Seven Stories Press celebrates the release of The Graphic Canon Boxed Set with local contributing artists
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Join local artists David Lasky, Colleen Frakes, Megan Kelso, Jeremy Eaton, Stan Shaw, and Roberta Gregory as they discuss their artistic careers and their contributions to the Graphic Canon anthology at the Seattle Public Library on November 7th at 7pm.
THE GRAPHIC CANON is a one-of-a-kind, three-volume anthology of classic and contemporary world literature re-interpreted by comics artists and illustrators and edited by Russ Kick. Praised by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Beast, Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus, and a slew of comics and literary magazines, The Graphic Canon is a truly unique collection that showcases over 200 works of literature adapted by over 150 artists.
The Graphic Canon Boxed Set (Nov. 5, 2013) includes Vol. 1: From The Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons, Vol. 2: From ‘Kubla Khan’ to the Brontë Sisters to The Picture of Dorian Gray and Vol. 3: From Heart of Darkness to Hemingway to Infinite Jest as well as a special edition poster of Dame Darcy’s Alice in Wonderful and a collector’s slipcase.
For more information see: www.thegraphiccanon.wordpress.com
Seattle artist DAVID LASKY has been writing and drawing comics for over 20 years. His earliest success was a nine-page mini adaptation of James Joyce’s Ulysses. In the 90s he was known for the solo comic ‘Boom Boom,’ and then collaborated with Greg Stump on the Harvey-nominated ‘Urban Hipster.’ His stories have appeared in countless anthologies over the years, including Kramers Ergot and Best American Comics. With writer Frank Young, he co-created two graphic novels: Oregon Trail: Road to Destiny and The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song (Eisner Award winner in 2013). He has been a graphic novel instructor at Richard Hugo House and various other venues in the Seattle area.
COLLEEN FRAKES grew up on the ocean, but left home for funny book school. She was a member of the inaugural class of the Center for Cartoon Studies, and was awarded a Xeric Grant in publish her book Tragic Relief in the fall of 2007. In 2009, her second graphic novel, Woman King, won the Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent. Her most recent book, Island Brat, was published with help from Koyama Press. More at www.tragicrelief.com.
JEREMY EATON is an alternative cartoonist and illustrator whose work has been published in more than a dozen comics and paperback collections by the likes of Fantagraphics Books, Chronicle Books, Kitchen Sink Press, and Black Eye Comics, major titles being A Sleepyhead Tale, The Island of Dr. Moral, and A World of Trouble. More at www.jeremyeatonart.com.
A native of Seattle, WA, MEGAN KELSO first came to comics fans’ attention with her Xeric Award-winning mini-comic Girlhero. Two collections of short stories followed: Queen of the Black Black (Highwater, 1998) and The Squirrel Mother (Fantagraphics, 2006). In 2007 the New York Times asked Megan to create