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Crime and Poetry: Researching and Writing the Improbably True Story of Matt Rizzo

  • Comix Revolution 606 Davis Street Evanston, IL, 60201 United States (map)

Matt Rizzo was a distant father, blind poet, convicted felon, and cellmate of the infamous Nathan Leopold. The Hunting Accident spins the true story of this fascinating Chicagoan. Writer David Carlson and artist Landis Blair will be on hand to discuss their research on Rizzo and their creative decisions on how to both tell and show his fantastic world. Bill Savage moderates. Professor Savage teaches English Lit at Northwestern University, where he regularly incorporates graphic novels into his course work.