9th Ave: Mylo Choy with Rina Ayuyang

Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 7:00pm

This event will be held at our 1231 9th Ave location in the Inner Sunset. 

Cover of Mylo Choy's graphic memoir, Middle Distance. The cover is an illustration of a red running track with several lanes, a black and white illustration of a runner in motion on the far right.
Join us on Thursday, March 7 at 7pm PT when Mylo Choy joins us to celebrate their graphic memoir, Middle Distance, with Rina Ayuyang at 9th Ave!

Masks Encouraged for In-Person Attendance
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About Middle Distance
This heartfelt graphic memoir takes us through the highs, lows, twists, and turns of the author’s relationship with running, down the long road toward self-acceptance.
 
A charming, heartwarming, and poignant story of running and self-acceptance, Mylo Choy’s Middle Distance combines exertion and introspection in an exploration of the physical body’s connection to the human experience. An exciting graphic addition to a growing field, this sports memoir recounts Mylo’s history with running, and how their love for that famously solitary sport pushed them to grow over time. 
 
As Middle Distance grapples with themes of resilience, identity, and self-care, Mylo leads us along the middle way between motion and rest, hurt and healing, fear and joy. The result is an honest, nuanced work of subtle power that will appeal to all runners, especially those who are transgender or nonbinary.

About Mylo Choy
Mylo Choy finds comfort in the spaces between things. As a mixed-race and nonbinary person, moving between worlds feels like home to them. Born and raised in Wisconsin, they also developed a strong connection to Hawaii, where their mother was born and raised. For over 10 years, they were employed in outdoor education, living and working in many places, including Maine and Hawaii, but mostly they moved between New York City and the woods upstate. They currently live in the Hudson Valley, exploring planting roots in one place for a while. Mylo’s work—ranging from music to graphic stories and comics—uses the inherent tensions of multimedia to bring to life the space they inhabit between worlds. Inspired by nature’s ability to offer peace and perspective, their work is contemplative without being brooding and soothing without being escapist. Middle Distance is their first full-length graphic novel.

About Rina Ayuyang
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Rina Ayuyang was always inspired by the Sunday newspaper funnies and slice-of-life tales. Her short stories have been nominated for the Ignatz and Eisner Awards, and she has been honored with a MoCCA Arts Festival Award of Excellence silver medal. Her comics have appeared in Mutha Magazine and The Comics Journal. She is also the publisher of the micro-comics imprint Yam Books. Her first book was Whirlwind Wonderland. Ayuyang lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and son.

Middle Distance: A Graphic Memoir By Mylo Choy Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781914224157
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: SelfMadeHero - October 31st, 2023

This heartfelt graphic memoir takes us through the highs, lows, twists, and turns of the author’s relationship with running, down the long road toward self-acceptance.
 
A charming, heartwarming, and poignant story of running and self-acceptance, Mylo Choy’s Middle Distance combines exertion and introspection in an exploration of the physical body’s


The Man in the McIntosh Suit By Rina Ayuyang Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770466661
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - May 2nd, 2023

A Filipino-American take on Depression-era noir featuring mistaken identities, speakeasies, and lost love.


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