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Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event: How to Read Nancy


Join authors Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden for an official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event to discuss their magnum opus, How to Read Nancy. 

Saturday, September 15th 5PM-7PM at 218 Bedford Brooklyn NY. 

Cartoonists and scholars, Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden use a single three-panel Nancy strip to explain how the medium of comics works.They will conduct a guided tour of How to Read Nancy, a unique meditation on the elements of comics as seen through the molecular deconstruction of the August 8, 1959 daily episode of Ernie Bushmiller’s Nancy. The authors will discuss the
genesis of this decade-long project and their quest to isolate the blood, sweat and tears that go into the making of a single comic strip How To Read Nancy is part encyclopedia, part history, part biography, part treatise, part humor theory, and part how-to-be-a-cartoonist-in-43-easy-lessons-sorry-folks-no-refunds! Perfect for students, academics, scholars, and casual fans.

How to Read Nancy is the 2018 Eisner award winner for best comics-related book.