Jason Lutes with Megan Kelso

During the past two decades, Jason Lutes has created one of the masterworks of the graphic novel golden age. Serialized in twenty-two issues, collected in two volumes, with a third to be released at the same time as the series omnibus, Berlin (Drawn & Quarterly), this work is rich with well-researched historical detail, compassionate in its character studies, and as timely as ever in its depiction of a society slowly awakening to the stranglehold of fascism.

Berlin is an intricate look at the fall of the Weimar Republic through the eyes of its citizens—Marthe Müller, a young woman escaping the memory of a brother killed in World War I, Kurt Severing, an idealistic journalist losing faith in the printed word as fascism and extremism take hold; the Brauns, a family torn apart by poverty and politics. Lutes weaves these characters' lives into the larger fabric of a city slowly ripping apart. Jason Lutes teaches comics at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont.

Jason Lutes appears in conversation with fellow comic artist Megan Kelso.  Co-presented with SHORT RUN.

Date: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 7:00pm
Location: 
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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