Happenings: Girard, Ollman, Worton book launch – April 14, Toronto

A trio of creators unite this evening in Toronto to promote their recent releases from Canadian publisher Drawn & Quarterly.

Pascal Girard has come to promote the English translation of his BD Conventum, originally published by Delcourt. D+Q continue their program of translating Quebec based BD (and it’s their second Girard translation after releasing Bigfoot late last year), this one is now Reunion in English. It’s semi-autobiographical, as Pascal attends his 10th high school reunion.

Joe Ollman brings us Mid-Life, a less-than-semi-autobiographical story about being 40 and finding yourself in momentarily forgetting what you have, instead chasing the rush of not being 40, married with kids. I enjoyed this book quite bit.

Finally, ex-Saskatchewanian and former Beguiling employee Zach Worton launches his debut graphic novel, The Klondike.

All this can be found at Clinton’s Tavern – 693 Bloor West, Toronto, ON (at Bloor + Clinton) starting at 7:00 PM. Tonight.