Virtual Bookstock: Jason Lutes, Berlin
Bookstock 2020 has gone virtual - and the second event in their lineup features local author & artist, Jason Lutes!
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Considered one of the masterworks of the graphic novel golden age, Berlin is “rich with well-researched historical detail, compassionate in its character studies, and as timely as ever in its depiction of a society slowly awakening to the stranglehold of fascism.” In this talk, Jason Lutes will discuss his development as a cartoonist, touching on the various influences—from William Faulker to Dungeons & Dragons, Wim Wenders to Star Wars—that inspired his creative process and culminated in the creation of his 600-page opus.
About the Author:
Jason Lutes is a cartoonist and game designer who lives in Vermont, where he teaches at the Center for Cartoon Studies. Among his published work is the graphic novel Berlin, a portrait of the German city during the rise of fascism, which has been published in 15 different languages.
This Virtual Bookstock event is presented in partnership with the Norman Williams Public Library & the Yankee Bookshop, and sponsored by Mascoma Bank and presented with the help of many others. Bookstock is free and open to all in all of its forms - if you would like to help keep it that way, please consider a donation.
This book. From the first page I was wrapped up in this work of fiction that feels so incredibly real. Lutes's artwork draws you in, but the characters he has created keep you invested in the story - and the history is just so rich and fascinating. I loved it, and any history fan will love it too. - Kari