The past 2 weeks saw 3 events happening around the ABC stores. Here’s a quick recap of two of them!
Reif Larsen, The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet:
About 20 people heard Reif Larsen speak on visual storytelling at the ABC Treehut in The Hague on April 27th. Mr. Larsen was a very engaging speaker, bandying about such terms as “info-erotic” when talking about charts and visual data, and he made us all laugh repeatedly. He admired Glen Baxter (Colonel Baxter’s Dutch Safari) for his visual gags, and mentioned Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics as a great source of information about visual storytelling. He also urged everyone to see the exhibition The Printed Book: A Visual History at the UvA (May 13th is the last day, so I’m afraid you’ll have to be quick…). After his talk, Mr. Larsen answered questions, admitted that a movie is in the works and signed books. Photographer Henry Arvidsson filmed it all; a link will appear to his work as soon as it’s done. All in all, a great evening was had! – Sophie.
Jacob Vossestein, The Dutch and Their Delta:
About 17 people came to the ABC Treehouse in Amsterdam on May 3rd for Jacob Vossestein’s talk on the geography of the Netherlands and the need for water control. Mr. Vossestein was friendly and enthusiastic and his talk was well-received. Happily not just Dutch people came to the talk! With a bit of luck, Mr. Vossestein will appear at the ABC Treehut in The Hague at a future date, so keep an eye out on our Events List or the Treehut website. – Klaartje.