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Ben Katchor in Comica Conversation with Peter Blegvad at Foyles, Wednesday March 26th!

Posted: February 22, 2014

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America’s master satirist of urban absurdities, Ben Katchor is your guide through the foibles and follies of our modern metropolis. See the city through his eyes and you can explore such bemusing notions as the little-known property market ripe for development under your bed, or the six-acre false forest of artificial trees in New Jersey designed for hay-fever sufferers.


An acclaimed cartoonist and public speaker, published in Raw and The New Yorker, Katchor will be performing ‘picture-recititations’ of his full-colour comic strips, published in the leading American architecture journal Metropolis. His monthly comics from 1998 to 2012 have now been compiled into his latest graphic novel Hand-Drying in America, selected by Time magazine and National Public Radio as one of their ‘Books of 2013’.


Katchor will also be in lively conversation with friend and fellow American Peter Blegvad (below), musician, singer-songwriter and creator of the Leviathan strip in The Independent newspaper. A collection of Blegvad’s strips was published by Sort Of Books and its French edition from Apocalypse won the Prix Révélation Award at this year’s Angoulême International Comics Festival.



Don’t miss Katchor and Blegvad’s exclusive public speaking engagement in London! Followed by book signing till 8.30pm.

Title: Ben Katchor: Our Modern Metropolis - A Comica Conversation with Peter Blegvad

Place: Foyles Gallery, 3rd Floor, Foyles Bookshop, Charing Cross Road, London London WC2H 0EB.

Time: Doors open 6.15pm for 6.30-8.30pm

Tickets: £6 from WeGotTickets.com.

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