Cartoonist Bill Griffith appears at the Mark Twain House on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Underground and Zippy the Pinhead cartoonist Bill Griffith uncovers his mother’s hidden past in his first graphic memoir.
This is the renowned cartoonist’s first long-form graphic work ― a 200-page memoir that poignantly recounts his mother’s secret life, which included an affair with a cartoonist and crime novelist in the 1950s and ’60s. Invisible Ink unfolds like a detective story, alternating between past and present, as Griffith recreates the quotidian habits of suburban Levittown and the professional and cultural life of mid-century Manhattan in the 1950s and ’60s as seen through his mother’s and his own then-teenage eyes. Griffith puts the pieces together and reveals a mother he never knew. Black & white illustrations throughout
The Book/Mark Series is supported by a generous grant from the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A. and Alan S. Parker, Trustees.
This is a free BOOOK/MARK event, and is followed by a book sale and signing. Reservations are highly recommended. Please call (860) 247-0998 or click here.
Mark Twain House
351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105