Josh Simmons At A Capella Books

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Fantagraphics Books Inc. says
Fantagraphics, one of the nation's most beloved publishers of literary comics and graphic novels, ushers once again to the stage Josh Simmons, a dark, nefarious, and talented voice in the horror genre. Simmons' new full-length graphic novel, Black River, is the story of a band of women trying to find civilization in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, and all the strange and darkly funny horrors they encounter along the way.


On Tuesday, May 26th, at 7 p.m., Simmons reads from, discusses and signs copies of his book at A Cappella Books.

A Cappella Books will have copies of Black River available for purchase and signing following the program. This event is free and open to the public.


About the Book:
A group of women, one man, and two dogs are making their way through a post-apocalyptic world in search of a city that supposedly still has electricity and some sort of civilization. Along the way, they go to a comedy club, take a drug called Gumdrop, and encounter gangs of men who are either fools, lunatics, or murderous sadists. In other words, all manner of terrors. A black and white graphic novel by one of the masters of the genre, set in a horrific (and blackly funny) post-apocalyptic world.

About the Author:
Josh Simmons is a cartoonist from Connecticut. He is one of the field's most distinctive voices in the horror genre, and the creator of the graphic novels The Furry Trap, Jessica Farm Volume One, and the acclaimed House. He was a 2009 Ignatz Award Nominee for Outstanding Artist, and House was a 2007 Ignatz Award Nominee for Outstanding Graphic Novel. Black River--his first full-length graphic novel since House--is largely considered his best work to date, echoing director John Carpenter’s perfect tick-tock pacing and Shirley Jackson’s ability to transcend genre and turn it into literature.

Advance Praise:
"Josh Simmons has concocted a hellish world in which madwomen roam a post-apocalyptic landscape-- but its battlescars are nothing compared to the self-obliterating hell of their own minds. A horrifying, unforgettable vision."
--Kier-La Janisse, House of Psychotic Women

“Stripping people to their real, bare vestiges is one of the core themes in Simmons' work, and there are few things that facilitate that [better] than a post-apocalyptic, each-man-for-himself survival situation.”
--Zainab Akhtar, Comics & Cola
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By: Fantagraphics Books Inc.

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