Wendy’s Revenge by Walter Scott: Booklaunch @ Page & Panel, Tonite in T.O.
this is the hilarious sequel to one of the top 10 comics of 2014, Wendy by Walter Scott
WENDY’S REVENGE! Book launch with Walter Scott
Thursday, November 17th, 7pm-9pm
@ Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge Street (Inside Toronto Reference Library, enter off of Yonge).
Free to attend
Wendy’s back and as flustered as ever in Wendy’s Revenge from Koyama Press, the sequel to Walter Scott’s hit art-world satire Wendy.
Walter Scott will be on hand to present from the book and sign copies for fans on Thursday, November 17th, 2016 at Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop!
what we said about Wendy, Volume 1:
“More than any of the other books on this list, Wendy gave me the most immediate pleasure on first reading, if only measured in terms of profane laughter. I was not familiar with Scott’s work before reading this book and he breezed into my life like a gust of fresh comics air from some far off land. Of course, this far-off land is really the scuzzy underworld of the Canadian art scene, where recently-graduated painters, mixed-media posers, and various hipsters and psychic vampires congregate in search of government grants, free drinks and messy sex, and where the titular Wendy drunkenly staggers through a variety of misadventures like some postmodern, MFA version of the Cathy comic strip. The book follows Wendy on a journey of self-realization as she desperately tries to extract herself from this dead-end scenario. Supposedly leaving behind the world of intellectually abusive relationships and one-night stands, she travels to an artists’ retreat in an effort to boost her career, only to find that her insecurities and personal failings (and the toxicity of the scene) are not location-specific. There is a fair bit of satire, episodic slapstick and minor epiphanies along the way and Wendy is fleshed out a little bit, but the key appeal of the book is as an introduction to the work of a smart young cartoonist. I think Scott’s strengths are in his dialogue and easy, “cartoony” drawing style, which, when paired with his wit and art-world savvy, make for a funny engaging read.” –BK Munn, Sequentialpulp.ca
preview @ Koyama Press