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Robert Mailer Anderson

May 16 @ 7:00 pm

City Lights and Fantagraphics celebrate the launch of

My Fairy Godfather

Text by Robert Mailer Anderson, Illustrations by Jon Sack

published by Fantagraphics

Robert Mailer Anderson appearing in person.

Set in Liberal, Kansas, a teenager moves in with her gay, film geek Godfather and his partner who run the Starlite movie theater, a safe haven for their eccentricities and artistic yearnings. My Fairy Godfather tells a story about how music and film connect us to who we’ve loved, who we’ve been, and who we are becoming — and that lying beneath the façade of teenage cynicism is the profound desire to be understood and loved.

Robert Mailer Anderson is a San Francisco-based writer, producer, and activist. He has written a novel, Boonville, and a play entitled The Death of Teddy Ballgame. He cowrote the films Pig Hunt and Windows on the World. He is a San Francisco Library Laureate, among other honors.

Jon Sack is a US- and UK-based artist and writer. He graduated with an MFA from Goldsmiths College in 2006, and his work has been published and covered internationally. His comic books include La Lucha, which is about violence in Juárez and the lawyers working to combat it, and Iraqi Oil For Beginners, about the complicated history of oil in Iraq.

This event made possible by support from the City Lights Foundation


May 16
7:00 pm


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