The long-awaited debut by comics virtuoso, August Lipp. Perhaps you’ve been fortunate to see glimpses of his work in esteemed anthologies such as Smoke Signal, for example. Now, one can evince the full dexterity of his talent with the exuberant saga, Roopert. Join August this February for a release party and dramatic recitation of his eagerly anticipated new book.
Roopert is excited to return to school after a summer of splendid adventures! His best chums will all be there: Clyve the shy badger, Benji the other, slightly shorter bear, Hannah the ballsy fox, Timothy the average frog, Clarissa the dentally-advantaged crocodile and many more. Hey, this school is a real ZOO! What kind of antics will they get up to when the bell rings and Miss Julienne the human’s 6th grade class begins? Irreverence and beastly nature are masked by overzealous displays of etiquette as the child animals struggle for agency in the face of less-than-responsible authority figures. Follow along as this comic meanders through Roopert’s first action-packed day of middle school! Adult supervision recommended.
WHO: August Lipp
WHAT: Roopert release party and reading
WHEN: Wednesday February 7, 6-8pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.