Don’t Miss Our Next PRINT Book Club with Edel Rodriguez

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Tuesday, December 12 at 4 pm ET

Mark your calendars for our next PRINT Book Club. Artist and illustrator Edel Rodriguez, creator of over 200 magazine covers for publications such as The New YorkerTIMENewsweek, and Der Spiegel, will discuss his latest book with Debbie Millman and Steven Heller. 

Rodriguez’s work is singular, striking, and often controversial and his graphic memoir, Worm: A Cuban American Odyssey, is a stunning example. Rodriguez illustrates the story of his childhood in Cuba and his family’s decision in 1980 to join a hazardous flotilla of refugees, the Mariel boatlift. He uses his own experiences to capture what it’s like to grow up under an authoritarian government and sound an alarm for the future.

Through vivid, stirring art, Worm tells a story of a Cold War boyhood, a family’s exile, and their tenacious longing for those they left behind. It also recounts the coming-of-age of an artist and activist who, witnessing America’s turn from democracy to extremism, struggles to differentiate his adoptive country from the dictatorship he fled. Confronting questions of patriotism and the liminal nature of belonging, Edel Rodriguez ultimately celebrates the maligned and overlooked immigrants who guard and invigorate American freedom.

Don’t miss this exciting talk on Tuesday, December 12 at 4 PM ET! Register for the livestream discussion and buy Worm: A Cuban American Odyssey by Edel Rodriguez.

Banner image: illustration from Worm: A Cuban American Odyssey. © Edel Rodriguez

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