Oakland -- "Friday Nights" conversation / podcast series (with Adelina Esquerra & Ryane Acalin)

Oakland Events

Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland invites Adelina Esquerra, Ryane Acalin, and Jack Baur to the inaugural recording of its podcast / conversation series "Friday Nights,"  on Friday, February 20th, at 7:30 p.m.

The format of "Friday Nights" is as simple as its potential is vast. A guest author (in this case, an author and an illustrator) in conversation with a special book-loving guest and a Diesel bookseller about . . . a book not written by the author. Think of it as a tiny book group discussion, with a live audience (i.e., that would be you!). If you can't make it to the conversation, worry not! We'll distribute it as a podcast later. 

In this opening episode we will be discussing two very different but provocatively linked graphic novels, The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire alongside Fabien Vehlmann and Kerascoët’s The Beautiful Darkness. 

Adelina Esquera and Ryane Acalin created one of the most accomplished independently published graphic novels you're likely ever to read, Cinder's KingdomWe have excitedly championed their book since it was hot off the press and are excited to engage them in conversation about two graphic novels that push the form into exciting new areas.

Jack Baur is the Teen Services Librarian at Berkeley Public Library (North Branch), and is host of the popular "In the Library with a Comic Book" podcast and Tumblr


Event date: 
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Diesel, a Bookstore
5430 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618-1502
The Underwater Welder Cover Image
ISBN: 9781603090742
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 7th, 2012

Beautiful Darkness Cover Image
ISBN: 9781770461291
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Drawn & Quarterly - February 25th, 2014