Wednesday, October 20, 2010

blurbing others

My first blurb!

Which was cribbed from the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book jury citation at the 2010 Manitoba Book Awards and (correctly, as it turns out...) attributed to me.


If short-ish book reviews are small cunning puzzles, blurbs are pencils up the nose - i.e. torture.

Writing this one literally took me weeks.

All of which is to say that you should attend the upcoming launch of book two...

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The Imagination Manifesto: Book Two
GMB Chomichuk, John Toone and James Rewucki

Thursday Oct 28 2010 7:30 pm
McNally Robinson Grant Park in the Atrium

Alchemical Press
hosts an evening of strangeness featuring members of the Imaginary Army and the launch of The Imagination Manifesto: Book Two. GMB Chomichuk, John Toone and James Rewucki invite you to this literary experiment where robots, ghost, superheroes, monsters, and cowboys create the sites, sounds and stories of a darkly beautiful imagined nation. WARNING: May contain mind-altering agents, the unimaginable, terrorists, and human error.

The Imagination Manifesto: Book Two is a graphic (as in bloody) novel about robots, superheroes, monsters, and cowboys that decide our future will be dark, beautiful, and illusive. Writer/Artist GMB Chomichuk mashes the poetry of John Toone and the screenplay of James Rewucki into this literary experiment where mind-altering agents and the unimaginable define the cosmopolitan as something scary. Book Two of this serial epic conjures four unique stories and is a creation of the strange folks at Alchemical Press in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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