Venue/Location: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St., Phone: 503-241-0227
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 6:00 PM
GINGERBREAD GIRL Book Release & Art Exhibit
with Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover
Set in Portland, OR, this charming graphic novel by husband-and-wife team Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover is a blend of twentysomething soap opera and psychological detective story.
There are many verifiable facts concerning 26-year-old Annah Billips. She likes sushi and mountains and piglets, but hates paper cuts and beer breath. She flirts with girls and boys, and loves to travel. She might have a missing sister... or she might be totally insane. Did Annah invent an imaginary sister named Ginger during her parentsí traumatic divorce? Or did her mad scientist father extract part of her brain and transform it into a living twin?
In this whimsical, thought-provoking graphic novel, a host of narrators (including boyfriends, girlfriends, neighbors, bystanders, magicians, and passing animals) try their best to unlock the mystery of Annah... and the Gingerbread Girl.
Paul Tobin is an oft-mustachioed writer living in Portland, Oregon. He has written for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Oni Press, Fantagraphics and many other clients. He is working on a pair of novels and also occasionally pens notes that he passes to young ladies with a certain type of eyes.
Colleen Coover is a comic book artist and illustrator living in Portland, Oregon. She is the creator of the popular erotic comic Small Favors, and artist of the all ages comedy Banana Sunday. She has worked for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Oni Press, Fantagraphics, and many others.