Baby’s in Black – the Glasgow launch invitation!

SelfMadeHero are delighted to be working with the Goethe-Institut in Glasgow to give you the chance to meet Arne Bellstorf, the creator of one of our most eagerly anticipated April releases – Baby’s In Black.

We’ll be visiting Glasgow with Arne on 15th March for the following launch event – this will be the first and best place to get hold of a sketched copy and get a real insight into how the project came about. This from the Goethe-Institut:

Date: Tuesday 15th March 2011
Time: 7pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut Glasgow, 3 Park Circus, G3 6AX
Entry: free

The library of the Goethe-Institut Glasgow and SelfMadeHero invite you to the launch of the English translation of Arne Bellstorf’s graphic novel Baby’s in Black. Introduced by Marc Baines, Arne Bellstorf and Stewart Cruickshank will discuss the story behind the book focusing on the Hamburg subculture of the early sixties, and the genre of graphic biographies.

Arne Bellstorf, born 1979 in Dannenberg, is an award-winning Hamburg-based comic artist. His second book Baby’s in Black is based on a series of conversations with photographer and artist Astrid Kirchherr.

Marc Baines is a comic artist, illustrator and lecturer at Glasgow School of Art.

Stewart Cruickshank is senior music producer for the BBC.

The event is free and will be followed by a drinks reception. If you come along then you are more than welcome to join us after the reception for a “swally” as we carry on the evening at a nearby venue with Stewart Cruickshank, where he’ll be playing Beatles tunes (and more) from the DJ booth.

We’ll be bringing up books to sell on the night, but if you’ve already got hold of a copy from your local comic or bookshop, then bring it along and Arne will happily sign it for you.

NB If you live in London (or thereabouts) then there will be a London launch shortly after… stay tuned for details.

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