Saturday, April 30th at 7PM Canada’s only event for the acclaimed cartoonist at the D+Q Librairie. Ben Katchor launches his first book in more than ten years. The Cardboard Valise is a graphic novel as travelogue; a canvas of semi-surrealism; and a poetic, whimsical, beguiling work of dazzling imagination. Ben Katchor will be reading and projecting images from The Cardboard Valise, which will be followed by a Q&A session.
“The creator of the last great American comic strip.”–Michael Chabon
“Ben Katchor is possibly my favourite cartoonist. More a surrealist poem than a traditional comic strip. He performs that often promised yet rarely accomplished feat of transforming the mundane into the sublime.”–Seth from his review of the book in The Globe and Mail
“Ben Katchor is one of those cultural figures who evokes a variety of reliable responses: You’ve never heard of him; you are vaguely aware of him; or you’re entirely and irrevocably smitten with his peculiar charms.”–New York Times Magazine