Friday, April 20, 2018


MK had these beautiful color prints made of four pages from Mom's Cancer for the gallery show. She assembled a great range of contributors, including Sarah Leavitt, Roz Chast, Joyce Farmer, and many more.

I had a swell time last night with my graphic medicine pal MK Czerwiec attending an art exhibition/reception and panel discussion on the topic of, basically, Comics and Death. Or, more broadly, how we create and tell stories about illness and death. Heavy--but also useful and thought-provoking, I think.

The events were hosted by the California College of the Arts in San Francisco as part of a week-long conference organized by ReImagine End of Life (that's "Re-Imagine"; I always read the capital I as an L). A couple dozen people came to the panel discussion, including friendly familiar faces Nina Taylor Kester and Jonathan Lemon.

The CCA library parked this cart outside the panel's lecture hall with a nice representation of medically themed graphic novels.

Then on the drive back north I made a quick stop at the vista point on the Marin side of the Golden Gate Bridge. Most days and weekends it's jampacked with tourists, but on this beautiful starlit night I had it almost to myself. Great end to a good day.

Fire Update: Not that anyone could tell from looking at our empty lot, but rebuilding proceeds. Karen and I just got a look at our final plans that will be soon submitted to the county planning department for permits. Then: shovels in the ground. Meanwhile, I'm working hard and fast to expand "A Fire Story" to graphic novel size, and have good reason to think it might find a home. 

We're all right.