July 14, 2005
Marc Lamothe, one of our pals at the Fantasia Festival, just sent us an e-mail to pass along. Better act fast if you're interested:
Stephen R. Bissette's Journeys Into Fear
The History, Heritage, and Censorship of the Horror Comics
Noted comic artist, illustrator, writer and scholar Stephen R. Bissette presents the first two installments of his sprawling, five-part lecture series on horror comics-where they came from, what they've gone through and where they're going. This lecture series has evolved through active presentation of the lecture in many public venues since 1992, including the Copenhagen Comic Art Library, the San Diego Comics Convention and many colleges and universities.
Fantasia would like to offer to 100 fans and friends a ticket for each of the two lectures. All you need to do is print this email and bring it to our ticket counter located at the Hall Theater, 1455, Maisonneuve Blvd West (Guy-Concordia subway station). You'll receive a ticket for each lecture.
Lecture One: Roots July 16th, 2005 2:45 pm J.A. De Seve
Lecture Two: The Comic Book Terrors July 17th, 2005 3:00 pm J.A. De Seve
More info at http://www.fantasiafestival.com/en/films/film_detail.php?id=98
Stephen R. Bissette worked 24 years in the comic book industry as a cartoonist, writer, editor, publisher, and co-publisher, and remains best known for Saga of the Swamp Thing and Tyrant. He retired from comics in 1999, but remains busy—since 1990, he has illustrated books by Neil Gaiman and Joe R. Lansdale, written the Stoker Award-winning novella Aliens: Tribes and non-fiction efforts including We Are Going To Eat You! The Third World Cannibal Movies, as well as articles for numerous books, film magazines and fanzines. His essays, interviews, and articles will be collected in 2006 as the book series Gooseflesh: The Secret Histories of the Horror Film (Black Coat Press). Bissette also works as a tutor, college lecturer and consultant and faculty member at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT (opening fall 2005). He lives and works in Marlboro, Vermont with his wife Marjory and son Daniel.