Canzine West Portraits: Sarah Leavitt

Ahead of Canzine West, we will be doing short profiles of some vendors and presenters we’d like you to know about. If you like what you see, please come support their work at Canzine West on Saturday November 2!  

Sarah Leavitt is a Vancouver writer and cartoonist. Her first book, Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother, and Me, a graphic memoir, has been published in Canada, the US, and the UK, and Germany, and has also been optioned for film and for an interactive website. Tangles has received international critical acclaim (LA Times, Vanity Fair, Globe and Mail, The Guardian) and was in the top ten bestselling Canadian graphic novels for months after its Canadian publication. Leavitt holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and is largely self-taught as an artist and cartoonist.

Along with Miriam Libicki, Sarah Leavitt and Colin Upton, Sarah will be at Canzine West to discuss the challenges and craft of representing real life in graphic form at the The Personal in the Panel: Autobiography in Comics panel (presented in conjunction with the Seymour Art Gallery) beginning at 3pm.

All four artists/writers are part of the ongoing show Bio/Graphic: Autobiography in Comics at the Seymour Art Gallery. The talk will be moderated by show curator Luke Krienke.

We are excited to hear Sarah’s insights as well as the thoughts of the other accomplished folk on this panel, and hope you’ll join us.

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