This coming Monday October 30th sees another top comics-related event at the always welcoming House of Illustration, near London’s King’s Cross. Comics commentator, curator and historian Paul Gravett – the Man at the Crossroads himself – will be in conversation with Yvan Alagbé (Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures) and Ulli Lust (Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life). Full details of the event are in the press release below. It’s free but places are limited so make sure to book in advance!
Two of the most innovative authors of current French and German comics make their first visit to London to discuss their latest books, which are being translated by New York Review Comics, the graphic novel list recently launched by New York Review Books.
From France, Yvan Alagbé’s Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures is a timely collection of comics about race and immigration in Paris, which stands as both an extraordinary experiment in visual storytelling and an essential, deeply personal political statement. This will be a preview of his English-language debut to be released in February 2018.
Austrian-born Ulli Lust was acclaimed for her graphic memoir Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life, which recalls her teenage punk experiences. Her first work of graphic fiction, Voices in the Dark, is based on the novel The Karnau Tapes by Marcel Beyer. Set in Germany during the last years of the Third Reich, it is narrated by a sound engineer obsessed with recording the human voice, and by one of his subjects, the eldest daughter of Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
Tickets are free but places are limited. Book your place here.
Supported by Literarisches Colloquium Berlin and New York Review Comics