Two tour dates in L.A. so far:
- Sunday, 9/23, 8pm at the artspace Machine Project in Echo Park: 1200 D North Alvarado, Los Angeles, CA 90026 | 213-483-8761
- Monday, 9/24, 4:30pm at the University of Southern California, Taper Hall Room 420. 3501 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Prolific French comics and animation writer Fabien Vehlmann will read from a projection of his digital graphic novel The Last Days of an Immortal, now available at Comixology (print version hits stores in October from Archaia Entertainment). Vehlmann wrote, and Gwen de Bonneval provided the art for this contemplative far-future science fiction tale, reminiscent of the work of Stanislaw Lem, which probes issues of genocide, first contact, cloning, and mortality. It took top prize for best graphic novel at the international science fiction convention Utopiales.
Readings will be followed by an audience Q&A. Refreshements will be served.
Fabien Vehlmann has written in almost every comics genre, from long-running serials (Seuls, Spirou & Fantasio), humor (Dieu qui pue Dieu qui pète), and fantasy (Wondertown) to history (Le Marquis d’Anaon) and adventure (Voyage en Satanie). Several of his graphic novels have appeared in English: The Island of 10,000 Graves (Fantagraphics), Green Manor (Cinebook), Seven Psychopaths (BOOM! Studios). His eclecticism has led him to collaborate with many artists with many different styles. His work in animation includes the series Avez-vous déjà vu? with Alain Chabat and the feature film Un monde à nous with Balekdjian. He is one of the co-founders of the comics creators union (SNAC).