I suppose this is where I apologize for not updating my website in months and promise I’ll be better, but given that I’ll probably just lapse right back into my bad habits, I’ll get to the point. Which is: EVENTS! Specifically, I’ll be at the Brooklyn Book Festival this weekend, September 18th (Sunday), for two events and signings. I’d love to see you all — and look, what a line up! Peter Straub AND Joyce Carol Oates?! Aaaaaaah!!!!
Brooklyn Historical Society Auditorium
(128 Pierrepont Street)
1:00pm Otherworldly: By drawing the out-of-this-world, these comics share essential truths about humanity. Marjorie Liu (Monstress) writes comics about gore, sex, and horror–which reflect deep socio-cultural/historical inspiration. Tyler Cohen (Primahood) blends surrealism and memoir to explore what it means to be a queer person in a straight world (particularly as a parent). Gregory Benton (Smoke) illuminates the struggles of immigrant farm-workers in a graphic novella with ghostly elements. Moderated by award-winning author Ellen Kushner.
4:00pm Hearts of Darkness. A traumatized boy develops a sinister obsession with dolls; a man and his young lover take their fantasies in a chilling direction on the Amazon River; a teenage girl’s psychic link with a powerful monster puts them both in the crosshairs of otherworldly powers. Joyce Carol Oates (The Doll Master and Other Tales of Terror),Peter Straub (Interior Darkness), and Marjorie Liu (Monstress Volume 1: Awakening) discuss their latest genre-bending books that offer masterful glimpses of true horror, including short readings and a Q&A. Moderated by Charles Ardai, publisher, Hard Case Crime.