Cartoonist, Mom's Cancer, A Fire Story
Brian Fies’s comics include the Eisner Award-winning webcomic and graphic novel Mom’s Cancer, the graphic novel Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, and the webcomic The Last Mechanical Monster. Within a day of his house burning down in last year’s northern California wildfires, Brian began documenting the experience in A Fire Story. That webcomic, and an animated version of it produced by PBS and shared on NPR, brought his story to more than 3 million readers worldwide. He is currently expanding A Fire Story into a full-length graphic novel while he and his wife Karen rebuild their home.