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Barbara Brandon-Croft Book Launch: Where I'm Coming

Barbara Brandon-Croft launches her new book, Where I'm Coming From, on Thursday, February 9th.

Join Barbara in conversation with Alex Segura (Secret Identity) starting at 7 pm.

RSVP for free right here!

“Barbara Brandon-Croft’s strips have aged beautifully, like fine wine and Tina Turner. Both ahead of its time, and right on time Where I’m Coming From knows where we’ve been and where we’re heading. And on top of that, it’s shaking-my-head funny!”—Tayari Jones, An American Marriage

Where I'm Coming From presents a beautifully bound collection of the first nationally syndicated comic strip by a Black woman—a laugh-out-loud funny retrospective cementing Brandon-Croft as one of the finest cartoonists of our time.

Barbara Brandon-Croft was born in Brooklyn and grew up on Long Island. After debuting her comic strip Where I’m Coming From in the Detroit Free Press in 1989, Brandon-Croft became the first Black woman cartoonist to be published nationally by a major syndicate. During its 15 year run, Where I’m Coming From appeared in over 65 newspapers across the USA and Canada, as well as Jamaica, South Africa, and Barbados. Her comics are in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. Brandon-Croft lives in Queens.


Alex Segura is the bestselling and award-winning author of Secret Identity, which the New York Times named an Editor’s Choice and received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist. Alex is also the author of the Pete Fernandez Miami Mystery series and his short story, “90 Miles”, was included in The Best American Mystery and Suspense Stories for 2021 and won the Anthony Award for Best Short Story.

Event date: 
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
81-63 Lefferts Blvd.
Kew Gardens, NY 11415-1728
Where I'm Coming From By Barbara Brandon-Croft Cover Image
ISBN: 9781770465688
Availability: Currently Not In-Store - Available to Order
Published: Drawn and Quarterly - February 7th, 2023

Secret Identity: A Novel By Alex Segura Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250801746
Availability: Currently Not In-Store - Available to Order
Published: Flatiron Books - March 15th, 2022