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Seattle: Ulli Lust & Zak Sally at Goethe Pop Up Seattle
July 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Join one of Berlin’s most lauded comics artists, Ulli Lust, and Minneapolis artist and musician Zak Sally for a reading and discussion of their recent work.
In “Wie ich versuchte, ein guter Mensch zu sein” (How I Tried to Be a Good Person), Ulli Lust takes the readers on the hilarious yet emotionally complex journeys of a young Viennese artist torn between two men. The graphic novel is a powerful memoir that blends personal experiences—stories of sexual obsession, gender conflict, and self-liberation—with broader themes, such as female empowerment, alternative family arrangements, domestic violence, and refugee policies. Lust presents her female character neither as a victim nor a perpetrator, but as a woman overwhelmed by her various roles as partner, lover, and mother.
Zak Sally reads from his memoir “Folrath”, an account of the time when he forged a Greyhound bus pass and traveled the American West with no destination in sight. Sally self-published his first comic zine on a photocopier at the age of thirteen and has been making comics and zines ever since. His work shares with Lust revealing autobiographical details of youthful wanderlust with little regard for consequences.
Attendance is free, but space is limited so we kindly ask everyone to register in advance via Eventbrite.
The event is co-presented with Fantagraphics Books Seattle.