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Brian Fies

Brian Fies is a writer and cartoonist of award-winning graphic novels, including Mom's Cancer and Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? The day after Brian and his wife Karen lost their home in the Tubbs fire, he bought paper and pens, and began writing and drawing A Fire Story. Posted online, the comic went viral and was seen by more than three million people. Brian expanded A Fire Story into a full-length graphic novel, published by Abrams ComicArts in Spring 2019. He has received many honors, including the comic industry’s Eisner and Harvey Award, the American Astronautical Society’s Eugene M. Emme Award, and an Emmy Award for the animated version of his original Fire Story, produced by KQED in San Francisco.

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