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  • Seven Stories Press celebrates the release of The Graphic Canon Boxed Set with the Society of Illustrators

    November 8, 2013

    Friday, November 8, 6:30pm-8:30pmgcv1-3
    Part of Illustration Week starting November 4th
    The Society of Illustrators
    128 East 63rd Street
    New York, NY 10065

    Co-sponsored by Publishers Weekly and Togather. Wine and light refreshments will be served.

    Please join Seven Stories Press as we celebrate important figures in the comics art community as well as local contributing artists of The Graphic Canon.

    Seven Stories would like to recognize the enthusiasm and support of Karen Green, graphic novel librarian at Columbia University, Calvin Reid, senior news editor at Publishers Weekly, and Steven Heller, the co-chair of the MFA Design program at the School of Visual Arts and the author or editor of over 140 books on design and popular visual culture.

    THE GRAPHIC CANON is a one-of-a-kind, three-volume anthology of classic and contemporary world literature re-interpreted by comics artists and illustrators edited by Russ Kick. Praised by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Beast, Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus, and a slew of comics and literary magazines, The Graphic Canon is a truly unique collection that showcases over 200 works of literature and adapted by over 150 artists.

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  • Adapting the Novel: the Graphic Canon

    June 4, 2013

    Adapting the Novel: the Graphic Canon GC3
    Tuesday, June 4th @ 7:30pm
    Irish Arts Center
    553 West 51 Street
    New York, NY

    Join Graphic Canon contributor Robert Berry at the exhibition Ulysses Seen: An International Bloomsday at the Irish Arts Center Wednesday, June 4th to celebrate the launch of The Graphic Canon Volume 3 with fellow contributors Annie Mok, Lauren Weinstein, Peter Kuper, and Brendan Leach.

    Karen Green, curator of the Columbia University Library collection of graphic novels, will be moderation a discussion about adapting literature into a visual form. The Graphic Canon Volume 3 is a nonstop barrage of comics, full-page illustrations, photography, and cutting-edge design bringing to life the literature of the twentieth century. You never know what you’ll find: a Sherlock Holmes mystery, an H. G. Wells story, an illustrated guide to the Beat writers, a one-act play from Zora Neale Hurston (drawn by Milton Knight), a disturbing meditation on Naked Lunch, Rilke’s soul-stirring Letters to a Young Poet, a WWI soldier’s suppressed poem of war’s savagery, Anaïs Nin’s diaries, the visions of Black Elk, the heroin classic The Man With the Golden Arm (published four years before William Burroughs’s Junky ), and the postmodernism of Thomas Pynchon, David Foster Wallace, Kathy Acker, Raymond Carver, and Donald Barthelme.

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  • The Graphic Canon Volume 3 launch and artist talk at The Irish Arts Center on June 4th at 7:30pm

    June 4, 2013


    The anticipation is building for the June 25th release of Volume 3 of The Graphic Canon, the massive collection of classic and modern world literature adapted by artists and illustrators.

    Want an inside look at how these brilliant artists adapted our most beloved modern classics?

    Join us tomorrow, June 4th at 7:30pm at the Irish Arts Center for a panel discussion and reception to celebrate the soon-to-be-released Graphic Canon Vol 3.
    June 4th, 7:30pm
    Irish Arts Center
    553 W 51st St  New York, NY 10019

    Seven Stories publisher Dan Simon and editor Veronica Liu will introduce the event and thank editor Russ Kick (unfortunately not present) for his vision.

    Karen Green, graphic novel librarian at Columbia University and walking encyclopedia of  graphic novels, will be moderating a panel discussion with the incredible artists Peter Kuper (adapted Franz Kafka’s ”The Top” and “Give It Up!”), Robert Berry (adapted Ulysses by James Joyce), Annie Mok (adapted ”Araby” from Dubliners by James Joyce), Lauren Weinstein (adapted ”The Dreaming of the Bones” by W.B.

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