Join the Cartoon Art Museum and cartoonists Andy Warner and Sofie Louise Dam as they talk about their new book This Land Is My Land in which readers will discover efforts to form an ideal society. From the Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands, to the Indian Rock Garden of Nek Chand and the world’s longest-lived micronation: Sealand.
After his presentation Andy and Sofie will be on hand to sign books and chat in the museum's Bil Keane Family Lobby. The presentation and signing are free and open to the public.
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About This Land Is My Land:
Throughout human history, the desire to form an ideal society has endured; from the goal of the United States’ “more perfect union,” to sanctuary for freed slaves in Liberia. Yet, there are many lesser known, but also impressive efforts where groups pursued a true utopia. Discover 30 of these places in This Land Is My Land, a nonfiction illustrated exploration of the dream of creating the perfect society. Whether they were building an ideal community, a safe haven, an inspiring structure, or a better-run country, these people struck out against the laws of their homelands, the approval of their peers, or even nature itself to shape the world around them.
About Andy Warner:
Andy Warner is the author of the New York Times bestselling Brief Histories of Everyday Objects. He is a contributing editor at The Nib, and his comics have been published by Slate, Fusion, American Public Media, the United Nations, and BuzzFeed. He teaches cartooning at Stanford University and The Animation Workshop in Denmark, works from his dining table in Berkeley, California, and comes from the sea.
About Sofie Louise Dam:
Sofie Louise Dam is a cartoonist and illustrator from Denmark. She earned a BA in Graphic Storytelling from The Animation Workshop in 2017 and her comics have been published by The Nib, Illustoria, and Dagbladet Politiken. She lives and works in Copenhagen.
About Toon Talks
Toon Talks are a monthly presentation series held at the Cartoon Art Museum, featuring local, national and international professionals from the illustration, animation or comics industry. Topics range from studio feature film previews to panel discussions and intimate artist interviews to expert talks and emerging creators to anniversary celebrations and book launches.