Fantagraphics presents Michael Kupperman: the Twain in the Membrane Tour
Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Michael Kupperman Twain in the Membrane Tour poster
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Fantagraphics Books Presents:

MICHAEL KUPPERMAN
THE TWAIN IN THE MEMBRANE TOUR

Celebrating the release of
MARK TWAIN'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1910-2010

"Here Mister Kupperman," he said, thrusting a manuscript into my hands. "Publish this, and let the world read of my adventures." 

My name is Mark Twain, and I write these words to you in the good old days of August 2010. "What's that," you say? "Didn't you die a hundred years ago, you old coot?... The truth is I never died, but the same old rumors got exaggerated and then a bunch of other stuff happened, so people forgot I was still alive. 

And with that preface, the celebrated man of letters -thought to be dead for a hundred years but actually surviving due to a wizard's spell- returns with a sequel to his best-selling autography, aided and abetted by humorist and cartoonist Michael Kupperman. From WWI to the Great Depression, WWII to Woodstock, and through the present, Twain details his careers as an ad man, astronaut, hypnotist, Yeti hunter, porn star, drifter, grifter and more, rubbing shoulders and having never-before-told adventures with many major figures of the 20th Century. 

Meet Michael Kupperman at the following events in New York and Connecticut this Fall!

Sunday, Sept. 18th, 1PM
Brooklyn Book Festival
180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn
"Comedy in Comics" Panel discussion with Keith Knight, Kate Beaton, Jennifer Hayden and Heidi MacDonald, in the St. Francis Screening Room

Wednesday, Sept. 21st, 7:30PM
Book Court
163 Court St., Brooklyn
Reading and signing with Ben Katchor

Saturday, Oct. 1st, 7:30PM
Mark Twain House
351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT
Reading and signing

Tuesday, Oct. 4th, 8PM
Littlefield
622 Degraw St., Brooklyn
Twain in the Membrane Comedy Party
Live comedy & cartoons! Twain costume and frog-humping contests! General absurdity! Featuring Michael Kupperman, David Rees, Julie Klausner, Jon Glaser, Kate Beaton, Max Silvestri, Emily Flake and others!

Thursday, Oct. 13th, 7PM
Desert Island
540 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
Book and Print release party/signing

Nov. 19th & 20th, Details t.b.a.
Miami Book Fair
Miami, FL

Michael Kupperman lives and works in Brooklyn with his wife Muire and son Ulysses, where he creates the ongoing Tales Designed to Thrizzle comic book series. His most recent book is Mark Twain's Autobiography 1910-2010. His cartoons and illustrations have appeared in magazines from the New Yorker to Fortune, newspapers from The New York Times to the Village Voice, and numerous books, including many published by McSweeneys. His first book, Snake'N'Bacon's Cartoon Cabaret, was also adapted by the author as an Adult Swim animated pilot which can be seen online; two strips from that book were also adapted into cartoons for the Comedy Central series TV Funhouse. Other television work including drawing a TV Funhouse cartoon for Saturday Night Live, and writing for The Peter Serafinowicz Show on BBC2 in the UK. He can currently be found on Twitter, where his user name is @MKupperman.

"Kupperman may have one of the best comedy brains on the planet right now." - CONAN O'BRIEN

MARK TWAIN'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1910-2010
By Michael Kupperman
$19.99 USA
ISBN 978-1-60699-491-7

Published by Fantagraphics Books

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