Friday, October 16th: David Small at Book Beat – 7:00PM
This event has ended, but we do have some signed first editions of STITCHES still available – New York Times #1 bestseller, and just nominated for the National Book Award, please call or order soon!
View a cinematic look inside the pages of STITCHES:
Caldecott Award winning artist and author David Small will be presenting his highly acclaimed new graphic novel style memoir STITCHES at the Book Beat Friday, October 16th, from 7-8:30 PM. STITCHES is a deep look into the author’s often painful past, filled with memories and scenes of growing up in the Detroit area. Truly one of the highlights of this fall’s list, STITCHES is an adult graphic memoir/ black-comedy that is both hilarious and sad, surreal and grotesquely too real. David has prepared a special slideshow presentation and we will moderate a discussion that is not to be missed. Please welcome David Small back to his hometown that has filled him with an abundance of energy, inspiration and creativity.
David Small evokes the mad scientific world of the 1950s beautifully, a time when everyone believed that science could fix everything….Capturing body language and facial expressions subtly, Stitches becomes in Small’s skillful hands a powerful story, an emotionally charged autobiography. (Robert Crumb )
“Stitches is as intensely dramatic as a woodcut novel of the silent movie era and as fluid as a contemporary Japanese manga. It breaks new ground for graphic novels.” -Françoise Mouly, Art Editor of The New Yorker
Small earned the 1997 Caldecott Honor and The Christopher Medal for The Gardener, with Sarah Stewart, his wife, recipient of the 2007 Michigan Author Award. In 2001 he won the Caldecott Medal for So You Want to Be President?, combining political cartooning with children’s book illustration. Small’s drawings have appeared in the New Yorker and the New York Times.
David Small and Sarah Stewart make their home in an historic manor house in Mendon, Michigan.