Lethbridge, Alberta

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Main Library: 5th Ave. S. and 8th St. S. | 11am - 5pm

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The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming and our next festival promises to offer the best so far. Check out our 2018 schedule below and please stay tuned for the 2019 schedule details.

Ben Rankel – Frank (ASL)

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

This session will be presented with a sign language interpreter.


A lost love, a murder, and a mountain that walks.
A historical mystery set in the tragedy of the Frank Slide, one of Canada’s deadliest natural disasters. Eve Lee is in a self-destructive spiral—her big plans for a new life in Frank have not at all turned out how she had planned. As Eve hits the bottom she’s forced to confront her expectations when her former lover disappears under questionable circumstances. But is there something sinister at play or is she simply being obsessive and self-centred? And will she be able to put her past behind her before she finds herself buried under it?
Written and drawn by Ben Rankel.
  • Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Fiction
  • Historical
  • Illustrator/artist
  • Mystery & Suspense

Ben Rankel

Ben Rankel is a cartoonist and this is his first original graphic novel. His other comics credits include Rat Queens shorts: GARY (Image Comics) and The Absent King (Comixology), as well as Faulty Pump (Fight! Comics/Comixology).

His comics, illustration and design work were nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award. He has also had comics work appear in Avenue Magazine, GrainsWest Magazine and has been shown at the Roq La Rue gallery in Seattle.

Ben lives in Calgary, Alberta with his partner Fiona Staples and their cat, Kupo.