Thursday, November 6, 2014
Cemex Auditorium, Zambrano Hall, Stanford University
Free Admission; priority seating for Stanford students
Join us for an evening with award-winning graphic novelists Chris Ware and Marjane Satrapi, two artists whose style has not only charted new territory for the medium but also influenced storytellers of every stripe.
Chris Ware is the author of Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth (2000), which received an American Book Award, the Guardian First Book Award and the French comics award L’Alph Art, and Building Stories (2012), a New York Times bestseller and winner of four Eisner Awards. He has also been a contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and McSweeney’s and is currently at work on three different graphic novels of varying length and a monograph for Rizzoli Books. His limited-run, online serial The Last Saturday debuted this fall on the website of The Guardian newspaper.
Marjane Satrapi is the author of Persepolis (2000), which has been translated into more than 40 languages and was adapted into an Academy Award–nominated animated film (2007). Her graphic novel, Chicken with Plums (2004), was adapted in 2011 as a live-action film that won awards at both the Abu Dhabi Film Festival and São Paulo International Film Festival. Satrapi is also the author of Embroideries and several children’s books, including Monsters Are Afraid of the Moon, and she has her first painting exhibition in 2013. She has increasingly turned to directing film, including Gang of the Jotas (2013) and The Voices (2014), starring Ryan Reynolds.