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Guy Delisle Tonight at Politics & Prose in DC

GUY DELISLE AT POLITICS & PROSE ON THURSDAY APRIL 26TH SPONSORED BY SPX BUY JERUSALEM GET A FREE SPX BADGE! WASHINGTON CITY PAPER INTERVIEW; SLATE EXCERPT

Join Politics & Prose, the Small Press Expo and D+Q as Guy Delisle launches his award-winning new travelogue JERUSALEM: Chronicles from the Holy City. Guy will present a slide show, Thursday, April 26th at 7:30 PM! Do not miss Delisle’s only DC-area event for this book! Plus, the kind folks at everyone’s favorite DC-area comics festivals will provide a free pass to SPX 2012 for every JERUSALEM sold at the event! If you can’t make the event be sure to check out this excerpt on Slate and read this interview with Guy in the Washington City Paper or read this excerpt on Slate.com!

“[Delisle] creates a work that focuses on the simple subtleties in everyday life to paint a more complex larger picture.”-Village Voice

Delisle’s Jerusalem on Foreign Policy; Dates in NYC, Boston, DC, LA, Iowa City, Minneapolis & Chicago

GUY DELISLE’S FIRST EVER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
JERUSALEM: CHRONICLES FROM THE HOLY CITY
IN STORES & ON TOUR APRIL 24TH: NYC, BOSTON, DC, LOS ANGELES, IOWA CITY, MINNEAPOLIS, CHICAGO, TORONTO
FOREIGN POLICY EXCERPT, ADVANCE RAVE REVIEWS

We are pleased to announce Guy Delisle’s first ever North American tour this Spring. At each stop, Guy will be presenting a slide show, conversing and signing. JERUSALEM: Chronicles From The Holy City will be in stores on Tuesday, April 24th. Be sure to check out this extensive excerpt on Foreign Policy.

NYC Tuesday, April 24th 7PM Housing Works with Desert Island
BOSTON Wednesday, April 25th 7PM Harvard Bookstore (Cambridge)
WASHINGTON DC Thursday, April 26th DC 7:30PM Politics & Prose
LOS ANGELES Saturday, April 28th LA 5:30PM Skylight Books
IOWA CITY Monday, April 30th 7PM Prairie Lights
MINNEAPOLIS Tuesday, May 1st 7:30PM Magers & Quinn
CHICAGO Wednesday, May 2nd 7PM At the Oak Park Library with Book Table
TORONTO Thursday, May 3rd 7PM Carlton Cinema with TCAF
TORONTO Saturday, May 5th & Sunday May 6th Toronto Comics Art Festival

“Neither Jewish nor Arab, Delisle explores Jerualem and is able to observe this strange world with candidness and humor…But most of all, those stories convey what life in East Jerusalem is about for an expatriate.”–Haaretz

“Engaging…[Delisle] highlights the very complex lives of Israelis, Palestinians, and foreign residents.” –Publishers Weekly starred review

“Delisle brings his own wry point-of-view to bear here…whenever Delisle finds a peaceful spot to have a coffee or to stare at the ocean, the sense of freedom he feels makes the persistent inhumanity elsewhere in the city seem all the more shameful.”–The Onion AV Club

Acclaimed graphic memoirist Guy Delisle returns with his strongest work yet—a thoughtful and moving travelogue about life in the Holy City. Delisle expertly lays the groundwork for a cultural road map of contemporary Jerusalem, utilizing the classic stranger in a strange land point of view that made his other books, pyongyang, shenzhen, and burma chronicles required reading for understanding what daily life is like in cities few are able to travel to. In jerusalem: chronicles from the holy city, Delisle explores the complexities of a city that represents so much to so many. He eloquently examines the impact of the conflict on the lives of people on both sides of the wall while drolly recounting the quotidian: checkpoints, traffic jams, and holidays.

When observing the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim populations that call Jerusalem home, Delisle’s drawn line is both sensitive and fair, assuming nothing and drawing everything. Jerusalem showcases once more Delisle’s mastery of the travelogue.

Delisle Wins The Gold Medal at Angouleme; Jerusalem in stores in April

Official Press Release

GUY DELISLE WINS THE GOLD MEDAL AT ANGOULEME
JERUSALEM: CHRONICLES FROM THE HOLY CITY IN STORES THIS APRIL—60,000 SOLD IN FRANCE IN TWO MONTHS

This past Sunday at the International Comics Festival in Angoulême, France, Drawn & Quarterly cartoonist Guy Delisle walked away with the world’s most prestigious award for the comic book medium, the festival’s Fauve d’Or for best graphic album for CHRONIQUES DE JÉRUSALEM, beating out 60 other titles. JERUSALEM: CHRONICLES FROM THE HOLY CITY will be published in English and in stores this April. Delisle will be on a ten-city tour for the first time in North America, dates and venues to come. Excerpt and marketing information are available here.

Guy Delisle expertly lays the groundwork for a cultural road map of contemporary Jerusalem, utilizing the classic stranger in a strange land point of view that made his other books, PYONGYANG, SHENZHEN, and BURMA CHRONICLES required reading for understanding what daily life is like in cities few are able to travel to. In JERUSALEM: CHRONICLES FROM THE HOLY CITY, Delisle explores the complexities of a city that represents so much to so many. He eloquently examines the impact of the conflict on the lives of people on both sides of the wall while drolly recounting the quotidian: checkpoints, traffic jams, and holidays.

When observing the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim populations that call Jerusalem home, Delisle’s drawn line is both sensitive and fair, assuming nothing and drawing everything. JERUSALEM: CHRONICLES FROM THE HOLY CITY showcases once more Delisle’s mastery of the travelogue.

Delisle lives in Montpelier, France, with his wife and children. He is from Quebec City and will be on tour in North America from April 24-May 8th. UK rights have been sold to Jonathan Cape.

978-177046-071-3 | 320 PGS | FULL COLOR | $24.95 | IN STORES APRIL 24th 2012

PREVIOUS PRAISE FOR GUY DELISLE:
“[Delisle’s books are] some of the most effective and fully realized travel-writing out there.”—NPR

“Guy Delisle has entered the comics scene like a breath of fresh air.”–Joe Sacco, THE NATIONAL

“Great stuff—and proof that the comics panel can be another kind of window on the world.”
—THE GUARDIAN

“[Delisle] puts everyone’s triumphs, tragedies and (especially) foibles on full display. It’s
journalism the way journalism should be: readable, educational and, hopefully, transformative.”
—CHICAGO SUN TIMES

“Delisle’s reportage is appealingly brisk and casual.”—ONION AV CLUB

“Delisle navigates politics and culture shock with a keen eye and gentle humor.”—MOTHER JONES

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