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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Picture of a Tragedy

Mar 03, 2019 12:00AM

One of the victims of the wildfires that ravaged Sonoma County in 2017 was cartoonist Brian Fies. In the midst of the devastation, he created a web comic depicting his experience that went viral. Afterward, he expanded the comic to a full graphic memoir, A Fire Story. The Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa will host a free celebration of the book’s release on March 9, 6–8 p.m. Fies will be on hand to discuss the creation of the memoir, which tells his tale of losing almost everything he and his wife owned. Donations will be accepted for North Bay fire relief. Find out more at