Meet The Author: Mark Russell Olson - Saturday December 2nd 4pm
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WHEN: SATURDAY DECEMBER 2ND
TIME: 4PM TO 6PM
LOCATION: 3206 S. GRAND, 63118
Get ready for a wild ride with Missouri-born, UK-based cartoonist, Russell Mark Olson! He's making a special appearance at Apotheosis Comics on the 2nd of December to sign copies of his St. Louis set, Gateway City series.
Gateway City takes readers back to Prohibition America: mobsters, moonshine, and…martians? When gangster aliens invade the midwestern metropolis, a detective, lawyer, reporter, speakeasy owner, and a talking bear team up to send the goons packing. F
illed with historical details and real world locations, Gateway City is an out-of-this-world trip back in time to the roaring twenties.
It also shines a light on bygone St. Louis: did you know St. Louis had a huge motordrome at Priester’s Park? Did you know there used to be a Priester’s Park? Downtown had a thriving Chinatown called Hop Alley? There used to be a place called The Lung Block? In Gateway City, St. Louis is more than just a backdrop: she’s a lead role.
If you’re a fan of the city, comics, aliens, gangsters, pulp storytelling, then come on down to chat with Russell Mark Olson about Gateway City.