Friday, January 25, 2008

Jan 31: Shooting War author at Library of Congress

Martha Kennedy reports:

The LCPA Veteran's Forum will host Anthony Lappe, author of the graphic novel "Shooting War," on Thursday, January 31, noon-1:00, Dining Room A, Madison Building, Library of Congress.

"Shooting War" began as an Eisner-nominated serialized web comic in May 2006. The book was expanded into a 192-page hardcover graphic novel, with new plot twists and "more Dan Rather than you can shake a dead armadillo at."

The novel takes place in Iraq in the year 2011. The protagonist, Jimmy Burns, dreams of becoming a war correspondent and soon finds himself in Baghdad.

Anthony Lappe served as an embedded correspondent in Iraq. He subsequently produced the award-winning Showtime documentary "Battleground: 21 Days on the Empire's Edge." He is the Executive Editor of GNN TV as well as a producer for MTV News and Fuse.

Anthony will show a short film as well as slides of illustrations from the book. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Further information contact David Moore 202-707-5034.

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