Sean Fitzgibbons – “What Follows Is True: Crescent Hotel”
CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH
Speaker: Sean Fitzgibbons
What Follows Is True: Crescent Hotel is an upcoming work of documentary-style graphic nonfiction exploring the true stories surrounding the Crescent Hotel’s strange and tragic two years as the Baker Hospital, a Depression-era cancer hospital. This 240-page fully painted graphic narrative blends oral histories, newspaper articles, and quack medicine promotor Norman Baker’s own vanity biography to examine the complicated history and mythologies surrounding yesteryear’s monsters.
Sean Fitzgibbons, who explores unusual real places and events through his work, has been teaching college art for almost twenty years. He has a passion for making art and telling stories visually. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States, and he holds an MFA in art.
Legacies & Lunch is a free monthly program of CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies about Arkansas-related topics.