Join us at La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly at 176 rue Bernard O at 7 pm on Thursday, February 9th for the launch of Tommi Parrish’s MEN I TRUST, published by Fantagraphics Books. Tommi will be in conversation with fellow cartoonist, Lee Lai, author of STONE FRUIT, also published by Fantagraphics Books.
The event is free and open to all. Books will be available for purchase at the event and both authors will sign copies of their books.
Please note that we are asking all guests to wear masks at this event. Masks will be available free of charge upon entry.
About the Authors:
TOMMI PARRISH (b. 1989, Melbourne) is a trans Australian cartoonist and painter living in Western Massachusetts. Their debut work, The Lie and How We Told It, won the 2019 Lambda Literary Award for the best LGBTQ graphic novel, was nominated for the Ignatz award, was featured in many best of 2018 lists, and translated into 11 languages worldwide. Tommi was the 2020 recipient of the Center For Cartoon Studies Fellowship and their work has been showcased in The New Yorker, Granta Magazine, The New York Times, Pitchfork, Vice, and many more.
LEE LAI was born in 1993 in Naarm (Melbourne), Australia. Currently, Lai makes comics and illustrations in Tio’tia:ke (Montreal), Quebec. Her short story comics have been featured in The New Yorker, The Lifted Brow, Room Magazine, and Everyday Feminism.
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly would like to acknowledge that our events and bookstores are located on the unceded territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka. Many of us refer to Montreal as our home, but it is named Tiohtiá:ke. It has always been a gathering place for many First Nations and continues to be home to a diverse population of Indigenous peoples. We are grateful that creating and sharing stories has been a part of this land for thousands of years.
La Petite Drawn and Quarterly Accessibility information:
– We encourage the wearing of masks at our events.
– Our event space uses StopGap.ca ramps in an effort to encourage accessibility. Both the step at the entrance, followed by a half step and a door have StopGap ramps. The door opens inward and is not automated. Once inside, there are no additional steps.
– It is not a sober space, our events sometimes offer alcohol.
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