Friday, May 10, 2013

Sebastian Junger

On Wednesday night I got to meet and shake the hand of Sebastian Junger, 1/2 of the reason I started my veteran comic project (the other 1/2 of that reason is Tim Hetherington, who died while covering the conflict in Libya, a few months after I read Junger's War and saw Restrepo). I also got to give him a copy of my most recent comic and say a very heartfelt thank you. It was great.

Junger was at the Brooklyn Brewery in conversation with Steve Hindy, co-founder of the brewery and former war reporter. All proceeds benefited RISC, Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues, an organization Junger started after Hetherington's tragic death that he felt could have been avoided, had those around him been properly trained to save lives.

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