One of my good friends used to have Native American braids and dropped out of high school to work in a comic book warehouse for 8 years. He’s since cut the braids, gotten his GED, and went to Berkeley– but my joy for his eccentric comic-obsessed lifestyle is eternal. Another time I went to a show at a comic book store, and asked one of the employees– an awesome southpaw who was drawing Wolverine– to introduce me to the world of illustrated books for adults. After a series of very serious questions (“Do you like superheros?” “Are you political?” “Do you like lady books?”) he directed me to Y: The Last Man, which turned out to be really enjoyable. Comic Con is beyond fun– my ex-boss bought a brand new car on the money she made as a booth babe. Stories like these are why comic book lovers are like, the best people ever. Stories like these are why you should go see graphic novelists Daniel Clowes and Seth in Conversation at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe tonight at 7pm!
Clowes is an alt-comics superstar– he won the PEN Literary Prize for Graphic Literature, and is the author of Ghost World, Art School Confidential, and the Eightball comics, to name a few. He also has a new book out called, The Death-Ray. Fellow graphic novelist Seth will also be there talking about The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists. Plus, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe totally rocks, and there will be a bunch of awesomely kooky comic enthusiasts present. Sounds like the perfect way to spend a Tuesday evening!
Put your hair in Native American braids and dust off your copy of Ghost World– you’ll want to look your best in the presence of these comic cool dudes.
Daniel Clowes and Seth in Conversation
Tuesday, October 18th, 7-8:30pm
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe (126 Crosby St.)
Photo credit: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe