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Flashed Launch Party
February 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Join an all-star line-up of authors and illustrators to celebrate the release of Flashed: Sudden Stories in Comics and Prose. Featured authors Anna North (The Life and Death of Sophie Stark), Ben Greenman (The Slippage), Jason Little (Borband Motel Art Improvement Service), and Dean Haspiel (Beef with Tomato), along with co-editors Josh Neufeld and Sari Wilson will present an exciting visual display of the comics, prose, comics triptych presented in their new book.
About Flashed: Sudden Stories in Comics and Prose:
Flashed is a collection of flash fiction stories in comics and prose, pressed up against one another. In dialogue. In concert. In conversation. The stories are arranged in “triplets”—each grouping a kind of call-and-response among the respective contributors. So Flashed is more than an anthology; it’s a conversation—among some of today’s most exciting prose writers and cartoonists—and between the forms of prose and comics.
Flashed is the result of a two-year project in which we recruited writers and cartoonists to respond to one another’s work with original pieces of flash fiction. Why flash fiction? It’s the perfect form for a project that’s all about pushing boundaries and cross-fertilizing creative communities.
Anna North is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and her writing has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Atlantic, Glimmer Train, Nautilus, and Salon; on Jezebel andBuzzFeed; and in the New York Times, where she is a staff editor. The author of America Pacifica and The Life and Death of Sophie Stark, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.Emmy award winner and Eisner and Harvey Award nominee Dean Haspiel created Billy Dogma, illustrated for HBO’s “Bored To Death,” was a Master Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, is a Yaddo fellow, a playwright (“Switch To Kill”), and is the co-founder of HANG DAI Editions. Dean’s comics include The Fox with Mark Waid, The Alcoholic with Jonathan Ames and The Quitter with Harvey Pekar.
Ben Greenman is a contributing writer at the New Yorker and a New York Times-bestselling author who has written both fiction (The Slippage, Superbad) and non-fiction. He was Questlove’s collaborator on the acclaimed hip-hop memoir Mo Meta Blues, and George Clinton’s memoir, Brothas Be Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You. He lives in Brooklyn and rarely leaves.
Jason Little was born in 1970 and raised in Binghamton, New York. He studied photography at Oberlin College, and now resides in Brooklyn with writer Myla Goldberg and their daughter Zelie Goldberg-Little. He has been drawing cartoons since he was a child. In addition to Shutterbug Follies and Motel Art Improvement Service, he has also written and illustrated the Xeric Award-winning Jack’s Luck Runs Out, as well as a number of short works for various cartoon anthologies.
Sari Wilson trained as a dancer with the Harkness Ballet in New York and was on scholarship at Eliot Feld’s New Ballet School. She was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, a fellow of the Provincetown Fine Arts Center, and her fiction has appeared in Agni, the Oxford American, Slice, and Third Coast. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, the cartoonist Josh Neufeld.
Josh Neufeld is a comics journalist known for his graphic narratives of political and social upheaval, told through the voices of witnesses. He is the writer/artist of the bestselling nonfiction graphic novel A.D.: New Orleans after the Deluge (Pantheon). In addition, he is the illustrator of the bestselling graphic nonfiction book The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media (W.W. Norton). He was a 2013 Knight-Wallace fellow in journalism at the University of Michigan. Neufeld is a Xeric Award winner, and his work has been nominated for a number of other awards, including the Eisner and the Harvey. His books have been translated into French, Italian, and Dutch. Neufeld’s illustrations have appeared in such publications as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with his wife and daughter.
For more information about all of the great contributors to the book, please visit the website: here!