Sean Lewis & Benjamin Mackey - "Saints"

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Sean Lewis and Benjamin Mackey will discuss Saints: The Book of Blaise.

At 57th Street Books


About the book: When a group of misfits discover themselves to be the re-incarnations of Catholic saints, they must put aside their differences to battle the fallen angel Michael and his army of Doomsday Zealots. Critically lauded, this is the comic debut of award-winning playwright Sean Christopher Lewis (Kennedy Center Rosa Parks Award; NPR'S This American Life) and graphic artist Benjamin Mackey (of Twin Peaks Tarot Card fame). Saints is the wildly funny and challenging story of people questioning what they believe in the midst of fighting for it. Religion, humor and heavy metal combine in this audacious drama for adults. 

About Sean Lewis: Sean Lewis is the co-creator and writer of Image Comics' Saints. His plays have won the Kennedy Center's Rosa Parks Award, the National New Play Network's Smith Prize, the Barrymore Award, the William Inge Fellowship and more. His work can also be heard on This American Life. 

About Benjamin Mackey: While Saints is Benjamin's first foray into the world of comic books, he has been working as a freelance illustrator for various books, magazines, and films over the past six years. He lives in Arizona and enjoys a damn fine cup of coffee.



Event Location: 
57th Street Books
1301 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637