, Michelle Nguyen, Mike Murphy, and Celina Hernandez appear at Cosmic Monkey Comics on Saturday, December 19, 2015 from noon till 3:00 PM!
Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213
Farel Dalrymple (The Wrenchies), Jerome Opeña (Uncanny X-Force, Avengers) and Rick Remender (Deadly Class, Black Science) appear at Gosh! Comics for signing on Friday 13 November from 6:00 – 7:00 PM prior to their appearance at the Thought Bubble Festival.
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
Farel Dalrymple, MK Reed, Brandon Graham, Simon Roy, Amy Clare, Tessa Black, Robin Bougie, and Robin McConnell appear at Floating World Comics on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM to celebrate the release of both PALEFIRE and ISLAND!
Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
This weekend the Boise Public Library hosts their third annual comic convention with guests writers and artists including Nate Powell, Steve Lieber, Victoria Jamieson, Joëlle Jones, Farel Dalrymple, Theo Ellsworth, Emi Lenox, Leila del Duca, Natalie Nourigat, Sara Ryan, Terry Blas, Joe Keatinge, Ben Dewey, and Lukas Ketner! The event will also include a Costume Contest, Special Programs, Creator Panels, and Meetups. For more details click the link!
Boise Public Library
MAIN LIBRARY – 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, Idaho 83702
Farel Dalrymple, writer/artist of comics including The Wrenchies, Pop Gun War, Omega the Unknown, and Prophet, appears at Time Warp Comics for a signing on Wednesday September 2, 2015! Time TBD
Time Warp Comics
3105 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80301
Craig Thompson and Farel Dalrymple appear at Floating World Comics on Thursday February 5, 2015 to sign Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream! The party runs from 6-10 PM but Craig Thompson will be signing from 8-9pm only.
Winsor McCay was perhaps the greatest cartoonist of all time, and the Sunday newspaper strip Little Nemo in Slumberland is his most enduring creation. Detailing the adventures of its titular character in The Land of Wonderful Dreams, the early twentieth century opus is one of the most inventive and visually stunning works of American art. A century later, the comic medium is still racing to keep up with the richness, draftsmanship, imagination, and wonder of McCay’s fantastic storytelling and wild Slumberland universe.
In Locust Moon Press’ new anthology LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM, many of the world’s finest cartoonists have paid tribute to the master and his masterpiece by creating new Little Nemo strips, following their own voices down paths lit by McCay. Contributors include Paul Pope, JH Williams III, Bill Sienkiewicz, David Mack, Carla Speed McNeil, Charles Vess, Peter Bagge, Dean Haspiel, Farel Dalrymple, Marc Hempel, Nate Powell, P. Craig Russell, Jeremy Bastian, Jim Rugg, Ron Wimberly, Scott Morse, David Petersen, J.G. Jones, Mike Allred, Dean Motter, Yuko Shimizu, Roger Langridge, and Mark Buckingham, among many others.
Published in the fall of 2014 as a hardcover book at the full size of the original Little Nemo broadsheet pages (16″ x 21″), this book will celebrate McCay’s endless legacy, chart his influence on generations of modern cartoonists, and most of all shine a light back on an artist who has given his art form so much, and whose work should be more widely known.
This is a love song for Winsor McCay, Little Nemo, and the limitless possibilities of comics. Join artists Craig Thompson and Farel Dalrymple on Thursday Feb. 5th for an art exhibit and get copies of this beautiful book signed. We will also have exclusive giclee prints of Craig and Farel’s pages for sale. We’ll have over a dozen original pages from the book on display from artists including: David Mack, Cole Closser, Alexis Ziritt, Dave Bullock, Aaron Conley, Mark Mariano, Daniel Elisi, Benjamin Marra, Tom Scioli, Weshoyot Alvitre, JG Jones, Dave Chisholm, Ron Wimberly and Jeffro Kilpatrick!
Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
Simon Roy (Prophet, The Field) and Farel Dalrymple (Pop Gun War, Omega the Unknown) appear at Arcane Comics on Friday, December 19th from 6:00-10:00 PM!
5809 15th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Cartoonist Farel Dalrymple (Popgun War, Omega the Unknown) appears at Fantastic Comics on Wednesday, December 1oth from 11:00 am till 2:00 pm to sign THE WRENCHIES!
Farel Dalrymple is a cartoonist and his brand new book, The Wrenchies, from First Second Books is an original 304-page watercolor comic book/graphic novel. Delusional, (Adhouse, 2013) is a collection of personal work, comic short stories, illustrations, and sketches. Farel was also the artist on Omega the Unknown (Marvel Comics), for author Jonathan Lethem. His creator owned comic book, Pop Gun War was a Xeric Grant recipient and won a gold medal from The Society of Illustrators. Farel is a co-founder of the comic anthology, Meathaus and has worked on a several Illustration and cartooning projects. He is currently residing in Oregon where he’s working on a Pop Gun War sequel (pop gun war : chain letter), drawing his Eisner nominated webcomic, IT WILL ALL HURT for studygroup comics, and illustrating the Earfarmer, a science fiction love story for Dark Horse Presents with writer Chris Stevens.
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
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Cartoonist Farel Dalrymple (Popgun War, Omega the Unknown) appears at Mission: Comics & Art on Friday, December 12th at 5:00 pm to sign THE WRENCHIES!
Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110