There will be a free book discussion for the new release “Scarlett Takes Manhattan” at the Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art on Tuesday, July 21st from 7-8 PM. The graphic novel’s creators, Molly Crabapple & John Leavitt, will be on hand, a documentary on “Scarlett” by Randy Gentle will be screened, and Original Sin Cider will be on hand. I can’t think of a better place to be on a Tuesday night in NYC, can you?
About Scarlett Takes Manhattan:
Scarlett O’Herring is a dancer, fire-breather, courtesan, and the star of Molly Crabapple’s first graphic novel from Fugu Press. Written by long-time collaborator John Leavitt, “Scarlett” follows the rise of Miss O’Herring from tragedy (her mother crushed by copulating circus elephants) through her grand entrance on the stage (accidental and sans costume) to her triumph as the fire-breathing queen of burlesque. It’s a sexy, decadent romp through the slums and palaces of New York’s Gilded Age.
Scarlett Takes Manhattan brings to life a character from Molly and John’s long-running web comic “Backstage” from the collective Act-i-vate. As Molly says, “It has Tammany Hall and bad politics and early-lesbian culture in it. And it’s very dirty.”
The Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art is at 594 Broadway, Suite 401 (btwn. Houston and Prince) in NYC.