This event will be held at our 9th Ave. store.
Ryan Sands of Youth in Decline press talks with NY Times bestselling graphic novelist Simon Hanselmann about Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam (Fantagraphics).
Praise for Simon Hanselmann:
"It's the range of these characters' emotional register, and the beauty of Hanselmann's renderings of same, that make his work sting and stick. Watching these themes emerge from a funny-animal gag strip with weed jokes is a bit like seeing the Locas saga spring forth from the brow of Jaime Hernandez's old sci-fi stuff." Sean T. Collins
"These are some of the best comics being made in the world right now, I really think so." James Kochalka
"Hanselmann's team of bitchy fuckups possesses such a well-unbalanced chemistry of neurosis, aggression and nonchalance you just can't turn away." Edie Fake
"One of my favorite cartoonists in the world right now" Dylan Horrocks
About Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam:
Megg the witch, Mogg the cat, their friend Owl, and Werewolf Jones struggle unsuccessfully with their depression, drug use, sexuality, poverty, lack of ambition, and their complex feelings about each other. It’s a laff riot! Fresh off their star turn in the New York Times best seller Megahex, Megg and Mogg decide to take a trip to Amsterdam for some quality couple time, although the trip gets off to a rocky start when they forget their antidepressants. They need Owl to come and help them save their relationship. But why does he have a suitcase full of glass dildos? And what will they do when they realize that the housesitting Werewolf Jones has turned their apartment into a “f#@k zone”? Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam collects all of Simon Hanselmann’s contributions to Vice.com, the Ignatz Award-nominated short story “St. Owl’s Bay,” and other surprises that will add additional color and background for fans of Megahex.
Megg is a depressed, drug-addicted witch. Mogg is her black cat. Their friend, Owl, is an anthropomorphized owl. They hang out a lot with Werewolf Jones.