If your in Chicago, come join me for a book reading and slide presentation at:
- No Nation Gallery (formerly Happy Dog Gallery) in Wicker Park
- 1542 N Milwaukee Ave 2nd Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60622
- Sunday, March 10th at 2:00pm
Aside from hearing from Author Dan P Moore and getting a behind the scenes look at his graphic novel, Author and Occupy Homes MN activist Becky Z. Dernbach will be presenting her incredible rhyming picture book, Fannie and Freddie, on communities standing up to resist foreclosure! (http://fannieandfreddie.org/)
This will be a not-to-be-missed one-two knock-out event of creative forms of popular education.
Thurs Nov. 15 : 9:00pm at the Rakes End (2141 Central Ave)
Friday Nov. 16 : 6:30pm at The Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center (1235 Vine St.)
It’s been an exciting last couple weeks as the printed copies of Mark Twain Was Right work their way from the printer to all over the country. One copy made it’s way into the hands of Jason Sacks at comicsbulletin.com. This is what he had to say:
“Moore seems anxious to get this important story down on the printed page as rapidly as he can; you can feel the almost palpable forward energy of this story on nearly every page. That’s a great fit for this book because the events in Cincinnati start with a quick moment of relative quiet and quickly builds to moments of real intensity and drama.
Mark Twain Was Right is a great example of comic as reportage, and comics as a way to convey complex ideas in a way that no other artform can convey them. Microcosm Publishing is dedicated to “growing your small world,” and my world was enriched by this interesting history.”
See the full review at http://comicsbulletin.com/reviews/4846/review-mark-twain-was-right/
I have been working on this project for two years, and thinking about it for a decade. What is it about the 2001 Cincinnati Riots that left such and impact on me and the entire city?. Was it the drama? The tragedy?The optimism? The destruction?
After staring at the pages of Mark Twain Was Right for the last two years I’ve learned that it was the people, thousands of them, that transformed the tragedy of Timothy Thomas’s murder into action.It was the people who left an impact. It was the people who showed that their force is greater than any institution. That’s what made the wake of Timothy Thomas’s death unique- it was how ordinary people decided that the status quo was no longer except able.
That is the spirit in which I wrote and illustrated Mark Twain Was Right, but that conversation doesn’t end there. I created this web site not only to talk about the graphic novel, but also to continue hearing and sharing your stories. Check out the “Post Your Stories” section to see other stories that didn’t make it into the pages of the book- but are as valuable and true as anything that I have printed. Post your story for others to see. This is how the conversation continues.
Release date for the graphic novel is July 1st, and pre-ordering has already begun. Be sure to purchase your copy today and share this part of our history with me.