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NEW CONSTRUCTION BOOK LAUNCH: Sam Alden Interviewed by Michael DeForge

Author Sam Alden interviewed by Michael DeForge
Saturday, September 26th, 7pm-9pm
@ The Central, 603 Markham Street

new_construction_temp (1)The Beguiling welcomes you to celebrate the launch of NEW CONSTRUCTION, the new graphic novel/short story collection by acclaimed cartoonist Sam Alden, from Uncivilized Books. After topping best-of lists around the world for his internet comics and previous release, ‘It Never Happened Again’, Alden returns with a collection of two new comics stories.

Alden will be joined at his book launch by Toronto cartoonist Michael DeForge, with the newly released Lose #7 and Dressing, from Koyama Press. DeForge will interview Alden about his work and career, on stage.

The event is scheduled to take place at The Central, 603 Markham Street, just next to The Beguiling. Our thanks to Uncivilized Books for helping set up this event!

New Construction collects two newly expanded stories from cartoonist and Adventure Time contributor Sam Alden. In “Household,” a brother and sister deal with divergent memories of their father and grow closer than ever. In “Backyard,” Vegans and anarchists share a house, small dramas and bizarre transformations (featuring a new, never before published ending). Designed as a companion volume for the critically acclaimed It Never Happened Again, New Construction cements Alden’s reputation as one of the best cartoonists of his generation.

headshot_samSam Alden was born in 1988 in Portland, Oregon. He is the recipient of two Ignatz Awards, one for most promising new talent and another for best comic. Sam was an official guest at the BilBoLbul festival in Bologna, Italy. His work has been previously published in Best American Comics 2013, from Houghton-Mifflin. Sam now lives and works as an illustrator and cartoonist in Los Angeles.