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Visionaries Real and Imagined: PETER BAGGE on Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story , GENE LUEN YANG on Boxers & Saints , and BEN KATCHOR, Hand-Drying in America

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2:00 p.m., Centre Gallery (Building 1, 3rd Floor, Room 1365)

Author(s) and Guest(s)

Peter Bagge

In Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story (Drawn & Quarterly; $21.95) indie cartoonist Peter Bagge presents the life of the birth-control activist, educator, nurse, mother, and protofeminist from her birth in the late nineteenth century to her death after the invention of the birth control pill. Bagge is the Harvey Award–winning author of the acclaimed nineties alternative-comic series Hate.  

Gene Yang

Gene Luen Yang began drawing comic books in the fifth grade. His 2006 graphic novel American Born Chinese was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. His 2013 graphic novel diptych Boxers & Saints was also a finalist for the National Book Award. He also writes the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series based on Nickelodeon’s popular Avatar: The Last Airbender cartoon.  

Ben Katchor

From award-winning cartoonist Ben Katchor comes Hand-Drying in America (Pantheon; $29.95), a surrealist handbook for the rebuilding of society in the twenty-first century, in which lives are defined by possessions, consumerism is a kind of spirituality. You'll never look at a building, a bar of soap, or an ATM the same way.  “Sublimely caustic . . . brilliant, darkly magical new collection.”--Publishers Weekly, starred review.  Katchor's other books include The Cardboard Valise, The Jew of New York; and Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer: The Beauty Supply District.

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300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132
Centre Gallery (Building 1, 3rd Floor, Room 1365)

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