TOM HART, graphic novelist and author of the gorgeous memoir ROSALIE LIGHTNING, signs at Inkwood Books on Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.
About Rosalie Lightning:
ROSALIE LIGHTNING is Eisner-nominated cartoonist Tom Hart’s #1 New York Times bestselling touching and beautiful graphic memoir about the untimely death of his young daughter, Rosalie. His heart-breaking and emotional illustrations strike readers to the core, and take them along his family’s journey through loss. Hart uses the graphic form to articulate his and his wife’s on-going search for meaning in the aftermath of Rosalie’s death, exploring themes of grief, hopelessness, rebirth, and eventually finding hope again. Hart creatively portrays the solace he discovers in nature, philosophy, great works of literature, and art across all mediums in this expressively honest and loving tribute to his baby girl. Rosalie Lighting is a graphic masterpiece chronicling a father’s undying love.
About Tom Hart:
Tom Hart is a cartoonist and the Executive Director of The Sequential Artists Workshop, a school and arts organization in Gainesville, Florida. He is the creator of the Hutch Owen series of graphic novels and books, and has been nominated for all the major industry awards. He has been called “One of my favorite cartoonists of the decade” by Scott McCloud. His daily Hutch Owen comic strip ran for 2 years in newspapers in New York and Boston. He was a core instructor at New York City’s School of Visual Arts for 10 years, teaching cartooning to undergraduates, and has conducted week-long workshops from Maine to Hawaii. His Daddy Lightning was published in March 2012 from Retrofit, and Let’s Get Furious, a 380-page new Hutch Owen digital collection for tablets, is available from Top Shelf. He also teaches sequential art in the School of Art and Art History at UF.
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