A Fire Story: Brian Fies

A Fire Story: Brian Fies

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 7:00 PM

The basement in the store.
2476 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley

Brian Fies is a writer and cartoonist whose past projects include the graphic novels Mom’s Cancer and Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow, and the webcomic The Last Mechanical Monster. The day after Brian and his wife, Karen, lost their home in the Tubbs fire, Brian bought paper and pens, and began writing and drawing A Fire Story. Posted online, the comic went viral, and was seen by more than 3 million people. Brian expanded A Fire Story into a full-length
graphic novel published by Abrams ComicArts in spring 2019.

Brian’s work in comics has received several honors, including the comic industry’s Eisner and Harvey awards as well as the American Astronautical Society’s Eugene M. Emme Award. In June 2018, an animated version of his original Fire Story produced by San Francisco PBS station KQED won an Emmy Award.

Brian and his family are rebuilding.