Poe House Presents: Poe In Comics
About this event:
***UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 emergency precautions, all programs have pivoted to virtual events. Please visit http://PoeHousePresents2021.eventbrite.com to sign up for this and other programs.***
The Poe House Presents reading series returns in 2021 with a new slate of Maryland authors from the Maryland Writers’ Association. Join us the second Sunday of each month as we welcome a new author for a reading of selected Poe stories/poems and an excerpt of their written work. Sign up for this and other Poe House Presents sessions at http://PoeHousePresents2021.eventbrite.com.
Enrica Jang will read from Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado,” and share excerpts from her graphic novel sequel to Poe’s story, The House of Montresor. She is joined by artist Jason Strutz, and Poe scholar, Dr. John Edward Martin, for a discussion about Edgar Allan Poe in comics.
Enrica is a comics writer and publisher, as well as the Director at The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum in Baltimore, MD.
Jason Strutz is a comic artist and illustrator of oddities from his dungeon basement. He is the artist of the graphic novel, The House of Montresor written by Enrica Jang, as well as a variety of comics and role-playing game illustrations. You can find his work at StrutzArt.com or on Instagram @StrutzArt.
John Edward Martin is a librarian, scholar, and teacher from Texas with particular interests in gothic and horror fiction & film, comics studies, and religion & literature. He is currently the Book Review Editor for The Edgar Allan Poe Review and an active member of the Poe Studies Association. He has published scholarly articles on Poe’s poetry & letters and on the pedagogy of horror, and currently has a book chapter on Poe, women, and comics under review. He has recently done presentations on Poe & comics for the Poe Studies Association and the Free Library of Philadelphia. He holds a Ph.D. in American literature from Northwestern University and an MS in Library Science from the University of North Texas.
LIMITED SESSIONS AVAILABLE. At this time transcription and/or sign-language services are not available. Readings and tours are conducted in English.
Please note: All tours are conducted online via Zoom conferencing; Poe House itself is closed to visitors. More virtual tours of Poe House sans reading are offered weekly. Visit http://VirtualPoeHouseTour2021.eventbrite.com for tour dates and times.