We are incredibly excited to share that Monarch Media, 11-time Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Point Grey Pictures, Lylas Pictures and Giant Ant Films are teaming to bring Transatlantic client, Sarah Leavitt’s graphic novel TANGLES: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother and Me, to the big screen as a feature-length animated film!

Along with Louis-Dreyfus, the cast includes Abbi Jacobson, Bryan Cranston, Samira Wiley, Beanie Feldstein, Seth Rogen, Wanda Sykes, Bowen Yang, Pamela Adlon and Sarah Silverman.

Read all the details here: https://deadline.com/2024/04/julia-louis-dreyfus-point-grey-pictures-tangles-1235874108/

About TANGLES: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother and Me

When Sarah’s mother Midge was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at 55, she knew right away that she wanted to write about the unknown territory her family was entering – disorienting, devastating and strange, but also full of tenderness and love. Over the next six years Sarah collected notes and sketches, and a few months after her Mom died, she sat down on the floor with her notebooks piled around her, and cut and pasted together words and images to create the first rough version of Tangles.

In Tangles, Sarah’s goal was to create an unsparing documentation of her family’s journey, including not only the grief, anger and fear, but also the moments of love and joy and even some dark humour. Sarah was eager to share her experience, but quite unprepared for the enthusiastic response the book received from critics and readers since it was first published in 2010 by Freehand, a small press in Alberta. Tangles has been published in the US, UK, France, Germany and Korea and has become an important text in the field of graphic medicine (comics about health-related issues).

Sarah Leavitt is the author of the graphic memoir Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother, and Me (2010). A feature-length animation based on Tangles is in production. She is also the author of the award-winning historical fiction comic Agnes, Murderess (2019). Something, Not Nothing will be published in fall 2024. It’s a collection of short comics about grief and loss following the death of her partner, Donimo. Sarah is an assistant professor in the School of Creative Writing at UBC in Vancouver, where she has developed and taught undergraduate and graduate comics classes since 2012.

Sarah is represented by Samantha Haywood.