THE LISTENER Book Signing
David Lester — Book Signing Tuesday Jun 07 2011 5:00 pm – Grant Park by the Cash Desk, Winnipeg
The Listener reveals one of the world’s most tragic acts of spin doctoring while weaving a compelling tale of complacency, art, power, and murder. It is a startling little-known story that changed the course of history told in graphic novel form by David Lester.
1933: In a small German state, the last democratic election is about to take place before a failed artist named Hitler seizes power. The election is Hitler’s chance to manipulate events that will lead to the death of millions.
2010: After a man dies during a political act inspired by a work of art, the artist flees to Europe to escape her guilt. Through a chance meeting she discovers the truth of the 1933 election. The past becomes pivotal as she decides her future.
David Lester is a cartoonist, painter, graphic designer, and guitarist in the rock duo Mecca Normal. He created the poster series “Inspired Agitators,” now archived at The Center for the Study of Political Graphics in Los Angeles. Lester also does a weekly illustration, with text by Mecca Normal bandmate Jean Smith, for Magnet Magazine and his work has been published in many other publications. He lives in Vancouver, Canada.
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