Super-Creator Comes to USA

by Jeff

French embassy hosts Christophe Blain; critics compare him to Vonnegut & Daumier

“Christophe Blain is one of those super-creators in France that very few English-speaking people have heard of.” — Read About Comics

“[Blain’s] styles of figuration and lighting marry Daumier and Munch.” — Booklist

“Like Joseph Heller and Kurt Vonnegut.” — School Library Journal

Blain is the writer and artist behind Isaac the Pirate, the best-selling graphic-novel series about an artist who accidentally turns buccaneer and falls through a series of hilarious adventures. The book won the prestigious Angoulême International Comics festival’s highest award. Blain has also written and drawn graphic novels such as the critically lauded The Speed Abater and contributed to Lewis Trondheim and Joann Sfar’s popular Dungeon books.

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Isaac the Pirate: To Exotic Lands
by Christophe Blain

The French embassy’s Cultural Services Department is bringing Blain to the United States as part of its French Authors on Tour program (www.frenchculture.org/spip.php?article50&tout=ok). NBM, the publisher of Dungeon, Speed Abater, and Isaac the Pirate in the United States, is delighted to work with the Embassy on Blain’s tour.

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The Speed Abater
by Christophe Blain

At this writing, Blain is scheduled for the following events (and more may be added soon).

Saturday, April 26
7 p.m.
Secret Headquarters
3817 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
323-666-2228
www.thesecretheadquarters.com
shq@thesecretheadquarters.com

Sunday, April 27
12 noon: Booth 318 (Hi De Ho Comics)
2 p.m.: Booth 732 (French Cultural Services)
4 p.m.: Royce Hall, Room 306 (lecture followed by wine reception)
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
UCLA
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095
213-237-6552 or 800-728-4638 x72665
www.latimes.com/extras/festivalofbooks / www.hidehocomics.com
info@hidehocomics.com / nicole.hayes@latimes.com

Monday, April 28
7 p.m.
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
310-659-3110 or 800-764-BOOK
www.booksoup.com
info@booksoup.com

Thursday, May 1
6 p.m.
Floating World Comics
20 Northwest 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
503-241-0227
www.floatingworldcomics.com
jason@floatingworldcomics.com

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