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Monday, 19 September 2011

This week at the Librairie!

You guys! You should all be really really excited about what I like to call (mostly in my head) comixstravaganza! We are thrilled to be hosting Anders Nilsen and Craig Thompson at the Librairie on Thursday and Friday, and to be working with the lovely SBC Gallery and the illustrious POP Montreal for Saturday's event with Art Spiegelman.

Anders Nilsen launches Big Questions
Thursday September 22nd, 7 pm at the Librairie D+Q, 211 Bernard O.

Big Questions is the culmination of 10 years of beautiful work by longtime D+Q artist Anders Nilsen. It`s a haunting postmodern fable, an existential masterpiece complete with talking birds, plane crashes, and philosophical inquiry. He’ll be presenting a slideshow about his work, answering questions, and signing books.



Craig Thompson launches Habibi
Friday September 23rd, 7 pm at the Librairie D+Q, 211 Bernard O.

Habibi is Craig Thompson’s first full-length graphic novel in over five years. The internationally renowned author of Blankets will be presenting a slideshow, answering questions, and signing books in support of Habibi, the story of two refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance and by the love that grows between them. 


Art Spiegelman "What the %&*! Happened to Comics?" lecture 
and launch for Metamaus
Saturday September 24th, 4:30 pm at Concordia's Hall Building 
Room H-110, 1455 Boul. de Maisonneuve O.

Tickets $20, available at the Librairie or online:
http://popmontreal.com/en/symposium/events/art-spiegelman-what-happened-comics


"What the %&*! Happened to Comics?" is a lecture by Pulitzer‐Prize-winning comic book icon Art Spiegelman. Spiegelman takes his audience on a highly entertaining chronological tour of the evolution of comics, emphasizing the value of this medium in our post‐literate culture.


This is also a launch for Metamaus, which is a companion to The Complete Maus. In it Spiegelman divulges why he chose mice, cats, dogs and pigs and how he got his father to open up about his Holocaust experience.

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