Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 7:30 PM
FRANK READE: A steampunk party with Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett
Admission: Free to the public
St. Johns Booksellers
8622 N Lombard St
Join the celebration of the days when easy travel was the stuff of science fiction, and don't forget to dress in your steampunk best for a costume contest judged by our author guests! Prizes will be offered for Best Character Likeness, Most Historical, and Judges' Favorite costumes.
Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention is by husband-and-wife team Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett, a follow-up to their acclaimed book Boilerplate: Historyís Mechanical Marvel.
The couple has been collaborating in print since 1989, when they created the groundbreaking science fiction comic Heartbreakers, an action series that explores the personal and political ramifications of cloning. Their 2005 graphic novel Heartbreakers Meet Boilerplate stars Anina as the main characters and was nominated for an Eisner Award for Paulís innovative art. In 1998 they launched their web site, BigRedHair.com, which became the birthplace of Boilerplate.