Montreal comics enthusiasts were in for quite a treat last night with the launch of Christopher Irving’s LEAPING TALL BUILDINGS: THE ORIGINS OF AMERICAN COMICS. The book presents us with an overview of the medium through portrait photography and interviews with some of the biggest names in the industry, from superhero old timers to underground newcomers. The pictures from our camera really don’t do justice to Seth Kushner’s superb photography, so I invite you all to take a peek at their website, where you can browse through photographs and read interviews with the likes of Art Spiegelman, Stan Lee, Chris Ware, Neil Gaiman, Jaime Hernandez, Jill Thomas, and so many more. Thank you Christopher for such a fun presentation and to all of you who braved the rain to come celebrate another great launch with us! If you weren’t able to make it last night, no worries, you can always pick up a signed copy at the store.
Christopher talks about meeting Chris Ware in his Chicago home, accidentally
knocking over his chandelier, and then trying (unsuccessfully) to cover it up.
Jessica Abel, looking like a rock n' roll superstar.