Picturing a Life: Graphic MemoirsSaturday, May 7 | 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
- In-Person and Live Streamed
Brower Center - Goldman Theater
- Comics & Graphics
Blockbuster works like Fun Home, Maus, and Persepolis have made it clear that graphic memoirs are a game-changer in the world of literature. What makes this literary genre–-blending the disciplines of cinema, writing, and visual art—so gripping? These four memoirists will show us. Berkeley Renaissance man L. John Harris (My Little Plague Journal) and illustrator/author Maureen Burdock (a contributor to COVID Chronicles: A Comics Anthology) chronicle the pandemic with time capsules of words and art; while Rhea Ewing (Fine: a Comic about Gender, praised by Alison Bechdel) and Laura Gao (Messy Roots, about growing up queer in both Wuhan, China and Texas) subversively document self-acceptance, identity, and transformation. Let these multi-talented authors take you on an immersive journey filled with images as stunning and distinctive as their use of language.
The bookstore partner for this session is Eastwind Books of Berkeley! Buy the books online at Bookshop.org or purchase them in person at the Festival. More information here.
Book signing information: East Wind Books Tent at the Bookstore Blv (corner of Allston & Milvia in the Outdoor Fair) at in the park, 5:00 PM