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Annie Murphy On Annie Murphy's Release Party (PR)
posted March 28, 2009
 

Event: Book Release, Art Show, and Book-Signing for I Still Live: Biography of a Spiritualist
A Xeric Award-winning graphic novella by
Annie Murphy
Friday, April 10th (the first Friday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox), 2009
7:00pm--10:00pm
1914 S.E. Ankeny
Portland, Oregon

Come celebrate Spring and the spirit of renewal, rebirth, and recovery with this comic book tribute to poet, activist, and spirit-medium Achsa Sprague, and a show of original artwork from the book.

What the people say:

"I Still Live is a masterful hybrid work. Part adaptation of the spiritualist Achsa Sprague's diary, part history book, and part memoir, it channels the past into the present in a haunting and vivid way." --Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home

"Annie Murphy has that rare gift to make history feel immediate and urgent. I Still Live is not only well researched but comes alive on the page. Achsa Sprague has been revived." --James Sturm, author of The Golem's Mighty Swing

"This was the most self-assured debut of the year by an artist whose interests include the intersection between spiritualism and feminism and whose style occupies the space between quietude and poetic sweep. As she refines her style, she will be a fascinating talent to watch." --Rob Clough, of Sequart Research and Literacy Organization.

review at comicrelated.com news article from Vermont Woman Magazine #3 on Comics Journal's ten great minicomics of 2008

Thank you to Charles at Eberhardt press for printing this new and improved, two-color off-set version of the comic, and thanks so much to the Xeric Foundation for funding it.