Don’t miss the virtual book launch for Detention #2 by Tim Hensley! He’ll be joined in conversation by Kayla E. (Precious Rubbish) and hosted by Floating World Comics–tune in to the Fantagraphics Facebook page on November 2nd at 3:00 PM PST/6:00 PM EST to watch the livestream!
About the book: Brilliant cartoonist Tim Hensley (Wally Gropius) returns with his first new comic book since the acclaimed “Sir Alfred No. 3” in 2015! This is a gorgeous, oversized one-shot comic magazine (there is no Detention #1 — it’s a joke, folks!) strictly limited to 2000 copies and available only through the direct market! Hensley “adapts” in his own absurdist fashion an acknowledged classic of American literature, “Maggie: A Girl of the Streets” by Stephen Crane into a 44-page, oversized, full-color comic book titled “Detention #2.” Crane’s 1893 novella tells the story of Maggie, a Bowery waif on the cusp of maturity who becomes tragically embroiled with a barkeep named Pete. Hensley satirically frames his version of this brutal tale of slum life as a study aide à la Classics Illustrated, created for those being punished by remedial instruction.
Order your copy from Floating World Comics and get a signed bookplate (while supplies last)!