Please join us on this sacred day of remembering as New Orleans artist Alan Gerson talks about and signs his just released THE 9-11 COMIC BOOK.
Packing blunt storytelling by N.P. Clearly, backed by gut-grabber artwork by Gerson, THE 9-11 COMIC BOOK recounts the events of 9-11 with horror and hope. The Narrator is none other than the Angel of Death.
“I was 13 when it happened, and The 9-11 Comic Book helps you remember what you never want to forget. N.P. Clearly's storytelling captures the pure shock and horror, and Gerson's artwork embodies the fear, hopelessness and loss we all felt that day, and still feel. The Angel of Death is definitely one of the creepiest Narrators ever -- truly epic. It all ties together beautifully. This story is told as it should be - with brutal honesty and transparency.”
-Brandon Morris, Seattle
“A world watched tragedy gets a unique treatment in this graphic comic recounting of the terrorist attacks of September 11th. The perspective is jarring – the Angel of Death is the narrator, giving the presentation a macabre punch that is matched by the stark, distorted almost zombie-like illustration that accompany the text. The images are well known, the scenes seared into the memory of all those who watched and witnessed the horror of that day. The 9-11 Comic Book brings back the darkness, the fear, the hysteria, the sadness, the heroism and hope. It’s all there, in black and white.”
-Steven Pena, Fredericksburg
Read the Times-Picayune article by Doug McCash:
"Artist Alan Gerson co-creates The 9-11 Comic Book."
Alan Gerson is an artist and recovering attorney. He received a Bachelors degree in philosophy from Boston University in 1974 and a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of New Orleans in 1980; from 1980 to 1985 he was the visual arts director of the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans. In 1989 he received a law degree from Tulane University and practiced law for three long years until he wised up and returned to being an artist. He has had numerous one person shows in New Orleans, New York, Santa Fe, Miami and Pasadena. He has participated in group shows nationally and internationally; and he was an award winning participant in the Florence Biennal in 2000. His work is in the New Orleans Museum of Art as well as the Ogden Museum for Southern Art and in many private collections around the world.
10th Anniversary Commemorative Edition
A Legue of Notions Produciton True Tale
Illustrated by Alan Gerson, Written by N.P. Clearly
Packing blunt storytelling and gut-grabber artwork, THE 9-11 COMIC BOOK recounts the events of 9-11 with horror and hope. The Narrator is none other than the Angel of Death. League of Notions True Tales No. 1.
Author's Note: THE 9-11 COMIC BOOK began as a compulsion and ended up here. In the fall of 2010, I realized two things. The first was that 9-11 was a decade past and the second was what I felt -- thinking about it, my emotions boiled up into my brain. Sometime in early November, I stayed up and wrote the graphic novel. It was 9-11 as told by the Angel of Death, plain and simple, without honking pundits, analysis, political twist-stuff-around, you got it. A short time later, artist Alan Gerson read it and consented to illustrate, wielding a ferocious ink. We hope it touches you.