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Weekend events w/ Tom Gauld, Rutu Modan, Miriam Katin

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from Rutu Modan's The Property

Hel-lo, Princeton and Quebec, we've got events for you this weekend! 

PRINCETON, NJ: Today, Friday April 10th, at 4:30 pm, Rutu Modan and Miriam Katin will be at Princeton University's Aaron Burr Hall 219, joining Miriam Libicki and Liana Finck for a roundtable discussion with a reception to follow. This discussion is part of Frames: Jewish Culture and the Comic Book, which seeks to bring together scholars and artists in discussing the interchange of Jewish culture and the comic book. As a medium, the comic book has often been overlooked in its literary capacities and often been tragically relegated to a purely ‘comic’—or entertaining—form. However, recent shifts in comic consciousness demonstrate a newfound interest in discussing and analyzing the comic book as a distinct mode of representation—as an intersection of text and image. Visit Princeton's website for more information on this conference

from Tom Gauld's You're All Just Jealous of my Jetpack

QUEBEC CITY, QC: Tom Gauld is in town all the way from England! Today, Friday April 10th through Sunday April 12th, he'll be at Festival de la BD Francophone de Québéc, to celebrate the release of the French edition of You're All Just Jealous of my Jetpack. You'll find him signing at booth 153

Friday April 10th: 7:30pm-9:00pm
Saturday April 11th: 2:00pm-4:00pm; 7:00pm-8:30pm
Sunday April 12th: 11:00am-12:00pm

Then, later on Sunday April 12th, at 1:30pm, Tom will be at the Morrin Cultural Center as part of ImagiNation Writer's Festival (festival passes available here), giving a presentation about his works, influences, and process, and signing. Talk will be given in English. We had the absolute pleasure of hosting Tom at our Librairie D+Q in Montreal Wednesday night, and he is every bit as funny and charming as his comics would have you assume. Do yourself a favour and go meet him!