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Thursday, December 05, 2013

Hey, Minneapolis! Anders Nilsen talks book arts!

Minneapolis, Anders Nilsen is going to be reading from Rage of Poseidon and talking unusual book design at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts tomorrow night, and as a rookie bookbinder/book artist, I'm really bummed to be missing out. But you don't have to! That's tomorrow night, Friday December 6th, at 7pm. The Center is located at 1011 Washington Ave S. 

Anders is going to be doing a slide reading from Rage of Poseidon and will discuss the role of mythology and religion in his work and what it means to re-imagine ancient stories and set them in the present day.  And he'll share examples of his many forays into unusual storytelling formats, including accordions like Rage, screen-printed artist books, photocopied zines, and poster comics, and the relationship between these and his work in more traditional publishing. (Are we traditional publishing? We're cooler than that, right?)

The event is spotlighted on Pioneer Press's literary calendar for the week! Plus, check out this glowing new review at The Coast: "The marriage of form and content has never been healthier than in this darkly humourous rewriting of biblical and mythological parables. [...] the accordion-style pages and gorgeous casing make this book not only fantastically re-readable, but a true fetish item for bibliophiles."

I know you are all bibliophiles because you're reading the D+Q blog. This event is free and open to the public- please go and allow me to live vicariously through you. And Chicagoans, don't forget! He's coming next week to read to you and talk comics with Jessica Hopper at City Lit Books.


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