Munro Beattie Lecture 2019-2020: Seth Presents “Inkwell’s End”

March 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Location:Carleton Dominion Chalmers Centre, 355 Cooper St., Ottawa

Cartoon image by Seth of a man with a top hat, pausing in front of a bookstore in an empty street.

The Dean of FASS and the Department of English are delighted to announce that the 2019-2020 Munro Beattie Lecture will be delivered by the legendary Canadian comics creator who publishes under the name of Seth. Seth’s cartoons have appeared in the New York Times MagazineMcSweeneys Quarterly, and on the cover of The New Yorker. He is the creator of the comic book series Palookaville. Other books include It’s a Good Life if You Don’t Weaken (1996), The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists (2011). His most recent book, Clyde Fans: A Picure Novel (2019) has been hailed by the New York Times as “a masterwork.”

Entitled “Inkwell’s End,” Seth’s talk will incorporate images into an overview of his career so far, from his childhood interest in comics and the work of the cartoonists who influenced him to his current and future projects.

This free public lecture will be followed by a reception and book signing.

For more information contact Sara Jamieson (

Image of Seth, sitting at a table in a full suit with tie. He is holding a hat and looking directly at the camera.