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.
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