The Power Plant

Talk and Book Signing: Hands Up Herbie!

Sat May 09 – Sun May 10 2020

5:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Toronto Comic Arts Festival
Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street


The Power Plant has postponed all programming until further notice in view of the COVID-19 public health emergency. For updates, please continue to refer to Toronto Public Health.

graphic biography follows artist and activist Herb Perr from a moblinked Jewish family in Brighton Beach, through the studios of Robert Motherwell and Mark Rothko, Reagan era art activism and a reckoning with the responsibilities of raising a family. In his stunning debut, Joey Perr tells his father’s story with sensitivity and warmth, bringing moments of deep struggle and bright comedy to life with equal panache.

Perr will be available for questions and signing copies of Hands Up, Herbie! — funded several times over by a Kickstarter campaign. The graphic biography is offset printed on Munken paper, with a sewn and glued binding. Buy a copy and have it signed! Hands Up, Herbie! has received critical praise from art critic Lucy Lippard, artist Sabrina Jones and more.

“If you care about comics, or if you don’t care about comics, but you care about human beings, you should read this book.” — Seth Tobocman

This program runs throughout the duration of TCAF
Saturday, 9 May: 9 – 5 PM
Sunday, 10 May: 10 – 5 PM