A Fire Story (Updated and Expanded Edition)

A Graphic Novel


From celebrated author and illustrator Brian Fies comes a first-hand account of the Northern California wildfires of 2017—revised and expanded, and now in paperback


ISBN: 9781419746826 Category:

Brian Fies


Early morning on Monday, October 9, 2017, wildfires burned through Northern California, resulting in 44 fatalities. In addition, 6,200 homes and 8,900 structures and were destroyed. Author Brian Fies’s firsthand account of this tragic event is an honest, unflinching depiction of his personal experiences, including losing his house and every possession he and his wife had that didn’t fit into the back of their car. In the days that followed, as the fires continued to burn through the area, Brian hastily pulled together A Fire Story and posted it online—and it immediately went viral. He expanded his original web comic to include environmental insight and the fire stories of his neighbors and others in his community. This paperback version includes 32 new pages that bring the story up-to-date. A Fire Story is a candid testimony of the wildfires that left homes destroyed, families broken, and a community determined to rebuild.

Additional information

Weight 524 g
Dimensions 16.7 x 22.8 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 6 April 2021
Number of pages 192
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 16.7 x 22.8 cm
Weight 524 g


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Brian Fies is the writer and cartoonist of the award-winning graphic novels Mom’s Cancer and Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? Although he lost his home, he and his wife have rebuilt and are living in Santa Rosa, California.