Briana Loewinsohn will be discussing her gorgeous debut, Ephemera: A Memoir, with Thien Pham (Family Style: Memories of an American from Vietnam) at Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary and Garden Arts on March 21st at 7:00 pm PST! Register to attend here (link).
About the book: Ephemera is a poetic and dreamlike take on a graphic memoir set in a garden, a forest, and a greenhouse. The story drifts among a grown woman, her early memories as a child, and the gossamer existence of her mother. A lyrical entry in the field of graphic medicine, Ephemera is a story about a daughter trying to relate to a parent who struggles with mental illness. Gorgeously illustrated in a painted palette of warmy, earthy tones, it is a quiet book of isolation, plants, confusion, acceptance, and the fog of childhood. Loewinsohn’s debut book is an aching, meditative twist on autobiography, infusing the genre with an ethereal fusion of memory and imagination.
About the authors:
Briana Loewinsohn is an American cartoonist. These days she teaches high school art and draws comic books. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband, daughter, and son. If she doesn’t text you back, she is probably gardening.
Thien Pham is a Graphic novelist, comic artist, and educator based in Oakland, Ca. He is the author and illustrator of the graphic novel Sumo and did the art for the middle-grade graphic novel Level Up, written by Gene Luen Yang. His latest book Family Style will be released in June. Currently, Pham is working on his next Graphic novel, teaching, and eating. A lot. Follow Thien on Twitter at @CobraTalon, and on Instagram at @thiendog