Monday, July 11, 2011

Dark Horse Comics Presents: Evelyn Evelyn

Punk cabaret queen Amanda Palmer and Seattle-based prankster Jason
Webley proudly present the Edinburgh debut of Evelyn Evelyn, the
world's only conjoined-twin singer-songwriter duo.

Enthusiasts of genuine tragedy and celebrity intrigue, gird your mental loins for an authentic tale of unbelievable hardship and epic catastrophe! This wholly true and accurate account details the extraordinary lives of Evelyn and Evelyn, a darling but unfortunate pair of conjoined twins who brave extreme circumstances of calamity and adversity, such as: the bizarre and bloody night of their birth and subsequent orphaning; their early years on a chicken farm; shocking encounters with depraved gentlemen; life in the circus; the terrible fates of their dearest friends; and concluding with the sisters’ rise to international fame via the internet, as told with astounding eloquence by musicians Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley, and documented in gorgeous detail by the artist Cynthia von Buhler.

For this special run at The Assembly George Square, the renowned
Evelyn twins will demonstrate their astonishing song-writing skills
while relating the tragic story of their lives. The sisters will
perform selections from their acclaimed eponymous 2010 album while
accompanying themselves on guitar, piano, accordion, drums, ukulele
and kazoo.  The performances will also showcase the sisters' talents
as puppeteers, and will amaze audiences as the twins rely on their
powers of divination to answer questions from the Chalice of

* Features an insightful afterword by legendary storyteller Neil Gaiman!

* Evelyn Evelyn is an elegant set of two hardbound volumes nestled within a single slipcover--a perfect gift for any lover of the exquisite, the eccentric, and the grotesque.

* Release corresponds with Palmer/Webley music album Evelyn Evelyn.

* World-renowned musicians Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley make their comics debut, with award-winning artist Cynthia von Buhler!

ON SALE: October 5th, 2011

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