Once upon a time, the comics format portrayed famous people and events mainly through staid illustrated biography and history. Now it’s uniquely tackling the complex roots of celebrity, the absurdities of internet culture, and all the branching paths to fame, however fleeting, in the digital age. From comics about our celebrity president to a concept album about internet trolls, to the self-mythmaking years of folk-pop icon Mama Cass, this lively panel brings together comedian/musician Jonathan Coulton (Solid State) and acclaimed cartoonists R. Sikoryak (Terms and Conditions) and Pénélope Bagieu (California Dreamin’). Moderated by Jonathan Gray.

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Brooklyn Historical Auditorium 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY

I’m Gonna Live Forever: Fame and Its Discontents - with Pénélope Bagieu

When
Sunday, September 17 | 11am
Where
Brooklyn Historical Auditorium
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY

Once upon a time, the comics format portrayed famous people and events mainly through staid illustrated biography and history. Now it’s uniquely tackling the complex roots of celebrity, the absurdities of internet culture, and all the branching paths to fame, however fleeting, in the digital age. From comics about our celebrity president to a concept album about internet trolls, to the self-mythmaking years of folk-pop icon Mama Cass, this lively panel brings together comedian/musician Jonathan Coulton (Solid State) and acclaimed cartoonists R. Sikoryak (Terms and Conditions) and Pénélope Bagieu (California Dreamin’). Moderated by Jonathan Gray.

More on the Brooklyn Book Festival website