Jason Lutes - Berlin

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Thu, 01/10/2019 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Jason Lutes spent 20 years creating the historical graphic novel Berlin, set in the Weimar Republic.  He talks about the book with Words and Pictures host S.W. Conser
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Jason Lutes spent 20 years creating the historical graphic novel Berlin, set in the Weimar Republic.  He talks about the book with Words and Pictures host S.W. Conser
Jason Lutes spent 20 years creating the historical graphic novel Berlin, set in the Weimar Republic.  He talks about the book with Words and Pictures host S.W. Conser
An epic graphic novel tells the tale of struggling German civilians between the wars

 

Jason Lutes is a dogged comics storyteller.  His previous graphic novel Jar of Fools was serialized for years in Seattle's Stranger newspaper before being collected in book form.  Now comes the 600-page magnum opus Berlin, a sprawling tale of urban struggle in Germany during the Weimar Republic, written and drawn over a 20-year period.

Jason joined S.W. Conser during the Portland Book Festival to discuss the advantages and unique challenges of telling stories that combine text, art, and design; as well as the disturbing parallels between the politics of the 1920's and today.

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