Sunday, February 15, 2015, 4 pm
Location: Macalester College, John B. Davis Lecture Hall*

Join us as the award-winning author of Understanding Comics, Zot!, and many other groundbreaking graphic narratives presents his hotly anticipated new book, The Sculptor.

Thanks to a deal with Death, David Smith is giving his life for his art—literally. He gets his childhood wish: to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. But he only has 200 days to live, and he finds deciding what to create is harder than he thought. Also, discovering the love of his life at the 11th hour isn't making it any easier! This is a story of desire taken to the edge of reason and beyond; it's about the small, warm, human moments of everyday life, and the great surging forces that lie just under the surface. McCloud wrote the book on how comics work—now he vaults into great fiction with a breathtaking, funny, and unforgettable new graphic novel.

Scott McCloud is primarily a cartoonist, but also an internationally-recognized authority on comics, technology, and the power of storytelling, and a popular lecturer about the medium. His nonfiction “trilogy” of books about comics, Understanding Comics (1993), Reinventing Comics (2000), and Making Comics (2006), have led him to be called “the Aristotle of comics.” He also coined the idea of the 24-hour comic, is an advocate for creators’ rights and digital interfaces, and has won many awards for his graphic work, including the Jack Kirby, Eisner, and Harvey Awards. Rain Taxi has reviewed McCloud’s work several times, including this 2006 piece by William Alexander on Making Comics—check it out!

This event is co-presented by Common Good Books—titles by Scott McCloud will be available at the event for purchase and signing!

*The John B. Davis Lecture Hall is located in Macalester College’s Ruth Stricker Campus Center, which is at the southwest corner of Grand and Snelling Avenues in St. Paul. The building is #29 on this map: