Graphic novelist Jason Lutes to speak at the Springfield Town Library

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Ever wonder what it would be like to create a graphic novel or write a book of historical fiction? How about creating a 550-page historical graphic novel?

Join us Wednesday, Oct. 2nd at 6:30 p.m. at the Springfield Town Library to hear Jason Lutes discuss his journey to becoming a cartoonist, including the process of conceiving, researching, writing, and drawing his graphic novel “Berlin,” a work of historical fiction about the rise of fascism in Weimar Germany.

Ed Park reviewing in the New York Times Book Review wrote, “The magic in ‘Berlin’ is in the way Lutes conjures, out of old newspapers and photographs, a city so remote from him in time and space… [‘Berlin’ has] an ending so electrifying that I gasped.” The Washington Post selected “Berlin” as one of the 10 best graphic novels of 2018.

Jason Lutes is the author of “Jar of Fools, Houdini: the Handcuff King,” and the critically acclaimed “Berlin” trilogy, which took him 22 years to complete. He currently teaches comics and visual storytelling at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vt.

Lutes will appear as part of our celebration of the Vermont Humanities Council’s Vermont Reads 2019 graphic novel “March: Book 1” by Jon Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell. Free copies of “March: Book 1” are available at the Springfield Town Library, 43 Main Street, Springfield. This program is free, accessible, and open to the public. For more information, contact 802-885-3108 or stlas@vermontel.net.

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