Nick Abadzis at the Strand, NYC, April 3

To celebrate the release of his brand new graphic novel, Nick Abadzis will be in conversation with comics journalist and bookseller Tucker Stone at New York City’s Strand bookstore on Thursday April 3, from 7pm.

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Written by the French novelist David Camus, The Cigar that Fell in Love with a Pipe is a brilliantly original tale of love, heartbreak and tobacco. Fans of Nick Abadzis’s Eisner-winning graphic novel, Laika, will recognise his bold style and brilliant visual storytelling.

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Following the release of his latest movie, Orson Welles – renowned director and smoking aficionado – receives a celebratory box of cigars. As he indulges his habit, Welles comes to realise exactly what he’s smoking: the final creations of Conchita Marquez, Cuba’s finest cigar roller.

Ranging from the heyday of the cigar industry to the glamorous heights of Hollywood’s Golden Age, The Cigar that Fell in Love with a Pipe inventively combines romance, history, imagination and nicotine to ask the burning question: can love triumph over adversity, or does it all go up in smoke?

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The event takes place at the Strand bookstore, 828 Broadway, New York City, NY10003-4805, Thursday April 3, from 7pm. If you’re coming, join the event on Facebook here.

To attend the event, you simply need to buy a copy of The Cigar that Fell in Love with a Pipe or a $15 gift card for the Strand bookstore. Wine will be provided!

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