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New York Comic Con: Matt Fitch & Chris Baker discuss Apollo in NYC

2 October 2018

This weekend, Matt Fitch and Chris Baker, co-writers of Apollo, will appear at the New York Comic Con.

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You'll find them signing on the ABRAMS booth (#2228) at the following times:

Friday 5th October, 17:00-18:00
Saturday 6th October, 15:45-16:45
Sunday 7th October, 15:00-16:00

Plus, they'll be speaking on a panel, Graphic Novels That Make History, on Saturday 6th October at 14:30 (location: 1C03). Chaired by New York Magazine writer Abraham Riesman, it will also feature graphic novelists Peter Tomasi (The Bridge), Nathan Hale (Lafayette!) Ted Fox and James Otis Smith (Showtime at the Apollo) and Mikaël (Giant). They'll discuss what's current in the world of non-fiction graphic novels - and what might come next.

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Fitch and Baker's own non-fiction graphic novel, illustrated by Mike Collins, tells the breathtaking story of the Apollo 11 mission. It does a brilliant job of capturing the moments of high drama and astonishing risk. But it is also a fascinating insight into the lives of three men who, in the most extraordinary of circumstances, are separated from their families and loved ones.

Scientific American praised Fitch, Baker and Collins for their retelling of the "suspense-filled" story: "They convey surprising depth and emotion, as well as rich historical details of the era. The book explores the political tension around the space program at the time, the nerve-wracking anxiety experienced by the families of the crew, and the heart-stopping moments of the mission that proved to be such a milestone."

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