The Bindery welcomes MariNaomi back for the final volume of her Life on Earth trilogy, Distant Stars. She'll be in conversation with Justin Hall. Please join us!
Celebrated cartoonist MariNaomi concludes her tale of growing up, falling in and out of love, and possible alien interventions. Shy, self-deprecating Paula Navarro is coming into her own -- and it's making her new girlfriend, Johanna, a little nervous. Paula's former friend Emily Baker is learning to look inward. Brett Hathaway, Emily and Paula's mutual ex-hook-up, is torn about reconnecting with his estranged dad. And Nigel Jones is smitten with his tutor, Claudia -- whose disappearance and reappearance remains a mystery to everyone around her. As Claudia and her guardians put the final plan in motion, they'll reveal the truth that links everyone's fate.
MariNaomi is the award-winning author and illustrator of four comic memoirs and creator of the Cartoonists of Color database. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and many cats and dogs. Visit her website at marinaomi.com. Author photo by Jolene Siana.
Justin Hall is the creator (or co-creator) of True Travel Tales, Hard to Swallow, and Theater of Terror: Revenge of the Queers. He has work in the Houghton Miflin Best American Comics, Best Erotic Comics, and the SF Weekly, among others. Hall created the Lambda Award-winning No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, which he is currently adapting into a feature-length documentary film. He is a Fulbright Scholar of Comics, CCA Associate Professor of Comics, and the Co-Organizer of the Queers & Comics Conference. Twitter: @justincomics Instagram: @justinhallcomics www.justinhallawesomecomics.
Please note: this event will be held at The Bindery, 1727 Haight.
This is a free, all-ages event. The bar opens at 6:30pm; event starts at 7pm.
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