Ulli Lust, author of the LA Times Book Prize-winning graphic memoir Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life, joins us to celebrate the launch of her new book, How I Tried to Be a Good Person.
How I Tried to Be a Good Person is a story of sexual obsession, gender conflict, and self-liberation, told with an honesty few cartoonists are capable of. This powerfully vulnerable graphic memoir follows Lust’s life as a young, enthusiastic anarchist making her way in 1990s Vienna. In the hopes of fulfilling all of her romantic needs, Lust enters into a tumultuous love triangle with two men: the “perfect companion” Georg, an actor twenty years her elder, and the “perfect lover” Kimata, a Nigerian man-about-town. As her relationships with the two men evolve, jealousy increasingly mounts and the ensuing violent emotions leave her worried for her life.
Ulli will present and sign her book at Floating World on Wednesday, July 17th at 6pm. See you there!
WHO: Ulli Lust
WHAT: How I Tried To Be A Good Person book signing
WHEN: Wednesday July 17, 6-8pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.
Ulli Lust was born in 1967 in Vienna; in 1995, she moved to Berlin, where she studied graphic design and now lives as a cartoonist. She is best known for her award-winning graphic memoir Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life (2013), in which she chronicles one rebellious teenaged summer spent hitching across Italy. Her newest book is a continuation of her memoirs entitled How I Tried to Be a Good Person.Tags: FantagraphicsUlli Lust