Upcoming Events

Sunday, April 27, join the talkers of Framing Pictures for another free conversation at the Northwest Film Forum. This one’s a different day of the week and a different time: 5:30. Check some details here, and look into the FP Facebook page for updates.

Saturday May 3, join me in Twisp, WA, for “The Movie Mashup: Wild Literary Adaptations on Film,” a talk in the Humanities Washington Speakers series. This one’s a look at some of the kookier ways movies have treated original texts: how The Odyssey became O Brother, Where Art Thou? and The Tempest turned into Forbidden Planet - that kind of thing. In the meantime, we’ll think about how movies differ from literature, always a rich subject. This is at 7 p.m., at the Merc Playhouse, hosted by the Twisp Library Friends, and it’s free.

Thursday May 8, join me in Renton, WA, for “The Movie Mashup: Wild Literary Adaptations on Film,” a talk in the Humanities Washington Speakers series. This one’s a look at some of the kookier ways movies have treated original texts: how The Odyssey became O Brother, Where Art Thou? and The Tempest turned into Forbidden Planet - that kind of thing. In the meantime, we’ll think about how movies differ from literature, always a rich subject. This is at 7 p.m., Renton Library, and it’s free.

This is out: My new book on the 1931 Frankenstein, from Columbia University Press. One place to get it is here.

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Out now: the first two volumes of Rotten, a wild, provocative, and gory graphic novel I have co-authored with Mark Rahner (art by Dan Dougherty). It’s a zombie Western set in 1877, with overtones of recent U.S. political history. Or possibly undertones. Click on my Rotten tab above for further info and marching orders. Order the Rotten trade paperbacks at the Rotten website and see cover art here. The Rotten page at Moonstone, where you can also order the Rotten book The Lost Diary of John J. Flynn, U.S. Agent, is here. Check the Rotten music video here.

For a list of past lectures at the Frye, click here.

To contact me about a speaking gig, drop me an email: thecropduster@gmail.com

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