Graphic Artist Gareth Hinds: Library & Gallery Speaker Event
Book talk and signing by comic creator and Maryland author
The Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery will host a talk and signing by comic creator and local Maryland artist Gareth Hinds, whose graphic novels based on literary classics have captivated readers and critics. Mr. Hinds, whose latest work is a graphic novel adaptation of Homer’s epic poem, The Iliad, will discuss his work on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at 4:30pm in the Library Gallery. A question and answer period and book signing will follow at 5:30pm.
The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Gallery, in partnership with the UMBC Honors College, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Individualized Study, and the departments of Ancient Studies, English, History, and Visual Arts. It is being presented in conjunction with Ancient Studies Week, an annual celebration by the Department of Ancient Studies, scheduled for the second week of October.
Gareth Hinds is the creator of critically-acclaimed graphic novels, including adaptations of Beowulf (which Publisher’s Weekly called a “mixed-media gem”), King Lear (which Booklist named one of the top 10 graphic novels for teens), The Merchant of Venice (which Kirkus called “the standard that all others will strive to meet” for Shakespeare adaptation), The Odyssey (which garnered four starred reviews and a spot on ten “best of 2010” lists), and is a recipient of the Boston Public Library’s “Literary Lights for Children” award. More information about his comics and art can be found at https://www.garethhinds.com/wp/.