Graphic novelist Elly Lonon (Amongst the Liberal Elite) joins local artist Michelle Lodge (Moementality) to talk about social justice, comedy, and cartoons!
Elly Lonon is the author of Amongst the Liberal Elite: The Road Trip Exploring Societal Inequities Solidified by Trump (RESIST). A member of the Liberal Elite herself, Elly is still recovering from growing up in a Red State. Born and raised in North Carolina, she moved to Manhattan for graduate school and to pursue a career in the music business. Weary from consistent marginalization by the patriarchy, she left both the industry and NYC, opting to work for a not-for-profit and moving to the suburbs of Jersey where living near a Superfund site promptly gave her cancer. Once in remission, she read far too many self-help books, learned to embrace life and abandoned her previous career to write and procreate. (@ellylonon)
About the book:
Getting woke is hard. As this couple is discovering under 45’s regime, it takes more than listening to NPR on our daily commutes and watching Jon Stewart cameos on our phones in bed while we sip craft beer from artisanal glassware made by at-risk women on another continent to make us global citizens. That won’t stop Alexandra and Michael from trying, though.
Michelle Lodge was raised in the small town of Leslie, Michigan by a magician and a painter. Ever since she was able to read she was glued to comics, and the obsession has never ended. Countless hours of practice and two art degrees later, Michelle is able to draw in a wide range of styles. She currently works on The Black Wall and other freelance projects, including her semi-biographical webcomic blog, Momentality, on life and the hilarity of motherhood. (@michellelodgecomics)