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Monday, 30 January 2012

Jinchalomania!


What's this? Oh just Matt Forsythe getting interviewed at the Librairie this afternoon by the good people of Space TV. Expect to be seeing and hearing a lot about this talented Montrealer as he has a new D+Q graphic novel coming out in just a few weeks. Even better, he'll be launching it right here, so mark your calendars for Thursday February 16th at 7 pm at the Librairie D+Q, 211 Bernard O.  Matt will be giving a short presentation, hosting a conversation about his work, and signing books.

Now, a little about the book in question, the lovely Jinchalo. Jinchalo is a companion of sorts to his first graphic novel with D+Q, Ojingogo, which won the Doug Wright Award and was a Quill & Quire book of the year. In Jinchalo, Voguchi, the little girl you see on the cover, gets mixed up with a mischievous shapeshifter named Jinchalo, and winds up having a series of surrealist adventures and misadventures. It's sweet but also surprisingly funny, and reminds me in some essential way of the work of Hayao Miyazake, perhaps in part because both have cross-generational appeal.


Voguchi is not a good cook!

English lessons!
More details and RSVP-ability on Facebook. Oh hey, and to sweeten the deal even more, for the month of February, we are going to be the luckiest bookstore in town. Matt has offered to let us display/sell original artwork from both (Librairie fave) My Name is Elizabeth and Jinchalo. Right here! On our walls! More info on that TBA. Hurray for books!

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