The 1895 Vermont Road Book: A Comical Reinterpretation
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 4:00 PM
Join with this link: https://go.uvm.edu/gatheringleaves
UVM anthropologist Luis Vivanco will deliver the second presentation in our digital series, "Gathering Leaves: Conversations about Book Arts."
At the height of the 1890s “Bicycle Craze,” a small portable booklet called the Vermont Road Book provided bicycle travelers and day-trippers with detailed information on road conditions, distances, and amenities on sixteen routes chosen and curated for their scenery and road quality. As a creator of research-based comics on bicycle history, Professor Vivanco has reimagined and reinterpreted the Vermont Road Book as a mini-comic, integrating techniques and inspiration from the book arts world. In this talk, he will publicly unveil The 1895 Vermont Road Book: A Comical Reinterpretation, explore the relationship between comics and book arts, and discuss some of the primary research, creative, and technical challenges involved in this project.
The online presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Silver Special Collections by email or call 802-656-2138.