The Graphic Canon Reception and Push and Kicks Awards of ExcellenceThe Society of Illustrators (128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues), New York, NY 10065) Map it Free
Seven Stories Press celebrates the release of The Graphic Canon Boxed Set and joins The Society of Illustrators, Publishers Weekly, and Togather in bestowing the first annual Push and Kick Awards for Excellence in the World of Graphic Books to Karen Green, Calvin Reid, and Steven Heller
Friday, November 8, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Part of Illustration Week starting November 4th
The Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street
(between Park and Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY 10065
Wine and light refreshments will be served
Co-sponsored by Publishers Weekly and Togather.
Please RSVP on Togather for a chance to win a FREE poster drawn by Dame Darcy.
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, 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 and 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 adapted by over 150 artists.
The Graphic Canon Boxed Set (Nov. 5, 2013) includes Vol. 1: From The Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons, Vol. 2: From ‘Kubla Khan’ to the Brontë Sisters to The Picture of Dorian Gray and Vol. 3: From Heart of Darkness to Hemingway to Infinite Jest as well as a collector’s poster and slipcase.
For more information see: www.thegraphiccanon.wordpress.com
“Rich with visual detail…These works of literature do not reside just on the shelves of academia; they flourish in the eye of our imagination.”⎯New York Times Book Review
“An anthology propelled by an enthusiasm for literature, art and the bewitching new forms that can result when traditions meet.” ⎯The Guardian
“One of the most ambitious projects in the history of the graphic medium.”