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On Im/migration with The Believer

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 4:50 pm - 5:20 pm PST
1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

In this second micro-interview with The Believer magazine, graphic artists Ali Fitzgerald and Jason Lutes, delve into the relationships we have with places we move to or have left behind. What is the connection between place, time, and borders? And what obligations do we have to homes both old and new? Moderated by Jonathan Hill.

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Ali Fitzgerald

Ali Fitzgerald is a comic artist and writer living in Berlin. Her most recent book is Drawn to Berlin. She is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and recently began a monthly satirical comic there about America. She has also contributed comics to New York Magazine's The Cut, Modern PaintersThe New York TimesArt-Das Kunst Magazine and Greenpeace Magazine. She wrote and drew the popular webcomic "Hungover Bear and Friends" for McSweeney's from 2013 to 2016. Visit her online at alifitzgerald.net
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Jason Lutes

Jason Lutes was born in New Jersey in 1967 and grew up reading American superhero and Western comics. He is the creator of comic book series Berlin. In the late 1970s he discovered Heavy Metal magazine and the tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, both of which proved major influences on his creative development. Lutes graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration, and in 1993 he began drawing a weekly comics page called Jar of Fools for Seattleā€™s The Stranger. Lutes lives in Vermont with his partner and two children, where he teaches comics at the Center for Cartoon Studies.
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Jonathan Hill

Secretary, Literary arts board of directors

Cartoonist & Illustrator

Jonathan Hill is an award-winning cartoonist, illustrator, and educator. His work has appeared in The Believer Magazine, Fantagraphics, Powell's City of Books, and the Society of Illustrators. His graphic novel, Odessa, was a finalist for the 2021 PNBA Book Awards and won the 2021 Believer Book Award for Graphic Literature. He has a forthcoming graphic novel for middle readers from Walker Books in Fall 2022, Tales of a Seventh Grade Lizard Boy. Jonathan also serves on the board of directors for Literary Arts. His latest title is Tales of a Seventh-Grade Lizard Boy.

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