Joe Boruchow Releases "Stuffed Animals" Cutout Graphic Novel

Stuffed Animals: A Story in Paper Cutouts, my first graphic novel, will be released the evening of March 19th in conjunction with a debut performance by my band, The Nite Lights.  The show includes a slide show of the graphic novel with an instrumental musical score played live by the band.  Four years in the making, the book was awarded a Xeric Foundation grant for graphic fiction allowing for the publications of a hard bound edition that will be available at the show.  
Stuffed Animals is a narrative composed of 100 black paper cutouts.  It tells the tale of a young boy and his shocking discoveries over one adventurous and terrifying night.  An apparition from the past guides the hero through a dangerous secret world in this masculinecoming of age story.  Is manhood more than just a mustache?  Get the book and see!
In addition to celebrating the release of the book at Johnny Brenda's (1201 Frankford Ave, Philly) on March 19, The Nite Lights will debut our most ambitious project to date.  We have been composing the music since November for the 20 min long slide show of Stuffed Animals that will be shown silent movie style with the live band.  (We're hoping to have a DVD of the slide show and music available at the show, but this is now tenuous because the recent snowfall put us a little behind schedule.  I am, however, hopeful that we will have them).  The Nite Lights will play it twice: once at 9 pm (for early birds) and again later at 12am (for you night owls)  with the sweet sounds of Mondo Topless, Northern Liberties and DJ Brown Jeff sandwiched in between for an extra delicious evening of artsy entertainment.  Of course, the book will be available for sale at the event.
Tickets for the event are on sale at To buy the book now visit or it will be available at most Philadelphia independent bookstores soon.  More at