I unfortunately don’t have time to write anything too witty because I gotta run out and go to work, so I’m just gonna post in bits of the press release. That being said, this does sound like a really cool event!
Graphic novelist Abby Denson signs and reads from her new book, Dolltopia at a few parties featuring cupcakes and doll contest! Whoever brings the coolest made-over doll wins a signed copy of Dolltopia!
Lulu Award-winning cartoonist Abby Denson is a rock n’ roll â€˜Jane of all trades’ and creator of the queer comic Tough Love: High School Confidential, and now she’s bringing the punked-up Barbies and stripped-down Kens of her new book Dolltopia on the road!
Having written scripts for Archie Comics (Sabrina the Teenage Witch), DC Comics (Powerpuff Girls), Simpsons Comics, and Marvel (Amazing Spider-Man Family), teaching comic book classes and playing in a whole host of punk bands, Abby has now gone back to her roots and returned to her childhood habit of making her dolls â€˜different’ and setting them free from their predetermined fates.
Dolltopia is the story of Kitty, a ballerina doll forced into a not-so-happily-ever-after living arrangement with a male jock toy. Filled with discontent, Kitty takes it upon herself to escape her human-imposed domesticity and create a new life and a new image for herself away from the persecution of the human world. On this mission, she finds not only a host of like-minded individuals, but a veritable heaven for the alternative doll: Dolltopia.
If you wanna see Abby read, get some FREE cupcakes and enter your doll into the contest, here’s Abby’s schedule this week. Jesus, she’s apparently a very busy girl:
November 6, 7PM Dolltopia reading and signing at Modern Times, 888 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA
November 7, 1PM Dolltopia signing @ A Different Light, 489 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA
November 7, 6-8PM Dolltopia signing @ GRSF, 618 Shrader St, San Francisco, CA
November 8, Dolltopia reading and signing 1pm Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA