Shary Flenniken with Sarah Glidden

Something of a landmark publication is celebrated here today as once-up-a-time Seattle cartoonist Shary Flenniken (now based in Brooklyn), will be joined in conversation by cartoonist author Sarah Glidden, on the occasion of the release of Trots and Bonnie (New York Review of Books Comics). This book brings together, so far as we know, the first appearance in book form of Trots and Bonnie, who appeared back in the day in the pages of National Lampoon, where Shary Flenniken was an editor forty years ago. Shary Flenniken’s work also appeared in such magazines as Mad, Premiere, and Details. She was a pioneer in her time - and the work, as response to Trots and Bonnie’s publication, is no less fresh than it was years ago.

“Drawn in an exquisite pastiche on the classic comic strip style of George McManus (Bringing Up Father) and the like, [Trots and Bonnie is] a slyly whimsical take on feminism, hippies, the counterculture, and more. . . . Flenniken [is] . . . one of the best cartoonists of her time, full stop.” —Heidi MacDonald, Comics Beat.

Trots and Bonnie is hilarious, poignant, raunchy, gorgeously drawn, and more relevant than ever. Shary Flenniken is an absolute genius.” —Roz Chast.

Sarah Glidden’s books include How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less and Rolling Blackouts.


Event Registration


Trots and Bonnie Cover Image
By Shary Flenniken, Emily Flake (Introduction by), Norman Hathaway (Designed by), Norman Hathaway (Editor)
ISBN: 9781681374857
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New York Review Comics - April 27th, 2021

Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781770462557
Published: Drawn and Quarterly - October 4th, 2016

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Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 6:00pm