Robert Tinnell presents his graphic novel <i>Feast of the Seven Fishes</i> (Allegheny Image Factory, 2005)

From 03 to 03 of December, 2008
( 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm )

Robert Tinnell presents his graphic novel Feast of the Seven Fishes (Allegheny Image Factory, 2005)

A 2006 Eisner Award-nominee for “Best Graphic Album: Reprint,” Feast of the Seven Fishes is a hardcover collection of the online strip serialized in 2004-2005 by writer Robert Tinnell and artists Ed Piskor and Alex Saviuk. A romantic comedy, the Feast storyline revolves around an Italian-American family’s celebration of the traditional Christmas Eve dinner. The time is 1983 and one of the younger members of the family, who reside in a north-central West Virginia mining and mill town, brings home a blonde, blue-eyed Protestant girl to share in both the cooking and eating. Their path to romance, however, is not an easy one. This collection incorporates recipes from the families of Tinnell and his wife, Shannon.

“This Feast is bound to serve up entertainment... [a] charming comic-strip tale of life, love, and baccala...”

The Boston Globe

Calandra Italian American Institute