2026 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, California 94704

his July, Fugu Press will release “Scarlett Takes
Manhattan,” the first graphic novel by Dr. Sketchy’s creator Molly
Crabapple and her longtime collaborator John Leavitt. Set in the
demimonde of Gilded Age New York, “Scarlett Takes Manhattan” tells the
story of poor Bowery girl Shifra Helfgott, who rises to become the
premier fire-eater of her age. Chock full of rigged boxing matches,
dirty politics, and turn of the century lesbian culture, “Scarlett”
has been described as “disgustingly wonderful” by Warren Ellis and led
Margaret Cho to call Molly “THE artist of our time.”

On July 12th, Comic Relief, Berkley’s legendary comics store, will
host a signing of “Scarlett Takes Manhattan” with artist Molly
Crabapple. As well as the signing, art from the graphic novel will be
projected on the walls, and attendees will be treated to a burlesque
perfomance and mini alt. drawing session with Bay Area performer
Sparkly Devil. Free cupcakes on the house.

The “Scarlett Takes Manhattan” Burlesque Book signing will take place
at Comic Relief Bookstore (2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704) on
July 12th, 7:30-8:30 pm. Admission is free.

Official Website: http://www.comicrelief.net/

Added by mollycrabapple on June 17, 2009

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