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Avid Bookshop presents an event celebrating Eddie’s Week and the Art of Patrick Dean: Cartooning Genius, Disability Activist, and Athens’ Hometown Sweetheart. This is a virtual event taking place on Monday, November 23, 2020, from 7pm - 8pm EST via Zoom. This virtual event features an interview with Patrick Dean by Eleanor Davis as well as a roundtable with Davis, Robert Newsome, and Hillary Brown who will discuss Eddie's Week, Patrick Dean's impact on Athens & comics, Big Deal, and FLUKE mini-comix/'zine festival.
To attend this event, purchase a ticket (or select a no-cost ticket). You will receive a Zoom link via email approximately one hour before the event begins. Ticket sales will be cut off at 7pm on 11/23/20. We have 3 ticketing options:
- Pay-What-You-Can ticket & book (Eddie's Week) bundle
- Pay-What-You-Can ticket only (no book)
- No-cost ticket to get Zoom event access only (no book)
Please support Athens, Georgia's only independent bookshop (and the authors, of course!) by purchasing the book from Avid Bookshop here.
Every book purchase secures a $2 donation to the ALS Association.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Eddie Lubomir is heading into a quiet week off from work, but the city of Tragoston's Stay at Home Warden Project (S.T.H.W.P.) unexpectedly places a convict in his care...in a prison cell...in his living room! Eddie and his new inmate roommate, Randall, get off to a rocky start but manage to find a way to co-exist and even enjoy each other's company. But when Randall takes advantage of a thin disguise and Eddie's date night with the unflappable Liz to escape his living room prison cell, Eddie must create a wild web of lies that spirals out of control to protect Randall and himself in a city where no one is quite who they seem to be. The rest of Eddie's week becomes an avalanche of theft, robberies, secret organizations, and murder. Romp your way through this absurd crime comedy showcasing wacky government bureaucracy, intermittent show tunes, pissed off bees, bear costume enthusiasts and you, too, will know some of Tragoston's secrets.
ABOUT PATRICK DEAN:
Patrick Dean was born in Rome, Georgia, and relocated to Athens to attend the University of Georgia. He graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design, then he washed dishes and cut open his drawing hand. Then he quit washing dishes and took a day job that did not involve sharp things. Then he left that job, too. His comics and illustrations appeared weekly in Athens' Flagpole Magazine from 1997 to 2006 and have been published in Legal Action Comics, Typhon, The Comic Eye, Vice Magazine, Oxford American Magazine, and The Comics Journal. Eddie's Week is his first published graphic novel. Patrick was diagnosed with ALS, a degenerative neuromuscular disease, in 2018. He continues to draw but at a slower pace. He lives with his wife, two kids, a cat, two dogs, five hens, and a surprise rooster.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS:
Eleanor Davis is a cartoonist and illustrator. Her books include How To Be Happy, You and a Bike and a Road, and Why Art?. Her latest graphic novel, The Hard Tomorrow, is out now from Drawn and Quarterly. She moved to Athens in 2006 largely because of the FLUKE mini-comix/'zine festival, despite having spent much of 2003's FLUKE across the street in a Mellow Mushroom fighting off a panic attack because Patrick Dean was wearing too cool of a hat.
Robert Newsome is the co-organizer, alongside Patrick Dean, of the annual FLUKE mini-comix/'zine festival. He and Partick Dean once skipped out on the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland to watch The Phantom Menace in their hotel room. He publishes several 'zines, but also writes for reputable publications such as Bandcamp Daily and The Comics Journal.
Hillary Brown is director of communications at the Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia. She has lived in Athens since 1996 and encountered Patrick Dean's work as an undergraduate at UGA. She also writes about comics at The Comics Journal and rarely reads books that don't have pictures in them.