In-Store Event Edward Carey in conversation with Jenny Lawson

Monday, September 19th @ 6 PM CDT

Author
Edward Carey
in conversation with Jenny Lawson 

In-Store Event

 

 

 

Join us for an evening celebrating the new book Plagues and Pencils: A Year of Pandemic Sketches by Edward Carey. He will be joined in conversation by fellow author and Nowhere Bookshop owner Jenny Lawson. 

Registration is not required but is appreciated! Unable to attend? You can purchase a signed copy of the book below! Just put Signed Copy in the comments at checkout!

About Plagues and Pencils: A Year of Pandemic Sketches:

In March 2020, as lockdowns were imposed around the world, author and illustrator Edward Carey raced home to Austin, Texas. The next day, he published on social media a sketch of “A Very Determined Young Man.” The day after, he posted another drawing. One year and one hundred and fifty Tombow B pencil stubs later, he was still drawing.

Carey’s pencil fills the page with the marvelous and intriguing, picturing people, characters, animals, monsters, and his favorite bird to draw, the grackle. He reaches into history and fiction to escape grim reality through flights of vivid imagination—until events demand the drawings “look straight on.”

Breonna Taylor, the Brontë sisters, John Lewis, King Lear, and even the portraits that mark the progress of the year for the Very Determined Young Man combine into a remarkable document of the pandemic and its politics. For Carey, though, trapped inside a home he loves, these portraits are something more, a way to chart time, an artist’s way of creating connection in isolation. With an introduction by Max Porter, this exceptional collection from the acclaimed author of Little marks a year of a man trapped with his pencil, determined to find solace amid uncertainty.

About Edward Carey:

Edward Carey is the author and illustrator of four novels—Observatory Mansions, Alva & Irva, Little, and The Swallowed Man—and the YA series The Iremonger Trilogy. He teaches at the University of Texas at Austin.

About Jenny Lawson:

Jenny Lawson is an award-winning humorist known for her great candor in sharing her struggle with mental illness. She lives in Texas with her husband and daughter and was constantly “buying too many books” (“Not a real thing,” she insists), so she decided to skip the middleman and just started her own bookshop, which also serves booze because books and booze are what magic is made of. She has previously written Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy, both of which were #1 New York Times bestsellers. She also wrote You Are Here, which inexplicably made it onto the New York Times bestseller list in spite of the fact that it was basically a very fun coloring book. She would like to be your friend unless you’re a real asshole. And yes, she realizes that this whole paragraph is precisely the reason she shouldn’t be allowed to write her own bio.

 

 
Event date: 
Monday, September 19, 2022 - 6:00pm
Plagues and Pencils: A Year of Pandemic Sketches By Edward Carey, Max Porter (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Edward Carey, Max Porter (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781477325865
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Texas Press - September 6th, 2022

In March 2020, as lockdowns were imposed around the world, author and illustrator Edward Carey raced home to Austin, Texas. The next day, he published on social media a sketch of “A Very Determined Young Man.” The day after, he posted another drawing.