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Robert Mailer Anderson & Friends

July 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Robert Mailer Anderson will be joined by Jacqueline Obradors, Jon Sack, with musical accompaniment by Jay Walsh (of Douglas Fir)

celebrating his new graphic novel

Windows on the World

Co-authored with Zack Anderson

Illustrations by Jon Sack

published by Fantagraphics Books


This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom.


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Event is free, but reservations are required


The book for this event may be purchased at this link :

>Purchase WINDOWS ON THE WORLD here<


Set in a New York City in mourning, this poignant graphic novel explores the push-and-pull between love and obligation.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, an undocumented worker named Balthazar busses tables at New York City’s famous Windows on the World restaurant. Back in Mexico, his family watches their TV screen in horror as the Twin Towers collapse. Refusing to give up hope that Balthazar is alive, his son Fernando embarks on a treacherous journey across the border to New York to find him. Along the way, Fernando learns what it means to be undocumented in America — encountering at turns an indifferent bureaucracy and a supportive group of fellow immigrants who help guide him through his quixotic mission to bring his family back together.

Now a major motion picture!

Robert Mailer Anderson is a San Francisco Library Laureate as well as a novelist, screenwriter, producer, and activist. He is the author of the novel Boonville.

Jon Sack is a US and UK based artist and writer whose comic books include La Lucha and Iraqi Oil For Beginners.

Jacqueline Obradors is an actor and has appeared in numerous feature film that include Six Days, Seven Nights (1998),  Deuce Bigalow:Male Gigolo (1999), Tortilla Soup (2001), A Man Apart(2003) and Unstoppable (2004). She has also appeared on the television crime drama NYPD Blue (2001–2005.) She is currently featured on the TV series Bosch and will be starring in the forthcoming film “Palm Springs.”

Jay Walsh play Vocals, Guitars, and Piano for the musical combo DOUGLAS FIR.


July 28, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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