Rebecca Roher recently
released a new graphic memoir, Bird in a Cage with Conundrum Press and will have a book launch in Halifax to celebrate!
She will present/perform an excerpt of the book and will doodle in a book for you to take home! There will be dancing too, with music curated by the one and only DJ Goldilocks!
Bird in a Cage Halifax Book Launch
Monday July 25th
The Company House
2202 Gottingen Street, Halifax NS
dancing into the night
Praise for Bird in a Cage:
"Airily paced, Roher’s storytelling captures the meandering rhythm of memory and her nimble, hazy pencil art kindly exaggerates her loved ones’ quirks."
- The Globe and Mail
"This is a beautiful memorial to a restless grandma and a meditation on what comprises a home."
- Cicada Magazine
"The simple lines reveal much more than they have any right to, and the nuanced expressions on the entire cast are absolutely perfect."
- Expozine Awards Jury, Winner of Best English Comic
"Comics is a visual vocabulary, and Roher’s language is lovingly considered. Panels are demarcated without the use of traditional borders, or are “uncaged.” Clearly on par with her feelings about Grandma Wylie, her pencil lines reveal the pressure of the hand used to make them—intimate, compassionate, and wistful. Roher’s wispy and gestural pencil marks seem appropriate for illustrating a work of memory... Mutable. Erasable. Intentionally un-inked…it is a thoughtful and loving dedication to Grandma Wylie and through it, she is reawakened."
- The Rumpus