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Ali Fitzgerald's acclaimed first graphic nonfiction book, Drawn to Berlin: Comic Workshops in Refugee Shelters and Other Stories from a New Europe was published in late 2018 with Fantagraphics.

 

Ali also writes articles and comics for magazines and newspapers, and regularly contributes to the The New Yorker.


In 2025, she will publish Squeak, Chatter, Bark, an all-ages eco-mystery, with Fantagraphics.

Learn more in her bio and discover some of her work below.

“One of the finest pieces of comics nonfiction I’ve read in years.” — New York Magazine: Vulture

“Beautiful, sensitive, illuminating, and at times quite funny. ... every page is a gem.” — LA Review of Books

“It’s quite an extraordinary book—a thoughtful and deeply empathetic examination of displacement and hope, focusing on the situation of immigrants in Berlin, past and present.” — The Rumpus

Winner of the Independent Publisher’s award for best graphic book of 2019.

Named one of the best comics of 2018 by New York Magazine

Newspapers and Magazines

Vanishing Panels

Vanishing Panels

A comic about Patricia Highsmith's comic writing (The New Yorker, 2023)

Iconoclastic

Iconoclastic

A comic about designer Susan Kare, for the MoMA exhibition "Never Alone: Video Games and Other Interactive Design"

America!

America!

A comic column in The New Yorker, since 2018

Comics about literature

Comics about literature

In the New York Times

Arts writing

Arts writing

As a columnist and correspondent in Berlin for Art21

The Dad Archive

The Dad Archive

A piece about archiving loss (The New Yorker, 2020)

The Museum of Purgatory

The Museum of Purgatory

A comic about lost souls and feeling stuck (The New Yorker, 2020)

Graphic Books

Ein Licht am Fenster

A Graphic Novella about a family from Kiel in the 1930s (in German, 2022)

Drawn to Berlin

Drawn to Berlin. Comic Workshops in Refugee Shelters and Other Stories in a New Europe (Fantagraphics 2018)

Réfugiés à Berlin

Drawn to Berlin's translation into French (Editions Presque Lune 2019)

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Legendary comic bookshop Desert Island published a zine with beloved Hungover Bear comics (2023)

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