The River at NightAward-winning cartoonist Kevin Huizenga will talk about his new graphic novel The River at Night at Carnegie-Stout Public Library in Dubuque, Iowa at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2019.

In The River at Night, Kevin Huizenga delves deep into consciousness. What begins as a simple, distracted conversation between a husband and wife, becomes an exploration of being and the passage of time.

The story explores the simple pleasures of a marriage, like lying awake in bed next to a slumbering lover, along with the less cherished moments of disappointment or inadvertent betrayal of trust.

Kevin Huizenga

Huizenga uses the cartoon medium like a symphony, showing the breadth of his artistry in surprising ways. The River at Night is a modern formalist masterpiece as empathetic, inventive, and funny as anything ever written.

Kevin Huizenga has lived near the Mississippi River for almost twenty years, but he only swam in it once. He splits his time between Chicago and Minneapolis, where he taught in the Comic Art program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design from 2015 to 2019.

His graphic novels include Curses, The Wild Kingdom, Gloriana, and The River at Night. He has been nominated for Harvey and Eisner awards and has won five Ignatz awards.

Kevin Huizenga’s visit will be free and open to the public. Copies of The River at Night from Comic World & Games will be available to purchase at the event. For more details, please call Carnegie-Stout Public Library in Dubuque at 563-589-4225, or visit us on Facebook.

The River at Night Excerpt