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Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions Illustrators Roz Chast, Seth, Anders Nilsen & Paul Buckley

These incredible illustrators will be here for a panel discussion on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at 7:00 PM.

With Paul Buckley at the helm, renowned graphic artists Roz Chast, Anders Nilsen, and Seth have designed new covers for Stella Gibbons’s Cold Comfort Farm, Hans Christian Anderson’s Fairy Tales, and The Portable Dororthy Parker, respectively, as part of the new Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions. Inspired by contemporary graphic novels and comic books, the covers are by turns witty, provocative, chilling, and hilarious.

Case in point: Charles Burns cover for Upton Sinclair's The Jungle.(who may be lurking about)

Roz Chast is a regular cartoonist for the New Yorker. Her work is droll and understated but it can be wickedly funny. I always get a kick out of her work. And I plan on lugging some of my old books by her to get them signed.

Best-known for Dogs and Water and the Big Questions series, Anders Nilsen is a member of the Chicago-based art collective The Holy Consumption. Read Anders Nilsen's profile here RAW

Seth is an illustrator whose work has been featured in Details, Spin, and the New York Times; he is best-known for his comic book series Palooka-Ville.

The Graphic Classics


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