WRITER: Keith Jones
INTERVIEW BY: Lee Henderson
READING #1: Tuesday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Open Space, 510 Fort Street, 2nd floor
READING #2: Wendesday, March 16, 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: University of Victoria, Visual Arts Building, VIA Room A150
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public
Graphic novelist Keith Jones will read from Secretimes and Catland Empire on Tuesday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Open Space. This reading will be followed by an informal interview with Lee Henderson. Additionally, Jones will read at the University of Victoria on Wednesday, March 16 at 1:30 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building, VIA Rm A150
When two simple hobos—a pigeon and his elephant buddy—are wrongfully accused of murdering Mr. Mouse Mouser, the consequences are dire. In Secretimes, each page is a brightly colored nightmare. “Jones is a major figure in Canadian art, equal parts shamanistic visionary and goofball humourist.”
Keith Jones has done graphic work for Nike, Mcsweeney’s, Vice Magazine, The National Post, The Globe and Mail, and Le Monde Diplomatique. He has exhibited work in New York, L.A., Scotland, Vancouver, and elsewhere. He was twice nominated for Best Emerging Talent at the Doug Wright Awards, first with his art-book Bacter-Area (2007) and again with his graphic novel Catland Empire (2011), both published with Drawn & Quarterly. His latest graphic novel, also with Drawn & Quarterly, is Secretimes (Drawn & Quarterly, 2015). His other work includes Nog A Dod (Conundrum/Picturebox Books, 2006,) Color me
bad (Koyama Press, 2011,) and Morons (Perfect Matrix Comics, 2012.)