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Welcome to Raymond’s Brain, featuring words, art, and ideas by Raymond K. Nakamura, Ph.D.

The Magical World of Long Tack Sam

The Magical World of Long Tack Sam

This wonderful graphic memoir by Ann Fleming shares her quest to find out about her great-grandfather Long Tack Sam who travelled the world as a Chinese magician and entertainer once upon a time. He married an Austrian woman, which adds a whole other layer to it. Fleming does a great job of connecting world history with family stories of mixed backgrounds. She originally did this as a film. I liked how she combines her personal stick figure reflections on identity with colour comics and archival photos. She says, "History is relatives" a theme I am interested in exploring as well.

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Mr. Turner

Mr. Turner

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe