BOOKSMITH: Launch for Lisa Brown / The Phantom Twin, with Wendy Macnaughton

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 7:00pm

front cover of The Phantom Twin by Lisa BrownBooksmith hosts our favorite illustrator, Lisa Brown, for her new book The Phantom Twin. She'll be in conversation with Wendy Macnaughton. Please join us!

A young woman is haunted by the ghost of her conjoined twin in Lisa Brown's The Phantom Twin, a sweetly spooky graphic novel set in a turn-of-the-century sideshow. Isabel and Jane are the Extraordinary Peabody Sisters, conjoined twins in a traveling carnival freak show—until an ambitious surgeon tries to separate them and fails, causing Jane's death. Isabel has lost an arm and a leg but gained a ghostly companion: Her dead twin is now her phantom limb. Haunted, altered, and alone for the first time, can Isabel build a new life that's truly her own?

photo of Lisa Brown, courtesy of the artistLisa Brown is a New York Times bestselling illustrator, author, and cartoonist. Her work includes a slew of illustrated books including Goldfish Ghost by Lemony Snicket; The Airport Book, Picture the Dead with Adele Griffin; and Mummy Cat by Marcus Ewert. For adults, Long Story Short is a collection of comic strips about classic novels. She lives in San Francisco and teaches in the illustration department of the California College of the Art.

photo of Wendy MacNaughtonWendy Macnaughton is a NYT best-selling illustrator and graphic journalist based in San Francisco. Her books include Meanwhile in San Francisco, The City in its Own WordsLost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS TechnologyPen and Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind ThemKnives & Ink: Chefs and The Stories Behind Their TattoosThe Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine ExpertThe Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All and the forthcoming Leave Me Alone with the Recipes, The Life, Art and Cookbook of Cipe Pineles. Wendy is the back page columnist for California Sunday Magazine, and co-founder of  Women Who Draw. Before all that stuff, she studied art and social work, worked as a copywriter in advertising, a campaign director for non-profits, a bookseller in a used bookstore, and a counselor on a suicide hotline. She also created the national campaign for the first democratic elections in Rwanda, health education materials for nomadic tribes in Northern Kenya, and a short film in Eastern Congo. She lives in Potrero Hill with her partner (and frequent collaborator) the writer Caroline Paul, two cats and a dog.

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The Phantom Twin By Lisa Brown Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626729254
Availability: Hard to Find (or) Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published: First Second - March 3rd, 2020