Aisha Franz in Toronto
Launching her new graphic novel Earthling
In conversation with Ginette Lapalme
Wednesday, November 5th, 7pm
@ The Central, 603 Markham
This event is made possible in part by the generous support of the Goethe-Institut Toronto. Presented by The Beguiling and Drawn & Quarterly
On Wednesday November 5th, at 7pm, join Drawn & Quarterly and The Beguiling for the launch of Aisha Franz’s debut graphic novel, Earthling! Aisha Franz will be presenting a slideshow about her work and in conversation with Ginette Lapalme.
Earthling details a few short days in the life of two sisters and their single mother, exploring the loneliness of everyday life in the suburbs as these women struggle to come to terms with what the world expects of them. Franz presents a narrative rich with surrealist twists and turns, where the peas on the dinner plate and the ads on television can both literally and figuratively speak to the most private strife and deepest hopes in a person’s life. Drawn in deep gray pencil,Earthling is an atmospheric and haunting account of the inevitability of losing the dream worlds of childhood.
This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Goethe-Institut Toronto.