THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2022 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL BOOKEND EVENT
Presentations of graphic novels, gag cartoons, and comics as performed by the writers and artists, with slide projections.
Followed by a book signing.
Abby Denson (Uniquely Japan, Kitty Sweet Tooth)
Katie Fricas (Checked Out)
Elizabeth Pich (Fungirl)
Matthew Thurber (Mr. Colostomy)
Tom Tomorrow (This Modern World)
Victor Varnado (The New Yorker)
Hosted by R. Sikoryak.
At The City Reliquary: 370 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 Tuesday, Sept 27, 2022
This is an all-vax event.
Katie Fricas is a cartoonist and comics editor in New York City. Her first graphic novel, Checked Out, is forthcoming from Drawn & Quarterly. www.katiefricas.com
Abby Denson is the author of Uniquely Japan, the Kitty Sweet Tooth series (illustrated by Utomaru), Cool Tokyo Guide, Cool Japan Guide, Dolltopia, and Tough Love: High School Confidential. Her work has garnered the International Manga Award, Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, and IPPY Award, among others. www.abbydenson.com
Elizabeth Pich is a flesh covered comic machine, making Fungirl, co-making War and Peas and more. She is usually very nice. https://elizabethpich.com
Matthew Thurber is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He operates Mrs William Horsley, a studio producing experimental narrative. Mr Colostomy, a graphic novel of improvised daily strips, was published by Drawn + Quarterly in Spring 2022. Thurber has lately been working in 16mm film producing films such as Fleegix and The Sea Masons, which are screened with live sound and narration. https://www.instagram.com/mrswilliamhorsley
Tom Tomorrow’s long running mostly-political strip, This Modern World, started out in the world of alternative weeklies in the ‘90s, and has now outlived most of them. He is a recipient of various awards, including the RFK Journalism Award (on two occasions) and the Herblock Prize, and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2015. He has published a dozen books, give or take, including a thousand page career retrospective funded through Kickstarter, and once collaborated with Pearl Jam to create the artwork for their album Backspacer. https://thismodernworld.com
Victor Varnado is a comedian (Conan, Jimmy Kimmel) a New Yorker Cartoonist, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. His biggest fan is his mother. victorvarnado.net
More info: https://brooklynbookfestival.org