RELEASE EVENT: RED ROSA
A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg - November 5 - Brooklyn, NY
Rosa Luxemburg is one of the foremost political thinkers of the 20th century. Her philosophy of socialism and democracy was present in every aspect of her life—her work as an economist and educator, her activism against war and socioeconomic injustice, her relationships with friends and lovers.
Red Rosa, a new graphic novel by Kate Evans, published by Verso Books in collaboration with the RLS–NYC, opens up Luxemburg’s intellectual world to a new audience, grounding her ideas in the realities of an inspirational and deeply affecting biography.
Join us at Verso Books on Thursday night, November 5, to celebrate the release of Red Rosa with a special event featuring Kate Evans and New York-based artist and writer Molly Crabapple. Evans will open the event with a presentation about the process of creating this graphic novel. She will then be joined by Crabapple for a dialogue about what it means to be a political feminist graphic artist in this day and age.
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The event will be followed by a reception with drinks and light snacks.
The new graphic novel Red Rosa, as well as a new translation of the Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg: Volume II—also published by Verso with support from RLS–NYC—will be available for sale.
Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg
Thursday, November 5, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Verso Books, 20 Jay Street, Suite 1010, Brooklyn, NY
The event is free with registration. Please RSVP here.
Kate Evans is a radical cartoonist, artist, author, and activist. She draws feature-length cartoons in The Spark magazine. She is the author of numerous books, comics, and zines, including Funny Weather: Everything you Didn’t Want to Know About Climate Change but Probably Should Find Out and The Food of Love.
Molly Crabapple is an artist and writer in New York. Her illustrations bring critical attention to injustice and social movements—from gentrification and mass incarceration to Abu Dhabi’s migrant labor camps, and rebels in Syria. Crabapple is a contributing editor for VICE, and has written for publications including The New York Times, Paris Review, and Vanity Fair. Her memoir, Drawing Blood, will be published in December 2015.
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