Two astoundingly accomplished team-ups of authors explore their many attractions to weird romance and speculative fiction, and all the things that happen when you create genre-bending graphic novels in collaboration! Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell (Bizarre Romance) and Alex de Campi and Katie Skelly(Twisted Romance) . Moderated by Tor Books editor Diana Pho.
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Authors Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell, whose works have both been inspired by visual representation, some even converted to films, will be discussing their newest anthology Bizarre Romance with a fellow member of the writing and editing community, Donna Seaman. This collection both celebrates and satirizes the many types of love we experience as humans. The various relationships explored by the variety of authors will be an inspiration for conversation.
Audrey and Eddie will be special guests at the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo on June 2-3. We will have a table at CAKE where we will be selling copies of Bizarre Romance as well as other published works by Audrey and Eddie.
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Both renowned creators in their own fields, Chicago novelist Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveler’s Wife) and Scottish cartoonist Eddie Campbell (From Hell) began creating comics together in 2014 and, after a long distance relationship, married this past year. Bizarre Romance, their new project, provides thirteen stories set in a variety of situations and styles written by Audrey and illustrated by Eddie. They’ll discuss the book and the intricacies of working with your partner on collaborative art.
Audrey and Eddie will be featured guests at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival:
Internationally bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger, and graphic artist Eddie Campbell, of such seminal works as From Hell by Alan Moore, collaborate on a wonderfully bizarre collection that celebrates and satirizes love of all kinds. With 16 different stories told through illustrated prose or comic panels, the couple explores the idiosyncratic nature of relationships in a variety of genres from fractured fairy tales to historical fiction to paper dolls. With Niffenegger’s sharp, imaginative prose and Campbell’s diverse comic styles, Bizarre Romance is the debut collection by two of the most important storytellers of our time.
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Internationally bestselling authors Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell, discuss their collaboration Bizarre Romance. Chaired by international comics expert, and man at the crossroads, Paul Gravett.
Join us at Women and Children First as we celebrate the launch of BIZARRE ROMANCE.
International bestselling authors Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell, have collaborated to create 13 quirky, irreverent vignettes about love, loss, fairies, regret, wanton wrongheadedness, cats, supernatural exterminators, and more cats! With Niffenegger’s sharp, imaginative prose and Campbell’s diverse comic art styles, Bizarre Romance explores the good, the bad, the ugly, and the just plain weird through re-imaginings of classic fairy tale characters, love letters during the apocalypse, and more.
On Monday 11 December Sotheby’s in London will auction a collection of 33 unique collectible first editions with beautiful original dust-jackets designed, and generously donated, by leading artists and designers.
Blink Contemporary Art & Design, 1709 Franklin, will be hosting an opening for "Master Class: Artists who have mastered their craft," on July 7 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibit runs until Oct. 1. According to the gallery, the exhibit is a response to a society that worships youth. It celebrates those artists who have spent a lifetime refining and mastering their skills and whose work has achieved a quiet certainty.
Audrey will be interviewing author Donna Seaman about her new book Identity Unknown at the Printer's Row Lit Fest, June 10, 2017 at 3:30 pm. More information can be found here.