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BINDERY: MariNaomi / Losing the Girl
August 30, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
The Bindery hosts MariNaomi as she presents her new book Losing the Girl, the first of the three-book series Life on Earth. Please join us!
Claudia Jones is missing. Her classmates are thinking the worst… or at least the weirdest. It couldn’t be an alien abduction, right?
None of Claudia’s classmates at Blithedale High know why she vanished — and they’re dealing with their own issues. Emily’s trying to handle a life-changing surprise. Paula’s hoping to step out of Emily’s shadow. Nigel just wants to meet a girl who will laugh at his jokes. And Brett hardly lets himself get close to anybody.
In Losing the Girl, the first book in the Life on Earth trilogy, Eisner-nominated cartoonist MariNaomi looks at life through the eyes of four suburban teenagers: early romance, fraying friendships, and the traces of a mysterious — maybe otherworldly — disappearance. Different chapters focus on different characters, each with a unique visual approach.
“Losing the Girl is a success from top to bottom. … There are many familiar elements of teen romance here, to be sure, but MariNaomi approaches with a level of sophistication and humanity that’s rare for any story of this kind.” – The Comics Journal
“…gripping, affecting graphic novel. … A moody, compassionate reflection of adolescence in turmoil.” – Kirkus Reviews
“(MariNaomi’s) creative artistic effects amplify the tension and awkward emotions, transforming a familiar story of young love into something memorable and new.” – Publisher’s Weekly
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 atmarinaomi.com.
Please note: this event will be at The Bindery, 1727 Haight.
This is an all ages event. The bar opens at 7, event begins at 7:30pm.