Signing for 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style by Matt Madden
Saturday, December 3rd, 7 PM
Matt Madden?s Exercises in Style is a series of engrossing one-page comics that tell the same story in a variety of ways. Inspired by Raymond Queneau?s 1947 work of the same title, a mainstay of creative writing courses that The New York Times Book Review called ?truly original? upon its initial publication, Madden?s project demonstrates the expansive range of possibilities available to all storytellers. The project developed a cult following from its inception in 1998, and in early 2004, Madden launched www.EXERCISESINSTYLE.com, a site showcasing the project, finding a broad audience and immediate critical attention and praise. The website was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
99 WAYS TO TELL A STORY is a collection of the complete ?Exercises in Style? project, illustrating all 99 different graphic approaches to telling the same story. Readers are taken on an enlightening tour?sometimes surprising, always amusing?through the world of the story.
For the event Matt Madden will be signing 99 Ways to Tell a Story.
Matt Madden started self-publishing minicomics in the early 1990s. He published his first graphic novel, Black Candy in 1998, and in 2001 published Odds Off. Madden lives in Brooklyn with his wife, author and cartoonist Jessica Abel. He works in comics and illustration, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts and Yale University. His latest works appear in A Fine Mess, his bi-annual series published by Alternative Comics.