Moving Memoir About Life, Art, and the Search for Happiness – Available May 24

PORTLAND, OR (March 30, 2023) – Celebrated multiple Eisner and Ringo Award-winning comic and graphic novel publisher, Oni Press, is set to release the English-language version of the acclaimed autobiographical graphic novel, MEMENTO MORI, from Finnish comic artist and illustrator Tiitu Takalo (Foster Sons and Gotten Girls), available May 24, 2023. Originally published as an online diary, Memento Mori is a deeply moving reflection on the physical and mental journey to recovery after surviving a cerebral hemorrhage and the ways in which the traumatic event changed the creator’s outlook on life for the better.

Winner of the Finlandia Prize and Puupäähattu Award, Takalo’s Memento Mori chronicles her sudden, unexpected cerebral hemorrhage and the long road to recovery she had to travel. It is a dramatic story about a life turned upside down overnight: a ruptured cerebral aneurysm, the days and nights spent in an intensive care unit, and the long, painful recovery that led the artist to reflect on her life both past and present.

Memento Mori will be available in paperback for a list price of $24.99 (ISBN: 978-1-63715-202-7) at digital and physical retailers everywhere on May 24, 2023.

About the Creator

Tiitu Takalo is the winner of the Finlandia Prize in comics. She has received the prestigious Puupäähattu Award in recognition of her work in comics. Her previous titles have been published in several languages. She lives and works in Finland.

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