Friday, June 01, 2012

Sat June 2: Graphic Canon editor at Big Planet Comics

Russ Kick is signing on Saturday!

The summer of signings continues at Big Planet! Thanks to everyone who came out to meet Jerry Gaylord at College Park last Saturday. This Saturday we have Russ Kick, editor of the just released anthology, The Graphic Canon volume 1, appearing at our Bethesda store!

Comicsgirl reviewer extraordinaire Eden talked to Russ Kick. Here's the interview:

June 2 - Russ Kick Signing

Russ Kick, editor of the anthology The Graphic Canon, will be appearing at our Bethesda store for a signing on Saturday, June 2. Publisher's Weekly called The Graphic Canon "the graphic publishing literary event of the year". It is a collection of classic literature interpreted as comics by such greats as R. Crumb, Will Eisner, Molly Crabapple, and lots more, over 130 in total!

This first volume (of an eventual 3) is subtitled From The Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons, covering literature through the 1700s. The Odyssey, Beowulf, Lysistrata, The Book of the Dead, The Canterbury Tales, London Journal, and more.

1 pm-3 pm
Big Planet Comics of Bethesda
4849 Cordell Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

and here's more information on the project:

An Ambitious Project to Turn the Literary Canon Into Comics; From Shakespeare to Milton to Nabokov, the world's most enduring books are being tackled by famed graphic novelists in a three-volume set.
By Steven Heller
May 31 2012,

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