Nationally-Known Comic Artist David Malki! Discusses True Stuff From Old Books

Wednesday June 1, 2011: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

David Malki! is the nationally-known author of the celebrated comic strip Wondermark, which repurposes illustrations and engravings from 19th-Century books into sarcastic, silly, and surreal collage-style comic strips!

For this special event, David will present a slide show of fascinating, forgotten articles unearthed from Victorian-era newspapers and magazines. A man breathes fire! A steam-powered flying machine attempts its first flight! Inventors and adventurers dream big, and often die! And human nature remains unchanged through the ages. This event will include a booksigning and David's books will be on sale.

In 2008 David's Wondermark book Beards of our Forefathers was nominated for the Eisner Award -- the highest honor in comics -- for Best Humorous Publication. He's also the co-editor of the sci-fi anthology Machine of Death, which became a surprise bestseller in 2010.