R. SIKORYAK interviewed on NHPR’s Word of Mouth

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Word of Mouth    |    Virginal Prescott    |    October 26, 2009

THE FIRST EVER BOSTON BOOK FESTIVAL KICKS OFF ON SATURDAY. IT’S A STAR-STUDDED AFFAIR, WITH A KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY ORHAN PAMUK. AUTHORS RICHARD RUSSO, ANITA DIAMANT AND DENNIS LEHANE ARE AMONG THE LITERARY WORLD ATTRACTIONS. AS IS, INEXPLICABLY, HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS ALICIA SILVERSTONE. VENUES ARE ALL NEAR COPLEY SQUARE AND THEY ARE ALL FREE.

ONE PANEL CAUGHT OUR EYE. IT’S CALLED AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT, AND IT’S RUNNING A LITTLE UNDER THE RADAR.

ONE OF THE SPEAKERS IS CARTOONIST R. SIKORYAK, AND HE’S THE ONLY COMIC ARTIST ON THE BILL. HIS NEW COLLECTION MASTERPIECE COMICS DELIVERS ADAPTATIONS OF LITERARY CLASSICS, SUCH AS CRIME AND PUNISHMENT RENDERED IN BOB KANE-ERA BATMAN STYLE, OR CHARLIE BROWN AS A COCKROACH IN KAFKA’S THE METAMORPHOSIS. R. SIKORYAK JOINS US WITH MORE ON MASTERPIECE COMICS.

AND IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN COMICS HISTORY, THERE’S AN EXHIBIT OPENING SATURDAY AT KEENE STATE COLLEGE THAT’LL CATCH YOUR EYE. IT’S CALLED "OUT OF SEQUENCE: UNDERREPRESENTED VOICES IN AMERICAN COMICS" AND IT’S SHOWING AT THE THORNE-SAGENDORPH ART GALLERY. THE WORKS RANGE FROM EARLY NEWSPAPER STRIPS TO DIGITAL INTERNET COMICS, AND FEATURE WORK BY MINORITY AND WOMEN ARTISTS.

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