Co-presented by SHORT RUN & FRANKIE’S FRIENDS.
Tonight we are delighted to welcome acclaimed Portland graphic narrative creator Nicole Georges, her chihuahua mix, Ponyo and some special guests. The author of the Lambda Award-winning graphic memoir, Calling Dr. Laura, she is here to celebrate the release of Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).
“Nicole Georges makes my favorite art about love and vulnerability. More than a tribute to a canine best friend, Fetch maps Georges's journey from teen to adult with heartbreaking honesty and tender joy. I am in awe of Georges's uncanny ability to transport me right into her world of moldy crusty punk houses and glorious vegan lesbian barbecues. Funny, gorgeous, and true.” —Jill Soloway.
“From feral child to leader of the pack, Nicole Georges comes to know a thing or two about dogs, and incidentally, about herself. Her luminous, lyrical drawings of animals are charged with strange insight, and add a potent nonverbal element to the narrative of Georges’ youth. Fetch combines the best qualities of diary comics—particularity and granular detail—with the zoomed out view of someone who has completed an arduous, mythic, and expansive journey.” —Alison Bechdel.
Special thanks to Short Run for promotional support and to Frankie’s Friends, a local nonprofit whose work helps save pets’ lives by providing grants to help with the cost of life-saving or life-enhancing emergency or specialty care for pets whose families cannot afford the full cost of treatment.