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John Lewis’ Publicity Tour Marches Onward

Rep. John Lewis has once again donned his graphic novelist cowl, officially swinging back into campaign mode on Wednesday to help promote the second installment of his illustrated memoir, “March: Book Two.”  

A few years back, the Georgia Democrat began penning the serialized treatment of his civil-rights era experiences with House aide and co-author Andrew Aydin. The duo has since inked two chapters of Lewis' pre-congressional exploits — the latest of which is expected on retail shelves this week.  

(Courtesy Top Shelf Productions)

(Courtesy Top Shelf Productions)

Fans of the genre can pick the pair’s brains about the whole creative process during a book signing/fundraiser hosted by the National Press Club. The Book Rap event is scheduled to take place Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the First Amendment Lounge. Tickets to the appearance are $5 for NPC members or $10 for the general public. Proceeds are expected to benefit the Club's Journalism Institute.  

Per an NPC announcement, comics will be available for sale at the signing, but no outside memorabilia is permitted.  

Those too swamped to attend the mid-week reading fest will have to settle for a pared-down program later in the week. Aydin is scheduled to participate in a solo signing Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Fantom Comics (2010 P St. NW).  

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