Alison Bechdel launching The Secret to Superhuman Strength
13 May 2021 20:00 - 21:30
Bestselling cartoonist Alison Bechdel launches her newest graphic memoir, THE SECRET TO SUPERHUMAN STRENGTH, in this exclusive Canadian event presented by Librairie D+Q and The Beguiling.
Alison will guide the audience through a visual presentation, followed by an audience Q+A hosted by fellow cartoonist and friend Sophie Yanow (THE CONTRADICTIONS).
This is a free event organized by independent booksellers Librairie Drawn & Quarterly and The Beguiling. Purchase the book from either store and you will be emailed access to the webinar, co-presented by TCAF, The Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Buy the book from Librairie D+Q: https://bit.ly/329jF7e
Buy the book from The Beguiling: https://bit.ly/325z88e
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THE SECRET TO SUPERHUMAN STRENGTH From the author of Fun Home, a profoundly affecting graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel's lifelong love affair with exercise, set against a hilarious chronicle of fitness fads in our times.
Alison Bechdel's cult following for her early comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For expanded wildly for her family memoirs, the best-selling graphic memoir Fun Home, adapted into a Tony Award-winning musical, and Are You My Mother? Bechdel has been named a MacArthur Fellow and Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont, among many other honors. The Secret to Superman Strength is her latest comic.
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