Brett Hamil presents 'SK8 Dad Summer: Ramps, Rebellion, and Raising a Kid'

“The city’s premier political comic.” —Seattle Weekly


Third Place Books welcomes Seattle Emerald cartoonist and comedian Brett Hamil for a presentation of his debut graphic memoir, Sk8 Dad Summer! This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

Copies of Sk8 Dad Summer will be available for purchase at the store. This event will include a public signing and time for audience Q&A. Sustain our author series by purchasing a copy of the featured book!

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About Sk8 Dad Summer. . .

A graphic memoir about being a dad, building a ramp, and recalibrating your inner gyroscope by blunt force.

Stand-up comedian and political cartoonist Brett Hamil found himself reflecting on skateboarding and how it’s shaped his life during the forced slowdown of a global pandemic. These ruminations coalesced into a graphic novel centered on building a half pipe in his back yard, providing a focal point to larger themes like fatherhood, community, and the struggle to improve. SK8 Dad Summer: Ramps, Rebellion, and Raising a Kid is a graphic memoir that is eminently relatable whether or not you’re a skater or a parent.


Praise for SK8 Dad Summer. . .

"Hamil rediscovers his love of skateboarding in a philosophical debut graphic memoir about parenting and finding purpose. . .  Consider it a comics Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance for the Thrasher set."
—Publishers Weekly

Brett Hamil is a cartoonist and performer living in Seattle's south end. He draws a weekly political cartoon for the South Seattle Emerald, and a monthly parenting cartoon for Seattle's Child. SK8 DAD SUMMER is his debut graphic novel.

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