Katie Skelly + Gary Panter + Leslie Stein + Nicole Rudick
Thursday July 27: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Celebrate the release of Brooklyn's own Katie Skelly's brand-new comic, My Pretty Vampire, with a conversation about influence and its aftermath.
Clover the vampire yearns for the days before she became a creature of the night. She misses excitement, adventure, and the occasional stroll in the sun. Her brother, Marcel, forces her to be a shut-in, claiming that it is to keep her safe from those who would harm her in the outside world. However, just because Clover lacks a soul, doesn't mean she's lost her innate curiosity. After she plots her escape, she hopes to have a wild, marvelous and sensual journey befitting of adventurous nature.
Katie will be joined in conversation by fellow cartoonist Gary Panter, whose new book, Songy of Paradise, is a wild and wooly "cover" of John Milton's Paradise Lost, starring a hillbilly on a vision quest. Leslie Stein, whose diary comics are some of our favorite explorations of creative life in the city, will be there as well.They'll discuss growing into and out of your biggest influence with the Paris Review's Nicole Rudick.
Buy a copy of My Pretty Vampire or a $15 gift card in-store at the Strand's main floor registers or at the door to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the store elevator or at 826 Broadway.