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Peter Bagge on tour for FIRE!!: in WA, ON, QC, TX, and CA

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The incomparable Peter Bagge is heading on tour for his latest graphic novel Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story and we couldn't be more excited! Since the release of the New York Times-bestselling Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story, we've been anxiously awaiting another graphic biography to add to his oeuvre. What we received surpassed expectations.

In Fire!!, Peter Bagge delves into the world of Zora Neale Hurston: the critically-acclaimed novelist and folklorist who challenged the norms of what was expected of an African American woman in early 20th century society. What unfolds is a story about a vibrant, outspoken, and dazzling person, illustrated with an equally bold cartooning hand. Check out his tour dates below, and make sure to pick up a copy of Fire!! at your local bookstore on March 21st! 

 

TOUR DATES

TORONTO, ON 
Friday, March 17 - Sunday, March 19 
Toronto Comic-Con, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 222 Bremner Blvd, M5V 2W6

MONTREAL, QC 
Monday, March 20th at 7:00 PM 
Librairie D+Q, 211 Bernard Ouest, Montreal, H2T 2K5

SEATTLE, WA 
Saturday, March 25th at 7:00 PM 
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, 98122 
Co-presented by Short Run Comix & Arts Festival

TACOMA, WA 
Saturday, April 1st at 4:00 PM 
King’s Books, 218 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, 98402

HOUSTON, TX 
Saturday, April 8th at 7:00 PM 
Bayou City Book Festival, 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, 77381 
With Joe Ollmann

LOS ANGELES, CA 
Saturday, April 22nd - Sunday, April 23rd 
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, University of Southern California Campus

MEMPHIS, TN

Wednesday, April 26th at 7:00 PM

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 934 Poplar Avenue

ORLANDO, FL

Thursday, May 25th - Sunday May 28th

Orlando MegaCon, Orange County Convention Center - North Concourse, 9400 Universal Blvd, Orlando

We're not the only ones who are excited about Fire!! - check out what other people are saying:

Zora Neale Hurston was always larger than life, colorful—the ideal subject for graphic work. Here comes Peter Bagge’s well-researched interpretation of her talent, persistence, contrariness, and just Zora-ness in Fire!!. Here’s Zora laughing, also looking mean and impressive.—Missy Dehn Kubitschek, Professor of English and Africana Studies, IUPUI

From its cover image on, Bagge’s Fire!! presents Zora Neale Hurston’s story in a format worthy of its subject. Vibrant and humorous, this comic book is as an homage—“warts and all”—to a heroine who lived her life as an adventure fueled by intellectual curiosity, and creative desire.—Glenda R. Carpio, Professor of English & African and African American Studies, Harvard

“The result is a sharp, rich and quick comic, that combines the fun of a visual medium with rousing story of a complex and controversial woman.”—Vue Weekly

“Peter Bagge brings his insight and lively cartooning style to Hurston's story in this bold new biography.”—Bustle

"Peter Bagge brings the historic figure to life in his graphic biography, which is just gorgeous, full of vibrant colors. His cartoon-y style brings an added layer to the work, making this a book everyone should take a look at."—Book Riot

“A fun and penetrating look at a fascinating figure from American history…an illuminating look at a woman who defied categorization and her times”—London Free Press 

“[Bagge] succeeds in what he set out to do: Bring Zora Neale Hurston to life in a manner befitting her drive, talent and personality — full living color.”—The Gazette