• Creativity and Cuervo: On Growing Up in My Family’s Liquor Store

    From Eddie Ahn’s Graphic Memoir “Advocate”

    The following is from Advocate: A Graphic Memoir of Family, Community, and the Fight for Environmental Justice by Eddie Ahn.


    Excerpted from Advocate: A Graphic Memoir of Family, Community, and the Fight for Environmental Justice, by Eddie Ahn; published by Ten Speed Graphic, 2024.

    Eddie Ahn
    Eddie Ahn
    Eddie Ahn has been an environmental justice attorney and nonprofit worker for fifteen years. While working as the executive director of Brightline Defense, a San Francisco–based environmental justice nonprofit, he was inducted into the State of California’s Clean Energy Hall of Fame for his work in equity and clean energy. In addition to his nonprofit work, he has served as president of the San Francisco Commission on the Environment as well as a commissioner on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Bay Conservation and Development Commission. He is a self-taught artist who has been recognized as a Cartoonist-in-Residence by the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa.

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