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BOOKSMITH: Launch for Lisa Brown / The Phantom Twin, with Wendy Macnaughton
March 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm PSTFree
Booksmith 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?
Lisa 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.
Wendy 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 Words, Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology, Pen and Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them, Knives & Ink: Chefs and The Stories Behind Their Tattoos, The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert, The 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.
This event is free and all ages.
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