We are celebrating Leela Corman and her new book, Unterzakhn this Friday from 7-10 pm at SAW.
Come to SAW (18 SE 5th Ave at Main Street behind the CMC and Citizen’s Co-Op) from 7-10 for a chance to see this brand new book and see a small retrospective of Leela’s art on the walls.
Publishers Weekly Preview: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/book-news/comics/article/50614-panel-mania-unterzakhn.html
Graphic Novel Review: http://www.graphicnovelreporter.com/content/unterzakhn-review
“Unterzakhn works on multiple levels (one notable one: the artwork is fantastic, particularly when Corman infuses any of her female characters with a snarl or a sneer, conveying a lifetime of pent-up emotion in a single panel), and as such, it’s highly recommended.”
Random House bookpage: http://www.randomhouse.com/book/32003/unterzakhn-by-leela-corman
From SFSite.com: http://www.sfsite.com/columns/graphica360.htm
“Corman produces an exceptional portrayal, deserving of much laudatory praise and acclaim, of immigrant and Jewish life on par with the works of Will Eisner and Art Spiegelman.”
“Historically informed and aesthetically compelling . . . . Heavily inked cartoons beautifully depict period details and the Hester Street gossips as times evolve and show how the two sisters’ similarities change into stark differences in appearance as they age. The text, salted with Yiddish, and the eloquently detailed images meld together to make this a good choice for readers who enjoyed Eleanor Widmer’s Up from Orchard Street (2005) or Hubert and Kerascoet’s Miss Don’t Touch Me (2009).” —Booklist, March 15, 2012
More tour dates follow:
Unterzakhn Tour Schedule:
Tuesday, April 3—Brooklyn, NY
7:00 pm – WORD bookstore event. 126 Franklin Street.
Wednesday, April 4—Boston, MA
7:00 pm – Brookline Booksmith event. 279 Harvard St. Brookline.
Thursday, April 5—NYC
6:30 pm – Tenement Talks event at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, co-sponsored by the Center for Cultural Judaism. 103 Orchard Street (at Delancey). RSVP requested (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Monday, April 9—Portland, OR
7:30 pm – Powell’s Books event. 1005 W. Burnside.
Tuesday, April 10—Seattle, WA
7:00 pm – Elliott Bay Books event. 1521 10th Ave.
Wednesday, April 11— San Francisco, CA
5:00 pm – Comix Experience event. 305 Divisadero Street.
Thursday, April 12— San Francisco, CA
7:00 pm – Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco event. 655 Mission Street.
Monday, April 16—Gainesville, FL
7:00 pm – B&N Gainesville (store #1972) event. 3910 S.W. Archer Road.
Thursday, April 26—Philadelphia, PA
7:30 pm – Philadelphia Free Library event with David Bezmozgis/Free World. 1901 Vine Street Logan Square.
Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29—NYC
MoCCA Festival book signing.