World-renowned comic artist and illustrator Charles Vess, VCU alumnus and recipient of the Eisner and World Fantasy Awards, will visit the Monroe Park Campus under VCU Libraries sponsorship April 18. He will speak about his new book with novelist Charles de Lint, "The Cats of Tanglewood Forest" (Little Brown, 2013). Event details and details of registration will be posted soon. Seating will be limited. Check the VCU Libraries home page or calendar for updates.
Vess has collaborated with Charles de Lint on several highly successful novels and collections of stories, including "A Circle of Cats" (Viking, 2003), "Moonheart" (Subterranean Press, 2004), and "The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest" (Viking, 2001). Some of Vess's most popular works have been collaborations with Neil Gaiman, beginning with their work on comic series "Sandman" and "The Books of Magic." Issue number 19 of "Sandman," titled "A Midsummer Night's Dream," won the 1991 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story, and is the only single issue of a comic book ever to win this prestigious prize. More recently, Vess and Gaiman have collaborated on the bestselling novel "Stardust."