Simon Says @ The Book Lady
Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:00pm – 8:30pm
BAM! POW! We will be joined by the creative duo Frattino & Lee to discuss their latest work, Simon Says, and the world of graphic novel publishing. Nazis are caught in vigilante crosshairs in this gritty, post-WWII crime noir out this September by Image Comics.
The original graphic novel, Simon Says by Andre R. Frattino and Jesse Lee, paints a post-World War II Europe in a scarlet shade of revenge and introduces a Nazi-hunting James Bond.
Simon Says is a drama-filled, crime noir story that follows a former artist to the Führer who hunts down and seeks justice upon the Nazis he witnessed murder his friends and loved ones during the war. It is an original graphic novel inspired by true events and by a real world Holocaust survivor, Simon Wiesenthal, an artist who lost his family and took justice into his own hands
"Simon Says is about an innocent and gentle man, an artist, whose family and life are destroyed by a real world event. Not something sci-fi or fanciful, but something that has happened and could happen again. In that way, it's the story of any of us, and how we would respond if who we were and what we had were lost,” said Frattino. "The real-life, famed Nazi hunter, Simon Wiesenthal, was quoted as once saying: ‘For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing.’ This is a story of a good man doing something.”
Showcasing gritty, starkly black and white panels with pops of red, Simon Says features the same ominous storytelling and nuanced characters of bestsellers like Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s V for Vendetta and Heather Morris’ The Tattooist of Auschwitz.