The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures (Paperback)

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A memoir that hits the highlights and summarizes Stevenson’s life. This is a journal to us and to author. It is a scrapbook. It is a look back at memories that are still being processed. From 2011 to 2019 Stevenson takes us on a strange, beautiful, self-centered (but not necessarily selfish), realistic journey. While they do not go into extreme details, they explore their rise to fame, their successes, their failures, going to art school, jobs (paying and not), websites that launched their work, about living on their own and with roommates, much is dealt with about their mental health and finally finding love when they did not think it was possible. Aimed for ages at least 14 to adult due to concepts more than context. A fun but not easy ride. — Jeanette

A fun and refreshingly honest graphic memoir trailing Stevenson's life from college on and how her "fire" (passion for writing and cartooning) explodes into fantastical offers and continuous climbs. Noelle tries to keep her head above water professionally while also exploring her sexuality and defining her current mental health state. — Samantha Beitler

Description


From Noelle Stevenson, the New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Nimona, comes a captivating, honest illustrated memoir that finds her turning an important corner in her creative journey—and inviting readers along for the ride.

In a collection of essays and personal mini-comics that span eight years of her young adult life, author-illustrator Noelle Stevenson charts the highs and lows of being a creative human in the world.

Whether it’s hearing the wrong name called at her art school graduation ceremony or becoming a National Book Award finalist for her debut graphic novel, Nimona, Noelle captures the little and big moments that make up a real life, with a wit, wisdom, and vulnerability that are all her own.

Named one of Bank Street College of Education's Best Children’s Books of the Year!

About the Author


Noelle Stevenson is the award-winning, bestselling author and illustrator of Nimona and a cowriter of Lumberjanes. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she is a showrunner for the Netflix series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Visit her online at www.gingerhaze.tumblr.com.



Noelle Stevenson is the award-winning, bestselling author and illustrator of Nimona and a cowriter of Lumberjanes. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she is a showrunner for the Netflix series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Visit her online at www.gingerhaze.tumblr.com.

Praise For…


“This is a highly personal tale of an emotional journey that somehow also manages to feel universal. A snapshot of success and struggles that adds to the conversation about mental health.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Stevenson makes herself vulnerable, and readers will appreciate her honesty, compassion, and hard-won wisdom.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Deeply affecting, heart-wrenchingly honest. This work of pure vulnerability and ultimately hope may serve as a vital lifeline for young fans in need of having their own inner struggles reflected in their heroes. An incredibly brave offering from one of comics’ most precious creators.”
Booklist (starred review)

“Stevenson’s illustrations are sweet, simple, and confident. If the memoir feels a bit scattered at times, so does the experience of youth itself; Stevenson brings unique and endearing insight to the messy process of growing up.”
Publishers Weekly

“[The book] is a coming-out story, a love story, a tale of disorientingly rapid professional triumph, and a story about mental health and illness.”
The New Yorker

“The imagery Stevenson builds around mental health and burnout is so well-crafted and sincere that it should be added into the mental vocabulary of every creative human.”
— Buzzfeed


Product Details
ISBN: 9780062278265
ISBN-10: 0062278266
Publisher: Quill Tree Books
Publication Date: July 6th, 2021
Pages: 208
Language: English