|Join us at the store tonight at 7 p.m. to celebrate two new comic books by local artists Sam Alden and Ohara Hale! Alden (featured in Best American Comics 2013) will launch It Never Happened Again (Uncivilized Books), featuring two new stories - “Hawaii 1997” and “Anime”. Hale (creator of store bestseller L’abc de monsieur Pizza) will launch Moderne Luv (Rayray Books). There will be presentations and signing!|
laudatory review in Publishers Weekly!
Sam Alden was born in 1988 in Portland, Oregon. In 2013 he won the Ignatz Award for most promising new talent, and was an official guest at the BilBoLbul festival in Bologna, Italy. His work has been previously published in Best American Comics 2013, from Houghton-Mifflin. Sam now lives and works as an illustrator and cartoonist in Montréal.
Ohara Hale, a Montreal based artist, illustrator and published children's book author, has been self-publishing her own small zines of jokes and small comics such as "Pizza Doing Stuff" and "Butts Over Butt" over the past few years. Now, she is debuting Moderne Luv, her first 40 page comic book with Ray Ray Books (Brooklyn, NY), along with other smaller comics focusing on same subject matter!