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Jason Lutes | Berlin :: Gallery Exhibit Opening

j lutesCelebrate the publication of Berlin by Jason Lutes, winner of the prestigious Inkpot Award, to be held at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction at a special reception.

During the past two decades, Jason Lutes has quietly created one of the masterworks of the graphic novel golden age.  Berlin is an intricate look at the fall of the Weimar Republic through the eyes of its citizens whose life stories Lutes weaves into the larger fabric of a city slowly ripping apart.

Weimar Berlin was the world’s metropolis, where intellectualism, creativity, and sensuous liberal values thrived, and Lutes maps its tragic, inevitable decline. Devastatingly relevant and beautifully told, Berlin is one of the great epics of the comics medium.

Jason Lutes currently lives in Vermont with his partner and two children, and teaches at the Center for Cartoon Studies.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
Center for Cartoon Studies
Colodny Building; 94 S Main Street
White River Junction, VT
Berlin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781770463264
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - September 4th, 2018

Best of 2018 nods from the Washington Post, New York Public Library, Globe and Mail, the Guardian, and more!

"The magic in Berlin is in the way Lutes conjures, out of old newspapers and photographs, a city so remote from him in time and space... [Berlin has] an ending so electrifying that I gasped."—New York Times Book Review

Berlin Book Three: City of Light Cover Image
ISBN: 9781770463271
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - September 4th, 2018

The conclusion to a masterful graphic novel trilogy that follows Berlin's citizens as Nazism rises

The third and final act of Jason Lutes’s historical fiction about the Weimar Republic begins with Hitler arriving in Berlin. With the National Socialist party now controlling Parliament, the citizenry becomes even more divided.

Berlin Book Two: City of Smoke Cover Image
ISBN: 9781897299531
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - September 16th, 2008

The second installment of the epic historical trilogy

Berlin Book One: City of Stones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781896597294
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - June 2000

Berlin: City of Stones presents the first part of Jason Lutes' captivating trilogy, set in the twilight years of Germany's Weimar Republic. Kurt Severing, a journalist, and Marthe Muller, an art student, are the central figures in a broad cast of characters intertwined with the historical events unfolding around them.