Monday, January 17, 2011

Upcoming Appearances

Essex County, the Graphic Novel, and Montreal

Thursday, January 27 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm

LocationDrawn & Quarterly bookstore
211 Bernard Street West
Montreal, QC

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Come and meet graphic novelist/cartoonist Jeff Lemire, who’s Essex County is in the running for this year’s Canada Reads.

Meet the artist, ask him questions, and see how he works. You could also win one of several complete Canada Reads book packages!

Homerun host Sue Smith and arts reporter Jeanette Kelly will also be hand, and joining us on stage will be Drawn & Quarterly’s head publisher and chief, Chris Oliveros, as well as Montreal’s own graphic novelist Sherwin Sullivan Tjia, author of The Hipless Boy, nominated for a Doug Wright Award and four Ignatz Awards.

Essex County is the first graphic novel ever to be included in the running for the prestigious Canada Reads book prize. It is composed of three interconnected graphic novels: Tales from the Farm, Ghost Stories and The Country Nurse. Winner of several major awards in the world of comics, including a Joe Shuster Award, it was hailed by reviewers as "the comics medium at its best" (Booklist) and "a quiet, somber, haunting masterpiece" (The Oregonian).

The discussion will be recorded and segments will air on Homerun.

Toronto Celebrates Canada Reads 2011

  • Fri Feb 04, 2011
  • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • 120 mins:

Celebrate the 10th anniversary edition of the Canada Reads battle of the books. Featuring some of this year's nominated writers and defenders. Hosted by Mary Ito. Presented with CBC Radio 99.1.

Terry Fallis (author of The Best laid Plans)
Angie Abdou (author of The Bone Cage)
Jeff Lemire (author of Essex County)

Check back for more names to be added to our line-up.