Tangles recommended for holiday gifts

The Advent Book Blog and The Fabler recommend Tangles for holiday giving. What a great idea! Buy Tangles for your friends and family! If you’re in Vancouver, pick up a copy at Pulp Fiction or Little Sister’s. And if you want them signed just send me an email and we’ll work it out. I actually have kind of a system worked out with Pulp Fiction, since they’re in my neighbourhood. Speaking of which, they’ve sold almost 50 copies of Tangles at their store! I also heart Shelf Life Books in Calgary and Westminster Books in Fredericton. Support your independent bookstores; if they don’t have Tangles, ask them to order it.

Thanks to everyone for all your support. On November 29, Tangles was #8 in sales of Canadian- created comics (damn that Scott Pilgrim!). Thanks to Sequential for compiling this list!

Sarah interviewed on Book Madam

Check out my chat with Julie Wilson of Book Madam. In their words: “Book Madam & Associates is a collective of publishing and media professionals who love bright ideas and have been known to have a few of their own. Our goal is simple: to point to smart, savvy projects and people. Also expect inspiration, critiques, news items and the odd kitten video.” They also say they’re “The Cool Hunters of Publishing.” I’m a big fan of Book Madam and I’m thrilled that they looked me up. I love the chat format for an interview too!

Live-to-Chat: Sarah Leavitt, author/illustrator of Tangles
Lynda Barry is smitten with Sarah Leavitt. So too shall you be after reading this incroyable chat with the author/illustrator of the graphic memoir Tangles: A Story about Alzheimer’s, My Mother and Me… More

Tangles reviewed in FFWD, Calgary

Preserved Images: Sarah Leavitt’s first memoir tracks illness through comics
By Richard Lam

“It’s a fine line that Leavitt walks, but it pays off in how acutely observed every panel is, and how attentive she was to the sensitive and ultimately harrowing experience… Leavitt’s drawings are thin and fragile, full of shaky lines and vulnerability that capture the silent, gradual trauma of the situation.”

Read the full article here, which, by the way, includes my suggestion of “Graphic Trauma” as a label for the sub-genre of autobiographical comics that focuses on families dealing with serious illness. You read it here first.