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Seth | George Sprott (1894-1975) with Adrian Tomine | Shortcomings and A Drifting Life

Tue, June 9, 2009 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

A celebrated cartoonist and illustrator for the New Yorker, Seth has earned Harvey, Eisner, and Ignatz awards, for his graphic novel, It’s a Good Life If You Don’t Weaken, andfor his design work on The Complete Peanuts collection. First serialized in the New York Times Magazine, George Sprott (1894-1975) weaves together the fictional, nostalgic tale of television host George Sprott, using patchwork and contradictory memories from the many people in his life.

Adrian Tomine acquired a cult-like following with his critically acclaimed comic book series Optic Nerve.His distinctive illustrations have graced the covers of the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Time, and his stories have appeared in the Best American Nonrequired Reading series.“Exploring race, adulthood, and ambition with exquisitely tuned humor and poignancy, Shortcomings is a graphic narrative as piercingly realistic as any prose fiction,” writes Entertainment Weekly. Tomine edited and designed the new release of A Drifting Life, a collection of graphic novelist Yoshihiro Tatsumi’s work.

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Philadelphia, PA 19103
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