A Graphic Novel Special with Luke Healy and Lizzy Stewart
Thu 21 Jul 2022
7:00pm at Mr B's Bookshop
Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start. Complimentary soft drinks and wine upon arrival.
What an evening we have in store for you with not one but two incredible graphic novelists, Luke Healy and Lizzy Stewart, joining us at Mr B’s to discuss art and storytelling. Luke will be talking about his funny and deeply moving new book, The Con Artists, while Lizzy’s magnificent Alison is a beautiful tale of friendship and love. We have been big fans of both Luke and Lizzy for years at Mr B’s – in particular their books Americana and There’s a Tiger In The Garden and can’t wait to bring them together for this truly special event.
The Con Artists
Love, friendship, fraud and the stories we tell…
Frank only wanted three things this year- to perform stand-up comedy, go to therapy, and to keep his house plants alive. Then Giorgio got hit by a bus. As Frank moves in with Giorgio to help him recover, he begins to suspect that the perfect life Giorgio has been sharing online may be nothing more than a web of lies and scams.
Finding himself unable to break free from his friend’s complicated life, has Frank become Giorgio’s unwitting accomplice?
Alison is newly married, barely twenty and struggling to find her place in the world. A chance encounter with an older artist upturns her life and she forsakes convention and her working-class Dorset roots for the thrumming art scene of London in the late seventies.
As the thrill of bohemian romance leads inevitably to disappointment, Alison begins to find her own path – through art, friendship and love.
We are hugely passionate about graphic novels at Mr B’s and know that many of you are too, so we hope you can join us for what promises to be a unique and illuminating event!