Liana Finck: EXCUSE ME (with Sarah Glidden)
Monday September 23: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Join us in the Strand's Rare Book Room as Liana Finck releases her new book, Excuse Me. With her trademark scratchy style and keen eye for the absurd, Liana Finck has amassed a large, devoted following who love the deeply insightful, delightfully odd way she describes how we all experience the world.
Excuse Me assembles more than 500 of her most loved cartoons from Instagram and The New Yorker over the past few years, in such distinctive chapters as Love & Dating; Gender & Other Politics; Animals; Art & Myth-Making; Humanity; Time, Space, and How to Navigate Them; Strangeness, Shyness, Sadness; and Notes to Self.
Melancholy and hilarious, relatable and surreal, intensely personal yet surprisingly universal, Excuse Me brings together the best work so far by one of the most talented young comics artists working today. Join us as Liana sits down with fellow artist Sarah Glidden to launch her brand-new collection!
Liana Finck is the author of Passing for Human and a regular contributor to The New Yorker. She is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and a Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists. She has had artist residencies with MacDowell, Yaddo, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Willapa Bay.
Sarah Glidden is a non-fiction cartoonist and illustrator living in Brooklyn. Her first graphic novel, How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, was published by Vertigo Comics in 2010 and was featured in the Best American Comics series. It is now published by Drawn and Quarterly as is her New York Times bestselling second book, Rolling Blackouts, in which she follows journalists to Turkey, Iraq and Syria as they report on the fallout of the war in Iraq. Her short comics articles have appeared in The Guardian, the Nib, Topic and a variety of other publications.