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Evening with Acclaimed Illustrator and Author Joe Ciardiello

July 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Prallsville Mills and The Book Garden welcome award-winning illustrator and author, Joe Ciardiello, to the mills on Thursday, July 17th to discuss his new graphic memoir.

This eye-catching story weaves together his Italian family history and the mythology of the American West while paying homage to the classic movie and TV Westerns. Featuring John Ford, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Sophia Loren, and many more, this book is a paean to Hollywood and a love letter to the Western.

If the illustrations look familiar that is because Ciardiello’s work has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker and Rolling Stone, to name a few. He has received four silver medals from the Society of Illustrators as well as the prestigious Hamilton King Award.

Come meet Joe and hear more about his Italian heritage and other influences for the book. Some of his artwork will also be on display. Copies of A Fistful of Drawings will be available for purchase and a portion of proceeds will support the Prallsville Mills.

The Prallsville Mills complex in Stockton, NJ, is considered a significant example of early American industrial architecture that was included on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Today, the Mill proudly features cultural and historic events for the entire community. Visit www.prallsvillemills.org.

Joe Ciardiello Photo credit: Deborah Feingold


July 11, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Book Garden


Prallsville Mill
33 Risler Street, Stockton, NJ United States
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