Prolific creator and Angoulême International Comics Festival award winner Sandrine Revel will be making several appearances to support the English release of her book, Glenn Gould: A Life Off Tempo from NBM Graphic Novels. She previously has won the French Artémisia award which recognizes female comic creators for the French release of Glenn Gould.
Glenn Gould was a Canadian pianist, a child genius who became a worldwide superstar of classical music remembered for, among others, his almost revolutionary interpretations of Bach. This graphic novel biography seeks to understand the eccentric personality behind the persona. Who is the mysterious Glenn Gould? Why did he abruptly end his career as a performing musician? Why did he become one of the very first of his peers to disappear from the public eye like J.D. Salinger? Sandrine Revel delves into the life of Gould with hand painted illustrations and the viewpoint of an adoring fan.
2017 marks a number of important anniversaries for Gould: the 85th of his birth and 35th of his death but also the 60th of his legendary tour of Russia, a first for a Western artist, and of his debuts with the world’s leading orchestras.
Her many stops include the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature 2017, the Toronto Comics Arts Festival and at the Vancouver Comics Art Festival.
MONDAY MAY 8, 7:30 pm: Book presentation and signing at WORD Bookstore, Jersey City
WEDNESDAY MAY 10, 6 pm: Conversation with Sandrine Revel, Pulitzer prize-winning music critic Lloyd Schwartz, and illustrator Dan Mazur at Cambridge University Library, with The Million Year Picnic comics shop, followed by signing.
TORONTO: Toronto Comic Arts Festival
Signing at the NBM Booth and the following panels:
SATURDAY MAY 13, 10 am – “Sound and Vision: Music in Comics,” moderated by Philippe Leblanc at The Pilot (22 Cumberland St.)
SUNDAY MAY 14, 10:30 am – Discussion with comics creators Sandrine Revel & Pénélope Bagieu at Hinton Learning Theatre (Toronto Reference Library)
SUNDAY MAY 14, 2:45 pm – “Canada 150: Canada at Home and Abroad,” discussion on Canadian national identity through the eyes of comics artists, at Forest Hill Ballroom (Marriott Bloor-Yorkville)
TUESDAY MAY 16, 5 pm: Discussion with Sandrine Revel and Marcelino Truong, Alliance française
EDMONTON: French Comic Book Festival
TUESDAY MAY 17, 7 pm: Discussion with Sandrine Revel and Marcelino Truong, Alliance française
VANCOUVER: Vancouver Comic Arts Festival
FRIDAY MAY 19, 6:30 pm: Discussion with Sandrine Revel and Marcelino Truong, Alliance française
SATURDAY-SUNDAY MAY 20-21: Book signings and author events at Vancouver Comic Arts Festival
MONTREAL: Montreal Comic Arts Festival
SATURDAY-SUNDAY MAY 27-28: Book signings and author events