VanCAF2020 – In Conversation With Sarah Leavitt

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In celebration of the comic book creators who were planning to exhibit at the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival 2020, here’s my chat with Sarah Leavitt. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

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Sarah is the author of the graphic memoir Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother, and Me, published in Canada, the US, UK, Germany, France, and Korea. It was the first comic to be a finalist for the Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize, was a Globe and Mail best book of the year, and is currently in development as a feature-length animation with Vancouver-based Giant Ant Media and a US production company. Sarah has developed and taught comics classes for the University of British Columbia Creative Writing Program since 2012, where she is “stealthily working on converting as many writing students as possible into comics makers”. Her new graphic novel, Agnes, Murderess was selected as a finalist for both the 2020 Alberta Book Publishing Awards, Illustrated Books & Speculative Fiction, plus the 2020 Doug Wright Award for Best Book.

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