Join WORD for an evening with Joe Ciardiello, author of the new book A Fistful of Drawings. In this gorgeous graphic memoir, Joe Ciardiello gracefully weaves together his Italian family history and the mythology of the American West while paying homage to the classic movie and TV Westerns of the ’50s and ’60s. Featuring Ciardiello’s signature sinuous ink line and vivid watercolors, A Fistful of Drawings illuminates the oversized characters that dominated the cinematic American West—featuring John Ford, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Claudia Cardinale, Sophia Loren, and many more. A paean to Hollywood, a love letter to the Western, and a tribute to its Italian influences.
Please note that admission to this event requires either a purchase of A Fistful of Drawings OR a $5 admission voucher. Books and vouchers can be purchased online in advance or at the door on the day of the event; advance orders will be available for pickup at the store on the day of the event. The admission voucher functions like a gift card and is good toward $5 off anything in store at WORD on the day of the event only.
ABOUT JOE CIARDIELLO
Joe Ciardiello is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator based in New Jersey. Since 1974, Ciardiello has worked for most major magazines, newspapers, and book publishers, including Entertainment Weekly, The Nation, The New Yorker, The NY Times Book Review, and Rolling Stone. His drawings have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the country and his awards include the prestigious Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators in 2016.
A weaving together of the immigrant experience and the mythic Wild West of Hollywood.
$5 admission to this event at our Jersey City store. Your $5 admission voucher functions like a gift card and can be used toward anything in store on the night of the event only.