COMICS: A GLOBAL HISTORY, 1968 TO THE PRESENT
an evening with DAN MAZUR and ALEXANDER DANNER
Friday, November 7 at 7:00 PM |
Boston-based writers Dan Mazur and Alexander Danner discuss their fascinating, and extraordinary new book, the first global history of comics from the riotous summer of 1968 to the present day.
RSVP HERE (free and not required, but helps us get the chairs out!)
Dan Mazur is a cartoonist, teacher, journalist, editor, and screenwriter. He is the co-founder of the Boston Comics Round Table. A renowned critic and writer on comics, and co-Author of "Character Design for Graphic Novels", Alexander Danner teaches "Writing the Graphic Novel" at Emerson College.
Back Pages Books, located at 289 Moody Street in Waltham, is easily accessible by public transit, both bus and commuter rail, in Waltham Center. Parking is available directly behind the bookstore in metered spaces, free after 6 PM, in the Crescent Street Municipal Parking Lot. Parkin is also available behind the cinema on Pine Street, accessible by Pine Street in the Municipal Parking Lot.
NAVY LIFE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: 1900-1903
The Lost Diary of Roy D. Jones
In 1900 a servant to a well-to-do family in Waltham, Massachusetts, enlisted in the United States Navy. For three years, the young sailor, Roy D. Jones, traveled the world, from Boston to China and back again. In this lost diary, Jones recounts his first year at sea, telling hilarious, unfortunate, and fascinating tales from ports of call, from Tangiers to Barbados. Abrupt in its ending, and never completed, Jones' diary is nonetheless an engrossing, unparalleled window into the rough and tumble United States Navy at the turn of the twentieth century.
This edition, which is slightly modified with punctuation for ease of reading, contains illustrations and images from the original diary.