Event Date: September 5, 2008, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Event Location: Desert Island
540 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211
Please join us for readings, signings, drawings, and milk & cookies!

TOON Books and Desert Island are pleased to announce a September 5 book release party and signing event for two new books in the publisher’s fall line. Talented newcomer Eleanor Davis will debut Stinky, and powerhouse artist Dean Haspiel will present Mo and Jo: Fighting Together Forever, written by legendary cartoonist Jay Lynch.

Hailed by Publishers Weekly as one of four emerging comic artists to watch in 2008, Eleanor Davis makes her book-publishing debut with Stinky (onsale August 25, 2008), a hilarious and heartwarming story that proves even monsters can make new friends…warts and all. Davis, just 25 years old, has contributed to numerous anthologies and currently lives in Athens, GA.

Mo and Jo: Fighting Together Forever
(onsale September 8, 2008) is a delightfully tongue-in-cheek superhero story about two twins who love the same superhero – but can’t stand each other! Writer Jay Lynch is a legendary cartoonist who has helped create many popular humor products, including Wacky Packages and the Garbage Pail Kids. Artist Dean Haspiel has illustrated Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon’s The Escapist and drawn superheroes for Marvel and DC Comics.

TOON Books are a collection of hardcover, full-color comics for early readers published by New Yorker art editor Françoise Mouly with series advisor Art Spiegelman. The imprint launched in Spring 2008 to near-universal praise.

Desert Island opened in Brooklyn earlier this year, and has quickly become the center of the alternative comics scene in New York. Find out more at www.desertislandbrooklyn.com

Refreshments will be provided at the event.



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