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Live Stream: Andy Warner, Comics Artist & Author of Graphic Memoir, "Spring Rain"
Date Thursday April 02
Time 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorThe Commonwealth Club
Location Details
Online live stream

When: Thursday, April 2 @ 12:00 PM

Where; Online live stream (FREE, register below)

SPEAKER: Andy Warner
Comics Artist and Author,Contributing Editor, @thenib; Instructor, the Animation Workshop (Denmark) and Stanford University; Twitter @andycomics

In 2005, Andy Warner went to Beirut, Lebanon, for a semester studying literature. Just 21 years old and having recently broken up with his girlfriend, Warner immersed himself in the vibrant and diverse city, quickly befriending a group of LGBT students.

Amid their friendships, studying and partying, they also witnessed political assassinations and bombings once again erupting in Beirut. As the city descended into violence, Warner felt his grasp on reality slowly beginning to slip as he dealt with past traumas and anxiety over his future.

Warner recounts his experiences in the new graphic memoir "Spring Rain", his third book.
He is also author of the New York Times best seller "Brief Histories of Everyday Objects" and is co-creator of "This Land Is My Land". His comics have been published by Slate, Fusion, American Public Media, KQED, UNICEF, the Center for Constitutional Rights, Buzzfeed and other media outlets. He was the recipient of the 2018 Berkeley Civic Arts Grant and the 2019 Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park artist in residency. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and two children.

Join us for a conversation with Warner about his experiences in Beirut and his creative life since.


Michelle Meow
Producer and Host, “The Michelle Meow Show”; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Co-Host

John Zipperer
Producer and Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable; Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club—Co-Host

Please consider a donation: This is an online program, presented free; donations are welcome and may be made during the registration process.

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