Join Oni Press (Scott Pilgrim) and the Hollywood Theater as Jamie S. Rich presents Howard Hawks’ The Big Sleep and discusses how it inspired his graphic novel You Have Killed Me. Moderated by Tom Shimmin, Marketing Coordinator at Oni Press.
Jamie S. Rich is the author of four prose novels, including Cut My Hair, I Was Someone Dead, and The Everlasting. He wrote the comics series Love the Way You Love, which was illustrated by Marc Ellerby. Additionally, he has had short stories in Four-Letter Worlds, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Food Chain, Put the Book Back on the Shelf, The Dark Horse Book of the Dead, and This is a Souvenir, teaming him with artists as diverse as Andi Watson, Chynna Clugston, Guy Davis, Natalie Nourigat, and Kelley Seda.
The Big Sleep is a 1946 film noir classic that reunited director Howard Hawks with stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Bogart plays private detective Philip Marlowe who is hired by the wealthy Sternwood family to investigate a blackmailer. While working the case he falls for the eldest daughter Vivian Rutledge (Bacall) which further complicates the case as it gets gets more mysterious and dangerous. In 1997 The Big Sleep was added to the National Film Registry for it’s cultural significance.