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Cancelled: Lynda Barry and Chris Ware: On Comics


Thu Nov 21, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
60 mins


Toronto Reference Library
Bram & Bluma Appel Salon

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled.

Lynda Barry and Chris Ware are two of today's best-known and most innovative comics artists. They appear in conversation to talk about their new books, Making Comics and Rusty Brown.

Lynda Barry is an American cartoonist, author, and teacher known for her weekly comic strip Ernie Pook's Comeek. A professor of interdisciplinary creativity, she appears to discuss Making Comics, her idiosyncratic curriculum that teaches people how to draw and write their own story. A beautiful and inspiring book whose core teaching is that creativity is vital to processing the world around us.

Chris Ware is an American cartoonist known for his Acme Novelty Library series and the graphic novels Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth and Building Stories. His works explore themes of social isolation, emotional torment and depression. He appears to discuss Rusty Brown, a fully interactive, full-color articulation of the time-space interrelationships of three complete consciousnesses in the first half of a single midwestern American day and the tiny piece of human grit about which they involuntarily orbit.

Q&A and book signing to follow. Books available for purchase.


Please don't print your tickets! We're trying to reduce paper waste for Appel Salon events, so please don't bother printing your ticket. We'll either scan your ticket on your smartphone or quickly find your name on our tablets and check you in.

Arrive early, meet people. The talk starts at 7 pm, but doors open at 6 pm. Come early so you can chat with your fellow literature lovers, and make new friends. As with all Appel Salon events, we'll have a cash bar with a selection of beer, wine, and liquor, as well as sandwiches and snacks.




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