The Brooklyn Book Festival is one of the culture highlights of Fall in NYC and this year- surprise! – it’s gone online! But that only means that you can watch its insightful and relevant programming from wherever you are.
Events kicked off today and run through the week. But tonight is a highlight for comics supporters, a new volume of R. Sikoryak’s Carousel, a comic slideshow series that has been enlightening readers and spectators for years. And tonight is top notch!
Carousel: Comics Performances An online event of the 2020 Brooklyn Book Festival
Readings of graphic romances and comics, with personas, presented by 😛 TAGEND
Glynnis Fawkes( Charlotte Bronte Before Jane Eyre) Shary Flenniken( Trots and Bonnie) Mikki Kendall( Amazons, Abolitionists, and Partisan) Sophie Yanow( The Contradictions) Hosted by R. Sikoryak( Constitution Illustrated)
Watch online: Monday, September 28, 2020 at 8: 00 pm EDT Info: https :// brooklynbookfestival.org/ happening/ carousel-comics-performances /
BIOS: Glynnis Fawkes is the author of Charlotte Bronte Before Jane Eyre and Persephone’s Garden, both out in 2019. She educates at the Center for Cartoon Studies and her undertaking has appeared in The New Yorker. Twitter and Instagram: @glynnisfawkes
Shary Flenniken is a Seattle-based cartoonist, editor, and screenwriter currently living in Seattle, Washington- best known for incorporating elements of feminism and gender politics in her Runs and Bonnie comic in National Lampoon Magazine.
Mikki Kendall is the author of AMAZONS, ABOLITIONISTS, AND Organizers( illustrated by A. D’Amico ), and of HOOD FEMINISM. Her papers can be found at TIME, the New York Times, The Guardian, the Washington Post; recent media images include BBC, NPR, the Daily Show, PBS, Good Morning America, MSNBC, and Showtime. Website: mikkikendall.com
Sophie Yanow is the Eisner Award-winning cartoonist of The Negations, What is a Glacier ?, and War of Streets and Houses. Her comics have appeared in The New Yorker, Legal guardians, Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Nib.
R. Sikoryak’s new diary is Constitution Illustrated, published by Drawn& Quarterly. His other works include The Unquotable Trump, Terms and Milieu, and Masterpiece Comics. rsikoryak.com
More info on Carousel: carouselslideshow.com
As usual there are lots of excellent comics/ graphic novels focused programming during the festival, foreground here for your convenience. You’ll need to register via Zoom but we all know how that works by now, right? Participates include Joe Sacco, Gene Luen Yang, Leslie Stein, Bianca Xunise and many more. Good stuff!
1: 00 pm EST October 4, 2020 Comics
What do you draw on — literally — to articulate an hypothetical life with real ventures on the graphic story page? Carey Pietsch discusses gathering books into the D& D life of the# 1 New York Times best-selling Adventure Zone streak; Isabel Greenberg’s Glass Town reveals how the Bronte children co-created a fictional world out of bereavement; Bishakh Som builds stupendous design from real lives in Spellbound and Apsara Engine; and Julia Gfrorer’s protagonist plucks a brand-new life from a recurred mirror in Vision. Moderated by novelist/ master Camilla Zhang.
2: 00 pm EST October 4, 2020 Comics
What are the biographies we don’t hear? A jazz fiction glitters brightly during a dark time in his career; a baby tells moving tales of China’s Cultural Revolution to her daughter; and, in a ruler comics journalist’s recent epic, the Dene Nation of Canada’s sprawling Northwest Territories grapplings with the fiscal reinforce and destroying cultural costs of development. Joe Sacco( Paying the Land ), Dave Chisholm( Chasin’ the Bird: Charlie Parker in California ), and Emei Burell( We Served the People) discuss producing unnoticed or undertold history to light.
4: 00 pm EST October 4, 2020 Comics/ Non-Fiction
From humor to horror, from journalism to first-person POV, these authors explore connections between insurgencies of the past and speaking out loud in the present day. Travel from the protests against war and incarceration in the 1970 s with Jared Reinmuth( Big Black: Stand at Attica) and Derf Backderf( Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio) to present-day combat with daily systemic aggressiveness inspected on race and disability benefits with A. Andrews( A Quick& Easy Guide to Sex and Disability) and Bianca Xunise( Be Gay Do Comics, Six Chix ). Moderated by Matt Lubchansky, writer of The Nib.
10: 00 pm EST October 4, 2020 Comics/ Non-Fiction
Writing down storages is an intimate act; extorting the remembered terms is even more so, whether they’re yours or of those around you. Join these authors on the travel. Tyler Feder’s Dancing at the Pity Party follows her jaunt dealing with here her mother’s diagnosis and eventual death of cancer, while Mike Hawthorne’s Happiness Will Follow recalls growing up with a single baby and a Santeria curse, and Yao Xiao’s Everything Is Beautiful And I’m Not Afraid, collecting her semiautobiographical comic Baopu, brings dwelling a fag emigrant’s search for identity and acquaintance. Moderated by Women Write About Comics editor-in-chief Nola Pfau.
October 5, 2020
Leslie Stein’s graphic memoir I Know You Rider takes locate over the 12 “months time” surrounding an abortion, tackling the complex subject of reproduction option — and select more generally — candidly and philosophically. Adrian Tomine’s The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist is a comedic memoir about fandom, fame, and other embarrassments from the life of the New York Times bestselling scribe of Killing and Dying. Journalist and editor Nicole Rudick speaks to Stein and Tomine about their comics.
And one for Kids Day on October 3 😛 TAGEND Drawing Our Stories
5: 00 pm EST October 3, 2020 Fiction/ Non-Fiction/ YA
What are our tales? As we growing quite and figure out our arrange in the world, we find them — or generate them. The cases that prepare them up encompass queerness, racism, family history, politics, sexism, activism, and sports in this discussion with Mike Curato( Flamer ), Kiku Hughes( Displacement ), and Gene Luen Yang( Dragon Hoops ). Moderated by New York Times Book Review journalist MJ Franklin.
Festival programming includes a line-up of literary dignitaries from Colson Whitehead to Joyce Carol Oates and many more, so check out all the programming.
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