EMW Gallery is proud to present this week's feature from our upcoming show, Our American Life. This week’s featured artist is: G.B. Tran
G.B. Tran is a Brooklyn based cartoonist/illustrator whose graphic memoir VIETNAMERICA details his family’s journey of survival through the Vietnam War, and their refugee migration to the US. Having started self-publishing his comics, VIETNAMERICA is the culmination of years of research and work, all produced while managing his career as a commercial illustrator. G.B. was born in South Carolina a year after his family came to the United States. He wasn’t raised on stories of their hardships; it wasn’t until his first trip to Vietnam in 2001 that the floodgates of his family’s history of tragedy, trauma, and triumph burst open. His family's story has been featured in TIME Entertainment's “Top 10 Graphic Memoir” list, ABC's World News Now, and has been named one of 2011's best books by Library Journal, Kirkus, and the School Library Journal. G.B.'s graphic memoir also earned him a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in non-fiction literature, a gold medal for Sequential Art from the Society of Illustrators, and an Eisner Comic Industry Awards nomination.
Join the EMW Family in celebrating select works by G.B. Tran.
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