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Double graphic memoir launch
May 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7pm
We are delighted to launch new graphic works by
Hamilton comic artist, David Collier (Morton: A Cross-Country Rail Journey)
and Danish journalist, Michael Nybrandt (Dreams in Thin Air)
Bryan Prince Bookseller
1060 King Street West, Hamilton
Free, everyone welcome
Presented in partnership with Conundrum Press
Morton: A Cross-Country Rail Journey is a graphic memoir lamenting the loss of train travel, the grip of family, mortality, art, and the human condition, with many other digressions thrown in for good measure. The book opens in media res as Collier finds out about his grandmother’s death. While trying to publish his next book another close death shocks him into action. His dream is to travel with his wife and son across the country by rail, before it is too late. Through the passing landscape he introduces his family (and the reader) to his old way of life and tries to track down the many characters with whom he has lost touch. Collier, who has been called “a national treasure,” has produced his most ambitious work to date.
Dreams in Thin Air: Twenty years ago, Danish journalist Michael Nybrandt was cycling across Tibet. An unexpected storm forced him to seek shelter in a monastery, where he discovered the Tibetan people’s unique passion for soccer. During that trip, he also learned about the heartbreaking treatment the Tibetan people received at the hands of the Chinese government. He envisioned the creation of a Tibetan national soccer team as a way to create awareness about the Tibetan cause and to offer the Tibetan people a way to showcase their national pride, apart from geopolitical schemes. Together with fellow Tibetan soccer enthusiasts it took years of preparation, overcoming bureaucratic problems and political turmoil, before Tibet could play their first international match against Greenland in front of more than 5,000 spectators in Copenhagen.
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