Gahan Wilson, Nuts, with Jesse Pearson
October 20: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
In this thematically and narratively linked series of one-page stories originally published in the National Lampoon's "Funny Pages" section throughout the 1970s, the master of the macabre, Gahan Wilson, eschewed his usual ghouls, vampires and end-of-the-world scenarios for a wry, pointed look at growing up normal in the real, yet endlessly weird world.
"Nuts" was (partly) collected in a now long out-of-print volume back in 1979. This new hardcover edition reprints every single "Nuts" story from the Lampoon, rescuing over two dozen pages from oblivion.
Gahan Wilson is among the most popular, widely-read and beloved cartoonists in the history of the medium. His career spans more than 60 years and his work has been seen by millions in the pages of Playboy, The New Yorker, Punch, The National Lampoon and many other publications.
Jesse Pearson, former editor of VICE magazine and contributor to The Comics Journal will moderate this discussion with Gahan Wilson.
You may purchase a $10 Strand Gift Card or copy of the book in store at the registers, or at the time of the event in the Rare Book Room. Both options admit two people. Please note that online orders for events are not available on the day of the event.
The event will be located in the Strand's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.
Books and Gift Cards will only be available for pick-up at the event.
Additional copies of the book (and previous books by the author, when applicable) will be available for purchase at the event.