A few years ago, Matt Dembicki edited an anthology of Native American trickster tales, called, appropriately, Trickster. Now he has edited another book in a similar format but on a very different subject: District Comics, a collection of short comics about little-known episodes in the history of Washington, DC. In other words, a book designed specifically for me, because I love little-known bits of history. The stories are in roughly chronological order and start back when the city was just an idea in a few peoples’ heads and some land bought up by speculators. The styles vary, but there are plenty of surprises here, and it’s a solid read.
District Comics has a street date of TOMORROW! I have a story in the book, it is one of 22 awesome stories, and you all should get it! Here’s a little Reference-to-Page thing I posted last week. Here’s a reminder that we’re doing a signing at One More Page Books in Arlington. And here is a fact, “I love you.”
Once upon a time machine ci riesce, con quattrocento pagine dense di storie, e scegliendo quasi sempre di mettere in scena (una scena sempre fantascientifica) retelling di quelle meno (a volte leggermente meno: Pinocchio e Alice hanno un bellissimo episodio a testa) note al grande pubblico.
I don’t know Italian but I see “Pinocchio” and “bellissimo” in one sentence and I think that’s good! Or it says Pinocchio is a beautiful example of terrible comics. Again, I don’t know Italian! I wrote the Pinocchio story for this wonderful book with Scott White! Street date of October - pre-order it!
And always remember: