Photo Credit: Bren Robbins

From the author of acclaimed graphic novels AGNES MURDERESS (a Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature (fiction) and an Alberta Book Publishers Award (speculative fiction) and TANGLES: A STORY ABOUT ALZHEIMER’S MY MOTHER AND ME (first comic to be nominated for a Writers’ Trust Award) comes Sarah Leavitt’s new graphic novel SOMETHING, NOT NOTHING, a beautiful and raw depiction of the grief Sarah experienced at the end of her partner, Donimo’s life and in the wake of her passing, sold to Brian Lam at Arsenal Pulp Press by Samantha Haywood of Transatlantic Agency, for Fall 2024 publication (World).

Sarah has been developing and teaching comics classes in the UBC School of Creative Writing since 2012; in 2021 she became the school’s first Assistant Professor of Graphic Forms. Her particular areas of interest include autobiographical comics, formal experimentation in comics, and comics pedagogy – developing strategies for teaching comics creation as well as exploring how comics creation shapes students’ work in other forms of writing. Sarah is also an instructor in the Biomedical Visualization and Communication Certificate, a collaboration between the UBC Faculty of Medicine Hackspace for Innovation and Visualization in Education (HIVE) and the Centre for Digital Media.

Sarah is represented by Samantha Haywood.