It’s not performance, unless you count the modern hipster and the mid-20th century obsessive personae as such. But that shouldn’t keep you away from tonight’s talk at the Free Library, where Adrian Tomine (the former) and Seth (the latter) are going to sit us all down for a nice chat.
Seth is traveling to support the book publication of his previously New York Times Magazine-serialized George Sprott: (1894-1975), out now from the highly respected comics publisher Drawn & Quarterly. Tomine’s latest project is A Drifting Life, which he edited for D&Q. It’s an excellent collection of stories by Yoshihiro Tatsumi, who was possibly the first cartoonist to turn his eye upon real life in post-WWII Japan.
They will talk and look cool, and we will go and learn things, and look cool but less so, wondering all the while what the people surrounding us think about us in the context of the two artists we’re there to see. I think there’s even an Optic Nerve comic about something like that.
Tonight, Free Library, Central Branch, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia. 7:30 pm, free!