Thursday, October 29, 2009  
Seth reading at the D&Q shop November 3rd

:: Posted by max @ 10/29/2009 11:25:00 PM
Under a cover sporting a Salgood Sam illustration, the Montreal Mirror has a short piece announcing an up coming reading at the D&Q shop with Seth...

A LIFE IN PICTURES:
From George Sprott
by STACEY DEWOLFE

"Cartooning is not drawing," explains Canadian graphic novelist Seth in a recent Q&A with The Walrus, "it's representational, but... the action of cartooning [is] intricately woven with the process of how the memory works." That the artist's work has long been informed by a love affair with the past will come as no surprise to his many fans, especially those familiar with the artist's wire glasses and Bogart-esque attire.

Those new to the graphic novel may have inadvertently seen Seth's work, as his cartoons have graced the cover of The New Yorker, and his newest book, the picture novella George Sprott, was recently serialized in the New York Times Magazine.

The poster for the slide show and book signing, entitled Brief Stories About Cartooning-which takes place at Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard W.) this Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.-makes reference to the greatest names in the history of the medium: Spiegelman, Crumb and Ware, to name just a few. But look at the fine print, and the wit which characterizes the artist's work becomes clear; "Note: none of the cartoonists listed above may be discussed in any way-subjects vary."


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