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An Evening Celebration of Robert Grossman
May 17, 2019
Please join us for an informal discussion with Steven Heller, Victor Navasky, Walter Bernard, and Craig Yoe, celebrating the launch of Robert Grossman’s first graphic novel, Life on the Moon, published by Yoe Comix.
Selected works will be on display. Books available to purchase. Cash bar.
This event has been organized and sponsored by Starna Productions.
About the book:
In 1835, New York newspaper The Sun published a series of six articles declaring the discovery of life–and even civilization–on the Moon, which the paper attributed to the famous contemporary astronomer Sir John Herschel. According to the Sun, the lunar inhabitants included unicorns, bison, bipedal tail-less beavers, and intelligent humanoids with bat-like wings.
Life on the Moon is a full-length graphic novel capturing this mythical world. Creator Robert Grossman said the book is set in a time when “many of the signal achievements of the 19th Century still lay well in the future, Andrew Jackson was president, the steamboat was the summit of technology, and news traveled slowly.” The unfettered novel includes real historical figures such as P.T. Barnum, Jean Jacques Audubon, Lorenzo Da Ponte, Charles Goodyear, and Edgar Allan Poe. Grossman stated that, “Life on the Moon is meant to be at least partly funny, and has a rip-roaring sci-fi ending.” Grossman concluded, “I read somewhere that William Randolph Hearst insisted that everything he produced had: Tears, laughs, loves, and thrills. Life on the Moon has all that and more.”