[image-1] On Thurs. Nov. 1 at 6 p.m., Itinerant Literate hosts author, columnist, and political satirist Elly Lonon for a book signing with Mt. Pleasant Town Council member G.M. Whitley, celebrating Lonon’s new graphic novel, Amongst the Liberal Elite: The Road Trip Exploring Societal Inequities Solidified by Trump.
Lonon’s graphic novel is based on her McSweeney’s column of the same name. Amongst the Liberal Elite follows romantic partners Alex and Michael as they travel cross-country to better understand how Trump won the election. Naturally, arguments ensue. Lonon’s first post-Trump column, “Emergency Preparedness Amongst the Liberal Elite,” is evocative of the post-election fear many of us liberal elites, did in fact, feel. As Alexandra says, “We need go bags, Michael.”
Now you can read all of those pertinent (perhaps too on-the-nose) pieces in one handy collection, illustrated by Joan Reilly, whose work has been featured in the comics newspaper RESIST! and the online comics anthology promoting political action, Draw the Line.
You can preorder Amongst the Liberal Elite on Itinerant Literate’s online store, or pick up a book the day of the event.