Adrian Tomine, Charles Burns, and Chris Ware appear at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema on Monday, November 12th, 2012 at 8:30 pm.
Prepare to welcome three of the most respected graphic novel creators in the world, as Charles Burns (Black Hole), Adrian Tomine (Optic Nerve), and Chris Ware (Acme Novelty Library) visit Toronto this November to debut their new books. These three contemporaries and friends will each show an all-new audio/visual presentation based on their new works, both interacting with one another and the audience. This is the centerpiece autumn event to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of venerable Toronto comics and alternative culture shop The Beguiling, at the nearby newly renovated Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor St. W.) in the heart of the Annex neighborhood.
Sure to be the talk of the literary world this fall and winter, these three new releases blur the lines between ‘traditional’ graphic novels, illustration, and the publishing avant-garde!
Charles Burns’ stunning follow-up to 2010’s bestselling X’ed Out is The Hive. It takes readers further into the recesses of the diseased world of X’ed Out, shattering the boundaries between comics and the people who read them.
Adrian Tomine’s New York Drawings collects over a decade of the comics, illustrations, and covers produced by the artist for publishing institution The New Yorker, alongside a number of other rare and uncollected pieces in a lavish oversized hard cover.
Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth has been hailed as a modern literary masterpiece, and Building Stories is Ware’s first and much-anticipated graphic novel length follow-up. Ware experiments further with form and medium: the story is a literal box. Beautifully presented as variously formatted and sized comics, graphic novels, newspapers and pamphlets, the ensemble creates a fascinating and compelling portrait of a seemingly ordinary young woman, and the building where she lives.
All three of these compelling arguments for the necessary survival of the printed word will be on sale at The Beguiling in advance of this event, each on different release dates (see below).
Admission to the 25th anniversary event is $10, but admissions tickets are free (while supplies last) with every advance purchase of any of the above new books at The Beguiling.
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, M5S 1Y3, ON
Chris Ware and Charles Burns appear at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm!
Join us for a rare conversation between graphic novelists Chris Ware (Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth) and Charles Burns (Black Hole, X’ed Out), both of whom have transcended the genre. These artists have earned fan followings by redefining and expanding the potential of comics, and they each up the ante with brilliant new works. Ware’s Building Stories is a boxed set of little books of various shapes and sizes – with no deliberate beginning or end – that imagines the inhabitants of a three-story Chicago apartment building. Burns brings us The Hive, a fractured Burroughs-esque cavort through ’70s Seattle hipsterdom.
FREE! Advance reservations required.
Call 415-292-1233 or email Arts@jccsf.org
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94118
Chris Ware, Charles Burns, Chip Kidd, and Gabrielle Bell appear at the Old South Church Sanctuary in Copley Square on October 27, 2012 at 2:30pm as part of Boston Book Festival.
The brilliant Chris Ware will present Building Stories, described by Publishers Weekly as “the graphic novel of the season or perhaps the year…Ware takes visual storytelling to a new level of both beauty and despair. Charles Burns will show The Hive, volume two of the highly acclaimed X’d Out comic book. Legendary designer and writer Chip Kidd will present Batman: Death by Design, his architecture-themed Batman comic. And one of the brightest young stars of the genre, Gabrielle Bell, will show The Voyeurs as an opening act for the session. Hosted writer and critic Eugenia Williamson. Sponsored by the Boston Phoenix.
Old South Church Sanctuary
645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
CHARLES BURNS shows us X’ed Out on Wednesday, October 20th at 6pm.
Harvard Book Store is excited to welcome comics artist CHARLES BURNS as he discusses his new book, X?ed Out, the first volume in an epic graphic fiction masterwork.
$5 tickets are be available for purchase online at harvard.com, at Harvard Book Store, and over the phone with a credit card (617.661.1515).
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA
Charles Burns (Black Hole) goes on a signing tour for his latest graphic novel X’ed Out:
10/19/2010 – 7:15pm
Philadelphia Free Library
1901 Vine St Logan Sq, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Million Year Picnic
Harvard Square, 99 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
10/20/2010 – 6:00 pm
40 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138
10/21/2010 – 7:00pm
828 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
10/22/2010v – 7:30 pm
686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
10/23/2010 – 3:00 pm
IFOA – International Festival of Authors. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W., Toronto, ON
Info: readings.org or 416-973-4000
10/25/2010 – 7:00 pm
Books, Inc Berkeley
1760 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
10/26/2010 – 12:00 pm
1020 N. Rengstorff Avenue, Suite F (by Costco), Mountain View, CA 94043
10/26/2010 – 7:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz D/B/A Bay Co. Books
1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
10/27/2010 – 7:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
10/28/2010 – 7:30 pm
1005 W. Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
10/30/2010 – 6:00 pm
1201 S. Vale St. (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA
11/2/2010 – The Book Table Bookstore
1045 Lake Street, Oak Park, Chicago, IL 60301-1101
11/3/2010 – 7:00 pm
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL
Charles Burns signs on October 21st from 7:00PM – 8:00PM.
From the creator of Black Hole: the first volume of an epic masterpiece of graphic fiction in brilliant color.
X’ed Out, unlike Black Hole, has not been previously serialized, and every unnervingly meticulous panel is more tantalizing than the last. Drawing inspiration from such diverse influences as Herge and William Burroughs, Charles Burns has given us a dazzling spectral fever-dream and a comic-book masterpiece
828 Broadway (at 12th St.), New York, NY 10003-4805