The Bindery hosts MariNaomi as she presents her new book Losing the Girl, the first of the three-book series Life on Earth on Thursday, August 30th at 7:30 PM. This event is free and all-ages. Our bar opens at 7:00 PM.
Claudia Jones is missing. Her classmates are thinking the worst… or at least the weirdest. It couldn’t be an alien abduction, right?
None of Claudia’s classmates at Blithedale High know why she vanished — and they’re dealing with their own issues. Emily’s trying to handle a life-changing surprise. Paula’s hoping to step out of Emily’s shadow. Nigel just wants to meet a girl who will laugh at his jokes. And Brett hardly lets himself get close to anybody.
In Losing the Girl, the first book in the Life on Earth trilogy, Eisner-nominated cartoonist MariNaomi looks at life through the eyes of four suburban teenagers: early romance, fraying friendships, and the traces of a mysterious — maybe otherworldly — disappearance. Different chapters focus on different characters, each with a unique visual approach.
MariNaomi is the award-winning author and illustrator of four comic memoirs and creator of the Cartoonists of Color database. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and many cats and dogs. Visit her website at marinaomi.com.
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