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David B: Black Paths


“...a gripping romantic psychodrama set in a forgotten but unforgettable slice of history.”
Paul Gravett

1919 - the defeated Austro-Hungarian Empire is losing control of the city port of Fiume to pirates. A self-styled Pirate King, Gabriele d’Annunzio (poet, Italian war hero and Dadaist) storms the city with 3000 loyal Italian footsoldiers. He declares Fiume a free Republic: a utopian city-state, with himself as Commander. The city soon descends into looting and surreal decadence, reminiscent of the last days of Rome. Amid this chaos, the beautiful Mina, a black-haired young singer, is lost in this city gone mad, consumed by a love affair with a young soldier. Haunted by the horror of the trenches, a soldier, Lauriano, hunts Fiume’s alleys in vain for the ghost that haunts his dreams.

Publisher SelfMadeHero invites you to celebrate the publication of the graphic novel Black Paths by David B. Come and meet the author at Clerkenwell Tales, Exmouth Market, London where David B will be in conversation with Comica Festival Director, Paul Gravett. Food and drinks will be served and David B will be sketching copies of Black Paths. More details…

Tickets: Free, but RSVP essential to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Where: Clerkenwell Tales, Exmouth Market, London EC1 4QE
When: Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 6.30 to 8.30pm


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