Thursday, October 26

Please join us at the next Powell's North reading on Thursday, October 26, at 7:00 p.m.; the reading will begin with Louie Holwerk and Jes Wigent and will feature the authors Jessica Abel and Matt Madden.

Matt Madden is the author of the graphic novels Black Candy (Black Eye Books) and Odds Off (Highwater Books). His most recent book, 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style, is a comics adaptation of Raymond Queneau's seminal 1947 textbook of the same name. Madden's collected short stories and comics appear in A Fine Mess, a bi-annual series published by Alternative Comics. His reviews have appeared in The Comics Journal and elsewhere. Madden lives in Brooklyn where he works in comics and illustration, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts.

Jessica Abel is best known for her comics series Artbabe, which ran from 1992-1999. The Artbabe series and Abel's fiction and nonfiction writings are collected in Mirror, Window (2000) and Soundtrack (2001) both available from Fantagraphics Books. With Ira Glass, she co-authored the how-to book Radio: an Illustrated Guide for WBEZ's This American Life. Her most recent work, La Perdida (Pantheon), was first published as a five part miniseries between 2000 and 2005. Carmina, a young adult novel is forthcoming from Harper Collins in 2007. Abel lives in Brooklyn and teaches at the School of Visual Arts.

Please mark your calendars for our next reading on November 17 featuring Jill Riddell and student curated nature writing.