Mark Long & Jim Demonakos with Stan Shaw

The Silence of Our Friends (First Second) is the semi-autobiographical story of two families living in Texas in 1967 during that era’s fight for civil rights. A white family from a racist suburban neighborhood and a Black family living in Houston’s poorest ward endure humiliation, degradation and violence to win the freedom of five Black college student unjustly charged with the murder of a police officer. The story is told in graphic narrative form from the point of view of  the son of a reporter covering the story and is co-written by Mark Long and Emerald City Comic Con founder Jim Demonakos and illustrated by Nate Powell (whose work includes March).  

" engrossing narrative about race in America, while honestly dealing with a host of other real-world issues, including familial relationships, friendship, dependency, "other"-ness, and perhaps most importantly, the search for common ground." —Publisher's Weekly.  Tonight’s program is moderated by Stan Shaw.

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 7:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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