Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The Staircase Theatre
27 Dundurn St N
Hamilton, ON L8R 3C9
Join us as we celebrate the release of local graphic novelist Joe Ollmann’s new book The Abominable Mr. Seabrook. Many years in the making and much anticipated Seabrook chronicles the trials and tribulations of notorious journalist William Buehler Seabrook. Admission is free, all are welcome.
Joe Ollmann launches The Abominable Mr. Seabrook in Hamilton. In Seabrook, Ollmann chronicles the trials and tribulations of notorious journalist William Buehler Seabrook: famed member of the Lost Generation known for participating in voodoo ceremonies, riding camels cross the Sahara desert, communing with cannibals, and popularizing the term “zombie” in the West.
Exposing both the highs and extreme lows of a turbulent life, Ollmann often weaves in Seabrook’s own words and those of his biographers. This biographical account, however, posits Seabrook the believer versus Seabrook the exploiter, leaving the reader to consider where one ends and the other begins.