Lauren R. WeinsteinThursday, March 15th, 7:00 PMFREE
Lauren R. Weinstein is a cartoonist. Her most recent book, Girl Stories, was published by Henry was one of the ALA\’s \”Great Graphic Novels for Teens\”. In 2003, she was the recipient of the Xeric Grant, allowing her to self-publish her first book, Inside Vineyland. In 2004, she received the Ignatz award for \”Promising New Talent\”. Her comics and illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, Glamour, McSweeney\’s, LA Weekly, The Chicago Reader, Kramer?s Ergot, and Seattle\’s The Stranger. Currently she is working on the sequel to Girl Stories, tentatively entitled Calamity and a sci-fi fantasy comic entitled The Goddess of War. Her work has been anthologized in Yale University Press\’s \”Anthology of Graphic Fiction\” and will be in this years \”Best American Comics\”.
Lauren will be doing a multi-media reading of recent work, from Girl Stories and other places. She will be showing gigantic flash cards with sound effects. Check out www.girlstoriescomics.com
Girl Stories Reviews:
?In a time when memoirs are fake and writers aren\’t who they seem, Girl Stories is the real thing.?–Bust
\”Girl Stories feels real, approachable, and honest in the way that the best art and writing should; it perfectly captures those awkward moments when the potential for manipulating other people\’s feelings is first discovered, and all of the moral questions implied therein. It\’s also really funny.\” –Chris Ware
\”These are not only great girl stories, but also great human stories. Lauren perfectly and hilariously captures both the poignancy and folly of that awkward age when we sit perched on the cusp of adolescence. She does this with genuine warmth, sharp wit, and unaffected storytelling.\”