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  • NYC – An Evening with Craig Thompson

    September 6, 2011 by  
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    Craig Thompson appears with Sarah Glidden at WORD on September 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm.

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    Press Release:

    WORD is delighted to announce that, as our book-end event for the Brooklyn Book Festival, we are presenting an evening with acclaimed graphic novelist Craig Thompson!

    Attendees will be able to meet and mingle with Thompson at a cocktail party, followed by an interview with Sarah Glidden (How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less), Q&A and signing. Tickets are $40 each, include a copy of his new novel Habibi and drinks and hors d’oeuvre, and admit one. The event is capped at 50 attendees, so get your tickets now at the link!

    Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi (which means “beloved” in Arabic) tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them. We follow them as their lives unfold together and apart; as they struggle to make a place for themselves in a world (not unlike our own) fueled by fear, lust, and greed; and as they discover the extraordinary depth—and frailty—of their connection.
     
    At once contemporary and timeless, Habibi gives us a love story of astounding resonance: a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and, most potently, the magic of storytelling. 

    Word Bookstore
    126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY

     

    Diario de Oaxaca Tour

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    Peter Kuper is hitting the road with Diario de Oaxaca, a gorgeous and thought provoking multimedia diary of his time in Mexico, during which violence erupted over a teacher’s strike. Dates below:


    Sept 13th, 11:00 a.m.
    Brooklyn, NY Book festival,
    International Stage (Borough Hall Plaza)
    The International Graphic Novel. Three acclaimed graphic novelists who tackle big social and political themes in their work discuss what the form can accomplish, from an international and domestic perspective. Featuring Guy Delisle, Peter Kuper and Sarah Glidden.
    Moderated by Matt Madden.
    http://www.visitbrooklyn.org/BookFestival/press.html 

    Sept 17th, 7PM
    Exhibition opening and talk
    with a show of original art from Diario de Oaxaca
    MOCCA Museum of Comic and Cartoon art
    594 Broadway, Suite 401
    (btwn. Houston and Prince)
    New York, NY 10012
    http://www.moccany.org/

    Sept 23rd, 4:30pm
    Presentation/lecture
    George Mason University, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201
    Free to public 
    Fall for the Book series
    http://fallforthebook.org/

    Thurs 24th,
    Class talks
    MICA (Maryland Institute of Art )
    http://www.micaillustration.com/

    Fri 25th
    6-8  Presentation/Booksigning Atomic Books
    Baltimore, MD
    http://www.atomicbooks.com/page.php?ep=71&cat=71

    Sat. 26th
    SPX talk/ signing 3-4
    http://www.spxpo.com/

    Sunday 27th
    Baltimore Bookfestival (Radical Pavilion)
    http://www.baltimorebookfestival.com/

    Sept 30th 6:30-8:30
    Society of Illustrators NYC
    Lecture presentation and signing
    http://societyillustrators.org/upcoming/kuper.cms

    Oct 8-10th  
    Komikazen Festival , Ravenna,Italy
    With Dave McKean and others
    http://www.mirada.it/komikazen.html

    Oct 29th 7 PM
    University of Michigan
    Lecture /presentation

    Oct 30 7PM
    Toledo Ohio Museum
    LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel( Keynote address)