Brian Fies is an award-winning writer and cartoonist whose widely acclaimed first graphic novel Mom's Cancer kicked off the Abrams Image list and won the 2005 Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic (the first Web comic to win the award in this new category), the 2007 Lulu Blooker Prize for Best Comic, the 2007 Harvey Award for Best New Talent, and the 2007 German Youth Literature Prize, among other awards and recognition. He is also the author of the webcomic The Last Mechanical Monster and the acclaimed graphic novel Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? (winner of the Eugene M. Emme Award for Astronautical Literature). Although he lost his home in the fire, Brian and his wife, Karen, are rebuilding in Santa Rosa, California.
"Drawings, words, and a few photos combine to convey the depth of a
tragedy that would leave most people dumbstruck." -- Kirkus
"Vibrant coloring and fascinating secondary stories create a gripping read that will attract graphic memoir fans and anyone seeking firsthand accounts of surviving a natural disaster." -- Library Journal online
"Sometimes incorporating photographs and often communicating emotion with color, he affectingly relates the grief, rage, and powerlessness of losing one's home and possessions; each time he remembers another thing he's lost-home videos he'd been meaning to digitize, for instance-the pain feels brand-new again. Inviting, empathy-driven, and ultimately hopeful in the face of hardship." -- Booklist