Julie Delporte is a Montreal cartoonist and the author of the children's book Je suis un raton laveur and several books published by Colosse. She was here to launch Journal, published by Koyama Press and also her first work in English.
|Chihoi also related a moving account of the relationships he formed with other artists in his youth, including a friend who passed away at an early age.|
|An indie comics scene did develop in Hong Kong, however, especially around the magazine Cockroach.|
|Finally, Chihoi took us through some scenes from his haunting, surreal new book, The Library. During the question period, he admitted that he may have a fixation on staircases.|
|Next, Julie Delporte took to the stage greeted by the cheers of a crowd of local friends and fans and gave us a very personal and intimate tour of her autobiographical comics.|
|Come on in and get your copy!|
|We have plenty of Chihoi`s The Library as well, many of them signed!|
|We had a great crowd!|
|And the signing table was mobbed!|
Thanks again to everyone who came out! We had a great turnout, but despite the crowd, it was one of the more personal and intimate gatherings we`ve had in a long time. You can also look forward to a new book by Julie Delporte that will be published by Drawn & Quarterly next year! Julie is also the newest addition to our staff at 211, so come on in and say hi. If you ask nicely, she might autograph her book for you!