The good folks at McNally Robinson booksellers dropped us a note about an upcoming in-store appearance by Danny Gregory, author of the “comic” Everyday Matters … I put comic in quotes because after looking at some of the pages from the book, I wasn’t sure if it really qualified as a comic or a book with really nice pictures and a creative layout. Then I saw this on Gregory’s website:
Everyday Matters is reviewed in the upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly. They did a little round-up of Comics ( a classification I can live with, I guess) and gave EDM the highest rating of the bunch, an A minus. They said it was for people who like ‘American Beauty’ which I did but am a little perplexed by the reference. Anyway, it was nice that they were nice. Thank EW.
I guess if the author can live with it, so can I. At any rate, here are the event details …
Monday, February 1
Danny Gregory, author of Everyday Matters (Hyperion)
Danny Gregory’s memoir in drawings began shortly after his wife Patti was hit by the #9 subway and paralyzed from the waist down. Danny learned to cope with his wife’s injury by teaching himself to draw. The result is Everyday Matters, his journal of discovery, recovery and daily life in NYC. Danny, his wife and their son Jack live downtown and many of the sketches in the book include images from their neighborhood. Join us for an evening of drawing and discussion with a local cartoonist.
Danny Gregory is the author of The Creative License, Hello World, and Change Your Underwear Twice a Week. His web site, DannyGregory.com, receives thousands of visitors each day. A contributing illustrator to The Morning News web site, he lives in Greenwich Village, New York, with his wife and son.
McNally Robinson Booksellers
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